Paul Baxter, 50, from Preston, was alluded to a respiratory facility in the wake of heading off to his GP with a chest disease.
Amid a bronchoscopy surgeons recognized “something little and orange” at the base of his lung.
“I think I’ll keep it everlastingly,” Mr Baxter said.
The postman said he went to the specialists with a “marsh standard winter frosty” and thought he was getting normal checks.
A report in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) said surgeons had suspected the patient – a long haul smoker – had a tumor yet when they expelled the mass they found it was a “missing Playmobil movement cone”.
Mr Baxter stated: “I did what each child does. I used to eat my toys. I more likely than not had it in my mouth and it went down my windpipe. Be that as it may, I don’t recollect feeling anything.
“It was quite recently sat there for a long time. I had pneumonia when I was 18 and nothing was gotten at that point. I was in healing facility in 2004 with a mind ulcer and had a MRI filter yet again nothing was gotten.”
At the point when a specialist put a camera down his throat, Mr Baxter reviews: “He said he could see something orange at the base of my lung…I couldn’t think what little and orange thing could be in there.
“[When they pulled it out] everybody just began snickering, the specialists, nurture, every one of us.”
Mr Baxter said he perceived the cone from a model railroad set he had when he was seven.
“I discover it totally clever,” he stated, including: “No, it isn’t on the mantelpiece. It is in a jug they gave me, in the pantry.
“I figure I will keep it always, pass it on to my grandchildren.
“We do watch them around toys now. We need to.”