Right Royal Smacker

Another toy from Ron Fuller, the British toy designer (who also designed Cabaret). This obviously came out in 1981, to coincide with the Royal Wedding.

Ron Fuller used to be one of the artists and designers whose work was featured by the Cabaret Mechanical Theatre. CMT started as a shop in Cornwall in 1979, and then moved to London's Covent Garden in 1985. They featured mechanical toys and automata, some in an exhibition, and some in their shop, trying to remain - in their own words - 'a haven of wit, intelligence and individuality in an increasingly homogenous and mass-produced world.'

An increase in rents caused them to close the shop in 2000, but they continue as a travelling exhibition, and an online shop.

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