OK, how's this for memories of the good old days? Remember Fordinand?

Original Fordinand

Photo above copied from Greystones 1959 Yearbook and color added

Do you think Fordinand started life looking like this?

Model of 1931 Ford

Photo above courtesy of David Roy, http://www.pbase.com/davidroyimages
It is a 1/24 scale model made of die cast metal by the Danbury Mint.