Jerry Sims is known as The Happy Toymaker. When Sims off-handedly decided to make a toy for his boys it turned into something much bigger and completely unplanned. The toys are made with the young cowboy and cowgirl in mind, and their up to handle the task. The designs Sims comes up with are unique and personal, making it a toy like no other. Here’s how The Happy Toymaker came to be straight from the man himself.
“When my boys were small they asked for a blue doctoring chute for Christmas. After looking long and hard I found nothing — so I made one. Next, I had to make a 1/2 tub and snake with a load out chute to go with it and that was the beginning of the happy toy maker.
Since then I have made them round bale trailers that dump 14 wood round bales, a straight deck cattle trailer, a quonset barn with swinging doors, portable corrals, personalized beds with cut outs on the top, and branding irons with their names.
Since the boys have grown older, they have started to help make the toys for neighbors by running the band saw to cut out metal and running the computerized plasma torch to personalize the chutes. They also help design the pickups, trailers, semi trucks and straight deck cattle trailers so they can personalize each one.
I design and build western toys that are as rugged and durable as the kids who play with them. These toys are made of steel and are designed to last a lifetime and more. The craftsmanship and attention to detail are unmatched by other toys.”
Check out some of Sim’s designs below. Shop his entire collection of custom-built toys at thehappytoymaker.com.