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Friday, June 8, 2012


This is the third book I read by Xavier Arumí, and it won’t be the last. This time, instead of taking one only toymaker, Xavier writes about several  toymakers and toys, what makes the book very amusing to read. 

Each of the 14 articles have an extension of around 7 or 8 pages, and mostly focus on the history of some toy company (both Spanish, like Geyper, Congost or Airgam, and international, like Meccano, Lines Bros. or Lego). Other talk about one particular toy or game, like Monopoly or Cinexin.

The book is a compilation of the best articles appeared in, chosen by its author. They are still published there, so if you want to read them (for free) you can just visit that webpage and look for the articles you are interested in. If you do this, you’ll probably find other things that might interest you, because the webpage is constantly updated with new and exciting articles, dealing not only with toys, but with many other things.

Even if the articles are available online for free, I find that it is very nice to have this collection of article as a book (o e-book) for better clearness. 

If you’re interested in this book, you can buy it here. The book is written in Spanish, and has a price of 14 Euros plus shipping costs, or 3,75 Euros in electronic format.

About the autor: Xavier Arumí is the host of, has already written a few books about collecting and about toys, comic books (that he also illustrate), and novels. He is a collector himself, and as you can check on his website, or reading his books, a great expert on toys, apart from a good writer.

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