Press Release Distribution

Members Login  |  Register  |  Why Join?   Follow us on Google+Follow us on TwitterFind us on LinkedInFind Us on FacebookSubscribe to our RSS FeedsSubscribe to our YouTube ChannelFind us on RebelMouse

Video Releases    |    Pricing & Distribution Plans    |    Today's News    |    News By Category    |    News By Date    |    Business Directory
All Press Releases for October 14, 2009 »
RSS Feeds RSS Feed     Print this news Printer Friendly     Email this news Email It    Create PDF PDF Version   

Britains Farm Book to Re-Publish on Toy Collector

Britains Herald Plastic Farm Models 1955-1969 was self-published in strictly limited numbers and is now available on
x-small text small text medium text large text

    LONDON, UK October 14, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Toy Collector is to serialise Barney Brown's sold-out book, Britains Herald Plastic Farm Models 1955-1969 in its entirety online.

Having widely collected toys as a child in the 1960s, when he would regularly buy Britians plastic soldiers, cowboys and Indians, farm, zoo and floral garden toys from his local toy shop in Arundel, Sussex, Barney began collecting toys as an adult in 1982 after discovering Veteran & Vintage, a specialist antique model shop in Portslade, Sussex. Having enjoyed the hobby ever since, he decided to put something back by writing a series of collectors' guides on Britains/Herald plastic civilian models. Further books are planned for 2010 and 2011.

The book was self-published in strictly limited numbers earlier this year by Brown's Plastic Warrior imprint and is a definitive catalogue of the farm toys produced by Britains and Herald during the period it covers. Only a very limited second printing is currently planned, but the book will be re-published in the form of blog posts on the site. It will also form the basis for the relevant entries in ToyPedia, the site's wiki-based online encyclopedia of collectable toys and models.

The book's re-publication online is in accordance with Toy Collector's aim to become the internet's main repository of collectable toy and model information, and the "first stop" for collectors looking for information online.

Barney said, "As a free-to-use website, Toy Collector's publishing costs are nil to the author, and it is able to feature exhaustive information on niche interests that are either not extensive enough to fill a book or would not have a wide enough audience to justify the costs involved in publishing one.

Toy Collector's Andrew Adamides adds, "Barney's research work on Herald Farm Models is excellent and we are ecstatic to host it for the benefit of collectors world-wide.

Further book serialisations and the publishing of sample chapters of new works are also planned. The introduction of Britains & Herald Plastic Farm Models is already live with the first few chapters;. New chapters will come out every week on Wednesday. Read the book on

About Toy Collector

Launched in 2008, Toy Collector is a web portal for collectable toy and model enthusiasts designed to allow collectors to share their passions via blogging, discussion forums, picture and video galleries. The site currently hosts over 15,000 toy-related articles and over 50,000 images.

It also offers resources like want ads and a yellow pages suppliers directory and boasts the largest toy-and-model-related event calendar on the internet. In addition to all this, the site also features ToyPedia - a Wikipedia-style online encyclopedia of collectable toys which currently covers over 20,000 items and is growing constantly.

Press release service and press release distribution provided by

# # #

Read more Press Releases from Anna Montauban:

Contact Information:
Anna Montauban
Toy Collector

LONDON, London
Voice: +44 (20) 8748 2810
E-Mail: Email us Here
Website: Visit Our Website
If you have any questions regarding information in this press release, please contact the person listed in the contact module of this page. Please do not attempt to contact 24-7PressRelease. We are unable to assist you with any information regarding this release. 24-7PressRelease disclaims any content contained in this press release. Please see our complete Terms of Service disclaimer for more information.