Toys from the 1960s

1960s robots, model cars, dolls, action figures & tin toy collectibles.

The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969. The term also refers to an era more often called The Sixties, denoting the complex of inter-related cultural and political trends which occurred roughly during the years 1958-1974 in the west, particularly Britain, France, Canada, Australia, Italy and West Germany.

Social and political upheaval was not limited to these countries, but included such nations as Japan, Mexico, the United States, and others. The term is used descriptively by historians, journalists, and others documenting our collective past; nostalgically by those who participated in the counter-culture and social revolution; and pejoratively by those who perceive the era as one of irresponsible excess.

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The decade was also labelled the Swinging Sixties because of the libertine attitudes that emerged during this decade. Rampant drug use has become inextricably associated with the counter-culture of the era, as Jefferson Airplane co-founder Paul Kantner: "If you can remember anything about the sixties, you weren't really there."

The Sixtes has become synonymous with all the new, exciting, radical, subversive and/or dangerous (depending on one's viewpoint) events and trends of the period, which continued to develop in the 1970s, 1980s and beyond. In Africa the 1960s was a period of radical political change as countries gained independence from their European colonial rulers, only for this rule to be replaced in many cases by civil war or corrupt dictatorships.

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Some commentators have seen in this era a classical Jungian nightmare cycle as a rigid culture, unable to contain the demands for greater individual freedom, broke free of the social constraints of the previous age through extreme deviation from the norm. Booker charts the rise, success, fall/nightmare and explosion into of a wide range of ugly people in the London scene of the 1960s. This does not alone however explain the mass nature of the phenomenon.

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Updated: 27 July 2020

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What's your 1960 worth in 2021? Here are some recently sold items.

Item Title Date Price
1960s tin postal deli mail truck toy usps van 1960s Tin Postal Deli Mail Truck Toy Usps Van 10/2021 £6.57
1960s sophie giraffe rubber squeaky infant baby 1960s Sophie Giraffe Rubber Squeaky Infant Baby 10/2021 £4.89
1960 s tonka toys pressed steel red sandloader toy 1960 S Tonka Toys Pressed Steel Red Sandloader Toy 10/2021 £9.27
mattel music box carousel tin toy 1960s merry go round Mattel Music Box Carousel Tin Toy 1960s Merry Go Round 10/2021 £8.78
1960 s lego mercedes shell lorry model rare g1 retro 1960 S Lego Mercedes Shell Lorry Model Rare G1 Retro 10/2021 £19.36
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1 comment
Trisha - August 30, 2012
I just acquired a 1964 Timmy o' Clock, in the original box, (the box cover is pretty bad,looks like someone put tape on it and peeled it off...but colors are still vibrant) there is a small crack in the face...everything else is in great condition. I can't find a listing for this anywhere. Could you give me an estimate on pricing? Please and Thank You
Depends on the manufacturer I guess. Frankonia?