For the past two days, a children's wonderland was on show at Grosvenor House in London's West End: over forty firms displayed an immense variety of toys and games at the 8th London Toy Show.
GV EXT. Grosvenor Hotel
GV INT. Toy fair
SV & SCU Singing doll (2 shots)
SV & CU Action Man in World Cup outfit (2 shots)
SV "Giggles" laughing doll
TV INT. Toy fair
STV Children playing with toys
SV & CU April Shower doll (2 shots)
SV & CU The Wall Walkers
GV & SV PAN Superfast cars (Matchbox) (2 shots)
SV Young boy cuddling 6 ft. Teddy Bear
Background: For the past two days, a children's wonderland was on show at Grosvenor House in London's West End: over forty firms displayed an immense variety of toys and games at the 8th London Toy Show.
Trade buyers were offered dolls with all sorts of new accomplishments; mechanical gadgets large and small; a miniature world of transport and space travel -- and good old-fashioned cuddly toys.
The organisers had thought of everything: they had even invited actual children to try out the toys on the spot.
They could test their skill on a large variety of board games and constructional kits; dolls were ready to enthral them with songs, giggles or bathtime antics; up-to-the minute space and cup final outfits were there to be added to the trousseau of Action Man; many new models of ships and aircraft were ready for collectors' mantlepieces; new thrills were in store for table-top race-tracks.
When these toys reach the retailers' shop in the near future, there will be endless scope for the givers of large prestige presents as well as for the child who has saved up for a small addition to a favourite range of miniature toys.