Trevin & Beth Greene - 429 Wildflower Drive - Fairfax, IA 52228

About Us - History

updated 5-3-16

Farm Toys for Fun is starting the 33rd year in the farm toy business and values customer satisfaction.  When you call us to place an order, you will be talking to the owners!  Trevin and Beth answer the phones, take the orders, and ship the orders.  We operate out of our home, so currently the best way to order is by phone or email (sales@farmtoysforfun.com).  However, we are open by appointment only so call to setup a time to come by.  Toys are not displayed… our inventory is organized in boxes and stored on shelves so you will need to know what you are looking for if you come.  We stock over 1500 different 1/64 scale farm toys made by Ertl, Die-Cast Promotions, Spec Cast, Scale Models, and others (new and older tractors and implements) including Case, Case-IH, Allis, Deutz-Allis, IH, John Deere, Ford, Massey Ferguson, White, AGCO, Big Buds, Knudsons, Versatiles, and Steiger.  If we don’t have it in stock, we will try to find it for you. 

We also carry a large inventory of custom made tractors and implements, show tractors, and all older 1/64 tractors made by Ertl in the 70’s and 80’s. 

If you would like a complete 11-page price list of over 1500 farm toys, click the complete price list link below and print it out on your printer.  The price list on our website changes often.  You will be amazed at the number of different 1/64 scale farm toys on our price list. 

Trevin & Beth Greene (Farm Toys For Fun owners)

 

Trevin & Beth (current owners) with Cathy & Al (previous owners)

- at the Mason City Toy Show - 4/13/14

 

Farm Toys for Fun History

On March 1st, 2014 Beth and Trevin Greene purchased Farm Toys for Fun from Al and Cathy Van Kley.  Al and Cathy decided to retire and sell their farm toy company.  They enjoyed working with all of their customers and dealers over the past 30 years.  Having met many great customers, friends and business partners, deciding to retire and sell their company has been difficult but they are looking forward to retirement!

 Trevin and Beth will continue to handle the product lines Al and Cathy were carrying and look forward to working with you into the future!!  Trevin & Beth are looking forward to running the business and plan to offer the same great service and personal touch the Van Kley’s have always prided themselves on.

 Some of you may know Trevin already; he has collected 1/64 farm toys for over 25 years and helped the Van Kleys at many toy shows over the years including the National Farm Toy Show in Dyersville, Iowa. 

 Trevin has been collecting 1/64th farm toys since he was 8 years old.  His grandfather lived across the street from him and got him interested in “farming the carpet”.  Trevin grew up outside Cedar Rapids, Iowa in the country, working and helping local farmers with field work and whatever else needed to be done.  Also he worked for the family business building homes.  After High School, Trevin worked in construction and then completed his electrical apprenticeship to become a Journeyman electrician.  About the time Trevin and Beth got married, he went to college, got his Ag Business degree and has been an Ag salesman ever since.  Additionally, Trevin has been working with Al and Cathy at farm toy shows for many years.

 Beth grew up in Waterloo, Iowa where her family operated a Construction business.  After High School, Beth graduated from The University of Northern Iowa with a Management of Information Systems degree.  She began working directly out of college in the Information Technology field at a food and beverage manufacturing company.  Shortly after meeting Trevin, Beth went back to school and got her MBA from the University of Iowa while working full time. 

Beth and Trevin have three young children at home and will also continue working at their current jobs.  We are excited to meet and work with many great farm toy collectors, customers and business partners.  We look forward to serving you and helping you find the next great toy for your collection. 

Due to the attention that a young family and full time jobs demand, often we will be pulling and packing orders after the kids are in bed.  However, phone calls and emails will always be answered and returned.  When you call, if we can’t answer we will call you back as soon as possible. You can also fax an order to 319-357-8012.  In the next several months, we plan to implement shopping cart technology on the website to allow for easier ordering. 

Al & Cathy Van Kley - previous owners of Farm Toys For Fun

12 Tips for Collecting:

1. Collect whatever you want.

2. Collecting is for fun, enjoy it.

3. It's your money - buy what interests you.

4. Most all farm toy dealers will treat you fairly - listen to their advice - ask questions.

5. Prices on toys vary because of condition: rough, good, repaint, mint, and new in the package/box.

6. Know the difference between originals, customs, repaints, and reproductions (find out who built the toy).

7. Investment should not be the main reason for collecting farm toys (in most cases).

8. Most farm toys hold their value - some go up and some go down.

9. Farm toys left in their original packages will always have more value.

10. Farm toy auctions set a value for pricing many toys - attend some farm toy auctions.

11. Check farm toy web sites. Look at eBay, but be careful.

12. The farm toy world is a great bunch of people - attend some farm toy shows and meet them.

 

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FARM TOYS FOR FUN
429 WILDFLOWER DRIVE
FAIRFAX, IA 52228
PHONE - 319-550-0661
FAX - 319-357-8012

E-MAIL: sales@farmtoysforfun.com