Reminisce about toys at exhibition in Museum of Hartlepool

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PEOPLE can reminisce about their favourite childhood toys in a new exhibition.

The exhibition, called ‘Toytastic’, is being staged at the Museum of Hartlepool at Hartlepool’s Maritime Experience until Sunday, September 8, and features scores of toys from the 1970s to the present day.

The exhibition opens on Saturday with a day of family fun at the museum from 10am to 4pm.

At the event people can bring a camera and have their picture taken with a full-size Dalek from TV’s Dr Who.

Among the toys on show in the exhibition will be a full set of original Care Bears – over 40 million of the plush teddy bears were sold around the world between 1983 and 1987 and they even had their own TV series.

Action Man, the first fully-poseable action figure which was introduced in the UK in 1966, will be strutting his stuff along with He-Man from Masters of the Universe and She-Ra from the Filmation cartoon series.

There will be lots of toy cars, courtesy of Teesside toy auctioneers Vectis, and a collection of handheld electronic games on loan from Middlesbrough’s Dorman Museum. It will also feature Star Wars figures were a rip-roaring success after the first film was released in 1977.

The Museum of Hartlepool is open every day from 10am to 5pm and entry is free.