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Toylines (alphabetical order)
Adventure & Journey (2003)
Assault Commando (2002)
Fire Fighter (2002)
Peace Force (2002)
Police (2002)
SWAT Power Team Elite (2002)
Tag Team (2002)
World Peacekeepers (2002)
Toylines (chronological order)
2002 Assault Commando
2002 Fire Fighter
2002 Peace Force
2002 Police
2002 SWAT Power Team Elite
2002 Tag Team
2002 World Peacekeepers
2003 Adventure & Journey
Company history
About M & C Toy Centre.PowerTeam     
M & C Toy Centre Limited was founded by Mr. Y.T. Chin in 1979. M & C Toy Centre Limited has specialized in the development of dolls and action figures for over 25 years. The company also produces a wide range of other toys including pre-school, boy's toys & girl's toys. The company strives to create affordable quality toys. It uses an in-house R & D Team for the development of new toys.
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From the News Archive
Clarkson coming to Covelli Centre
A pop superstar will be making a stop in Youngstown this fall. Kelly Clarkson will bring her 'All I Ever Wanted' tour to the Covelli Centre October 17.
Posted 7/26/2009
Mark Beekman Aug 2006 Artist sees the Lite - Centre Daily Times

PHOENIXVILLE -- A popular children's toy inspired one local artist to turn on his own magical shining light, to paraphrase the popular advertising jingle, when he created the 'World's Largest Lite-Brite.'
Mark Beekman, a 26-year-old resident of Charlestown, used more than 125,000 Lite-Brite pegs to re-create a 1:9 scale version of Leonardo Da Vinci's 'The Last Supper.'
Beekman said he got the initial idea for the 'World's Largest Lite-Brite' in January 2006. At first he thought about using Legos, but he decided that Lego murals have been done to death, plus the smaller Lite-Brite pegs would allow for greater resolution in the picture.
He played with Lite-Brite toys when he was younger, and decided to relive those days, albeit on a much larger scale. He also wanted to bring a novel approach and a little excitement to his first major artwork.
'When I was a kid, you couldn't have paid me to go to an art museum. I thought art was boring,' Beekman said. 'With this piece, I wanted to appeal to kids as well as the kid in all of us. I want people to realize that art is whatever they want it to be. It doesn't have to be boring.'
Hasbro began manufacturing the Lite-Brite toy, which allows artists to create a 'glowing picture,' in 1967. Lite-Brites use translucent plastic pegs placed through opaque black paper, creating an image when a light behind the paper is illuminated.
Beekman's creation is quite a bit more complicated than that. He started by constructing a frame made out of aluminum pipes, which he cut by hand. He chose aluminum, he said, because it's lightweight but still very strong.
Instead of paper, he used perforated sheet metal as backing, in the largest size he could find, 5 feet wide by 10 feet tall. He bought his initial supply of Lite-Brite pegs direct from Hasbro.
The piece is illuminated by Cee-Lite electroluminescent panels -- high-tech flat flexible sheets that light up. He also made and painted the frame by hand, using antiquing effects.
Beekman used computer printouts to help him determine where the different colored plastic pegs should go, except for some freehand in the faces. The pegs are attached to the perforated sheet metal with eight layers of glue.
When his supply of white Lite-Brite pegs was exhausted before the project was completed, Beekman had to improvise. He ended up buying out the Lite-Brite toy supplies of all the stores in the area several times over.
Putting the Lite-Brite pegs in was one of the easier parts of creating the piece. Beekman said planning everything out and considering all the different options was quite challenging -- that and handcrafting the frame.
'Now I'm an expert in industrial adhesives,' he said.
A perfectionist by nature, Beekman is still putting a few finishing touches on the project. He's also starting to look into his exhibition options.
Beekman's piece is about twice the size of the record holder for world's biggest Lite-Brite. He is getting his creation certified by the Guinness Book of World Records.
Overall, he's glad to be wrapping up his ambitious effort and is pleased with how it turned out. Soon he'll move on to something else. He doesn't know what it will be yet, but chances are it will be considerable.
'I like to think big,' Beekman said. 'Go big or go home.'
Posted 9/2/2007
Antique dolls capture childhood - Centre Daily Times

