The story of toymaker Smith-Miller is a fascinating one and can be read at In a nutshell, the company’s line of 1/16th-scale transport trucks and trailers includes some of the most unique samples to be found anywhere. Each one is a limited-edition model and individually numbered. Some are made using new-old-stock pieces that date back to the 1950s, or reproduced using the original dies from that period. Some are also new creations. Regardless, all are hand-assembled and reproduced in steel with polished-aluminum wheels, rubber tires, chrome accessories, functioning suspensions and wheels that turn. The price of toy-truck nostalgia ranges from $700-$1,100. Visit the Web site for the full inventory.

Trucks from the past