April 21, 2008

Buying A Toy In 1950's

I like most of the video. I enjoyed seeing the toys that they had way back in the 50's. Nowadays, they seem so "primitive" and "timid". Asides from these toys, there is a scene in which one of the scientists tested a plant that you supposed to put in a covered plastic box in order to make it grow (and watering it of course).
Bottom line, in this video, the scientists were basically testing the toys for hazards.

You know, these kids were lucky, that they weren't exposed to the kind of violent toys and video games that we have today. It's amazing to see how simple these toys were. But if we look at the society's values back then, then it kinda makes sense, I suppose.

It's a good clip, it is however, 14 minutes and 20 seconds long. So make sure you have the time...

Popular Mechanics Magazine Presents - "How To Buy A Toy"

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