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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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What's New with ERTL Farm Toys?

by Bill Walters

Posted on Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Greetings from Dyersville!

Here we are at the start of another year.  I can’t wait to talk to you about our new items, and plans for 2020.  My wife and I were able to get away for a few days in Arizona.  I’ve been told that Arizona is typically warmer than Iowa in the winter, but while we...

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Greetings from Dyersville!

by Bill Walters

Posted on Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Happy December!  Christmas is almost here, and it’s time to reflect on 2019 and get ready for 2020.  From all of us here in Dyersville that work on our Ertl product we wish each and every one of you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

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New Releases and Special Deals!

by Bill Walters

Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Greetings from Dyersville!

It’s been quite the November here in Dyersville.  The National Farm Toy Show is over, and we already have snow on the ground.  I feel sorry for the farmers who are still trying to get out the soybeans and corn.  Mother nature doesn’t want to cooperate this year...

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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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