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Tri-ang Toys (The Story of Lines Brothers)

List Price: $12.95
SKU:
9780747811442
Quantity:
Minimum Purchase
25 unit(s)
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  • Minimum to Customize Books: 50 copies

Overview

Wherever in the world today children play with toys, the odds are that their playthings will have been made in the Far East and carry the imprint of a major American Corporation like Mattel or Hasbro. It was not always so: for much of the twentieth century, it was the British firm of Lines Brothers which claimed to be the Earth's largest toy manufacturer, growing so rapidly after its foundation in the 1920s that it became the world's first multi-national toy enterprise. Aided by ownership of the internationally-renowned toy shop, Hamleys of London, manufacturing plants in Europe and the major countries of the Commonwealth made generations of children familiar with the firm's Tri-ang brand of pedal cars, dolls houses and prams, model railways, and soft toys, as well as other Lines' products such as Pedigree dolls, Minic tinplate, Arkitex construction kits, FROG model aircraft, and Spot On die-cast vehicles. Although it is now more than forty years since the Lines Brothers empire collapsed in spectacular fashion, these toys are all still eagerly sought by collectors today. Many of the original brand names survive, albeit under different ownership: so, too, does Hamleys, while iconic toys once in the Lines' stable such as Sindy, Scalextric model racing cars, Arrow jigsaw puzzles and Subbuteo table football, are still manufactured today. This book recounts the rise and fall of a blue-chip British company and its products: it is a story of both triumph and disaster.

Customizing Options and Pricing (v)

  • Cover Imprint (1-color): $1.00/book
  • Promo-Pages (full-color printed): $2.00 / single-sided page, inquire for additional pages
  • Belly-Band Wrap (full-color printed): $2.00
  • Set-Up Charge: $40 per decoration

Call for higher quantities. Standard turnaround for Customized Books 10 business days from proof approval. Standard turnaround for Bulk Books 3-5 business days. Rush service available. Product availability changes daily. Please confirm your quantity is available prior to placing an order. Customization options may be limited or unavailable based on product design, binding or cover artwork.

  • Product Details

    Author:
    Kenneth Brown
    Format:
    Paperback
    Pages:
    56
    Publisher:
    Bloomsbury USA (August 21, 2012)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9780747811442
    ISBN-10:
    074781144X
    Weight:
    4.64oz
    Dimensions:
    5.91" x 8.26" x 0.17"
    Case Pack:
    36
    File:
    Macmillan Trade-Macmillan_Print_US_Trade_20171022220647-20171022.xml
    Folder:
    Macmillan Trade
    As low as:
    $9.58
    List Price:
    $12.95
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