Rokus van Blokland
Corry van Blokland Mobach
1965 Prototype Toy Loc

The prototype of a locomotive in 1965 is the first design in a wide range of trains, cars and buses. Many of these vehicles carry passengers who can look through the windows and get in and out. The caravan even has berths.

Spectral colours

The dolls have the colour of the spectrum: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet and red. They were packaged in the train in this order. The figures play along in many designs made by Rokus. During decades more than a million were made.

1967 Train with passengers

Size: 33 × 6 × 8 cm

Playing with a train

Photo: Piet Mobach

1967 Trains

Size: 33 × 6 × 8 cm

1971 Sio Metro

Size: 18 × 9 × 9 cm

1969 Bus with passengers

Size: 21 × 8 × 8 cm
Design box, 1974.

1970 Cars and trains with 'spielgut' quality mark.

Spielgut, founded in 1954 is an independent German organization that assigns to toys that meet strict requirements. Professionals from various disciplines such as medicine, psychology, education, art and architecture approve the toys on a number of criteria which include design, materials, colours, pedagogical principles and safety.

1972 Train with passengers

Size: 37 × 9 × 10,5 cm

1968 Car with caravan

Size: 26 × 7,5 × 8 cm

1969 Bus with passengers

Photo: Piet Mobach

1980 Bus with passengers

Since the design in 1969 the boxes have been different, the bus still the same.

1968 Exhibition 'designers' at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

Page from the catalogue

1978 Exhibition 'All wood is no timber' at Slot Zeist.

The bus is showed, from balk to bus with wheels.