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Early battery-operated toys can fetch pretty price among collectors

The Herald-Dispatch
March 20, 2005
Jean McClelland

“Fifty to 60 years ago, many a young child would wake up on Easter morning with a battery-operated toy tucked in his Easter basket. Hours would be wiled away, watching the toy perform its moving magic. If that grown-up child still had that toy today in its original box — and it still worked — he might have a very valuable commodity.

Battery-operated toys that were produced in Japan after World War II through the 1960s have become quite popular among toy collectors.”

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