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ERTL Summer Farm Toy Recap

by Bill Walters

Posted on June 22, 2018 - 10:45am

Greetings from Dyersville.
It was great talking to some of you at the Summer Farm Toy Show here in Dyersville. I always enjoy the show as we get to showcase our new items and talk to many of you about farm toys. My birthday is also in June, so this show makes me realize I’m getting...
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Bill's travels, Newest Product and Bring Your Kids to Work Day

by Bill Walters

Posted on May 11, 2018 - 2:30pm

Greetings from Dyersville.

Now that we’re into May, the temperatures are finally warming up. It’s finally warm enough for some field work and planting my garden. We just need some more heat to get the soil temperature up a little higher. Last month I visited the CNHi Industrial...
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New Releases and How did Bill Walters Get His Name?

by Bill Walters

Posted on April 12, 2018 - 11:15am

Greetings from Dyersville.

I can’t believe we’re in the middle of April already. Once the weather starts warming up I’m ready to get outside and start working on the yard. A while ago I found an old picture of my dad and his team of horses. My dad loved these horses, along with all the...
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Where in the World is Bill Walters

by Bill Walters

Posted on February 21, 2018 - 2:15pm

Greetings from Dyersville.

I’m just back from spending a few days in Germany at the huge Nuremberg International Toy Fair.TOMY has a very nice showroom at Nuremberg where we displayed our new products for 2018.I’m sure some of you are aware that Britains farm toys are part of TOMY, just...
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Happy New Year!

by Bill Walters

Posted on January 16, 2018 - 3:00pm

Greetings from Dyersville.

I hope your 2018 is starting off good. Here in Iowa we are very cold! A few weeks ago 30 degrees felt very cold and right now it would feel great! As I drove into work on January 2nd, the temperature outside was -17 degrees. With the exception of the 8...
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National Farm Toy Show Recap

by Bill Walters

Posted on December 5, 2017 - 1:15pm

Greetings from Dyersville.

It’s hard to believe the Holidays are upon us and 2017 is coming to a close! Hopefully you have wrapped up harvest where you are from. I had a great time talking to everyone at the National Farm Toy Show.
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What's New for the National Farm Toy Show from ERTL

by Bill Walters

Posted on October 10, 2017 - 10:30am

Greetings from Dyersville.

I can’t believe it’s already early October. Harvest time is starting here in Northeast Iowa. Our hot temps and dry conditions have given some farmers the green light to get started. Our neighbor started last week. The dry conditions must have also caused...
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Hello Fall 2017! New releases to look forward to!

by Bill Walters

Posted on September 14, 2017 - 11:30am

Greetings from Dyersville.

Where did the summer go? It’s now into September and the cold temps have already visited us here in Iowa. I was able to attend the Iowa State Fair this year. I always enjoy looking at the tractor restorations done by the various FFA chapters. The grand...
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It's County Fair Time!

by Bill Walters

Posted on August 3, 2017 - 3:45pm

Greetings from Dyersville.

We’re now into early August and it will soon be time for kids to go back to school. In Northeast Iowa the crops look pretty good. Some areas have had too much rain, while others are wishing they could get a little more rain.

The crop dusters are...
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Summer Farm Toy Show: Recap

by Bill Walters

Posted on June 22, 2017 - 10:15am

Greetings from Dyersville.

It was great to talk to some of you at the recent Summer Farm Toy show here in Dyersville. The weather was really nice and there were still farmers in the field.

Every year at the Summer Farm Toy Show we announce the “Farm Show” units for the year...
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