Disney toys from the 1930’s
Walt Disney created Disney toys from the 1930’s of the most popular characters of all time. One of the most popular characters we know today is Mickey Mouse, who came to life around 1928 when the public first seen him in the animated film “Steamboat Willie,” following was Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Goofy, Donald Duck and the rest of the Disney gang.
A man that lived in New York offered Walt Disney $300.00 for the license so he could put Mickey Mouse on a few pencil tablets that he was manufacturing. Walt really needed the money, so he agreed. That was the beginning of Disney merchandising. Soon afterwards there were Mickey Mouse dolls, radios, figurines as well as dishes and toothbrushes. Mickey Mouse became a household name. In 1930, the first Mickey Mouse book was published along with the first comic strip.
The Pluto character toy was one of the popular kinds and was very affordable at the time, and brought a lot of versatility to how children could play and act out parts of the famous Disney plays. With the few tin and wooden toy characters, and the Mickey Mouse books and comic strips, these Disney toys from the 1930’s have gained high desirability among avid Disney collectors all over the world, not only in the U.S. but other countries as well such as England and Japan, where Disney character were also very popular indeed.
There are a lot of Disney toys from the 1930’s available in the world today and many can be bought very easily over the internet or at collectors exhibits and collectors magazines. To actually own one of these vintage Disney toys can really bring back the history of the true meaning of joy that the late Walt Disney was trying to create among children everywhere.