Tuesday, 16 February 2016

TOPLAY (T.P.S.) LTD

Company Name/s: Toplay (T.P.S.) Ltd.

Name Derivation / Meaning: 
Location/s:  
Trade Mark/s: The company initials "T.P.S." within a band. A hand motif, holding up three fingers, protrudes upwards through the band. The three fingers on the trade mark represent the three founders of the company.



Dates: Founded 1954 - to present.
Notes:


Checklist For T.P.S Toys (links lead to images in my photo-gallery).

COMPILING NOW - Last Updated 15/04/2016-


TPS TOPLAY CATALOGUE 1972

 Toplay Catalogue 1973
TPS TOPLAY CATALOGUE 1973
P-145 Combat Tank (15.00 inches long) W/U.
P-167 Loco Cab Overland (16.50 inches long) W/U.
P-170 Figure 8 Highway (15.00 inches long) W/U.
P-179
P-187 Highway Set (16.25 inches long) W/U.
P-194 Champion Autorace Tournament (16.25 inches long) W/U.
P-196 Highway Patrol (15.00 inches long) W/U.
P-317 Lady-Bug Family Parade (12.25 inches long) W/U.
P-331 
P-338 Sparking Caterpillar Bulldozer (9.00 inches long) W/U.
P-343 Super Police Helicopter (13.5 Inches Long) B/O.
P-345 Mustang Stunt Car (11.00 inches long) B/O.
P-349 Dune Buggy With Surf Board (11.00 inches long) B/O.
P-351S Walking Silver Robot (5.00 inches long) W/U. Plastic.
P-352 Missile Tank (9.50 inches long) W/U. Part plastic.
P-357 Silver Sparking Tank (9.50 inches long) W/U. Plastic
P-363 News Service Car (10.00 inches long) B/O.
P-364 Stunt Car - Open-Shut Bonnet (11.00 inches long) B/O.
P-365 The Swinger (11.00 inches long) B/O.
P-366 Hightechnical Rally Car (10.00 inches long) B/O.
P-367 Hightechnical Rider (10.25 inches long) B/O.
P-368 Stunt Plane (9.50 inches long) B/O.
P-371 Mini Walking Robot (3.00 inches long) W/U. Plastic.
P-371S Silver Mini Walking Robot (3.00 inches long) W/U. Plastic.
P-374 Silver Tiger Tank With Spark (9.00 inches long) W/U. Plastic.
P-175 Silver Missile Robot (5.50 inches high) W/U. Plastic.
P-381 Mini Helicopter, Police & Fire versions (8.00 inches long) B/O.
P-382 Lady-Bug With Baby (3.25 inches long) W/U.
P-385 U-Turn Pop Loco (10.50 inches long) B/O.
P-386 U-Turn TV Car (10.00 inches long) B/O.
P-387 U-Turn Rally Car (10.00 inches long) B/O.
P-388 U-Turn Caterpillar Bulldozer (9.50 inches long) B/O.
P-349 Dune Buggy With Skin-Diver (11.00 inches long) B/O.
P-390 Police Sidecar (7.00 inches long) B/O. Mostly plastic.
P-391 Mini Motorcycle (5.50 inches long) B/O R/C. Mostly plastic.

Abbreviations Used.
N/M = no mechanism.
H/O = hand operated.
Friction = friction wound flywheel mechanism.
Crank = crank wound flywheel mechanism.
W/U = wind up / clockwork (spring) mechanism.
B/O = battery operated.
B&G = bump and go / mystery action.
R/C = remote control.
Name In Italics = exact name unknown (updated when I spot an original box or obtain an original catalogue).  

Useful References: Japanese Toys - Amusing Playthings From The Past, by W.C. Gallagher, published by Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2000. Review in preparation.

Pinterest Board for T.P.S - Pictures and links to other pages with T.P.S. tin toys. Includes items for sale on auction sites etc.

IF YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER INFORMATION ON TOPLAY (T.P.S.) LTD I'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.

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