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CHARACTERS


Museum Level 4

 

The creation and production of toys are often heavily influenced by Popular Culture such as comic books, cartoons and movies. Toys which depict popular comic books, cartoons and movie characters remained the most popularly mass produced and manufactured toys in the industry.These toys not only served as complementary merchandises but also eventually became novelty objects for collectors.

In Level 4: Characters, discover a wide range of toys depicting characters from cartoon animations, silent film, western and Japanese comic books as well as Disney.

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LOOK OUT FOR THESE TOYS AT THE MUSEUM
POPEYE & OLIVE OYL TANK

Curated under the Theme of: Comic Book Extravaganza

Popeye the Sailor is a fictional American cartoon character created by Elzie Crisler Segar. He first appeared in the daily King Features comic strip Thimble Theatre in 1919. 

Popeye has always been portrayed bereft of manners yet he often comes up with solutions to problems that seem insurmountable to the police. He also projects a near-saintly perseverance in overcoming any obstacle to please Olive Oyl. 

This toy is a Linemar battery-operated tin toy of Popeye lifting up a tank with Olive ‘popping out’ from the hatch.

MAKER:

Linemar

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

Japan

YEAR OF MAKE:

1950s

PINOCCHIO

Curated under the Theme of: Classic Disney

wooden doll swappable noses 2 different size

s

s

MAKER:

Unknown

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

Italy

YEAR OF MAKE:

1950s - 1960s

YOGI BEAR

Curated under the Theme of: Cartoon Animation

merrythought felt and fabric

yogi 

bear

MAKER:

Merrythought Hygienic Toys

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

United Kingdom

YEAR OF MAKE:

1950s

FELIX THE CAT DRUM

Curated under the Theme of: Age of Silent Film

Tin 

toy

drum decorated with images of felix the cat 

MAKER:

Unknown

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

Spain

YEAR OF MAKE:

1930s

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