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Below is a list of key events in the 67 year history of TimMee, Processed Plastic and B-Line Toys.

1948 - Processed Plastic Company
Founded by Ross Bergman & partners in Aurora, Illinois to produce toy vehicles.

1948 - Tim-Mee Toys
Founded by John Baumgartner of the Anchor Brush Company - Aurora, Illinois
Began producing toy figures to keep machinery in use during factory inactivity.

1956 - Ross Bergman Takes Over
Buys out partners and becomes sole owner of the Processed Plastic Company.
Sons Robert and David join the company.

1961 - Bergman Manufacturing Company
Organized as the manufacturer of all Processed Plastic products.

1961 - Aurora to Montgomery
The companies moved from 500 Rathbone Ave. in Aurora, Ill to a new and larger factory
at 1001 Aucutt Rd, Montgomery, Ill.

1964 - Buy Out
The Bergman Manufacturing & Trading Company, Inc. (PP) purchases TimMee Toys
effective January 1st, 1965. Sons Robert and David join the company.

1968 - Moldrite Plastic & Engineering Co.
Created to produce molds (for Processed Plastic toys) in Addison, Ill. 

1969 - Ross Bergman Steps down
Robert S. Bergman becomes president of Processed Plastic Co. 

1993 - Robert S. Bergman Steps down
Robert R. Bergman becomes president of Processed Plastic Co.

1998 - 50th Anniversary 
The company celebrates 50 years in the toy business.

2004 - The Merger
Strombecker Corporation and Processed Plastic Co. merge to become Tootsie Toy.

2005 - End of the Line
Processed Plastic sells its intellectual property assets at auction during the summer.

 2011 - Age of Reissues
J. Lloyd International Inc, (based in Grand Rapids, Iowa and established in 1984) begins reissuing classic figures and vehicles from their factory in Kalkaska, Michigan.

2019 - New Moniker
J. Lloyd International Inc. changes its name to Alpha International Inc.

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Fiber said...

Hey, I would of posted this under the Large Scale Army section, but unfortunately it did not have a commenting area, for the Dune Buggy I was able to find a sealed (sold) verison on ebay, which may be more accurate considering the photo shown is missing the turret on top. https://www.ebay.com/itm/204293264351?hash=item2f90d3d3df%3Ag%3AfaYAAOSw9cxkKgzU&amdata=enc%3AAQAIAAAAwKxPIeyXwXkZIzT%2FhAW05VzWhiDYTGOW6qkVH0I6KhOoD8f7HWe7ZF73OrFDl9ZFMDKMJ0q28r2%2FSsTONMX4y%2BmqyZf27ohHAq57OgGOQpUhJnzVJ1IsjhLdyWCo6uR%2BWPZbUO1mmj5Wu7mSfsIzJwlxdZUgL0M9chiqsiyV6LSWlKULVCt13iXvCNjSFZUkF8lNRy9MejpJfZwRidXhRg%2BbhtrhE9kE9v3mvFTD7IjEmFs4LtsGNmZwX5rIpUupaQ%3D%3D%7Ctkp%3ABk9SR_zf67SfYg&nma=true&si=DJ51sqoM7velPdW8WnYipy9LYgg%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

There is the link to the item, if you wouldn't like to click on it I understand, so here is the description of the (sold) ebay listing New in Box NIB Tim Mee Plastic Military Dune Buggy Desert Blaster Timmee USA

TimMee Army said...

That's definitely a more suitable photo. I've always wanted to get one for the blog but I rarely see them on Ebay.
I'll fix the comment section on the Large Scale section.
Thank you for pointing these things out. :)