Tin Toys from Russia and the USSR.
Reference Page Only. None of these are available for sale.
We do not appraise or give current values for these old toys.
Suffice it to say, they are collectible.

Tin Lithographed Toys.

"Orlyonok" and "Igra-Tekhnika" produced quality tin lithographed toys on high guage metal. "Tekhnika" operated for many years in Leningrad (after 1991 - St. Petersburg), and "Orlyonok" in Moscow. The factories fell victim to escalating costs and serious competition from the Chinese and eventually went bankrupt. The selection of toys below were from this factory, production dates from 1980s to mid-1990s.


"Po'ezd" Mechanical Train Track.

This highly sought-after export-quality collectible tin toy came from a factory in Russia that went bankrupt and is now out of business - a victim of the changed Russian economy. Turn the switch on, and the trains move rapidly in a circle, passing through tunnels and the central station. Housed in a colorful screened box. Key wind tin lithograph toy was made in the USSR. 4"x9".
(Note: the Chinese made a copy of this toy and one similar which substituted cars for trains.)

Girl on a Swing.

A colorful little Russian girl doll swings back and forth on a mechanical swing. Exceptionally well made, with a long running key-wind mechanism. Dresses may vary in color. Comes in a brightly colored screened box. About 10" tall. Tin lithograph toy was made in the USSR.

Russian Robot.

Everyone knows, we hope, that the word "robot" derives from the Russian word "to work". Wind this one up and he swings his arms while walking forwards. It's ironic that this retro robot is one of the final products from the now bankrupt and non-working factory that made this historic toy. An identical model is on diplay at the world famous Prague Toy Museum. Key-wind lithographed tin and plastic toy. Comes in a brightly colored screened box. About 9" tall. Made in Russia.


Wind-Up Dancing Matryoshka Doll.

This entertaining Matryoshka spins one way and then the other, back and forth.
Comes boxed with key. 7". Made in USSR.

Fast Train.

Turn the switch on, and the trains move rapidly in a circle, passing through tunnels and the central station. Large red bridge spans the tunnels. Housed in a colorful screened box. Key wind tin lithograph toy was made in the USSR. 1980s. 4"x9".

Parking Garage.

Extend the rails and place the cars on them. Start them in motion with the switch, and the rails dip up and down to move the cars back and forth. Retro Soviet city background. Key-wind lithographed tin and plastic car toys. Comes in a brightly colored screened box. About 9" tall. One of the last products from the factory. Mid- 1990s. Made in Russia. 10"x3".


Snow Maiden.

All metal. Head rocks back and forth while Snowmaiden spins about. Comes boxed with key. 6". Made in USSR in the 1980s.

Cyber.

Eyes move back and forth and antennae wiggles while Cyber walks slowly about. Plastic housing, metal wheels. Comes boxed with key. 5"x6". Made in Russia.


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Wind-up Truck.
"Pony M8".
Switched key-wind mechanism.
Truck wheels spin quite fast.
Comes in a bright
silk screened box.
About 6" tall. Tin lithograph toy
was made in the USSR.
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