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U.S. At War: Militoys

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TIME

U.S. toymakers have been busy all summer constructing, out of unrationed wood, PT boats, cannons, anti-aircraft guns, jeeps, tanks and commando cars (strong enough to hold father’s weight). They christened their products “militoys,” last week showed them to Christmas buyers.

To trim what Christmas trees there are this year (shortage will be due to lack of woodcutters and transportation), fiberglass garlands and ornaments will replace restricted tinsel and metal spangles.

Rubber dolls are no more. Their stuffed substitutes will have fewer elastic joints, movable eyes, mamma voices, eating and diaper-wetting apparatuses. Doll clothing, always in the latest style, features narrow skirts, narrow belts, simple lines, in line with WPB directives for adult clothing.

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