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Lido Lines

Reference Collecting Toy Soldiers 3rd edition by O'Brien, Lido was formed in 1947 by Seymour & Effrem Arenstein, nephews of William Shaland, at that time the largest importer of toys in the USA. 1964 Lido was sold to Bala, 1965 Bala liquidated, remains bought by Gabriel and all but 50 molds melted. 1973 Seymour Arenstein bought those 50 molds and started Joy Toy. 1990 Joy Toy sold to Strombecker. Strombecker owned TootsieToy which explains why ex Lido toys appear in TootsieToy packaging. 2004 Strombecker and Processed Plastic merge and the new company used the TootsieToy name with Processed Plastic as the controlling partner. TootsieToy owned by J. Lloyd International, Inc. since 2005.

Lido Lines
Lido Lines plastic loco floor toy, 9 inches long
Lido Lines
Lido Lines plastic loco floor toy, 9 inches long
Lido Lines
Lido Lines plastic loco floor toy, 9 inches long
Lido Lines
Lido Lines plastic loco floor toy with caboose
Lido Lines
Lido Lines battery powered Western Express plastic train set
Lido Lines
Lido Lines battery powered Western Express plastic train set
Lido Lines
Lido Lines battery powered Santa Fe Tabletop Railroad
Lido Lines
Lido Lines battery powered Continental Train Midnight Express passenger set
Lido Lines
Lido Lines battery powered Continental Train Midnight Express passenger set
Lido Lines
Lido Lines plastic oil tanker, length 5 inches
Lido Lines
Lido Lines plastic jeep, length 3 inches

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