Royal Mail issues stamps celebrating classic children's toys

Jack Ridsdale

By Jack Ridsdale

August 22nd 2017 at 12:02AM
Royal Mail issues stamps celebrating classic children's toys

Toy franchises including Merrythought Bear, Meccano, Action Man and Hornby Dublo trains are back, in stamp form.

Royal Mail has announced plans to immortalise some of the most popular toy brands of the last 100 years in stamp form, with a limited edition range of stamps featuring toys including the Merrythought Bear, Sindy Doll, Spirograph, Stickle Bricks, W.Britan Toy Figures, Space Hopper, Fuzzy Felt, Meccano, Action Man and Hornby Dublo trains.

"The heyday of the British toy industry remains a magical era, one that shaped childhoods across the generations," reads a statement from Royal Mail. "And with many of the best-loved toys from the past still with us, or perhaps relaunched after temporary absences, the children of today can still have fun with some of the world’s most iconic toys."

Royal Mail spokesperson Philip Parker added: “British toy makers enjoyed a reputation for quality and innovation, and these nostalgic stamps celebrate ten wonderful toys that have endured through the decades.”

The stamps will be available to purchase online and in over 7,000 post offices across the UK from August 22nd.