Cleveland Neon Clock ready for restoration

Antique Toy Restoration

 5858 Churchman ave.

Indianapolis, IN 46203



Tim with Cleveland Neon Clock
Restoring Your Memories


Most of us have many things stored in our attic that may have meant something special to us at some point in our lives. It is quite plausible that while doing some household cleaning you may come across an antique toy. These toys may be varied in condition from dusty, damaged, or even missing parts. Finding them after all these years will bring back the joy of childhood to you, and you will have found something that will be a token of your childhood. Now, antique restoration is no easy task. If you decide to take it upon yourself to restore your antique toy to its original pristine state, you will have to bear in mind certain things. The tips mentioned below will be helpful to you in case you have a toy car to restore.

  • Value: There is a huge market for restored toy cars these days. If your car is in good condition and is restored properly there will be many suitors who will be willing to pay top dollar for your toy. Many auction houses that function online have increased the market for such restored toys. You might even land a gold mine!! 
  • Advantage of metal toys: If the market trend has given any credence, toys cars made of metal have a bigger market and wider number of suitors compared to plastic or other material type toys. This is because the metal based toys are easier to restore as they will have minimum damage thorough the passage of time.  
  • Online Search: The emergence of the Internet has been huge to the toy restoration business. It has helped the buyers and sellers to find a common platform where they can discuss everything related to restoration. In addition, spare parts have now become available thanks to online spare parts stores.
  • Reason for restoration: Now different people have different ideas in mind while they do their toy restoration. Some do it to pass time, while for others it is a hobby. However, there are also people who are interested in restoration so they can pass on memories to the next generation, especially their grandkids. This not only helps to bring the two generations together,  but at the same time both will have a common item over which they can bond.

Hoosierboy Restorations has the tools, skills, and the resources to restore antiques and antique toys back to their original condition or better. Call (317) 734-3903 today!