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Farm Toy Updates and Team Introductions!

by Bill Walters

Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Even though February is a short month it sure seems long.  It’s been a cold and snowy month, but hopefully warmer weather is finally on its way.  My goal is to work harder so I forget about the weather.  In my last blog I mentioned that we would start introducing other members of our team.  This...

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Happy New Year from ERTL Farm Toys!

by Bill Walters

Posted on Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Greetings from Dyersville!

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a great holiday.  I’m glad 2020 is over and we have moved on to 2021! Now that the days are getting longer I’m already thinking about spring.  On December 29th Mother Nature blessed us with the last snow of 2020.  

I try...

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ERTL Farm Toy Special Announcements!

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Posted on Friday, December 18, 2020

Greetings from Dyersville!

I can’t believe it is December already.  November was a busy month full of surprises.  The month started out quickly as the Walters family added another member.  My grandson, Jack David was born on November 2nd.

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National Farm Toy Show and Farm Toy News

by Bill Walters

Posted on Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Greetings from Dyersville!

October has drawn to an end and it’s almost time for the National Farm Toy show.   This year’s show is a little different than normal.  The main show is being held in a different building here in Dyersville.  The former “American Homes” building is just down the...

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Special Edition ERTL Farm Toys News

by Bill Walters

Posted on Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Greetings from Dyersville!

It’s been a busy last 30 days as we’re now into September.  In my last blog I gave an update on my sweet corn.  Here is an image of some of the crop this year.  You can’t beat fresh sweet corn from the garden.

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Brand New Puller Tractors, ERTL 75th Anniversary Sets and more!

by Bill Walters

Posted on Thursday, August 20, 2020

Greetings from Dyersville!

Here we are in August and the summer is flying by. The corn looks good around Dyersville as we’ve gotten some much-needed rain in early July.  One of the storms had some wind that did a number on my sweet corn.

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2020 Farm Show Units and More!

by Bill Walters

Posted on Monday, July 20, 2020

Greetings from Dyersville!

I can’t believe it’s already July.  Where did June go?  The corn in Iowa is really growing now that we’re getting some of the normal, hot summer days.  Hopefully this weather pattern continues and the crops continue to thrive.

If you’ve read some of my...

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New Toy Tractors Coming and Virtual Summer Farm Toy Show!

by Bill Walters

Posted on Monday, June 1, 2020

Greetings from Home!

One of the nice things about working from home is having more time to be outside in the yard, and also the garden. 

Every spring, for the last 40+ years I get to see if our trusty garden tiller will start again.  I have a love/hate relationship with this tiller...

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Farm Toy News from Home!

by Bill Walters

Posted on Monday, April 27, 2020

Greetings from Home!

I hope this blog finds everyone safe and sound.  Most of the ERTL crew are now working from home as we practice “social distancing.”

Out my window I can see farm equipment starting to go down the road as everyone is getting itchy to get into the fields.  Let’s...

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Farm Toys and Travels

by Bill Walters

Posted on Friday, March 13, 2020

Greetings from Dyersville & Germany & New York!

I’m sorry for the delay in this blog, but my recent travels have me playing catch up.  I was privileged to be able to attend the 2020 Nuremberg International Toy Fair in Germany.  Started in 1949 it is the largest International Trade...

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