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482 Argyle Street
Moss Vale, NSW, 2577
Australia

The Vintage Toy Box specialises in unique, fun & funky vintage & retro inspired toys, games and gifts for children (and big kids!) of all ages.

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All Things Circus

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Roll up, Roll up one and all! Under the Big Top at the Vintage Toy Box we’re celebrating the spectacular long lived tradition of the circus and all things inspired by the circus.

Before we dive into all the fun toys to do with the circus, let’s start off by going back to where it all began…

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Trick or Treat?

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Halloween, one of the biggest nights of the year is near upon us, and we’ve already started to think what the family theme for this year will be with our scary costumes. 

We love trick or treating, as we love to dress up, but more importantly we love taking part in the biggest dress up day on the planet, and seeing all of the effort everyone else has gone to, to go all out spooky! 

On All Hallows’ Eve there will only be one question on everyone’s lips ... 

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We're bringing back family game night

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Looking for something to do with the kids on a wet and rainy day during the school holidays, or perhaps you’re thinking of a family game for Christmas Day or Boxing Day. Come check out our awesome classic games - we have so many blasts from the past, and we’re sure to have something to keep the kids, and the adults amused and entertained!

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These are a few of our favourite things

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We love all of our toys; they’re all magical and all bring us so much joy. We’re often asked though to pick our top three faves. After much thought, we realized that our ‘go to’ items are also three of our biggest sellers. These are a few of our favourite things …

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iPad, we’re just not that into you

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Ipads whilst convenient and fun, can limit the scope of potential wholistic development in children. Simulated experiences don’t address physical dexterity, strength, tactile, sensory or social development.

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Gift Cards Now Available

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We’re delighted to launch our new gift card service, just in time for Christmas.

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Up, up and away

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We’ve officially launched our gorgeously fun and funky bricks and mortar store, down in the beautiful NSW Southern Highlands.  

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Return of the Retro Robot

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Kids in the 1950s and 60s didn’t have computers or smartphones and tablets. The only way they could get in touch with electronic tech is by watching TV shows, talking about space travel or by playing with the coolest new release toys. One of the most desired toys of this era was the toy robot.  

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Bear Hunts and Pooh Sticks

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School holidays can often be a time of great panic and trepidation; what to do; where to go; will we have to re-mortgage the house to pay for it all?? This holiday we decided to remove all the thought processes, and get back to nature ... we went camping!

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Cool toys from back in the day!

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Here at the Vintage Toy Box, we think that one of the coolest things about our toys is the fact that as well as being fun and taking you back to your childhood, you can also share them with your own kids and grandkids and let them see how cool the toys were back in the day! Do you look back fondly at the times you spent playing with great toys as a child? If so, you will certainly be inspired to find similarly terrific toys and games for your own kids or grandkids.

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The Ever-Lasting Appeal of Retro Toys

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We are living in a world where electronics and technology are present everywhere around us. Our kids are used to playing electronic games, watching TV and using the Internet, iPads and iPhones. Despite this however, kids and parents alike still love retro toys.

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5 Weeks Until The Big Man Arrives!

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With only 5 weeks (that's just 34 days!) left until Christmas, the pressure is on to find that perfect gift for your little ones over the festive season. 

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Toys of Tradition

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We want boys and girls to enjoy their toys,
With festive times filled with oodles of joy,
So this year give them delights in their socks,
And get your toys at The Vintage Toy Box!

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Tin Toys - A Step Back Through Time

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Some of the most collectible toys in the world are old tin toys. Tin toys are made out of tinplate and often motorised and colourfully painted to resemble characters or vehicles, such as toy trains, cars, and other motorised vehicles.

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TOYS & GAMES DURING WORLD WAR II

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A toy's appeal lies in the form and shape, the beauty of line, the colour and detail, the charm of miniaturization, and the humour of caricature.

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Traditional Wooden Toys

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Even though we live in a digital age full of electronic toys, there is still a big place for traditional toys in our kid’s lives. It is after all the simplest of toys that help develop children's mental and physical abilities. 

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Classic toys from the 1950s, 60s, 70s & 80s

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The 'good old days' were a lot of fun for kids. In the past, children had more engagement with their toys than they do today, and they formed a longer attachment.  

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Classic Retro Toys

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The first thought that often comes to mind on hearing the phrase retro toys is that they no longer exist anymore – that they are toys of yesteryear.  This however is far from true. 

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Congratulations - we have a winner!

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Massive congratulation to one lucky winner for taking home the prize in our recent featured completion on the Inner West Mum's website.

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