Grimacing Toy Chef Could Be Yours


What makes this 1950s tin toy chef so charming? I think it’s the toothless grimacing he does while flipping an egg, see above. But it’s something else too: a cartoonish throwback to before cheffing became glamorous.

It’s an original “CHEF COOK” toy from Y Company, and along with a collection of other borderline creepy vintage toys, it’s “fresh to market after being in storage for decades at the collector’s home.” It’s available here.

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