Another lazy post here, these old British Pathe newsreels have been on YouTube for years and I'm sure everybody knows them well but I never tire of watching them, so I've put them up mostly for my own benefit.
Toy Fair 1958
Nice footage of animated Trade Fair displays for Britains Swoppets and other Herald sets, "unbreakable" plastic toy soldiers were in the ascendancy in the British Toy Market in the late 1950's
Toy Fair 1968
Ten years later they are already old news and, in terms of the juvenile toy trade, heading into a long slow decline. Interesting to see archive footage shot inside the Airfix factory here though.
Men Will Be Boys 1970.
Some great toys on show here, does anyone recognise the two chaps playing the wargame? Come on, someone must know them, it was only 50 years ago!
For those who haven't heard, I am currently somewhat incapacitated, without access to my toy soldiers or books, consequently my activity is reduced to writing posts like this and my ebay bill is going through the roof!