Palitoy manufactured some of the most popular toys in Britain, some original items and others under licence. Its products included Action Man, Action Force, Tiny Tears, Pippa, Tressy, Star Wars figures and the Care Bears.
1909 The Cascelloid company was founded to produce celluloid and fancy goods.
1920 Their first toy was produced
1925 Their first doll was produced
1931 Cascelloid was bought by British Xylonite Co
1935 The word Palitoy was created as a trademark for Xylonite's toy division.
1941 Injection moulding was developed by British Xylonite Co and was used for the Palitoy toy ranges.
1968 Palitoy was sold to General Mills in 1968
1978 Took over Chad Valley Co
1984 It closed as a business
The factory, toy moulds and copyrights were all bought by Hasbro from whom they had been a major licensee.