5 Jan 2007
Candy / Capsule Toys(HKTDC Toys & Games , Vol 01,2007)
Candy and capsule toys are those little surprises that children love to find inside sweet treats like chocolate eggs. Hong Kong's toymakers are filling the demand to provide well-finished, safe and colourful toy miniatures that satisfy every boy and girl.
A And P Productions Ltd produces plastic egg-shaped capsules containing "pipe cleaner" people, key chain cuties in woollen clothes, and plastic firemen, policemen and ambulance men. There is also a series of cute little girl figures that children will love to collect.
The mini-capsule toys and pencil tops from Hing Li Tak Plastic Product Co Ltd come in attractive sets like automobiles, motorcycles, skateboards, road construction trucks and a variety of animals, including crocodiles and performing seals.
This collection of miniature assorted creatures from Creation & Distribution Ltd is made to be put inside chocolate eggs. The themes cater to children of all ages and interests. There are sea animals including sea horses, hammerhead sharks and stingrays, feathered friends such as parrots and the perennial girls' favourite, the noble horse.
Hong Kong Yue Tung Trading Co has a great range of tiny plastic toys that pack a sweet treat as well as being fun. There are insect squirters for water play and crazy crocodiles; a dog in a parachute should provide lots of fun, as will the tiny train, while the grinning bears and elephants are a laugh-a-minute.
Flying Dragon Toys Mfy Ltd knows that children love novel toys that also dispense sweets. It offers a pumpkin-head sweet dispenser, a trigger-action dolphin that emits sounds as it gives out sweets and a loveable walrus. In addition there is a high-speed, hard-backed car with a cargo of candy. There are even dancing penguins that spring into action as the sweets are released.
Finewell Universal Ltd has a fun variety of capsule toys sets that include a puzzle series, a mini-clown series in three different styles, an eight-piece animal island set, a six-piece jet fighter set (assembled) and a six-piece spaceship set. There's also a super-sweet Superman set.
These attractively-packaged sweets are bound to please the little ones. The range from Hurricane Confection Ltd comes in an array that ranges from Yuletide soft toys in animal shapes to a Frankenstein hiding boxed goodies. There is even a fun, black coffin full of confectionery for Halloween, while mini T-shirt cards are a new offering.
WRITTEN BY TONY HENDERSON
Finewell Universal Ltd
Unit 1012, Tower 2
Cheung Sha Wan Plaza
833 Cheung Sha Wan Rd
Flying Dragon Toys Mfy Ltd
67 Mody Rd
Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon
Hong Kong Yue Tung Trading Co
Rm 8, 14/F, Blk B
Po Yip Bldg
62-70 Texaco Rd
Tsuen Wan, New Territories
Hurricane Confection Ltd
94 Granville Rd
Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon