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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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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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