The Hong Kong Museum of History Holds “The Legend of Hong Kong Toys” Exhibition

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Star Wars Stormtroopers Help Launch the Exhibition 

If you are in Hong Kong between now and May 15, 2017 make it a point to visit a great new exhibition at the Hong Kong Museum of History. Entitled, "The Legend of Hong Kong Toys", the exhibit tells the story of Hong Kong's journey as a home for toy manufacturing. To learn more click here.

According to a press release:

Highlight exhibits include about 100 "Star Wars" stormtroopers lined up at the museum entrance; a grassy terrain covered with more than 1000 yellow ducks; a variety of classic toys made over the years such as gung zai zi (portrait picture cards); dress-up paper dolls; ju fan zai (play houses); robots and tin toys; the historical toy series "Mobile Suit Gundam"; toys from "Transformers" and "Star Wars"; Barbie dolls and interactive toys integrated with the latest technologies. 

The exhibition is a joint presentation by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the Hong Kong Toys Council and the Toys Manufacturers' Association of Hong Kong, and jointly organized by the Hong Kong Museum of History and  the Hong Kong Toys Council.

If you love history and / or toys try to make it if you can. Here are a few pictures of toys being shown:

IMG_5577Paper Dolls 1930's

Image_gallery-78cda8b6-8753-4e95-81e1-6ab67b259c4dRubber Duckies, Forward Winsome Industries, 1948

HKMH-Toy-532x800Battery Operated Astronaut, Kader Industrial Company, 1960's

 

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