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Battery Toys: The Modern Automata

Brian Moran

Revised 2nd Edition

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This superb reference work provides a newly revised, comprehensive overview of the entertaining world of battery toys. Battery operated robots, animals, people, character toys, banks, monsters, and cars are shown, compared, and fully analyzed in this first specialized book on the subject. Vehicles and figurals from the mid-fifties and the sixties comprise the major portion of this book, but some choice examples from the late forties and the seventies are also included. A detailed desirability chart will enable enthusiasts to estimate the value of potential additions to their collections. Spectacular full view and closeup photographs in color and black and white will delight toy collectors worldwide.

Size: 8 1/2" x 11" | 153 color photos | 168 pp
ISBN13: 9780764308185

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Brian Moran is considered one of the world's leading collectors of these Japanese battery-operated toys, and is a dealer in many varieties of toys.