History of Christmas Toys

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History of Christmas Toys

Postby Pholma Pris » Fri Nov 23, 2007 7:15 am

The toy industry came into being around the same time as Clement Clarke Moore's famous poem "A Visit From Saint Nicholas." The picture of Santa Clause bringing toys to children on Christmas day was so endearing that parents fell in step. Tin toys were first produced in 1848 for Christmas by a company called the Philadelphia Tin Toy Manufactory. In the 1850s a clock maker introduced moving mechanisms into toys. Popular children's Christmas toys in the past include Christmas toy train sets, Christmas plush toys, and video games. Movie tie-ins do especially well during the holidays. Today manufacturers introduce new lines around the holidays, and children are always ready to receive the latest and greatest toys. :D :) 8)

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Postby Ol' Black Pete » Fri Nov 23, 2007 2:55 pm

This is a good thread. I want to see more of this. Looks like I'll have to do some research myself. Thanks for getting this ball rolling Pholma!

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Postby Pholma Pris » Thu Dec 06, 2007 4:47 am

Thank you Ol' Black Pete, thanks a lot for your reply, Advanced Christmas wishes :D :) :P :wink:

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Re: History of Christmas Toys

Postby santacla » Sun Dec 09, 2007 2:18 pm

That is a nice description of events.



Have you checked out some of the Antique "Night Before Christmas" scans on SantaClaus.com?





Pholma Pris wrote:The toy industry came into being around the same time as Clement Clarke Moore's famous poem "A Visit From Saint Nicholas." The picture of Santa Clause bringing toys to children on Christmas day was so endearing that parents fell in step. Tin toys were first produced in 1848 for Christmas by a company called the Philadelphia Tin Toy Manufactory. In the 1850s a clock maker introduced moving mechanisms into toys. Popular children's Christmas toys in the past include Christmas toy train sets, Christmas plush toys, and video games. Movie tie-ins do especially well during the holidays. Today manufacturers introduce new lines around the holidays, and children are always ready to receive the latest and greatest toys. :D :) 8)

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Re: History of Christmas Toys

Postby vanni » Sat Dec 26, 2009 4:15 pm

very interesting...........thanks 4 d information

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Postby denver8 » Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:40 pm

Pholma Pris wrote:The toy industry came into being around the same time as Clement Clarke Moore's famous poem "A Visit From Saint Nicholas." The picture of Santa Clause bringing toys to children on Christmas day was so endearing that parents fell in step. Tin toys were first produced in 1848 for Christmas by a company called the Philadelphia Tin Toy Manufactory. In the 1850s a clock maker introduced moving mechanisms into toys. Popular children's Christmas toys in the past include Christmas toy train sets, Christmas plush toys, and video games. Movie tie-ins do especially well during the holidays. Today manufacturers introduce new lines around the holidays, and children are always ready to receive the latest and greatest toys. :D :) 8)


Short by insightful facts for people like me :)

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Re: History of Christmas Toys

Postby Frothy » Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:19 am

It sure is nice to know how toys came to be, and how the concept of Santa Claus bringing toys to children started.

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Re: History of Christmas Toys

Postby Jina » Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:57 am

I'm sure everyone has figured out it is the retailers who push the toy gift giving at Christmas. Yet I enjoyed toys sooo much when I was a child and when it came time for me to buy toys for my children it seemed I enjoyed them more than they did.

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Re: History of Christmas Toys

Postby Frothy » Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:09 pm

Jina wrote:I'm sure everyone has figured out it is the retailers who push the toy gift giving at Christmas. Yet I enjoyed toys sooo much when I was a child and when it came time for me to buy toys for my children it seemed I enjoyed them more than they did.


I think it's the way their eye light up that makes it all worthwhile :) Children are the best recipients. They appreciate everything!

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Re: History of Christmas Toys

Postby thomaskevin » Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:01 am

Nice & Informative Post.. thanks for sharing!!! :D


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