Calling all Rubikubistes

Rubik’s Cube was a 1980s worldwide puzzle-game phenomenon. The advert below is a promotional offer from le Cercle Française du Cube to send off for Cube goodies which included a tee-shirt, book, badge, sticker, and another of Rubik’s mind-challenging puzzles – the Tower of Babel (Babylone Tower).

Rubik’s Cube Goodies. France. Pif Gadget. 1981.


And in other vintage French news … another 1980s toy phenomenon …

Les Patoufs – Cabbage Patch Kids

France. Pif Gadget. 1983.

Barbie – Camping Van

France. Pif Gadget. 1981.

Group Action Joe

Group Action Joe. France. Pif Gadget. 1980.

France. Pif Gadget. 1980.

ET Vinyl Doll by Kamar

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

Mon Petit Poney – My Little Pony

France. Pif Gadget. 1983.

Figurine Panini Stickers – Candy Candy

France. Pif Gadget. 1981.

TCR – Total Control Racing

France. Pif Gadget. 1981.

Carrera Servo Racing

France. Pif Gadget. 1980.

Atlantic Toy Soldiers

France. Pif Gadget. 1981.

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

France. Pif Gadget. 1981.

Thanks for looking 🙂

 

8 thoughts on “Calling all Rubikubistes

  1. For Tyeth

    Hello TVTA, Anthony, The cool thing (amongst many) with TCR sets was it’s ability to let you purchase spare parts and “Tune” your cars. There were replacement motors, gear cogs to improve the motor performance, various grades of tires and you could even replace the electrical pic-up plates on the bottom of the cars. It was almost like an Indycar Pit Lane! Plus you had dozens of body shells to swap around too.

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      1. For Tyeth

        The body shells were really good. They were detailed and you could see exactly what car they were, not just generic bodies. I had World Rally car models on mine and a Ford Mustang “Jam Car”. TCR was just great.

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