German Diorama Store Display for Toys: Though its unclear to me exactly who produced these large diorama displays, or what stores featured them, they stand as interesting display pieces that have no U.S. counterparts. The entire ensemble consists of a plastic, terrain-like base, a heavy cardboard backdrop, and several figures and mini-rigs, all of which probably shipped together to whatever store this thing was destined to be used in.

There surely weren't many of these made, and many less have survived in such nice condition. Several similarly-scaled, diorama-like displays were issued in England as well, though their connection to this piece is uncertain.

Here's another close-up.

And a view from the top.

Description: Ron Salvatore
Photo: Ron Salvatore
From the collection of Ron Salvatore