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#BBCtrending: The man who brings 20,000 toys back to life

A collector who lives with thousands of toys crammed into suitcases in his London flat has become a Youtube hit.

Tim Rowett - "Tim the Toyman" as he calls himself - has been collecting toys for fifty years. He used to be a children's entertainer, and would buy new toys every year for his performances. Now retired, he brings puppets, games, cards and more back to life on 'YouTube's 'Grand Illusions' channel.

His demonstrations allow thousands of people to re-discover the "wow" factor of old toys.

Video journalist: Neil Meads

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