If you’re of a certain age, you’ll remember playing with toys that were commonly made of tin. Well, Schylling Associates of Rowley, Mass., a company founded in 1975, produces a variety of retro-style toys, including this limited collector’s edition Grand Prix Racer. It features the same type of friction motor that used to power similar toy cars back in the 1940s and ’50s. The car also comes with rubber tires to help it grip the floor when you, your kids or grand kids rev it up and let it go. Even the cardboard box is retro-inspired and has a tin plate on the cover. The Grand Prix Racer costs $20 from www.schylling.com/p/gran-prix-race-car.


A blast from the past