Many of us can recall our childhood memories with the sound or image of a plaything that we once owned, and parents can now “share their toys” with their offspring on a visit to the Hong Kong Museum of History.
The Legend of Hong Kong Toys exhibition opened on Thursday, with a display of more than 2,000 items. The public can also learn about the history of toy manufacturing and see the evolution of these items that were the center of many a child’s unverse over the past century.
Highlights of the exhibition, which is open until May 15, include about 100 Star Wars stormtroopers lined up at the museum entrance; a grassy patch of terrain covered with more than 1,000 yellow ducks; classic toys such as gung zai zi (portrait picture cards); dress-up paper dolls; ju fan zai (play houses); robots and tin toys; the historical Mobile Suit Gundam series; the ubiquitous Transformers, Star Wars and Barbie dolls; and interactive toys integrated with the latest technology.
The exhibition will also feature toys made in Hong Kong, and how local industrialists transformed the city into a “toy kingdom.”
For more details, please visit the Hong Kong Museum of History’s website.