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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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Our Barber Shop

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Did you know that for 40 years before we moved in, it was also the Moss Vale Barber shop, operated and run by the local legend John ‘Snipper’ Parry?

We have people popping into the shop all of the time talking about when they were a kid, and when John used to cut their hair. These people are now grandparents themselves , but they still look back fondly on their childhood days.

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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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Vintage Games That Have Stood The Test of Time

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There are many vintage games that have disappeared throughout the years, never to be seen again, but there are many that have stood the test of time ...

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Vintage Toys in Australia

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Vintage toys in Australia are fast becoming a sought after commodity, but where do they come from?

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