Antique dolls capture childhood


At the end of every school year, I find myself thinking about those long lost days of childhood filled with friends, summertime play and beloved toys.
Even now, I can clearly remember my Mother's favorite term of endearment for me, as she called me her 'dolly.' Despite my ever increasing age, my mom still calls me 'dolly' on occasion and it, like my old dolls, brings back lovely memories.
These memories are evidently the reason why many antiques collectors are so enthusiastic about vintage dolls. The long history of doll making is a fascinating one as it reflects the history of the childhood experience.
Domestic dolls
Dolls were part of domestic life in ancient Greece as they are in contemporary America. When discussing dolls and tracing their history, historians typically consider dolls dating from the 1680s to the present including those made of fabric, wood, composition, papier-mâché, poured wax, bisque, porcelain, plastic and even vinyl.
As playthings, dolls often were made to comfort children and provide an inanimate friend. This toy friend could accompany a child to almost every place he or she traveled. Depending on the time period, some children proudly took their dolls to school, to work and to bed with them. Today, girls and women alike engage in popular doll parties where they show off their favorite dolls.
In the 18th Century, fabric dolls were often handmade by mothers out of inexpensive household materials. Handed down from older sibling to younger sibling, antique fabric, sometimes referred to as rag dolls, taught historians about the history of childhood as it reflected on the evolution of both textile and costume history, all offered in a small-scale, neat, figural package.
Sunday dolls
In late 19th Century England and Germany, a particular group of dolls were reserved for only special occasions. These special dolls were only to be played with on Sundays. Appropriately called 'Sunday dolls,' this group of elegantly dressed fashion dolls had hand-modeled bisque heads. They were reserved for children who had reached a certain age to ensure the doll's long life. The Sunday doll would only be handled for about an hour or two by the oldest girls in the family. During the late Victorian and early Edwardian periods, upper middle-class children certainly realized that playing with these dolls was a very special event.
At my public appraisal events, the historic Sunday dolls often are brought in for evaluation, and typically my audiences watch the owner of these hand-me-down dolls handle the object with extreme care and great respect. This disciplined approach to playing with these dolls from long ago rarely results in poor condition for the doll. Most original Sunday dolls, now more than a century old, are found in very good overall condition.
Based on the specific history of the doll and its fine condition, Sunday dolls command very high prices on the secondary antiques market ranging into the tens of thousands of dollars.
Such as other collectibles, dolls tug on the emotions. As a result, the antique and vintage doll market is certainly indicative of Americans' interest in and desire to recapture their childhood with objects of the past. The emotional side of the antique and vintage doll market demonstrates Americans' ability and willingness to pay sky-high prices to own an object that reminds them of bygone days.
Posted 6/11/2007
Toys R Us to begin using shipping center in Ohio - Centre Daily Times


Business New Jersey (subscription)
Toys R Us to begin using shipping center in Ohio
Centre Daily Times, PA -
WAYNE, NJ - Toys R Us Inc. announced Thursday it would begin shipping merchandise from a facility in central Ohio to accommodate ...
Toys R Us Creates 700 Jobs At New Ohio Shipping Center
Toys ''R'' Us Opens New Fulfillment Center in Groveport, OH to ...
ToysRUs Opens Ohio Fulfillment Center

Published 9/15/2006
Girl knocked down by bus in city centre - ic Wales

Girl knocked down by bus in city centre
ic Wales, United Kingdom -
The girl was crossing St Mary Street in Cardiff's city centre and eating a Happy Meal she had just bought in McDonald's, when she was hit by the number nine bus ...
Published 4/15/2006
Study blaming youthful obesity on TV is cop-out - Centre Daily Times

Study blaming youthful obesity on TV is cop-out
Centre Daily Times, PA -
... There was no reference to how many times those two parents in the upper-class home pulled their Escalade into McDonald's for a Happy Meal before dumping the ...
Published 4/5/2006
Friend talks about suspect in slayings - Centre Daily Times

Friend talks about suspect in slayings
Centre Daily Times, PA -
... Some nights he didn't buy anything, Therrell said, but he typically spent about $50 on collectible toys, tools, jewelry, decorative knives or clothes. ...
Published 3/13/2006
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