I found these images in a shareholders report and it gives a very rare look into the toy manufacturing world in 1977. Above is the Ideal assembly plant in Newark New Jersey, sure the plastic parts were made in Hong Kong but back then everything was assembled states side and the box was also printed locally.
Once completed, the cartons are loaded onto trucks just in time for Ray Liotta and Robert Deniro to hijack them.
Then it’s on to the store shelf (actually several steps including regional distributors is missing but what the heck) where you beg your Mom for one.
These parents are extremely generous but have an “Ideal Toys Only rule” very strange
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