Zhang Yang, the curator of Bejing Tin Toy museum, began to collect tin toy for nearly 20 years since he was a teenager. As long as talking about the tin toy, he is excited.
The collection of his tin toy is increasing to about three thousand pieces from several at the beginning, which makes him have to vacate the room to place the collection but still crowded.
Tracing the origins of collecting toys, Zhang Yang was intrigued by an old toy when cleaning the room, cherishing the warm memories of childhood. He started to collect toys from flea market, which lasted 20 years unexpectedly.
Zhang Yang not only collects toys, but also ponders subtlety of toys.
DFH tractor is the best proof of that era.
Talking about why he loves tin toy, he thinks tin gives him a strong feeling and it has feeling of vicissitudes which is different with other toys.
Million - tons hydraulic press is the treasure of museum. Less than five to eight pieces existed in the world, which makes it valuable.
In Zhang Yang's opinion, collecting toys is a kind of hobby, also a kind of relax. He can feel easy in the room filled with collections when he is under pressure.
His wife supports his hobby and choice. “It is good for one person to stick on a thing which gives me a sense of security.”