Yes, you read right. Ease of manufacturing, processing and even decorating – have led us to use plastics more commonly than wooden toys. Why not toys made from wood- Why no? As it needs lot of labor- it cant be just put in a mold and given a shape by a robotic machine.
Wooden toys need human precision and human touch to give finishing. All toys that are made in plastic can be made in wooden base too. But who will hire double the number of people, when one machines and two humans can do it all ?? Is this the reason ?
Playing with wooden toys have its own joy, I remember playing with wooden carom board. But all my dolls were of plastic only. Cant dolls be made of wood ?
Wont it give so many artists a new source of joy and living ? And simultaneously give nature a free and pain free gasp of air ? But the question is who will start it.
It needs investment in man powers not automated machinery to make a toy in robotic fashion. Yes one day we can have machines to make accurate toys from wood. For sure, but it is a transition, and may take some days if not decades! Have a nice day!