World Cup 2018: Top Ten Retro Football Ads

A TVTA Top-10 ad-fest featuring toys, games and stickers from Bburago, Figurine Panini, Shoot, Big Jim, Tomy, Subbuteo and Pocketeers.

Pif Gadget. France. 1986.

France. Pif Gadget. 1978.

France. Pif gadget N° 765. 1983.

France. Pif Gadget. 1978.

France. Pif Gadget. 1980.

France. PIf Gadget. 1988.

France. PIf Gadget. 1988.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1979.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.

France. Pif Gadget 795. 1984.

Thanks for looking!

3 thoughts on “World Cup 2018: Top Ten Retro Football Ads

  1. Hello TVTA, ah…le foot! Coup de Monde! (Hope I got that right!) I had a great game made by Peter Pan Playthings called “Cup Final”. It was a table top recreation of football with three players in each team (one goalkeeper and two outfield players). The outfield players were miniature versions of the Meccano Shoot! figure but each one had a different shaped boot to perform different types of kick technique (you could chip and swerve the ball). The ball was a Dodecahedron shape – one half was white, the other half black and as it rolled which ever colour was on the top face when it came to rest dictated who had “possession” and got to kick it next. You could get really clever and creative. Peter Pan Playthings also made a table top version of Cricket too called “Test Match” (which was an updated copy of an earlier game by Crown and Andrews) More great memories, thanks!

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    • Hi FT. The Cup Final game sounds good. Oh, I always wanted that Test Match game and must have put it on my Christmas list for a good few years running. Can’t grumble Santa never bought it me though because I was lucky to receive other cool toys at Christmas.

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      • That is a great way to look at things, it’s nice to know some people appreciated the gifts that they did receive. But you never know you may still get Test Match one day and the wait will be worth it! (Plus it will be vintage!)

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