Revell: toy-making since 1945

The Revell and Monogram brands were born back in 1945, both on different paths: Revell started out with plastic toys (one of their first was a Toy Washing Machine), while Monogram was making model kits (originally from balsa wood). Over the years that followed Revell and Monogram – once fierce competitors – joined together as one company and to date continue to enjoy that partnership.

Adapted from the official site: revell.com

Check out TVTA’s entry on Monogram too! Monogram


US. Weird War Tals. 1974.

US. Weird War Tals. 1974.


US. Justice League America. 1984.


US. Superman 296. 1976.

US. Superman 296. 1976


UK. Victor. 1973.

UK. Victor. 1973.


France. Pif Gadget. 1980.

France. Pif Gadget. 1980.


France. Pif Gadget. 1980.

France. Pif Gadget. 1980.


US. Legion of Superheroes. 1983.

US. Legion of Superheroes. 1983.

6 thoughts on “Revell: toy-making since 1945

  1. Paul Bowler

    Wonderful classic adds. I always wanted that Robotech robot! I liked building model kits, but we didn’t have many on them in the shops in the UK, so scifi stuff when I was a kid. You know, I’m sure I had a board game with Robotech robots in it, little cardboard one’s you played on a map / board thing. Might be confusing it with something else though.

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    1. The Vintage Toy Advertiser Post author

      Thanks. Agree, the Robotech robot’s really cool. I remember lots of Airfix models as a kid in the UK like planes, tanks and soldiers but not much sci-fi. The robot board game you mentioned sounds good. Haven’t come across anything like yet, will keep a look out.

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      1. Paul Bowler

        yeah, there were hardly any Sci-Fi models back then. I might have the name of the board game wrong, thinking now, maybe it was more like Battletech or something? Anyway, the robot in that Add looks very much like one in the game, guess that’s what made me think of it.

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