The Beatles, toy guns and a wind- up robot; The British Toy Fair 1968

 
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6a0133ec87bd6d970b01348638a8d1970c-200wi Everyone enjoyed the video of the 1961 New York Toy Fair that I thought I would post this newsreel done of the 1968 British Toy Fair.  I found it to be kind of interesting, funny and wistful.  Toys being made and packaged at a British factory; the profusion of trains; the black and white film; the popularity of toy guns; a funky wind up robot and even Beatles marionettes.

It was all so quaint but one sentence brought spun my head around.  The announcer stated after presenting images of a toy racing set:  “Toys have to be either technical or childlike.”  Maybe things haven’t changed as much as we think.

To have a look, click on this link: http://www.britishpathe.com/record.php?id=45050

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