Extinct Toys

Old fashioned wooden toys - with a modern twist!
Table and chairs
The new car


These links will take you to my Facebook page
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Current site update: November 2017

About Extinct Toys

"Extinct Toys" is about old fashioned wooden toys, with a few modern twists thrown in.

Basically it's me, in my garage, making toys for my grandchildren - and sometimes other people like them too.

Please note: I do this as a hobby. My daughter does the majority of the painting for me now,
and we
do this in our spare time. We get things done when time permits!

I can't supply large orders and cannot supply to overseas addresses, plus I can not accept email orders.
Realistically, the only way to catch us is at a local market when I have some leftover toys.

On this page you will find info on markets I can sometimes be found at (dependingon whether or not I have time)
Check my Facebook page for times and places...


I am always trying different designs and welcome feedback on the toys, especially ideas for new ones, and ways of improving the old ones.

Click this link to send me an email:


*** FaceBook group for market organisers and stall holders: Southand Stallholders Networking ***

...LOCAL MARKETS where you can find Extinct Toys...





On the third Saturday of each month.


Saturday, 18 November

Venue: The Presbyterian Church hall
Meldrum Street, opposite the Memorial Hall.
Time: 9:30am - 1:30pm

Food stalls, make-up, baby clothes, knitting, embroidery,
hand crafts, hand-made cards, plants, clothing, toys,
wood work

Morning tea, devonshire teas, soup and cooked sausages available.

Church Hall, Meldrum Street

Church Hall, Meldrum Street

(Note: No January market.)


October to March, last Saturday of the month
plus Easter and Queen's Birthday


25 November

Venue: Real Journeys Fiordland Events Centre

Travelling into Te Anau via the Mossburn/Te Anau Highway the Market is situated on the left side of Luxmore Drive at the Real Journeys Fiordland Community Centre. The centre is directly next door to the Te Anau Fire Station (located on the corner of Mokoroa Street).

Te Anau Market


Te Anau site

Two markets each year
April / May & October

Click here to go to the
Facebook page
for market & contact information


April / May 2018

Saturday & Sunday
10:00am - 4:00pm both days.

Onslow Bowls

Southland Indoor Bowls, Onslow Street

On the first Saturday of each month



Venue: Oyster Festival venue
Lee Street, Bluff

Bluff Flyer

Held on the first Saturday of each month (except January), 10am - 1pm, Bluff Oyster Festival Site cnr Lee and Barrow Sts. Pedestrian access available of the main road (Gore St) next to the Service Centre. 
Vibrant wee market with a neat variety of stalls from crafts to plants, food, produce and more! 
If you are interested in having a stall, please contact: or 212 8795. 
Also check out our facebook page:

Seriously, this is a great little market.
It's a great trip down to Bluff...

(& don't forget to try the oysters
when they are in season...!)


(you can enlarge this map
to read it more easily)

If you would like me to add your market to this list, click this link to send me an email:




What's happening in the garage...?


Here, there be pirates!




"What did you buy?"
"I bought a jeep!"

Here, there be pirates!




(Thanks to Don for the pattern - slightly modified)     (Thanks to Don for the pattern - slightly modified)  
Trains rats tail knitting LMS Jeep Dudes Table and chairs
Toot! Toot! Scroll knitting Last Man Standing Jeep with trailer and driver Table & Chairs
        Order only





For materials I use recycled beech and rimu, some pine and any other high quality, old wood I can put to a good use.

I have to say a big thank you to my daughter who has taken over the majority of the painting with her excellent artistic skills.

All toys use child and food-safe materials for coating:
Resene© water based paints and some Dulux© (e.g. spray painted wheels)
Rustin's Danish oil, Worktop oil or Cutting Board oil (all products named are sold as child and food safe)
(...and in some cases, food colouring!)

Glues used include interior and exterior PVA and a small amounts of ADOS where I am joining different materials.



Test driven by...

Our grandchildren + their friends (That's who they are made for, after all!)



Recycled wood sources

Please contact me if you can help.

If you have good quality timber you no longer need (e.g. old furniture, beds etc) and I can use the wood, I will happily collect and take it off your hands, providing the wood is useable and is in good condition (e.g. no borer or other insect damage, no mould)




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