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The Palitoy company were responsible for introducing a number of the most famous and popular toys of the late 20th Century to the children of Britain. These included Action Man, Tiny Tears, Pippa, Tressy, Star Wars figures and the Care Bears.

Based in Coalville, Leicestershire, the company grew out of a plastics firm established by Alfred Edward Pallett in 1909 and went on to become one of Britain's leading toy manufacturers until its ultimate closure in 1984.

Leicestershire County Council's Toys and Games collection holds many different items produced by Palitoy, some of which have been donated by the company's former employees.


SHOWCASE: Highlights from Palitoy

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Grumpy Bear

Toy Figure, 1983-1984

Cheer Bear

Toy Figure, 1983-1984

Action Soldier dressed in Medic uniform

Toy Figure, 1966-1969

Palitoy Marie doll in original packaging

Doll, 1973

Palitoys Tippy Tumbles from the 1960s

Doll, 1969 (around)

Escape Armour and Red Shadow set

Toy Figure, 1984


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