BT 83 Acrobat on Separate Stand
The male dancer is absolutely unique in the playset world! Left to right: Red, black medium blue, aqua, dark blue, yellow, kelly green. Plastic three-tiered stand included.
P048 $15 each / aqua SOLD
Send in the Clowns
BT 169 Clown, in Hard Plastic
Baggy pantaloons, ruffles, oversize buttons, conical hat - enter the classic circus clown! For some reason, it’s not uncommon for this figure to lean forward or back (note the guy on the far right). Or to become comically tubby when the mold gets overfilled. Left to right: Rust, marbled red/gray, red, brown, marbled dark gray, rust.
P062 $10 each / far left SOLD
BT 169 Clown, in Soft Plastic
Made from the same mold used for the hard plastic version. Left to right: Green, dull red, green,
P143 $5 each / far right SOLD
Over the Rainbow
BT 165 Trainer
Somebody at Bergen Toy really liked this guy, he was made in so many wild colors that are hard to describe!
TOP ROW A Marbled brown/red/gray with separated whip, B medium blue, C pale blue with traces of non-factory paint or glue, D chartreuse, E marbled violet/red, F pale gray-brown with white helmet, G green.
P063 D chartreuse SOLD
BOTTOM ROW A Cobalt blue, B teal blue, C mint green, D red, E marbled brown/red/cream, F opalescent silver/green/pink, G olive gray.
RN009 F opalescent SOLD
Getting Into the Act
BT 165 Trainer, BT 164 Tiger
Painting stripes freehand, on an assembly line, makes for interesting patterns! Here are three tigers in different base plastic colors with contrasting, rather impressionistic, stripes.
BT 164 Black Panther (Tiger), BT 165 Trainer
Deep glossy black panthers pace the ring with a glittering trainer, molded in opalescent, brassy gray with
BT 149 Seal, BT 165 Trainer
Three shiny black seals have just emerged from their pool on command. Could the marbled blue at the trainer’s feet be a splash of water from overly enthusiastic pinnipeds?
BT 100 Hippopotamus, BT 88 Elephant, BT 84 Ballerina, BT 117 Kangaroo
Veterans of expositions past, these figures are looking for an honorable retirement. The dancer has lost a hand, the elephant’s saddle is peeling, and the hippo and ‘roo both have a crack on their back (see photo 3).
Ships of the Desert
BT 70 Camel
Three camels in more usual Beton plastic colors, with overpainting in contrasting colors. All excellent.
NP014 $8 each / far right SOLD
BT 170 Rhinoceros
Four rhinos in beautiful condition..
NP013 $8 each / rightmost, top row SOLD
Neck and Neck
BT 94 Giraffe
Three sweet giraffes. Note that the one at far right has warped legs. It still stands fine.
RNP001 $4 each / left, center SOLD
BT 100 Hippopotamus
Three hippos. The guy at the right has paint loss.
NP016 $6 each / left, center SOLD
BT 122 Lion
Five male lions in a variety of plastic base colors and overpainted accent shades. All in excellent condition.
NP015 $6 each / top row, left in center row SOLD
BT 164 Tiger
Beton calls this pose a tiger, but many were molded in solid colors with no stripes. The brown animal at the left would work just as well as a female lion. Mate it with a male from the above group!
P047 $5 each
BT 164 Tiger
A second group of big cats. Of course, a black “tiger” does double duty as a sleek panther.
N037 $5 each / left SOLD
BT 170 Rhinoceros, BT 168 Zebra, BT 94 Giraffe, BT 122 Lion
All are in very good condition.
P043 Rhino, Zebra $5 each Giraffe, Lion $4 each
BT 125 Moose
All are in very good condition. The yellow animal has a mark as shown that is an inclusion in the plastic, and there is another such mark on the inside back leg. The blue has light wear on the left front foot.
NP005 $5 each
BT 59 Buffalo
The green buffalo is excellent; the blue has wear and some discoloration (opposite side).
P044 Green $6 Blue $3 SOLD
BT 149 Seal
P045 $2 each
BT 117 Kangaroo
Very good condition, with a little extra plastic on the right hip, where they were ejected from the mold.
NP006 $4 each
BT 132 Reindeer
These animals all have at least a touch of mold flashing on the antlers. It can easily be pruned.
NP007 $6 each / center SOLD
BT 82 Crocodile, BT 122 Lion, BT 164 Tiger
Though they are survivors all, these animals have some scars to show. The lions were marked on the bottoms of their feet, and the color bled. The tiger lost its tail, and the croc had his tail chewed.
NP008 $1 each
Vintage Toy Horses and Plastic Playset Miscellany from the 1950s On . . .