The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on November 21, 1971 · Page 71
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The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas · Page 71

Freeport, Texas
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Sunday, November 21, 1971
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A Family Weekly Report to Consumers By Terry Schaertd Tlas h a roundup ol favorites I« Christmas giving from the lines ol several toy mftoufacturen. Some other*, not pic- tnrcd here, include the traditional R*g- gody Ann doO, with her shoe-button eyes, red yarn hair and indomitable sraSe; pofitkians" portraits decorating toys (most wed a Vice President Sptro T. Agncw, followed by Gov. Ronald Reagan, Sea. Ted Kennedy and Sen. Ed Muskk); model trains, which arc making a comeback now that Liood has been revived; pant size Tinkcrtoys, 17 tones larger than the ones from our own childhood; and a multiplicity of craft kits which are avaOabfc for almost every make-il-yourscif interest. Safety in toys is of special concern this year. ~A tot of our best customers eat instructions, so we print them with nontoxk ink," says Chuck Williams, Matters director of quality assurance aad safety. "Kids also munch, gnaw, swaBow, bite, chew, srri8 and fick about every product we make. Our job is to eliminate or minimizr the possibility- of • • *• jnjary. Sonic of the new toys are "as revolutionary as the development of the automobile was in the horse-and-buggy days," to quote Henry Orenstien, president of Topper toys. That company is rushing such an item into production in time for Christmas—a Sesame Street licensed telephone which teaches spelling (called Spell-a-Phone). If the correct tbree-fcttcr-word (say, dog or cat or hen) is dialed correctly, that party will answer and talk to the caller. Wrong spellers dial again. Sesame Street has just granted its license to a brand-new toy called Walking Letter*. The child chooses a word he wants to spell, say CAR, and places each letter at the top of the ramp, watching each "wobble" down to the end on little feet. To check is correctness, there is a corresponding word "key." Any wrong letters will fall right down. If it's correct. Big Bird pops up from that square on the right, like a jumping Jack, with a «gn saying: "Ok." No batteries or magnets. From Topper. Special Roundup: What's New in The new ~Mooojxrfj- * fame called tioa GaaM." Whit players bid lot each other in th« version t< the of KjternalkwaJJy fanxxa painting* from other player* and front (be bank. Only the owner of each parotinf katnr% rn acnu! worth. Amooj the f uU-cotor rcpfoductkuw are "American Gothic' by Grant "Hannen Gcrritsz van Ji/n~ bj- brandt, "The A»wnp<ioo of the Virjin by S Greco. The old reliaWe. pUy axxtcy a includod. from fartfr Brathrrs. Saualypmtn b the name for the fir*! doll to know her right hand from her left and will tell you v>. She hw programmed answers for several parts of her body, such ai "I have five little toei" (when her foot is touched), "You're tickling me" (when she*» tickled) or "Hold me tighter. Mommy," (when she's hugged). Kissed on any spot on her head (there's no button) she'll nay, "I love you. Mommy." From Topper. The WTbkckir Back w an fame Ihe tesirt Umdy caa pi*y\ Il» -»d- •.ir.Ufcn «r ttul tt Uict Uf >«y bilk rocxn it»J a ctuU cm tlc<t;iof> n^nto; and cccastoniHy t»ra cotnfKlr »ith paddtet fo binf boWxt"). If ooe £tl» mou of the hit«» the arm bc€ooie« wtnnxi in thjJ direction. ind a heil Jingi. ufmfyinf the end of the game, from Tuna. The Play fumttj series has to include * School House. MJ<!C of Hini- board and pUttjc, the whooJ ha* » handle for carrying over to a fricnd'i hou*c. When ckxvrd, all the pteccs-pupU», teacher, equipment-can be stored inside. %V'hcn open, a hinged wall becomes » blackboard the child can vrritc on. Accessories include rccc» equipment, furniture, nvagnctired alphabet and numerals, real chalk and eraser. From fhher-fritt. Added to the growing numhcr of incupcn- sivc six-inch Dawn dolls, the Dawn Beauty Pageant includes a runway (hattcry-opcr- atcd) and licauty Queen doll drevicil in a gold bathing suit and jeweled liara. The contestant can walk "by herself" down and back, and an escort tloll is avnilnblc. Any of the presently owned Dawn dolls will fit into the runway slot—the idea being to gel together with friend* and have a real beauty contest. I'rom Topper. I. M. < m cri VwsU An>. Thxt > mairrt f iwi it i hit " » of the 0<T-ihe.t0*J r*c.inj <Sa,«»f. the f:uix*m Raja KW It's ae rouJ The a<c j in or o«f w prjf c>« thrtrftlr >k««f) to j a ;iai« nJJc, run » tiraighi tivuitc ol be ad- jutitf! to foUiiw a f»m>c!ettnir»«l arc in other Arcetwo. The Ra^» B»f alw? Kit tirc«. racing marttn^ and ncewl A new doll, Timey Trfl. can announce the time every hour on the hour, whenever the handt on her big wrut watch arc tcl to the appropriate hour and a "Talking Ring" pulled. Along with the time, *hc gives a suggestion for play, Mich a«. "It's four o'clock; let's have a tea party." Best of all, the doll comes with n matching play watch for the little mother. From Mallei. Family WeeMy.NovtmberSI. 1971

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