Greetings vintage mates! It’s that time of year again when your humble TVTA editor and his intrepid office cat, Wooof, search high and yo-ho-ho low for some seasonal scans to warm the cockles of your Christmas heart!
So, sit back, slip on your Ewok slippers, grab a mince pie, and allow us to mull your wine and get figgy with your pudding, as TVTA presents you with some delightful toys and games from yesteryear courtesy of the French Arbois catalogue (no date printed on this catalogue, alas, but I’m staking the Christmas raffle on it being 1978! Wooof says it’s 1980… but I think he’s had one too many sherries and is meowing up the wrong Christmas tree. Furballs ahoy!). This Arbois catalogue features toys and games from the CEJI imports company.
Enjoy the scans. Have a very merry Christmas and a fruitful and creative New Year!
Below images: Action Joe figures. Action Joe (or Group Action Joe) is the French version of the UK’s Palitoy Action Man and the US’s Hasbro G.I. Joe. Alongside Lego and die cast cars, Action Man was the toy I had ‘the most of’. The below adverts bring back happy memories as I had almost all of the uniforms featured.
Below image: Weebles wobble but they don’t fall down! I only had a couple of Weebles figures when I was a child, but thoroughly enjoyed playing with one of my friends who had most of the playsets featured below – including a Weebles airplane!
Below image: Time for tea… with Alba kitchenware sets.
Below image: Casdon and Lilliput toys.
Below image: Britains Fort Apache; Armies of the World; Farm and Zoo. As a child, I had many Britains soldiers sets, Cowboys and Indians, Civil war and 7th Cavalry, plus a few of the farm and zoo animals. Britains were among my favourite toys back then.
Below gallery: traditional wooden toys, art & craft toys, technical toys, sports toys, Your Baby.
Below image: Jigsaw puzzles by Arrow Games.
Below image: Lundby doll houses.
Below gallery: Ertl Farm toys; Fuchs Toys; Giaccaglia Ingla musical toys; toy vehicles.
Below image: Daisy Cowboy toy guns.
Below image: Ministeck Prestofix mosaics.
Below image: Exin castles and knights.
Final images: Front and rear covers of the catalogue.
As always, thanks for looking 😊