The Marketplace: It Won't Be Make-Believe

It's only 92 days till Christmas, and if the U.S. Toy Manufacturers' exhibit, which opened in New York this week, is any indication, it's going to be a mechanized holiday this year. Make-believe is out, if not actually forbidden.

"Trassy's" hair really GROWS when a key is turned in her back. The puppets have their own lines—eight or ten deathless phrases at the pull of a string. The toy car is not pulled by a string, not even attached to an electric cord with controls on one end, but operated by the young master by shining a flashlight on a...

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