Dinky are miniature die-cast vehicles produced by Frank Hornby’s famous Meccano company.  Dinky made several TV and movie-related vehicles including many for Gerry and Sylvia Anderson TV productions such as Thunderbirds, Joe 90, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, and Space 1999. More info here: Dinky Wikipedia

Dinky Kits… all you need is a screwdriver!

I’m pretty stoked to finally submit a Dinky toy ad to the pages of TVTA! And what a great example, too… this 1974 UK ad from the pages of The Mighty World Of Marvel features three of Dinky’s new models for their Dinky Kits range. The artwork is appealing, particularly the rendition of the Ford Capri Rally Special.

UK. The Mighty World of Marvel. 1974.

Dinky kits. UK. The Mighty World of Marvel. 1974.

US. Kull. 1976.

Dinky Star Trek and Space: 1999 toys. US. Kull. 1976.

Dinky Toys. Meccano Magazine N°10 1958. France.

From the Dinky Toys 1971 French catalogue – Gerry and Sylvia Anderson TV show toys; ThunderbirdsCaptain Scarlet and the MysteronsUFO.

Dinky Lady Penelope’s FAB 1 car from Thunderbirds.

Dinky Spectrum Pursuit Vehicle (SPV) from Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons.

Dinky SHADO UFO Interceptor vehicle from UFO.

Cover of the Dinky Toys catalogue, 1971 French edition.

Cover. Dinky Toys catalogue. 1971. France.

Dinky toys. FAO Schwarz 1974 1975 Winter Fall catalogue. US.

Post updated April 2021 with new images.

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