It’s Non-toy Ad Tuesday time again on The Vintage Toy Advertiser and we’re delighted to bring you our usual delectable slices of retro advertisng goodness as well as our brand new, no-thrills, special ‘marks out of ten’ Famous Face Rate-o-Meter !!
So, without further ado… let’s see how our famous faces fared…
Ergo Sprint. ASTERIX and OBELIX – Famous Face Rate-o-Meter rating = 9/10
Famous everywhere… especially in Belgium and France! These two Roman-resisting Gauls are surely worthy of their instant no-messing-about 9 points?
Kraft Ramek. YOGI BEAR – Famous Face Rate-o-Meter Rating = 7/10
This Hanna-Barbera bear surely scores well? Do you agree with our 7, or should he be a lowly 4 and slink back off to Jellystone Park?
Jacob’s Trio biscuit. SUZY – Famous Face Rate-o-Meter rating = 5/10
Probably only famous in the UK, Suzy was the aspirational singer with an incredibly loud voice who advertised Jacob’s Trio.
Dubonnet aperatif. PIA ZADORA – Famous Face Rate-o-Meter rating = 6.5/10
The ‘Dubonnet Girl’ of the late 70s and early 80s; a singer and actress, Pia was often panned by critics for her work yet, conversley, was the recipient of a Golden Globe award and was a Grammy Award nominee.
Nutella. KYUNG HEE – Famous Face Rate-o-Meter rating = 2/10
Really not famous at all (apart from this ad we think). But Kyung seems to be enjoying his slice of baguette freshy-spread with Nutella. Surely he deserves his 2 points. No?
Faxe Kondi. Jesper Olsen – Famous Face Rate-o-Meter rating = 6/10
Famous for playing for Ajax and Manchester United in the 1980s, Jesper also played football for his country, Denmark. We’re going to award him a 6!
Trebor Double Agents. THE TREBOR SPY – Famous Face Rate-o-Meter rating = 0/10
Probably only famous in the UK and scores a big fat zero because he is a spy and therefore a master of disguise! Who knows what this character really looks like??
Playstation 2. THE SIMPSONS – Famous Face Rate-o-Meter rating = 10/10
Woohoo! Come on, surely the winner? Who could be more famous than Homer and his dysfunctional family and friends from Springfield?
But no… hold your horses there… we have a late winner…
Radio Nostalgie. MARILYN MONROE, ELVIS PRESLEY, MICK JAGGER, THE BEATLES, SERGE GAINSBOURG, JOHNNY HALLIDAY etc – Famous Face Rate-o-Meter rating = 11/10
Hands down this is the winner scoring a Spinal Tap-worthy 11!
With so many famous faces on display in this ad for French radio station Nostalgie, how can this not be our winner?
Take that Homer!
The TVTA Famous Face Rate-o-Meter is sponsored by Wooof cat biscuit cereals. No celebrities were harmed in this production just Ewoks.