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Title: Help Needed to Create an Index of Manufacturer's Marks
Post by: Ghost Of The Doll on Monday 20 December 2010, 05:22 pm
A while ago Zuse suggested that adding in information about the manufacturers marks found on toys would be another useful way of identifying unknown toys, accessories and dolls.

Any help with this would be very appreciated!

For instance (this is the only toy I have to hand!):

Flip 'n Fancy
1991 - C 521 (this number changes per doll) - Playskool



Title: Re: Help Needed to Create an Index of Manufacturer's Marks
Post by: EmBee on Monday 20 December 2010, 08:06 pm
This is an excellent idea.  I have a list of manufacturers for my website but not a list of markings.  I will list what I have for you in case that helps anyway, even as a starting list to fill.   :D  They are "official titles" however some are missing periods at the end.

Avon Products, Inc
Bandai Co., Ltd
Bluebird Toys Plc
Blue-Box Toys, Inc
Buddy L. Corporation
Build-A-Bear
Cap Toys Inc
Coleco
Commonwealth Toy Co
Ed Kaplan
Empire Toys
Fantasy Ltd
Fisher-Price
Funrise Toy Corporation
Geoffrey Inc
Hallmark
Hasbro, Inc
HG Toys
Horsman Ltd
Hosung Events Products
Ideal Toy Company
Imaginations
James Industries
JA-RU
Kenner Products
Lanard Toys
Largo Toys Ltd
Lewis Galoob Toys, Inc
Lisa Frank Incorporated
Lovee Doll & Toy Co., Inc
Madame Alexander
Marvin Glassin/Panosh Group
Matchbox
Mattel Inc
McDonald's Corporation
MGA Entertainment
Milton Bradley Company
Multi Toys Corp
OddzOn Products Inc
Parker Brothers
Playmates Toys
Playskool
Pleasant Rowland
R.G. Barry Corporation
Remco
Russ Berrie and Company, Inc
Sanrio Co., Ltd
Street Life Limited
Swibco
Takara Co., Ltd or Takara Tomy Co., Ltd?
Tara Toy Corp
The Topps Company, Inc
Tiger Toys and Tiger Electronics
Tomy
Tonka
Toy Biz
Toymax
Toys 'N Things (TNT)
Trendmasters
Ty Inc
Tyco Toys
Uneeda
Xavier Roberts

-Em


Title: Re: Help Needed to Create an Index of Manufacturer's Marks
Post by: Ghost Of The Doll on Friday 24 December 2010, 05:01 pm
Thanks Em!


Title: Re: Help Needed to Create an Index of Manufacturer's Marks
Post by: pranceatron on Friday 07 January 2011, 09:45 pm
Kenner for instance, had piles of different trademarks though  = KTP (or is it KPT? lol), General Mills Foods etc.
I'm sure I can add onto this list but I think for a proper search to work you will have to factor in all these different kinds of markings for the same company.   It's a HUGE endeavor!

 I know with Jem dolls alone (my main obsession) there are at least 8-9 different kinds of markings, some of which can occur (ID-wise) the "same" doll - just different production runs.

I'm sure there are plenty of toy webmasters out there who already have all this information for their specific obsession, getting them to contribute to a database may be an idea.  Is there any web software out there for a database than can be contributed to by anyone via the net?  Sort of a wiki thing?

Once this thread gets narrowed down to a more specific point I'm sure I could contribute.