The TVTA 2021 Halloween Pumpkin Teaser!

Take one large size pumpkin, one medium pumpkin, one skateboard, some conkers and a witchy brew…

Not long till Halloween! And TVTA went shopping to pick up some of the parts for this year’s pumpkin carving ritual. Last year’s Med-Hed proved to be a popular Jack-O-Lantern treat…

As for this year, what can TVTA possibly have in store? 🎃🎃🎃

Anyone else have plans to make a pumpkin or do anything cool this Halloween?

Mebetoys 1971 Italian Die Cast Cars Catalogue

TVTA is pleased to add its second catalogue to the Mebetoys category for die cast cars. This latest catalogue is from 1971 and was printed for the Italian market. The catalogue has some very cool stylised images of the models showing partial views of the car, as well as colour photographs of the range available at the time. The catalogue also includes an image for the Yogi Bear and Boo Boo car.

Thanks for looking! You can see our other Mebetoys catalogue here

Horror film posters of the 1980s

As seen in adverts from the French movie magazine L’Ecran Fantastique, featuring a couple of well-known horror movies as well as some a little more obscure. Our first image is from the excellent A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise – A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, with poster design by French artist Laurent Melki, who also designed French posters for A Nightmare on Elm Street 4; Blood Feast; 2000 Maniacs; The Last House on the Left; Night of the Living Dead; Day of the Dead; Videodrome and Creepshow among many others.

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. L’Ecran Fantastique No 81 1987. Art by Laurent Melki.

Next up is an advert showing the poster for House designed by artist and writer Bill Morrison, who later worked on The Simpsons and created The Beatles – The Yellow Submarine Graphic Novel. You can see his signature on the side of the doorbell, but thanks to Cameraviscera I was able to get additional info.

House. L’Ecran Fantastique No 69 1986. Art by Bill Morrison.

Next is an advert featuring the poster for The Supernaturals, a zombie film starring actress Nichelle Nichols, famous for her role as Lieutenant Nyota Uhura in the Star Trek franchise. I can’t find any information on the name of the artist for this poster.

The Supernaturals. L’Ecran Fantastique No 70 1986.

Next up is an advert for the French poster for the cult comedy horror shocker Street Trash. Artist unknown.

Street Trash. L’Ecran Fantastique No 81 1987.

Next is an advert for the poster of the film Blood Sisters. Artist unknown.

Blood Sisters. L’Ecran Fantastique No 81 1987.

Finally, we present an advert for I. Media video cassettes, featuring some popular titles available at the time to purchase via mail order.

I. Media videos. L’Ecran Fantastique No 71 1986.

Thanks for looking!

Only 15 days to go for Halloween! 🎃🎃🎃

Sixties Horror!

TVTA is pleased to present a selection of Japanese horror film posters as featured in the pages of L’Ecran Fantastique from 1986. Featuring the actor Peter Cushing in various Frankenstein pictures from the British Hammer Film Productions Ltd., plus Christopher Lee, Barbara Steele and Vincent Price appearing elsewhere.

The Curse of Frankenstein L’Ecran Fantastique No 70 1986
The Curse of Frankenstein L’Ecran Fantastique No 70 1986
The Evil of Frankenstein L’Ecran Fantastique No 70 1986
The Revenge of Frankenstein L’Ecran Fantastique No 70 1986
Frankenstein Must be Destroyed L’Ecran Fantastique No 70 1986
Frankenstein Created Woman L’Ecran Fantastique no 70 1986
Castle of Blood L’Ecran Fantastique No 71 1986
The Castle of Satan L’Ecran Fantastique No 69 1986
L’Ecran Fantastique No 71 1986
The Virgin of Nuremberg L’Ecran Fantastique No 71 1986
Brides of Dracula L’Ecran Fantastique No 70 1986

Thanks for looking 🙂

Coming soon, more from the pages of French movie magazine L’Ecran Fantastique with a look at some classic (and not so classic) 1980s horror and sci-fi films!

Dinky Toys 1971 Die Cast Vehicles

SHADO UFO Interceptor vehicle from UFO.

TVTA is pleased to present scans from the 1971 Dinky Toys catalogue as produced for the French market. As well as featuring vehicles ranging from road and sports cars to military and emergency vehicles, the catalogue shows three famous pop culture TV series vehicles: the SHADO Interceptor from UFO; Lady Penelope’s FAB 1 from Thunderbirds; and the Spectrum Pursuit Vehicle (SPV) from Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons.

Spectrum Pursuit Vehicle (SPV) from Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons.
Lady Penelope’s FAB 1 car from Thunderbirds.

Click the below images and gallery to see full size.

Dinky Land Rover Pony Club 1971.
Dinky Land Rover Safari 1971.
Citroen Presidential car Dinky Toys 1971.
Dinky 1971 catalogue rear and front cover.