Age Grading of Toys
Suitable for infants and children aged 6 months and above; product is soft and easy to grab onto and should not break causing potential damage to child.
Suitable for children aged 18 months or above; product is designed not to break into small parts or have parts that could snap off and be swallowed by small children.
Suitable for children aged 2 years old and above; product is designed not to break into small parts or have parts that could snap off and be swallowed by small children.
Suitable for children aged 3 years old and above; product designed not to break into small parts or have parts that could snap off and be swallowed by small children.
Suitable for children aged 5 years old and above.
Suitable for children aged 8 years old and above and the collector.
Product is a collector edition or a highly detailed model that was not designed as a toy or intended to be played with.
Toys versus Collector Editions, Show Editions, & Precision Replicas
Items meant to be played with, whether in the living room or out in the sandbox. Toys usually have less detailed parts, have plastic wheels, and are lower priced than collector editions or precision replicas.
Items not meant to be played with, are mass-produced and represent a specific model of a tractor that won't be replicated as a toy. Collector editions usually have metal wheels, collector wording, special boxes, extra graphics and paint schemes not usually found on toys.
A special collector edition produced specifically for an event, such as the National Farm Toy Show or the Two-Cylinder Club Expo. Show editions usually are purchased from the show itself and are ordered in advance. Total quantities produced reflect the number of units ordered by customers. Show Editions normally are packaged in mail order boxes with colorful graphics on the boxes. Show Editions usually have metal wheels, collector wording molded in, special boxes, extra graphics and paint detail and represent a special real-life tractor. Many show editions replicate a tractor that was produced in very low quantities by the actual farm tractor manufacturer.
Precision Replicas are highly detailed models meant for the serious collector. Precision Replicas are higher priced than collector or show editions. Precision Replicas may have wires replicating electrical wiring, lights, working 3-point hitches, geared working steering, replica tires patterned after Original Manufacturer blueprints, and are usually produced mostly in metal and have few plastic parts.
Prestige Series replicas are similar to Precision Replicas and are highly detailed but may have many plastic parts included in the details.
Custom-built models are meant for the serious collector and are usually hand built by skilled people. Many custom-built models are produced in quantities of less than 1000 units. Custom-built models can be the highest priced models available. They may have wires to replicate electrical wiring, details to simulate lights, levers, engine parts, geared steering and realistic tires and wheels. Custom-built models are usually built of cast metal with rubber tires and a few may contain plastic parts is parts are available to the custom builder.