There is a place where the toys meet together. Ezaki Glico Museum, Ezaki Memorial Museum (Nishiyodogawa, Osaka). Originally, it was established in 1972 with the purpose of communicating the spirit of the founder, Riichi Ezaki, to employees. It has been used mainly for employee training, but since there were many inquiries about wanting to see the collection, it has been open to the public for about 10 years.
Here, we are currently holding a special exhibition "Time Slip Glico [Nostalgic 20th Century]", which is a miniaturization of "memories" of adults, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the museum's opening. I heard that this special exhibition is exhibiting "treasure toys" that are rarely seen, so I went to the Ezaki Glico Museum in Osaka.
At the special exhibition currently underway, "Glyco" with miniature toys and "Timeslip Glyco [Nostalgic 20th Century]", which were sold from 2001 to 2005 and are elaborately reproduced from the "nostalgic" vehicles and electrical appliances of the 20th century. , Product development materials, prototypes of toys (colored samples of resin reproductions), product versions of toys, etc. are exhibited.
Also on display are 111 full-length miniature toys. You can see what was "secret" at the time of sale, and you can also touch the "playfulness" of the developer. Those who know which is the "secret" may be a considerable enthusiast.
It is said that this project was the first attempt by Ezaki Glico, but the response was so great that the session was extended to May 31st. He said he would like to do the next project, but the content and timing are undecided.
In addition, the history of Ezaki Glico, episodes related to product development, packaging of products sold so far, successive toys, etc. are permanently exhibited at this memorial hall. You can see the transition.
Glico's toys say, "There are things that people of all ages always feel" nostalgic. " Ezaki Glico is particular about eating and playing as two major vocations for children, not as a "bonus" for sweets, but as an important "toy" like sweets. It seems that it was made. Why don't you visit the "Ezaki Glico Museum" where you can experience such "Glico Spirit"?
Ezaki Glico Museum (Official Site)
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