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    The 23rd British International Toy Fair opened in the coastal town of Brighton on Saturday (30 January).

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    The 23rd British International Toy Fair opened in the coastal town of Brighton on Saturday (30 January).

    Mr. Arthur Katz, President of the British Toy Manufactures Association, made the opening speech, and said toy firms in the U.K. were "fighting hard" for a share of the international market.

    He said despite the current worldwide economic recession, exports of British toys realised 5.2 million pounds sterling per month in 1975 ... an increase on the 1974 figures of 4.9 million per month.

    Mr. Katz also announced that British Lego had won the "Toy of the Year Award" for the second year in succession.

    Leg, who make building pieces kits polled the highest number of votes from toy retailers throughout Britain.

    Thousands of toys went on display to the public and overseas buyers when the fair was opened.

    The perennial favourites like dolls and cuddly toys are well represented this year and as are the many new innovations in the toy field that are being introduced.

    SYNOPSIS: The twenty-third British International Toy Fair opened in the coastal town of Brighton on Saturday. Thousands of toys went on display to the public and overseas buyers. The perennial favourites like dolls and cuddly toys are well represented this year, as are the many new innovations to the toy industry. Like these fighting karate dolls ... a game for two.

    Model trains remain as popular as ever, and they come with all the trimmings. Canyons, waterfalls and, of course, cowboys and indians have become an almost essential part of the modern day train set.

    Mr. Arthur Katz, President of the British Toy Manufacturers' Association, made the opening speech on Saturday. He said that British manufacturers were "fighting hard" for a share of the international market. Mr. Katz said that despite a worldwide economic recession, experts of British toys realised five-point-two million pounds sterling per month in 1975, a rise on point-three million pounds on the 1974 monthly average.

    Toys "that mean involvement" are becoming extremely popular according to Mr. Katz. Like this mini tennis match. According to the manufacturers, this type of game that both amuses children and teaches them the basic rules of play is the ideal achievement in their industry.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC4LNSQNS21K01CIUMB7CAFYWP
    Media URN:
    VLVAC4LNSQNS21K01CIUMB7CAFYWP
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/01/1976
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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