Palitoy: the toys that shaped our childhoods

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Palitoy: the toys that shaped our childhoods

Palitoy: the toys that shaped our childhoods

Date: Sat, 06 Apr 2019 - Sat, 29 Jun 2019

Venue: Anne Hughes gallery

The Palitoy Toy Company and their products were loved by generations of children.

Palitoy developed from a Leicestershire plastics company to become part of an international giant, General Mills, USA, before closing its doors in 1986.

The exhibition begins with the development of the company and then looks at the iconic toys it produced such as Action Man and Tiny Tears. At one point there were more Action Men in Britain than there were little boys!

Today Palitoy toys are still avidly collected but by adults, who remember them fondly, as the 'must have' toys of their childhood.

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