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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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Summer 2018 is flying by!

by Bill Walters

Posted on Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Greetings from Dyersville.
Where has the summer gone? It seems like only last week it was June, and now August is here.

I just got done picking our sweetcorn before the raccoons get it. As I talked earlier my stand wasn’t the greatest this year. My wife thinks it would be...
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ERTL Summer Farm Toy Recap

by Bill Walters

Posted on Friday, June 22, 2018

Greetings from Dyersville.
It was great talking to some of you at the Summer Farm Toy Show here in Dyersville. I always enjoy the show as we get to showcase our new items and talk to many of you about farm toys. My birthday is also in June, so this show makes me realize I’m getting...
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Bill's travels, Newest Product and Bring Your Kids to Work Day

by Bill Walters

Posted on Friday, May 11, 2018

Greetings from Dyersville.

Now that we’re into May, the temperatures are finally warming up. It’s finally warm enough for some field work and planting my garden. We just need some more heat to get the soil temperature up a little higher. Last month I visited the CNHi Industrial...
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