Friday, July 25, 2014

Banner No. 105 Pick-up Truck - Blue HP

Ya know, we've featured a lot of different types of toys here on Toys and Stuff but really, what I believe resonates the most with people are the simpler toys from our childhood. It's not always the fancy spaceships or big over-stuffed playsets but things like toy cars and trucks that sometimes takes us on a ride in the Way-Back machine the fastest. Junior may not have been into space, maybe he was into Cowboys and Indians, while his neighborhood buddy may have been into Star Trek, but I'll bet they both had cars and trucks - the basics.

We've got another Nifty '50s toy today, a cool little pick-up truck from Banner. Banner Plastics was an early pioneer in the post-war plastic toy market and it, along with Dillon-Beck and Thomas, added trucks to their line as early as 1946. The truck featured today was introduced in 1948 in multiple colors and measures 4 3/8" (11.1cm) L x 1 5/8" (4.1cm) W x 1 1/4" (3.2cm). Enjoy! Fritz & Bettina Berg

While the see-through chassis looks cool, it was probably a cost-cutting effort in that it saved the amount of plastic required vs. a solid chassis

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