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.

Tps value and price guide

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

Picture Title Date Sold for
Japan Tin Wind Up Mechanical Carnival 09/2019 £128.83
Tin Wind Up Circus Elephant Clown Toy 09/2019 £55.56
Rare 1950 S Japanese Tin Plate Clockwork 06/2019 £50.00
Tin Battery Operated Flying Sky Patrol 07/2019 £39.99
Japan Bump Go Tin Battery Operated Ford 07/2019 £19.99

See all sold items for more prices.

Books

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Comments (4)

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.