TOYS: Whee!

Like a mammoth jack-in-the-box, the U.S. toy industry has bounced up high and merrily in its first full postwar year. Before this Christmas has come & gone, retailers expect to sell a record-shattering $250,000,000 worth of toys.

But still there may not be enough toys to go around. Toy production has not increased as fast as the sales volume (due in part to a 20% rise in prices since last year). Toymakers, like everyone else, have been plagued by shortages, and toys will have to be spread over 5,000,000 new users (born at a record rate during war).

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