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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Sep 2020 8:33 p.m. PST

…Toys in the Long 18th Century

"Miniature figures or miniature soldiers in general have been around as talismans or devotional objects for many centuries. However, the ‘modern' toy soldier – a product explicitly marketed to children to play with – was created in the 18th century in Prussia. The first tin toys were flat, two-dimensional figures. They started as a by-product of the tin-ware production.

Tin was in high demand by the military as it was inexpensive, lightweight, and durable. Tin was also used for household goods as funnels, basins, pastry moulds, lanterns, snuff boxes, and needle cases, etc…"

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