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'Joys in Toys for Girls and Boys'

Treat your kiddies to the latest mechanical wonders, promoted in this festive newsreel item

Non-Fiction 1927 1 mins Silent


Doing their bit for 1920s product placement, the Topical Budget newsreel offers another dose of yuletide inspiration for more affluent cinemagoers wanting to treat their offspring to the latest mechanical wonders. Modern day kids and adults alike may find this "great army of novelties" a tad creepy, but who really needs a smartphone when you can have a mechanical goat goggling at a white rabbit emerging from a cabbage?

For more wind-up wonders, see As Christmas Draws Near (1928), also available on BFI Player.