Every photo in this book was taken with a 1970s Polaroid SX-70 camera. Polaroid pictures are often fuzzy and imperfect, just like memories from childhood. It is that similarity that inspired me to start photographing toys. They seem like a perfect subject for a camera that conjures up such warm feelings.While there may be hundreds of books available on the subject of toys, many of them are essentially resource materials or catalogs intended mainly for collectors and enthusiasts. This is not one of them. Instead, it’s a photography book of a small selection of toys which I’ve had since childhood or have collected recently, presented in narratives and situations I thought would be interesting or humorous. I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I’ve enjoyed making them.