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The History of Toy

Zhangping TK Toys & Gifts Co.,Ltd | Updated: Jul 20, 2017

Toy is the thing for people, especially for kids to play. More than 5,000 years ago in ancient Egyptian cultural relic, dolls which were made of clay, wood, animal bones and ivory had been found. There are small drinking utensils and living utensils in children's tombs. About 3,000 years ago, the Persian cultural relics found pull toys with round wheels. Ancient Greek has animal images toys, and sound spinning top launched by rope. Ancient Roman tomb unearthed carving figures which limbs are movable. 18th century Nuremberg became the European toy production center. Using a molding process, the body device mechanical parts, which can perform crying, walking and other actions. It also produced music toys and windup toys. 19th century science and technology new achievements applied in toy design and production, which promote the development of toy production. There are animations, thaumatropes, slide projectors and other optical toys. In 1878 the American scientist T.A. Edison used the phonograph to make a conversation and sing doll. In the 1890s, the United States have produced a small electric fan and rail electric train. Chinese toys also have a long history. About 5500 years ago, Shandong Ningyang Dawenkou site found small pottery. About 3800 years ago, Qijia cultural relics also have pottery toys and bells. Kites and ball games also have a history of more than 2000 years. The diabolo, windmill, rolling circle, tangram, Chinese ring puzzle etc. became the traditional Chinese folk toys. After the 20th century, toy manufacturing industry has become an important industry. In the 1930 s, Germany is the world's largest producer and exporter of toys. In the 1940s, American toy production grew rapidly, and production, consumption and imports rose to the top of the world. Japan's toy industry rose in the 1950s, and exports caught up with Germany. In the late 1950s, China's toy industry was formed, mainly in Beijing and Shanghai. There are over 7,000 kinds of toys. The toy industry in Hong Kong was booming in the 1960s, and the toy industry in Taiwan has developed greatly since the 1980s.


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