Modern Toys was a leading builder of mechanical and battery operated toys in the post-war period. Unlike most of their competitors, it has managed to survive to this day.

See also Masudaya.

Masudaya normally identifies their toys using the M-T, or Modern Toys logo.

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Modern Toys value

What's it worth? Take a look at this Modern Toys price guide: sold listings for a value indication.

Modern Toys forum (12 comments)

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Dotty - March 22, 2017

Hi, I have a western special locomotive tin toy by Modern toys. This locomotive has the features "with puffing noise whistle, flashing light AND head light" In the train you can see the engine driver as well as another person. And on the packaging box it doesn't show a blue, but a golden sky. The model seems to be "IN-641/L", but I can't find any further informations (and what it is worth) about it at google or elsewhere. I can send some pics if this s possibleCan you help me? Thank you very much!
►reply: Not sure... best is to search for Modern Toys train on this website to see if you can find yours.

Lonnie - November 10, 2014

Hi I have a Modern made river boat River Queen steam bump and go tin toy . What I need is the Smoke stacks . They came in light Blue or Black .I am not a seller it's for me . Please let me know if you have one !! Thank a lot .

A. Russell - April 30, 2014

I have a Modern Toy blue X-09 Space Ship. The side has "Space Servey" painted on it. Notice spelling of the word survey. Is this a knock off or a mistake? Any info you can provide will be appreciated.

Marvina Baldwin - May 5, 2013

I'm trying to find out info on a vintage battery operated toy-name on the toy says OLD TIMER AUTOMOBALL. It is an old tin Lizzy with a man driving. On and Off leaver beside left leg. The man moves when moving. It takes 2 D batteries. If u have any information, please let me know. I have searched for hours. Thanks
►reply: I could only find one on the Brazillian eBay for 350 USD, but one on eBay was sold for under 160 USD. Thats the only I could find about this 1950s toy.

Mase Maronn - April 6, 2013

I have a Casey Jones Whistling Western Train Set by Modern Toys, litho tin plate, battery powered, original box and consists of engine/tender with one passenger car and 12 rail sections for a nine foot circular track. Be interested in when set was built (Japan) and approximate value. Thank you, Mase

Mase Maronn - February 28, 2013

I have a Casey Jones Whistling Western Train Set by Trade Mark Modern Toys (Japan). Tin battery power steam engine with one passenger car and 12 tin litho rails to form 9' circular track, all in excellent condition in original box. When made and approximate value?

Jennifer Stanley - August 20, 2012

I'm trying to find information on a toy train that is marked Trade Mark Modern Toys ( with the logo) Japan. It is a tin train car with lithos of people in the windows and has attachments to be combined on a track with other trains, to be pulled behind. It's not a caboose or an engine. It is not battery powered. I've been looking for hours and can't find anything about it
►reply: Modern Toys made many trains... did you try Google images?

Mike Myers - April 13, 2012

i have a stagecoach that is battery power it's called overland stagecoach how old is it and where can i find parts thanks..
►reply: Don't know the age, but you can try to find parts at Randy's Toyshop

Greg - February 21, 2012

Hello, I have a Green Mountain Bell Clapper battery operated locomotive and I was wondering if there is a way to find out the age and value of it????Help please!!
►reply: Best is to search through google images (locomotive modern toys) to find the one you have. Maybe you'll find more info this way.

Ronald Lewert - January 24, 2012

Trying to find the small yellow plastic pipe for the Modern Toy Snowman that "Blows His Top". Please advise
►reply: Try thomastoysantiquetoyparts.com.

Pilar - September 25, 2011

Sr, where i can found an action house to toys? i own a toy operated with batteries tom and jerry working my grandmother give to me as gift on 1975.. i will appreciate the information ...
►reply: Under 'links' you'll find some sites of auction houses.

Rich - August 11, 2011

Ever heard of Modern Toys "Rooting Tooting Cowboy"?
►reply: Nope, never heard of it!