Changing colors over time? (pic) Here are two toy cars from
the 1930's, both by Tootsietoy and both stamped "Made In United States of America." Both are light blue, or I think so. As I enlarged the picture, though, I wonder if the color "lilac" is appropriate for the pickup. I find it interesting that these two are quite different in color. Both are original, except for the pickup's wheels. The colors show that, at least in toy vehicles, light blue was not uncommon in the 1930's.Please forgive me for using examples from something other than 1:1 or 1:43. I just noticed that one of my favorite Packards from the 30's (1:43) is light blue; but it doesn't count, as it is a model that I built only a few years ago. Obviously, I like the color!