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What's New for the National Farm Toy Show from ERTL

by Bill Walters

Posted on October 10, 2017 - 10:30am

Greetings from Dyersville.

I can’t believe it’s already early October. Harvest time is starting here in Northeast Iowa. Our hot temps and dry conditions have given some farmers the green light to get started. Our neighbor started last week. The dry conditions must have also caused...
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Hello Fall 2017! New releases to look forward to!

by Bill Walters

Posted on September 14, 2017 - 11:30am

Greetings from Dyersville.

Where did the summer go? It’s now into September and the cold temps have already visited us here in Iowa. I was able to attend the Iowa State Fair this year. I always enjoy looking at the tractor restorations done by the various FFA chapters. The grand...
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It's County Fair Time!

by Bill Walters

Posted on August 3, 2017 - 3:45pm

Greetings from Dyersville.

We’re now into early August and it will soon be time for kids to go back to school. In Northeast Iowa the crops look pretty good. Some areas have had too much rain, while others are wishing they could get a little more rain.

The crop dusters are...
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Summer Farm Toy Show: Recap

by Bill Walters

Posted on June 22, 2017 - 10:15am

Greetings from Dyersville.

It was great to talk to some of you at the recent Summer Farm Toy show here in Dyersville. The weather was really nice and there were still farmers in the field.

Every year at the Summer Farm Toy Show we announce the “Farm Show” units for the year...
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New Releases from ERTL

by Bill Walters

Posted on May 19, 2017 - 1:15pm

Greetings from Dyersville.

We’ve recently announced some new items that will be coming out within the next few months. I want to talk about a few of these items and give you some additional background information. First is the 1:64 Iowa State branded Magnum 380 tractor. Case IH asked...
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Spring is Here!

by Bill Walters

Posted on April 3, 2017 - 10:15am

Greetings from Dyersville. Now that Spring is here, I can’t wait to see fieldwork starting in Northeast Iowa. Farmers are itching to get started. Every time I do another blog, I’m always looking at what new product we have coming out and whether or not I can start talking about them. ...

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Awards and Giving Back

by Bill Walters

Posted on March 2, 2017 - 2:45pm

Greetings from Dyersville.

February is over and we’re now into March. We just returned from the American International Toy Fair that’s held every February in New York City. Every year we setup a booth to showcase all of the new product we have coming out. Below is an image of one of our...
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Looking forward to February

by Bill Walters

Posted on February 1, 2017 - 10:00am

Greetings from Dyersville.

It’s nice to get January behind us and look forward to February being a short month. Even though it goes by quickly, February is always an exciting time for us.

We are busy getting ready for the New York Toy Fair at the Javits Convention Center...
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2016 John Deere Parts Expo, Austin Texas

by Bill Walters

Posted on January 5, 2017 - 2:00pm

Greetings from Dyersville. I hope everyone had a great New Year, 2016 went by so quickly. I was privileged to attend the John Deere Parts Expo in December. John Deere hosts this event every other year. This year it was in Austin, TX.

We were able to talk to many John Deere dealers at...
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New Introductions for Case IH

by Bill Walters

Posted on November 22, 2016 - 3:15pm

Greetings from Dyersville.

In this blog I’ll give you some additional information on two new items that we introduced at the National Farm Toy Show for Case IH collectors.

Let’s start with the 1:16th Case Steam Engine that is being produced to commemorate the 175th Anniversary of...

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