• Short Summary

    Over 2,000 toys and games were shown at the Waldorf Hotel in London, Non 4, in a Christmas preview display organised by the British Toy Manufacturers Association.

  • Description

    Over 2,000 toys and games were shown at the Waldorf Hotel in London, Non 4, in a Christmas preview display organised by the British Toy Manufacturers Association.

    One of the most popular gifts - for sons and fathers alike - is still the model train. Young and old are attracted by the swift moving replicas of real life engines and carriages.

    Soft, cuddly and squeezy-squeaky toys command a great deal of interest. Made of rubber, plastic and other synthetic materials they are ideal for the youngest, withstanding even the onslaught of baby's first tooth.

    Every little girl's heart must be beating faster at the sight of this year's attractively made and adroitly dressed dolls. Daddy - poor man - will probably have to open his purse a little wider this Christmas for, as manufacturers assure us, 'dolly' has become fashion-conscious and will no longer be content with just "any old rag".

    For the boy who is clever with his hands, there are do-it-yourself kits for building model missiles and space ships. And those who scorn a "Golden Hind" or "Mississippi Steamer" may be happier with an atomic submarine.

    Finally, to ensure no doubt that Christmas merriness will find appropriate audible expression, manufacturers provide a wide range of toy instruments. May your Christmas be peaceful all the same!

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAC8YUGQKJEE6EQ9PHM2R2O5EAV
    Media URN:
    VLVAC8YUGQKJEE6EQ9PHM2R2O5EAV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/11/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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