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