Céčka

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Céčka (English: C's) (singular céčko) were plastic toys from Czechoslovakia popular in the 1980s and 90s, formerly used as parts of door hangings.[1]

History[edit]

The initial intention was to use Céčka as buckles for women's clothing, but it was a failure.[2] The next attempt was to use them as parts of door hangings, but this did not succeed either.[2] The real interest, which was born among the Czechoslovak children, set off Céčková horečka (Céčka fever).[3] From 1984, Céčka became scarce materials of considerable value (for children) almost instantly.[4] The basic shape is a letter C.[5]

Plastic parts can be chained, and they were also used in several games, for instance, one similar in principle to pitching pennies.[4] It also inspired Michal David's song Céčka, sbírá céčka (C's, she collects C's).[1] Céčka are also mentioned twice in the song Pochodové cvičení by Czech singer and songwriter Slávek Janoušek.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Fraňková, Ruth (2007-08-23). "Inconspicuous plastic toy that has made it to the National Museum". Radio Prague. Retrieved 2009-08-25.
  2. ^ a b Vrbová, Martina (2009-05-22). "Retro v médiích. Všichni jsme Retro" (in Czech). Czech Television. Retrieved 2009-08-25.
  3. ^ Nyklová, Martina (2007-10-15). "Céčka jsou nejoblíběnější na Moravě" (in Czech). Radio Prague. Archived from the original on 2008-04-19. Retrieved 2009-08-25.
  4. ^ a b Pacherová, Soňa (2009-08-02). "Céčka boli v ČSSR vzácne ako tvrdá mena" (in Slovak). Pravda.sk. Retrieved 2009-08-28.
  5. ^ Fraňková, Ruth (2008-07-27). "Blasts from the past". Radio Prague. Retrieved 2009-08-28.
  6. ^ Text of the song - slavekjanousek.cz[permanent dead link]

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