Featured are some instantly recognisable toys and games which were available worldwide throughout the 1980s, as sold by the Ideal company. Some of the toys had already been around for a while – like Buckaroo (1970) and KerPlunk (1967). I had both of these, plus a Rubik’s Cube, and one of my brothers had the TCR ‘Super Trucks’ racing track set.
The images are from an Ideal company catalogue which would have originally been distributed to toy shops throughout France, then handed out to customers by the shop owner. Exact date is unknown.
TCR – Total Control Racing!
TCR – The Dukes of Hazzard / Starsky and Hutch ball of confusion!
What is strange about the following The Dukes of Hazzard TCR advert?
Oops, they made an error in listing The Dukes of Hazzard as Starsky and Hutch…
Sharp-eyed readers will also notice an alternative roof design of the General Lee vehicle, as well as the incorrect appearance of the number ’11’ instead of the correct ’01’.
This mishap wasn’t just limited to a French Ideal catalogue entry…
… an actual box version was released in France with the same errors!
That’s all for now vintage mates...
Thank you for mixing up your franchises and de-flea-ing the dog with us 🙂
Coming soon… toy products from the Ertl company, plus more TVTA Halloween party teasers! 🎃🎃🎃