From our collection of toys, here is one of the wonderful TPS lithograph toys. There are great images of WWll planes and tanks on a battle field This would have delighted any youngster who liked to play “Army”, in the ‘60s.
Wind up the tank and place it on the raised rail. Watch the tank travel all over the platform looking for enemy soldiers. We mounted this toy on the wall, with our other platform toys, creating a kaleidoscope of colors, and a reminder of terrible times.
According to William Gallagher’s book on TPS toys, this toy was introduced in 1963 with a limited production run of only 10,000 toys worldwide. While this toy can be found, it is much harder to locate with a scarcity rating of 4 out of 5 with 5 being the most difficult to find.
Size: The platform is 15 inches long and 6 ½ inches wide. The tunnel is 1 ½ inches high. The tank is 2 inches long and just a little over 1 inches wide. It is 1 ¼ inches high at the turret.
Condition: The platform and tank are in excellent to near mint condition. The box, however, shows wear and tears with taped sections from long ago. It comes with the original key.
TPS Combat Tank on Battle Front Windup with Box