AUTO REVIEW AR89 Triang Toys BY Rod Ward

Product Code: AR89


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Lines Brothers produced a bewildering array of ranges of toys and models in many factories, sold by many different subsidiary companies. Just to list the thousands of items produced down the years would fill our 32 pages many times over, without any pictures. We have therefore tried to concentrate in this publication on those products of greatest interest to readers of Model Auto Review. Those toys and models were mostly made under the brand names Minic, Frog, Penguin, Spot-On, Scalextric and so on. Some of the product types not described in detail here are pedal cars (see Auto Review 90 for more on such miniature vehicles), bicycles, fairy cycles, tricycles and scooters. Also not listed here in detail are dolls and doll’s carriages (including prams, pramettes, pedettes, folders, sunkars), push-along toys, rocking horses, garden equipment, coasters and baby walkers Lines Bros also made children’s and doll’s furniture: desks, chairs, blackboards, high chairs, cots, cribs, ironing boards and kitchen equipment. Toy buildings included dolls’ houses, forts, garages and service stations. More general pre-school toys extended from building bricks to games and educational toys. Lines Bros claimed, with some justification, to be the biggest toy manufacturers in the world in the 1950s. This publication is only concerned with the Lines Bros era, so therefore even if a product, such as Scalextric, continued to grow and develop, later items are not included in our lists.

Returns Policy

You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the 'Complete Orders' link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.


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