Frank, you're so right, particularly about Fisher Price, for example! My grandchildren are now happily playing with the Fisher Price toys purchased for their father back in the early '70's - and that after his 3 younger brothers had played with them in turn (including a severely ADHD one, who managed to break most things! :roll: )
And as far as paperweights go (to get back on topic :wink: ) I think some of Caithness problems might have been down to trying to compete with the cheap Chinese abstracts, with their 'Pebble' range, for example. The Chinese (or Taiwanese) 'Royal Crest' weights for example are colourful, fun and quite cleverly made. And cheap. Very cheap! Caithness would do better to concentrate their production and marketing on high-class, top of the range products, and leave the cheap and cheerful to those who - like it or not - now do it best. They need to recognise that theirs should be different market.