Greetings vintage mates! Presenting: eight vintage adverts from French comic Pif Gadget. I was particularly pleased to get my hands on the Barbie ‘Birthday’ advert with art by the illustrator Mezza who designed a good deal of late 70s and early 80s Barbie adverts, and, despite my online searches, I still can’t find any info about.
The Action Man advert was also a treat to discover (known as Action Joe in France, and GI Joe in the US where the toy originated in 1964). Eagle-eyed readers will spot the popular ‘Eagle-Eye Action Man’ features on the below advert – quite an innovation for those of us who lovingly played with these toys back in the day.
Atlantic toy soldiers, Hollywood bubble gum, Nutella, Polistil and Playmobil…
Docteur Benjamin Justice (Doc Justice) is a 1970s fictional comic strip hero created by the writer Jean Ollivier and artist Raffaele Carlo Marcello. Justice is not only a humanitarian doctor attached to the World Health Organization, but a multi-disciplined martial artist who travels the world to fight crime.
As always, thanks for looking!