• Short Summary

    TOYS REFLECTING THE SPACE AGE AND THE 21ST CENTURY DOMINATE THE SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL TOY TRADE FAIR WHICH OPENED THIS WEEK IN TOKYO.

  • Description

    TOYS REFLECTING THE SPACE AGE AND THE 21ST CENTURY DOMINATE THE SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL TOY TRADE FAIR WHICH OPENED THIS WEEK IN TOKYO. THE ROBOT, MOON CAR, AND VARIOUS FORMS OF 21ST CENTURY TRANSPORT ARE ALL DISPLAYED IN A FAIR WHICH FEATURES THE GOODS OF 98 TOY MANUFACTURERS.

    THE FAIR, WHICH FINISHES ON OCTOBER 18 (THURSDAY), DISPLAYS MANY JAPANESE TOYS MADE OF METAL. THE REST ARE WOOD, PLASTIC, CELLULOID AND CARDBOARD.

    JAPAN'S TOY OUTPUT LAST YEAR TOTALLED NEARLY 240,000,000 DOLLARS (GBP1,000,000 STERLING), WITH EXPORTS AMOUNTING TO 150,000,000 DOLLARS (GBP625,000 STERLING). HER MAIN CUSTOMERS ARE THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, BRITAIN, SOME EUROPEAN COUNTRIES AND AUSTRALASIA.

    WEST GERMANY FORMERLY CONTROLLED THE WORLD TOY EXPORT MARKET BUT JAPAN HAS NOW DOUBLED ITS EXPORT TOTAL.

    THE UNITED STATES, WHICH PRODUCES ABOUT 1,500,000,000 DOLLARS (GBP6,250,000) STERLING) OF TOYS EACH YEAR, IS THE WORLD'S LARGEST TOY MANUFACTURER BUT MOST OF THE TOYS ARE SOLD WITHIN THE COUNTRY WITH FEW EXPORTS.

    A HIGHLIGHT OF THIS YEAR'S FAIR IS A TITAN ROCKET WHICH WORKS ON THE PLATFORM WITH A BATTERY AID. IT LIFTS THE MISSILE INTO THE AIR FOLLOWING THE ACTUAL LAUNCHING PROCEDURE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADWTIHVJL2HWJ5BIKM7VS7J6UR
    Media URN:
    VLVADWTIHVJL2HWJ5BIKM7VS7J6UR
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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