March 20, 2005
“Fifty to 60 years ago, many a young child would wake up on Easter morning with a battery-operated toy tucked in his Easter basket. Hours would be wiled away, watching the toy perform its moving magic. If that grown-up child still had that toy today in its original box — and it still worked — he might have a very valuable commodity.
Battery-operated toys that were produced in Japan after World War II through the 1960s have become quite popular among toy collectors.”