Jack in the Box Toy

the Best Classic Jack in the Box Toys

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The humble Jack in the Box toy is one of those simple yet endearing childrens toys that has certainly stood the test of time.

The earliest known reference dates ‘Jack’ back to the early 1500’s, when a young prince received a Jack in the Box as a gift for his 5th birthday, according to an article published by the Nuremburg Toy Museum.

The Jack in the Box proved to be surprisingly popular amongst the nobility of the time and continues to delight and surprise both children and adults even to this day.

Jester Musical Jack in the Box

classical tin toy by Schylling

Jester Musical Jack in the Box toy

The classic pop up toys of the forties and fifties often featured a Jester or clown, who would pop up from his tin box to the tune of ‘Pop goes the Weasel’ and this classically styled Jack in the Box by Schylling adheres closely to this vintage design.

The Jester Musical Jack in the Box was featured in a hilarious scene from the 2003 movie ‘Elf’, featuring Will Ferrell as an oversized elf who is banished from Santa’s workshop in the North Pole and ends up working at a New York toy shop, testing the pop up toys. See the video below.

Jack in the Box Scene from Elf

starring Will Ferrell

  • Traditionally Designed Musical Pop up Toy
  • Authentic Tin Plate Construction
  • Plays Pop goes the Weasel
  • One of the Best Selling Childrens Musical Toys

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Peter the Rabbit Jack in the Box

Plays Pop goes the Weasel

The tales of Beatrix Potter’s Peter the Rabbit have been delighting small children for generations and this Peter the Rabbit old fashioned Jack in the Box will delight and entertain them equally as much.

The musical tin box features actual illustrations from the books and the cute little plush Peter Rabbit that pops up is just adorable and not quite as scary as some clown jack in the boxes can be to small children.

The wind up handle is easy for little fingers to turn and even the smallest of children will be able to return Peter to his box, ready to witness the magic over and over again.

  • Traditionally Designed Musical Pop up Toy
  • Authentic Tin Plate Construction
  • Plays Pop goes the Weasel
  • One of the Best Selling Childrens Musical Toys

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Thomas the Tank Engine Jack in the Box

by Thomas & Friends

Thomas the Tank Engine Jack in the Box

Children the world over have been captivated and enthralled by the stories written about Thomas the Tank Engine, created by the Reverend Wilbert Awdry and turned into an equally entertaining TV series in 1979 called Thomas and Friends, narrated by Ringo Starr.

The manufacturers of the the Thomas Jack in the Box have thoughtfully powered the toy with a less powerfull mechanism than your average musical box, so that Thomas reveals himself slowly, in order not to frighten smaller children.

The usual Pop goes the Weasel tune has also been replaced with the Thomas the Tank Engine theme and the tin box is beautifully decorated with bright and vibrant Thomas illustrations, making for the complete Thomas experience for younger fans.

  • Slow Reveal Mechanism for younger children
  • Official Thomas the Tank Engine Merchandise
  • Plays the Thomas the Tank Engine Theme Tune
  • Features Beautiful Thomas Illustrations

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