I was pleased to recently show off my first purchase of Japanese Chirashi movie posters in this post HERE This weekend some new Chirashi arrived from Japan to add to my growing collection. I love the artwork on the 2001: A Space Odyssey, as well as the Pom Poko special cut-out version.
Some new French ads just arrived at TVTA featuring toy, cinema, TV and food promo goodies from the 1970s, 80s and 90s.
First up is a 1991 French cinema ad for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II (Les Tortues Ninja II).
Next up is a 1988 French TV ad for The Real Ghostbusters animated series as featured on TV channel CANAL+
The following ads are food premiums. The first is an offer to collect all twelve characters from the football team featured in the Disney film The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (L’apprentie sorciére) by purchasing Fondine cheese by Bel.
The second food premium is a chance to win a Lima electric train set by purchasing Savane cakes made by Brossard (a product still available today. I had some recently, yum !).
Talking of yummy things… anyone remember Peanut Treets ?
Alongside Chocolate and Toffee Treets, Peanut Treets were available in a handful of European countries from the 1960s up to the late 80s when they were replaced by Minstrals, M&Ms and Relays.
This 1972 ad from France shows the simple yellow packet design of Treets (later rebranded as Peanut Treets).
Our final ad is a 1991 die-cast Peugeot 405 Raid from Italian model toy vehicles company BBurago.
Dungeons & Dragons is a fantasy role-playing game first published in 1974 by TSR (Tactical Studies Rules). As well as many different and evolving versions of the game, numerous other derivatives have been licensed such as a TV and film series, magazines, soundtrack, novels, model kits and computer games.
Atlantic was an Italian company operating from 1966 until 1984 and specialising in plastic soldier figures and vehicles mainly of the 1/32 and 1/72 scale. Atlantic produced many WWII figures and vehicles as well as sets based on Egyptian and Wild West themes. Also noteworthy are their interesting and colourful “Galaxy Serie” space figures from the 1970s.
The Bachmann company can be traced back to Henry Carlisle in the US, 1833, who specialised in manufacturing vanity products. In 1899 the company name changed to Bachmann Bros. following a merger with Henry G. Bachmann, a German immigrant who was engaged in a similar business with his son.
In 1969 a partnership was made with the Kader Company to make model trains. The relationship between the two companies continued to develop and flourish until 1987, when Kader acquired the Bachmann Company in its entirety.
Adapted from official site: Bachmann Model Railways
This is the second year I’ve entered the TIG Star Wars Pumpkin Carving Contest. Last year I claimed some cool vintage Star Wars prizes with my Chief Chirpa pumpkin. This year I’ve cobbled together a full-figure Yoda using two pumpkins.
I’ve also dug out some old Halloween-esque Don Post ads from the archives too. Happy Halloween!
A Chirashi is a printed mini-poster or flyer used to promote film releases in Japan. The size of a typical Chirashi is “B5″ (approx 7 x 10 inch /18cm x 26cm). A relatively cheap and space-saving alternative to regular-size industry posters, Chirashis make excellent movie memorabilia collectables.
Most Chirashis are double-sided with an image from the film printed in colour on the front. Additional artwork and information printed in Japanese appears on the reverse. As well as the standard double-sided format, some Chirashi are more elaborate – opening up as gate-fold, tri-fold or quad-fold posters. Other deluxe features can include thicker card stock, metallic print, UV overlay, Mylar print, and die-cutting.
Pocketeers mechanical games were produced by the Palitoy company in the UK from 1975. Based on the original Japanese Tomy Pocket Games, each Pocketeer was a themed puzzle or challenge contained within a sturdy plastic shell. Looking back, these pocket-size (and hand-size) fun games are like the mechanical precursors to the Gameboy. At school they were popular because of their portability. In addition, they were good fun to play and collect, and easily swappable between friends.