• Short Summary

    SPECIMENS OF ALL THE LATEST TOYS AND GAMES THAT GO INTO THE SHOPS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM THIS CHRISTMAS WERE ON SHOW IS A SPECIAL DISPLAY IN A LONDON HOTEL TODAY.

  • Description

    SPECIMENS OF ALL THE LATEST TOYS AND GAMES THAT GO INTO THE SHOPS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM THIS CHRISTMAS WERE ON SHOW IS A SPECIAL DISPLAY IN A LONDON HOTEL TODAY. THERE WAS SOMETHING FOR CHILDREN OF ALL AGES - TEDDY BEARS AND CONSTRUCTIONS KITS, MOTORWAYS AND MOONSHIPS.

    IT WAS TOYS ALL THE WAY. THE SHOW WAS EVEN INTRODUCED BY A TALKING PUPPET POINTING TO THE SIGN BRITISH TOYS. THEY CAME IN ALL SIZES - THERE WAS A SELECTION OF TOYS SMALL ENOUGH TO HANG ON CHRISTMAS TREES - BUT A LOT OF THE MOST POPULAR ITEMS WITH THE CHILDREN THERE WERE TOO BIG EVEN TO GO UNDER CHRISTMAS TREES. LIKE THE GIANT DONKEY PUPPET WITH IT'S HUGE FLAPPING FALSE EYELASHES AND DANCING LEGS.

    THE MOST UP TO DATE VERSION OF A HOBBY HORSE IS THE SPACE-HOPPER. IT HAS DEVELOPED FROM A NORWEGIAN FISHING BUOY -- BUT NOW IT'S GOT LONG EARS TO HOLD ON TO INSTEAD OF MOORING LINE HOLES.

    POPULAR IDEAS LIKE MODEL RACING CAR LAY-OUTS HAVE BEEN UP-DATED TOO.

    AND OF COURSE THERE ARE LOTS OF TRADITIONAL TOYS LIKE TEDDY BEARS AND MECHANO SETS SURVIVING HAPPILY INTO THE SPACE AGE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9TZS423Z2YGIRW9NPZAMT86NW
    Media URN:
    VLVA9TZS423Z2YGIRW9NPZAMT86NW
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/11/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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