Monday, February 1, 2010

Soviet Toys

Back in the days of the USSR toys were certainly not on the Bolshevik's list of important concerns. In the entirety of the country there were only about a dozen toy factories and all toy designs had to be approved by the Communist Party. Because toys weren't considered a topic worthy of much attention, very few designs were ever approved and most children at the time only had a very small selection to choose from. People who grew up during that era often find years later that they all had the exact same toys, with very little variation from city to city or even year to year. Most of the toys followed an military theme, and plastic appears to have been relatively uncommon.

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