Our daughter has a basket full of animals which used to belong to my beloved girlfriend.Many of them were made in the 1970s and bear a copyright symbol as proof and they're in pretty good nick. One thing I was struck by today, though, is how some of the animals could never be made today, as they were then. Take the pictured crocodile – it has a movable mouth, opening its jaws and the teeth are phenomenally sharp for a toy. You can then push the jaws shut around whatever they are clamped around – more often than not small fingers. Mind you, it's brilliantly made, though!