Don Post – the godfather of cinema masks!

Throughout the 1970s, 80s and 90s, Don Post Studios produced rubber character masks from popular films such as Star Wars, Star Trek, Alien, E.T., Dark Crystal, Gremlins and Hellraiser, along with horror classics such as Dracula and the Werewolf.

Famously, William Shatner’s Captain Kirk’s rubber mask from Star Trek was altered for the horror film Halloween to become the infamous signature mask of Michael Myers.

TVTA is pleased to present a selection of Don Post masks featuring some of your favourite heroes and villains from the world of film.


E.T., and Dark Crystal masks by Don Post. Starlog. 1982.

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Parker Brothers Video Games of the early 1980s

US. House of Mystery. 1983.

Q*Bert by Parker Brothers. US. House of Mystery. 1983.

What the actual flying @!#?@!!! Parker Brothers made some eye-catching adverts for its range of video games available on the Atari and Sears platforms in the early 1980s. Adverts were often adapted from the game box artworks and given a house style that made them instantly recognisable to buyers.

TVTA is pleased to present a selection of print adverts as seen in comic books back in the day. Enjoy.

USA. The Defenders 119. 1983.

Star Wars Jedi Arena by Parker Brothers. The Defenders 119. 1983. US.

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MPC model kits

The Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote MPC model kits. 1972. US.

MPC was established in 1963 by George A. Toteff Jr. and Dick Branstner. As well as producing high-quality, detailed versions of road cars, MPC produced many TV tie-in vehicles from shows such as The Monkees, Happy Days, Space: 1999, The Fall Guy, Knight Rider and The Dukes of Hazzard. Some notable film tie-ins include Star Wars, Alien, The Black Hole and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

TVTA is pleased to present a selection of print adverts as featured in comic books during the 1970s and 1980s. Enjoy!

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TINTIN: comic creation of Hergé, and the most valuable drawing ever sold.

Tintin fromage. Offer to collect free stickers with promotional packs. 1978. France.

TVTA is pleased to present its collection of Tintin print adverts and images, spanning the years 1978 to 2018.

Tintin is the comic character created by Belgium artist Georges Rémi. Rémi was born in 1907, and from an early age began drawing. From 1924 he began to sign his drawings with the name Hergé, reversing the initials “R.G.” (as they are pronounced in French). The character Tintin and his dog Snowy made their debut on January 10, 1929, in the publication Le Petit Vingtième.

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“Dangercar Saber” – A Secret Agent Mouse saber

Please check out the latest cool creation by my good blogging buddy For Tyeth who responded to my Danger Mouse challenge with flying colours!


GOOD GRIEF! I s it time for another post already? Er hello everybody I guess it is time for today’s post. And today instead of a saber for a cartoon cat I have a design inspired by a cartoon mouse! Probably the most famous mouse to eve be a Secret Agent….Danger Mouse. Danger Mouse is a 1980’s UK cartoon created by Cosgrove Hall Productions that centres around a mouse who is the world’s first and only Secret Agent Mouse that battles crime and works to thwart the evil plans of a “Terrible Toad” named Baron Silas Greenback. Danger Mouse (or DM) was loosely based on the TV character “Danger Man” and of course James Bond but DM was a hero and a bit of a coward at the same time. Lucky for DM he had a hapless sidekick in the shape of a Hamster assistant named Penfold – though Penfold…

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