Fans of a certain vintage still gaze nostalgically into thin air when thinking of Palitoy, the Coalville based company that produced Star Wars toys for the UK market in the 70’s and 80’s and that nostalgia will surely see hundreds of them heading for the home of Star Wars toys in the UK and The Many Faces of Palitoy exhibition, run by the Coalville Heritage Society.
The Many Faces of Palitoy exhibition, which celebrates 100 years of Cascelloid and Palitoy, opens on the 12th October and runs until the 10th November. It will be located at the old Palitoy factory on Jackson Street, Coalville which is now the Heartwood Conference Centre, Rothley House. The exhibition is open 10.00am – 4.30pm during this period with free admission.
The Cascelloid and Palitoy exhibition will feature 100 toys for a 100 years and the story of Palitoy will be told through a selection of iconic toys including pre and post war dolls, Girl’s World, Tiny Tears, Care Bears, Action Man and hobby ‘toys’ such as Mainline Railways.
The free exhibition will include how the company was established, the growth and popularity of each of the toys plus historical dolls and toys from the 1920s up to when production stopped in 1985. There will also be a chance for visitors to hear some of the key people at Palitoy telling their story of the work they did, as well as an activity area for children to play with modern representations of the historic toys.