• Short Summary

    A PREVIEW IN LONDON TODAY (WEDNESDAY) OF THE TOYS OF THE FUTURE. IT WAS THE?

  • Description

    1.
    CU MODEL TANK APPROACHES CAMERA AND FIRES GUN
    0.33

    2.
    LV CHILDREN PLAY WITH AUTOMATIC DOGS
    0.44

    3.
    CU LITTLE GIRL WITH DOGS
    1.00

    4.
    LV DOG WALKS TO LITTLE BOY
    1.11

    5.
    CU LITTLE BOY WHISTLES TO DOG, WHICH MOVES OFF
    1.23

    6.
    MV TRAIN ROUND CIRCUIT.
    1.37



    Initials AA/V/RM/PC



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A PREVIEW IN LONDON TODAY (WEDNESDAY) OF THE TOYS OF THE FUTURE. IT WAS THE HARROGATE INTERNATIONAL TOY FAIR. THE TOYS OF THE FUTURE APPEAR TO HAVE EVERYTHING; LIFELIKE WORKING ACTIONS WITH SOUND EFFECTS AS WELL.

    THE WOODEN SOLDIERS OF YESTERYEAR WOULD HAVE BEEN NO MATCH FOR THIS TANK. BATTERY-DRIVEN AND MADE OF ALMOST UNBREAKABLE POLYTHENE THE TANK CAN BE AIMED IN ANY DIRECTION. THE BANG, FLASH, AND RECOIL OF ITS AUTOMATIC ACTION ARE ENOUGH TO FRIGHTEN A BATTALION OF TOY INFANTRY.

    AND NOW "CHAP - THE OBEDIENT DOG" THE ONLY FULLY TRANSISTORISED TOY IN GREAT BRITAIN. A WHISTLE, A CLAP, OR A SHARP WORD ARE ENOUGH TO SET THE DOG IN ACTION. HE DOES JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING BUT EAT OR BITE. HE RUNS TO THE WHISTLER YAPPING. ANOTHER WHISTLE AND HE TURNS HIS HEAD AND WAGS HIS EARS AND TAIL. RETAILING IN GREAT BRITAIN FOR SIX GUINEAS GBP6 - 6 SHILLINGS) HE IS CHEAPER THAN A LIVE PEDIGREE DOG.

    THIS TRAIN NOT ONLY REGISTERS ON THE EYE AND EAR, BUT THE NOSE AS WELL FOR YOU CAN SMELL THE SMOKE PUFFING OUT OF THE FUNNEL. THE BATTERY-POWERED TRAIN HAS AN ELECTRIC ELEMENT INSIDE THE ENGINE WHICH HEATS AN OIL-FILLED RESERVOIR AND UP COMES THE SMOKE. IT HAS A TWO-TONE WHISTLE WITH EACH NOTE CONTROLLABLE BY THE OPERATOR. THERE'S NO STRAYS ON THIS TRACK.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1K0B2WLV1LOPILK73OIOJT53G
    Media URN:
    VLVA1K0B2WLV1LOPILK73OIOJT53G
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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