Types of toy materials

Description

Field of information which distinguishes the nature and different types of toy materials, such as wood, glass, plastic, steel, etc.

Alternative labels

toy materials varieties
brands of toy materials
toy material types
categories of toy materials
type of toy material
varieties of toy materials
types of toy material

Skill type

knowledge

Skill reusability level

sector-specific

Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Types of toy materials is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Toymaker: Toymakers create or reproduce hand-made objects for sale and exhibition made of various materials such as plastic, wood and textile. They develop, design and sketch the object, select the materials and cut, shape and process the materials as necessary and apply finishes. In addition, toymakers maintain and repair all types of toys, including mechanical ones. They identify defects in toys, replace damaged parts and restore their functionality.
Toys and games specialised seller: Toys and games specialised sellers sell toys and games in specialised shops.

Optional knowledge

Types of toy materials is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Specialised seller: Specialised sellers sell goods in specialised shops.
Doll maker: Doll makers design, create and repair dolls using various materials such as porcelain, wood or plastic. They build moulds of forms and attach parts using adhesives and handtools.
Industrial designer: Industrial designers work out ideas and develop them into designs and concepts for a wide variety of manufactured products. They integrate creativity, aesthetics, production feasibility, and market relevance in the design of new products.

 


 

References

  1. Types of toy materials – ESCO

 

Last updated on September 20, 2022

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