• Short Summary

    ONE OF THE MOST SOPHISTICATED DISPLAYS OF SPACE-AGE TOYS EVER SEEN IN LONDON WAS ON VIEW AT THE HONG KONG TRADE CENTRE TODAY (TUESDAY) WHEN THE CROWN COLONY'S TOYMAKERS LAUNCHED A BIG DRIVE FOR THE BRITISH MARKET.

  • Description

    ONE OF THE MOST SOPHISTICATED DISPLAYS OF SPACE-AGE TOYS EVER SEEN IN LONDON WAS ON VIEW AT THE HONG KONG TRADE CENTRE TODAY (TUESDAY) WHEN THE CROWN COLONY'S TOYMAKERS LAUNCHED A BIG DRIVE FOR THE BRITISH MARKET. THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE DISPLAY, WHICH LASTS UNTIL 14 JUNE, WAS REPLICA OF THE SURFACE OF THE MOON, LITTERED WITH SPACECRAFT OF ALL KINDS.

    THE MOON TOY INCLUDED NOT ONLY ROCKETS AND SPACESHIPS BUT ALSO A MOON PROSPECTOR WITH A ROTATING SCANNER AND SEARCHLIGHT, A MOON BUS FOR TRANSPORTING MEN AND EQUIPMENT, AND A SCOOP SHOVEL FOR OBTAINING GEOLOGICAL SAMPLES. THERE WERE NO CHILDREN AT TODAY'S OPENING - ONLY BUSINESSMEN AND NEWSMEN. THEY WERE TOLD THAT THE COLONY'S 600 TOY FACTORIES ALREADY HAVE THE LARGEST NUMBER OF ORDERS FOR CHRISTMAS SINCE THEIR INDUSTRY REALLY "GOT GOING" 15 YEARS AGO.

    THE UNITED STATES TAKES NEARLY 50 PER CENT OF HONG KONG'S EXPORTABLE OUTPUT - AND WITH THIS YEAR'S EMPHASIS ON SPACE, MANUFACTURERS ARE HOPING TO MAKE EVEN DEEPER INROADS INTO THE TOYS WORTH 7,500,00 STERLING LAST YEAR, FOLLOWED BY AUSTRALIA AND WEST GERMANY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAF0AA1XY8DDIO7HWY7BW5N7XGC
    Media URN:
    VLVAF0AA1XY8DDIO7HWY7BW5N7XGC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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