Toys used to last longer. My dad and uncles built bridges with an Erector Set that a generation later was entertaining their sons. Some time during our lifetime toy makers discovered plastic and the idea that kids have no sense of quality. Metal tricycles were replaced with plastic Big Wheels that looked cool under the Christmas tree, but if you skidded the tires your younger brother would inherit a worn out wreck. Then it was off to the dump. Big family? Buy a new one pal.
No recycling wheels into home made downhill racers.
Today kids learn about planned obsolescence at an early age.
In the 1960s there was a generation that still remembered the Great Depression and how little they had as kids.
This negative is from a box that has mid-60s negatives and is marked Xmas Toy Repair 20 Dec.
Who or when? Post a comment if you know.