Fun Ho Toys

Fun Ho can trace its beginning back to the 1930s when Mr Jack Underwood started making toys from lead in his garage in Wellington, NZ. Around 1940 he opened a small foundry to produce components for use during WWII and in 1941 cast aluminium toys were produced as a sideline. About this time the "Fun Ho" trademark came into use. In 1945 the Underwood factory was moved to New Plymouth, where the company operated for a time from the Arcadia Hotel building. In 1947 the company moved to Inglewood where it remained until the factory closed. In the mid 1960's, another range of toys were produced, this time of a zinc alloy. Initially called Mobil Midgets, they were later simply called "Midgets". During the 1970s, over a million Fun Ho! toys were sold annually each year, but in the late 1970's, import restrictions were lifted and people started buying the cheaper imported toys which flooded the local market, instead of buying the Fun Ho! aluminium or diecast toys. By 1982, toy production ceased and in 1987 the factory finally closed after over 50 years of manufacturing.
Since then only small quantities have been made as reproductions for the collector market.




Product Image Item Name- Price
Drag Harrows (green, 93mm)

Drag Harrows (green, 93mm)

Drag Harrows. Made of aluminium by Fun Ho from 1954 - 1982. Stock number 509 . This toy is good original condition. There appears to be nothing...
$45.00
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Drag Harrows (turquoise, 93mm)

Drag Harrows (turquoise, 93mm)

Drag Harrows. Made of aluminium by Fun Ho from 1954 - 1982. Stock number 509 . This toy is good original condition. There appears to be nothing...
$45.00
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Humber Hawk Sedan (red, 162mm, Repro)

Humber Hawk Sedan (red, 162mm, Repro)

Humber Hawk Sedan Car. Made of aluminium by Fun Ho originally from 1950 - 1965. Stock number 193 . This toy is a reproduction & is in very nice...
$55.00
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Jet Aeroplane (green, 109mm)

Jet Aeroplane (green, 109mm)

Jet Aeroplane. Made of aluminium by Fun Ho from 1957 - 1974. Stock number 311 . This toy is great condition. There appears to be nothing missing or...
$75.00
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Large Farm Truck (red, 135mm)

Large Farm Truck (red, 135mm)

Large Farm Truck. Made of aluminium by Fun Ho from 1957 - 1974. Stock number 159B . This original toy is in good condition. There is a small casting...
$80.00
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Large Road Grader (yellow, 270mm)

Large Road Grader (yellow, 270mm)

Large Road Grader. Made of aluminium by Fun Ho from 1979 - 1982. Stock number 803 . This original toy is in good condition, The blade spring is...
$55.00
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Massey-Harris Tractor (dark blue, 74mm)

Massey-Harris Tractor (dark blue, 74mm)

Massey-Harris Tractor. Made of aluminium by Fun Ho from 1955 - 1976. This tractor appeared in the Fun Ho No. 3 Farm set with Fun Ho 310 Discs. This...
$45.00
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Massey-Harris Tractor (light blue, 74mm)

Massey-Harris Tractor (light blue, 74mm)

Massey-Harris Tractor. Made of aluminium by Fun Ho from 1955 - 1976. This tractor appeared in the Fun Ho No. 3 Farm Set with Fun Ho 310 Discs. This...
$45.00
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Medium Farm Trailer (green, 255mm)

Medium Farm Trailer (green, 255mm)

Medium Farm Trailer. Made of aluminium by Fun Ho from 1957 - 1983. Stock number 510 . This original toy is in good condition. There appears to be no...
$30.00
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Medium Farm Trailer (purple, 255mm)

Medium Farm Trailer (purple, 255mm)

Medium Farm Trailer. Made of aluminium by Fun Ho from 1957 - 1983. Stock number 510 . This original toy is in good condition. There appears to be no...
$30.00
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