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May 24, 2021

Wonderful Toys, Japan, Candy Vending Machine

Wonderful Toys, Japan, Candy Vending Machine

$977.50 IL Sales Tax 8%

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‘Candy Vending Machine’ battery operated saving bank from Wonderful Toy Company, 1950’s. This RARE and highly collectible tin battery op is in excellent WORKING condition. It operates on two ‘D’ cell batteries. The toy has miscellaneous scratches and scuffs, mostly from the removable top tin cover. Originally designed for use with hard candies or peanuts, I recommend small 3/8 diameter wooden or plastic beads. When the cover is removed, insert the beads into the funnel. When a coin (nickels work best) is inserted into the slot, the inside of the toy lights up, Mr. Vendor cranks his handle and rotates the open top drum. As the drum opening passes under the funnel, a couple bead ‘candies’ fall into the drum and are dispensed through the chute at the front of the toy and the light goes out.

This is an awesomely cool and not often seen toy that will be the highlight of your battery-operated toy collection – sure to please! This toy has a rarity scale number of 9 (10 being rarest) and had a book value of $1200.00 (in mint condition) in 1994. This is an extremely fragile toy. The plastic candy funnel will be removed for shipping and the cavity will be filled with styro peanuts to keep the vendor well supported for travel.

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Wonderful Toys, Japan, Candy Vending Machine

‘Candy Vending Machine’ battery operated saving bank from Wonderful Toy Company, 1950’s. This RARE and highly collectible tin battery op is in excellent WORKING condition. It operates on two ‘D’ cell batteries. The toy has miscellaneous scratches and scuffs, mostly from the removable top tin cover. Originally designed for use with hard candies or peanuts, I recommend small 3/8 diameter wooden or plastic beads. When the cover is removed, insert the beads into the funnel. When a coin (nickels work best) is inserted into the slot, the inside of the toy lights up, Mr. Vendor cranks his handle and rotates the open top drum. As the drum opening passes under the funnel, a couple bead ‘candies’ fall into the drum and are dispensed through the chute at the front of the toy and the light goes out.

This is an awesomely cool and not often seen toy that will be the highlight of your battery-operated toy collection – sure to please! This toy has a rarity scale number of 9 (10 being rarest) and had a book value of $1200.00 (in mint condition) in 1994. This is an extremely fragile toy. The plastic candy funnel will be removed for shipping and the cavity will be filled with styro peanuts to keep the vendor well supported for travel.

The Wonderful Toys, Japan, Candy Vending Machine toy is more than just a plaything; it’s a piece of cultural history that captures the essence of post-war Japanese toy manufacturing. Its combination of interactive features, colorful design, and collectible appeal makes it a cherished item for collectors and a delightful reminder of the creativity and charm of vintage toys. Whether used for play, displayed as a collectible, or utilized as an educational tool, this candy vending machine toy is a testament to the enduring appeal of imaginative and well-crafted toys.

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Weight3 lbs
Dimensions12 × 12 × 8 in

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