In the British Standards Institute issued stringent new regulations including restrictions on celluloid, bans on sharp edges and toxic dyes, and standards for secure fastenings on soft toys. Further levels of control of celluloid and the use of lead paint were introduced in Most toys would now be made principally from plastics. A debate was also going on concerning the need for a more professional approach to toy design.
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There was very little monster-related merchandise marketed toward children prior to the 's. Horror movies were not supposed to be for children, though of course children and teenagers probably comprised most of the audience for such films. Nevertheless, the concept of "monster toys" was socially unacceptable. For several years, the classic monsters receded from the public consciousness. Then in the mid's, Universal re-released many of its old monster movies as double bills for Saturday matinees. Children reportedly lined up enthusiastically to see the original Frankenstein, Dracula, and Wolfman.
Treasure found -- vintage toys from the 1960s
The s was a golden era especially for toys. Children had countless toys to choose from, and parents were willing to spend money on toys compared to other decades. This totaled with big families led to an influx of cash streaming into the toy industry. Anybody invested in the toy industry at that era was reaping the big bucks. An electric toy meant it was new and hip.
First up, from You Tube, a medley of toy ads from the s:. Slinky Undoubtedly, one toy you'd find under the Christmas Tree of anyone who grew up in the s and '70s was the Slinky, a continuous ring of metal now plastic that decended stairs on it's own inertia. I feel sorry for anyone who didn't have stairs in their home - that was most the fun of the toy. The toy originated in as a hot Christmas novelty available only at Gimbel's Department Store - but sales for "The Original Walking Spring Toy" took off in the earlys with a TV campaign and one of the most memorable jingles of all time : "What walks down stairs, alone or in pairs, And makes a slinkity sound?