Produced by YWOW GAMES in 2020 and under licence from the Kellog Company, these six collectable jigsaw puzzles depict the classic Kellogg’s cereal designs of Cornflakes, Frosties, Coco Pops, Special K, Crunchy Nut and Rice Krispies. Each 50-piece jigsaw comes with a mini poster.
TVTA has been collecting these since the beginning of 2022, and is now pleased to have completed the set. Enjoy the images, as we tuck into a nice bowl of Frosties and declare… They’re Grrreat!
Greetings vintage mates, your intrepid editor here at TVTA has not long returned from emergency surgery on the abdomen… so what better way to celebrate a recovery post with some gut-busting fast food chain merchandise from McDonalds!
Presenting, DC superheroes 3D jigsaw puzzles. McDo, at least here in France, has stopped giving away plastic collectables with its Happy Meals in an effort to combat plastic pollution. A good move. Toys now included in their meal deals are made from recyclable paper or card.
Throughout April, McDo has been offering 3D DC character standee figurines, but made of card, and you have to construct them similar to the way you might make a 3D jigsaw puzzle.
Let’s see what TVTA managed to get its post-op, greasy little fingers on…
Happy Star Wars Day, vintage mates! The 4th of May is the annual holiday celebration of the Star Wars franchise, known as: May The Fourth Be With You – which is a play on the expression ‘may the force be with you’. TVTA always makes a post on this day, usually showing off some Star Wars collectables or print advertising. This year we take a look at some Star Wars blasters, both big and small, direct from the collection of TVTA!
Below: The Imperial Gunnery exclusive replica blasters.
STS (Super Track System) 4×4 was an electric slot-car racing system made by Exin Lines Brothers of Spain. The track and vehicle operating systems were similar to Scalextric and other brands of the time, using a motor-driven chassis with pick-ups to make contact to an electrical current flowing inside the track.
STS 4×4 tried to do something a little different from its competitors by focusing on 4×4 vehicles and making their tracks a terrain-coloured brown as opposed to the typical black surface tracks of other brands. Extra track pieces were available to buy to expand the basic sets, along with a range of accessories such as obstacles, bridges and jumps.
TVTA is pleased to present catalogue images from the 1988 Spanish Exin catalogue and the 1988 French STS 4×4 catalogue. The images feature the main sets available at the time along with many accessories.
Cover. 1988 STS 4×4 catalogue. France.
Cover. Exin STS 4×4 segment from the Exin Catalogue. 1988. Spain.