TPS Toplay

Toplay Ltd (1956, Japan), also known as Tokyo Playthings Ltd., are best known by their "three fingers" logo type and initials. They were a third tier manufacturer, and TPS was most active in the late 1950's and early 1960's focusing mainly on the younger child's market segments and creating toys with colorful lithography.

tps toysThe company's current disposition is unknown, but they were assumed to have vanished during the market glut in the early 1970's.

Updated: 24 June 2020

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Tps value and price guide

What's your Tps worth? Here are some recently sold items.

Picture Title Date Price
tps toplay ltd tin litho windup mechanical happy Tps Toplay Ltd Tin Litho Windup Mechanical Happy... 07/2021 £130.96
tin litho clown skating wind up toy tps japan Tin Litho Clown Skating Wind Up Toy Tps Japan... 07/2021 £73.12
toplay t p s ford mustang mach 1 swinger tin car Toplay T P S Ford Mustang Mach 1 Swinger Tin Car... 07/2021 £116.38
tps japan tin litho wind up skating clown Tps Japan Tin Litho Wind Up Skating Clown... 07/2021 £31.45
wind up hockey player tin toy tps japan 1950s Wind Up Hockey Player Tin Toy Tps Japan 1950s... 07/2021 £150.28
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Comments (5)
Michael - June 24, 2020
I have a tinplate clockwork circus parade with the 3 fingered hand and TPS below it. It has the key and is in good working order.An elephant is in the lead followed by a clown on a ball,then a clown inside a metal hoop fhen a clown on a ball.What,s it worth?
Have a look here for some prices: TPS Circus.
Harry - August 26, 2018
TPS designed several toys for the Taiwanese Dah Yang toy in the 80s including the Playful Penguin Race/Circus Seals, Jumping Dolphins and Kinsman Robot.
Jim - January 12, 2017
Happy hippo in box in perfect condition
Value: 300-500 USD
Mark - April 5, 2011
I have a pat pend tps mechanical barrel roll race car set with seesaw and i can't find out about it anywhere [age,how many were made,cost etc]. It is in the original box has all parts and is in fully working order. Can anybody out there help me ?
Donna - December 6, 2010
My mother has a Mechanical "Happy the Violinist" in the original box. The box has no company name or logos of any kind, it does have Trademark over a three finger design with T.P.S. in it. This is all over the word Japan. On each end of the box are the words Pat Pend. Again it does not have Cragstan on the box anywhere.
This is a TPS toy and can fetch between 50-200- USD, depending on rarity, state & demand. Search regularly for a tps violinist on this website to see what they fetch.