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Cooler Weather and Hot Farm Toy News!

by Bill Walters

Posted on Tuesday, September 24, 2019

September in Northeast Iowa has been colder than normal.  It almost feels like fall here.  I was asked recently how my apple tree was doing and whether I was going to get any apples this year.   I’m happy to announce the tree is alive and well, and I was able to get nine apples this year.   That...

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End of Summer ERTL Updates

by Bill Walters

Posted on Friday, August 23, 2019

Greetings from Dyersville!

It’s August in Northeast Iowa.  Time for sweet corn and baseball games.  In case you haven’t heard the big announcement already, the Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees will be playing a major league game in Dyersville, Iowa in August of 2020 out at the...

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Let's Talk Farm Show Units!

by Bill Walters

Posted on Thursday, July 18, 2019

Greetings from Dyersville!

I can’t believe it is already July.  Where is the summer going..    I had a good time talking to some of you at the Summer Farm Toy Show.   We were able to show you some new items, including all the “Farm Show” units for the various OEMs. (I’ll talk more about...

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Greetings from Oak Brook!

by Pete Henseler

Posted on Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Greetings from Oak Brook!

Bill Walters was kind enough to hand over his #26 blog edition to me. 

My name is Pete Henseler and I am President of TOMY.  I’ve been involved with the Ertl brand for over 22 years.  Over these many years, I have become quite a fan of the hobby and of you...

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It's Raining... Farm Toys!

by Bill Walters

Posted on Friday, April 5, 2019

March finally has brought us some warmer weather which helped melt all of our snow.  Unfortunately it did cause some flooding.  Mother Nature does whatever it wants and we have to deal with it..  On my 12th blog I announced that I was a grandpa.  Lucy has done lots of growing since October 2017.  She now officially has more hair than me, especially on the top of her head.  She is such a joy.  At the end of April she’ll be 18 months old.  Time sure flies.

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Farm Toy Traveling!

by Bill Walters

Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Greetings from Dyersville, and New York!!

I apologize for being a little late with my blog.  February has been a busy month.  I just returned from New York City where I attended the 2019 Toy Fair at the Jacob K. Javits Center.  2019 marks the 116th year of the show and over 30,000 people...

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New Year- New Farm Toys!

by Bill Walters

Posted on Monday, January 21, 2019

Happy 2019

Now that we finally have a little snow on the ground here in Iowa it definitely looks and feels like winter.   Some people hate the snow and cold weather.  After living in South Carolina when I was in the military, I have to tell you that I missed the cold and snow.  I’m not...

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

by Bill Walters

Posted on Monday, January 7, 2019

Holiday Greetings from Dyersville. 

I can’t believe it is already December.   How the time flies when you’re having fun.  I recently returned from the John Deere Parts Expo in Houston, TX.  It was great to talk to all of the attendees and show them some of the new products we have coming...

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Wild News from Bill

by Bill Walters

Posted on Friday, November 16, 2018

Greetings from Dyersville.
I finally have time to write this blog now that the National Farm Toy Show is over. It’s been a busy October and early November. Just a few weeks ago my granddaughter Lucy had her first birthday. She is so precious. You can’t see her shirt in this picture, but...
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Farm Shows, Farming & New Product FUN!

by Bill Walters

Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Greetings from wet Dyersville.
The last part of August into early September has been wet here in Dyersville. By now our grass is typically brown and we don’t have to mow our yard very often. This year we’ve had to mow just as often as in the spring. I guess we shouldn’t complain as...
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