A random selection of jigsaw puzzles published in the 1970s to present

Vintage advert: Mousline Instant Mashed Potato Jigsaw Puzzle Promotion. 1979. France.

Greetings vintage mates. Presenting, a random selection of jigsaw puzzles direct from the collection of TVTA. The first (below) is Disney’s The Rescuers, produced by Nathan in 1978. The completed 12-piece puzzle measures 108 cm long (approx 42 inches) and runs almost the entire length of my editing desk.

Puzzle-Frise. Bernard et Bianca / The Rescuers. 12 Large Piece Puzzle. 1978. Nathan. France.

Below: an early-school puzzle featuring farm-themed figures and objects, with six images to complete.

Silhouettes. 6 puzzles. 1979. Ravensburger. Made in Spain.

Below: Three Star wars puzzles. The first two are 1978 Kenner original-trilogy puzzles, with the “Luke and Droids” version unopened and still sealed. The third is a Hasbro Episodes I to VI puzzle.

Star Wars Luke and Droids 140 piece Jigsaw Puzzle. 1977. Kenner. US.
Star Wars Spave Battle 500 piece Jigsaw Puzzle.1977. Kenner. US.
Star Wars Episodes I to VI 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle. 2015. Ravensburger. Made in Germany.

Where’s Wally? / Ou est Charlie?

The famous striped jersey and beanie hat-wearing elusive Wally is known as ‘Charlie’ here in France.

Ou Est Charlie? / Where’s Wally? 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle from Nathan under license by Ravensburger.
A detailed image for those wishing to find Wally… click pic to enlarge.

Below: Disney scenes 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle. 2010. Ravensburger. Made in Germany.

Disney scenes 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle. 2010. Ravensburger. Made in Germany.

Below: Mr Men and Little Miss 45 piece puzzle.

Mr Men and Little Miss 45 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle. 2010. MB Puzzles. France.

Below: Looney Tunes Dance 48 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle and poster. McDonald’s promotion. 2022. Pirouette Cacahouette. France.

Arrow Games jigsaw puzzles. C1978.

Arrow Games jigsaw puzzles. Arbois toy catalogue. France C1978.

As always, thanks for looking!

13 thoughts on “A random selection of jigsaw puzzles published in the 1970s to present

  1. Hi TVTA….since when were you the drummer for the Mr Men and Little Miss band?….Oh sorry that’s Mr Messy isn’t it! My bad but I have to say Mr Bump and Mr Funny were my two favourite characters – I always borrowed their books from my library as a kid.
    Regards to Star Wars jigsaws…Mrs Tyeth bought me a nice gift a few months ago I forgot to mention. Whilst in a Salvation Army charity shop she saw a three pack of Star Wars Rogue One Super 3D Jigsaw puzzles, still boxed and sealed in their bags. The outer box actually has a Lenticular “Flicker Picture” lens cover on the front giving it a 3D effect. Pretty cool. Here are a couple of pics of the front and back of the box.

    Anyhoo, thanks for the Mr Men/Little Miss trip down memory lane!

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    • Hehe, thanks FT. I often resemble Mr Messy even when I’ve tidied myself up!
      Yes! Same as you, back in my youngling days I loaned out many Mr Men books from the library, and there were always one or two included as birthday or Christmas presents. Such great books to read and collect.
      Love those Rogue One jigsaws you acquired! A nice catch from the charity shop indeed ğŸ˜Ž


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