Toys

  1. Apache helicopter pilot thrills young boy with a wave

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    Video caption: A wave that brought a toy Apache helicopter to life for 3 year old Wilfred.
  2. Thousands of books and toys donated to help keep others 'busy'

    More than 1,250 items, including toys, books and jigsaws, have been donated to a project aimed at keeping people active during lockdown.

    Bedford Borough Council is seeking unwanted items, like board games, DVDs and craft items, to share with people in the community who need them the most.

    Its community hub has a team of volunteers who can collect, sanitise and then redistribute these items to people in need, the council said.

    Donated books
  3. Village 'pulls together' for safari walk

    Katy Lewis

    BBC News Online

    Kelvedon and Feering safari

    If you're finding your daily exercise walk a bit "samey" then here's an idea from two villages in Essex.

    For the Kelvedon and Feering "safari", more than 80 houses have put cuddly toys and models of different animals in and outside their houses for children to spot.

    Villager Tracey Peters said: "We as a community have really pulled together in these testing times and one of the ways we have done that is to share ways of keeping our children in contact and smiling from a distance."

    Octopus
    Tiger
    Zebra
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    Video caption: Surrey woman makes reborn dolls for use in care homes

    Sandy builds lifelike reborn baby dolls that are proving popular in residential care homes.

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    Video caption: How African toys are made in Nigeria

    The BBC takes a closer look at home-grown business Auldon Toys, Nigeria's biggest toy company.

  6. Mattel launches environmentally-friendly building blocks

    Mega Bloks

    Toy giant Mattel is launching new environmentally-friendly building block sets.

    They will be made from renewably-sourced plastics as part of a new sustainability push.

    The company three pre-school Mega Bloks building sets - Polar Friends, Safari Friends and Woodland Friends - will be derived from bio-based resins.

    The new toys will be sold first through said Sainsbury's and Argos and are being launched in Argos's January 2020 catalogue.

    The building sets, which have recyclable packaging, are the second product to be launched as part of Mattel's plan to use 100% recycled, recyclable or bio-based plastics materials for its products and packaging by 2030.

    Richard Dickson, president and chief operating officer, said: "Environmental sustainability is a corporate priority."

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    Video caption: How the executive toy became a million dollar idea

    Aaron Heslehurst explains how the executive toy became a million dollar idea.

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    Video caption: Christmas: Retired woodworker sends presents around the world

    Ted Bird keeps his workshop going 10 months a year to make toys for children across the globe.