Collection of toys "Soviet childhood" Alexander Ustinov

• The collection of toys "Soviet childhood" Alexander Ustinov

Collection of toys

Alexander "Samodelkin" Ustinov for over 15 years collecting old Soviet toy. At school, he was involved in the self-circle in the club for young technicians at a machine-building factory "Red October" - building different models of vehicles engaged in alteration and improvement of various toys, collecting new ones from broken old. Even then, he plucked a large enough collection of different techniques and models, but in the early 2000s, the club was closed, and with the club property was destroyed and his personal collection.

This led to the creation of the new collection, but this time, Alexander decided not to collect model cars and toy cars and necessarily in their original form, without any alterations. At the same time, and the basic principle of the collection, which Alexander was laid adheres to this day: the maximum commitment to the original, at least new interventions. The collection quickly grew, Alexander learned a lot. Separate joy to find exactly the same cars, which were in his childhood. And although now a huge collection of Alexander, it still does not have all the toys that were just in his childhood.

Initially the collection format intended only technical, transport toys. But then, seeing how fast disappear toys that have recently been widespread, it was decided to expand the collection format. One of the first to the collection added October and Pioneer marks, designers, toy-books. At this point, the collection has become a claim to the title of the museum and Alexander became the first to hold traveling exhibitions. A little later in the collection were dolls, animals, rubber, plastic, celluloid toys, board games. Currently, Alexander is especially keen on filling most new doll of the collection. As recognized by Alexander - "All my life I was completely indifferent to the dolls, but now they captured me completely, and the last two years make up in my mind a serious competition to technology".

Collection of toys

The collection spans the period of the Soviet Union until 1990 and later, if the development of manufactured toys were made in Soviet times. The exact number of items in the collection can not be set t. To. Is not possible to make an inventory, but roughly Alexander managed to collect more than 1,000 toys of different model year and condition. The main part of the collection is packed and not available for any examination, in addition to not the best of circumstances (unheated garage with a leaky roof). But the most valuable exhibits are the usual one-room apartment, taking it almost all the free space, which is also quite useful for viewing.

Collection of toys

The dream of Alexander opened a veritable museum, with free access for everyone. According to him the collection should be available for a wide range of visitors: only if she lives. At a minimum, a bright and heated room in which you can place the exhibits collections and conduct tours. Alexander tries to negotiate with the administration of his district, but positive decisions have not yet been adopted.

Collection of toys

This report shows the total scope of the collection and Alexander asks to treat it with understanding - this is not an exhibition or a museum, it is a necessary measure to keep the exhibits in this form in the absence of other options. So do not pay attention to dust, I spontaneously descended to Alexander for a visit and had the opportunity to prepare for my coming. So, let's get acquainted with some of the exhibits of the collection:

Only in the Soviet Union jointed doll. It can be planted and it will normally sit.

Collection of toys

Doll with servo eyes.

Collection of toys

The horse on wheels. The exhibit is interesting in that it is self-made, rather than serial toys made from scrap materials.

Collection of toys

Wooden Pinocchio machines such normally in kindergartens - RAFiki and dump trucks. A top LTZ truck GAZ-52 has metal wheels.

Collection of toys

The electronic board game shooter, this is the beginning of the 1990s.

Collection of toys

Very interesting exhibits from the same collection of wooden toys. Pay attention to the style and design - it's a real Muscle car!

Collection of toys

A huge collection of Soviet puppet: celluloid, plastic, playful and decorative.

Collection of toys

The different models of wheeled vehicles.

Collection of toys

An exclusive and one most dorostoyaschih exhibits in the collection - electric plant production railroad "Moskabel". With the transformer, lighting, semaphores and arrows. Released 60 years ago. The complete set of such railway in our time is worth almost 100 thousand rubles.

Collection of toys

Planetary Electronics MI-11. Produced in the 1980s, and was taken as a basis developed in the United States BIG TRAK. It has memory and can execute a programmed sequence of actions. Perhaps one of the most technologically advanced toys in the USSR.

Collection of toys

A series of designers developing youth.

Collection of toys

Iconic toy 1960s - Lunokhod with cable remote control. He is able to travel back and forth, rotate, and open the cover with a solar battery.

Collection of toys

Toys occupy all available space in the apartment. ZILy with trailers of different years of manufacture and assembly of the ZIS-150 different years of release

Collection of toys

On a shelf in the kitchen are housed animals - rubber, plastic, celluloid.

Collection of toys

Racing cars Estonian Norma factory, known manufacturer of safety belts for cars.

Collection of toys

A large part of the collection is stored in the garage and absolutely not available for inspection.

Collection of toys

Numerous board games.

Collection of toys

Pedal children car Orenburzhets.

Collection of toys

Alexander shows how over time changed chassis design produced toys - for the first time have modified the design to enhance the details, but rather simplified in recent years the issue to reduce the cost of production.

Collection of toys

The majority of Soviet toy die here in this way. After that, it was discarded.

Collection of toys

Another doll.

Collection of toys

And you find toys that were in your childhood?