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Toybox Time Machine: A Catalog of the Coolest Toys Never Made

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Recapture an innocent era of boundless commercial creativity in a beautifully illustrated tome featuring some of the greatest toys NEVER made (but wouldn't your world have been a better place if they had been?). It's also a tribute to the unbridled imaginations and madcap design and illustrative skills of the toy creators who drew inspiration from the robots, movie monsters, comic books and military men that kids adored, as well as the limitless possibilities of the space age. Showcased in catalogs, comics, trading cards, drug store and department store displays, somehow these geniuses knew what we wanted before we did. Marty Baumann has drawn inspiration from these incredible creators and extrapolated on those outlandish and appealing ideas, developing and illustrating an amazing array of fictional toys that reflect that optimistic era.


"I've loved working with Marty at Pixar. His brilliant typography and illustration have added so much to the quality of every Pixar film he's touched. Marty's a born storyteller, and in Toybox Time Machine he perfectly conjures a wonderful world of toys that really should have been!" –Harley Jessup, production designer, Pixar's Monsters, Inc., Ratatouille, The Good Dinosaur

"Marty is a creative juggernaut! His artistic sensibilities in print, animation, and overall design are fresh, fun and distinctive. He and his work are a delight." –Ferrell Barron, producer, Walt Disney Pictures

Foreword by Jim Steranko. Introduction by Byron Howard.


Marty Baumann

Condition & Attributes

Very Fine, issued without dustjacket



Publishing Information

San Diego
IDW Publishing

Physical Description

10.8 inches
7.25 inches
164 pages
color illustrations
pictorial boards