Welcome to The Vintage Toy Advertiser … pages and pages of international toy advertisements scanned from publications dated between 1970 and 1989.
Why the 70s and 80s? What have the 60s, 90s or 00s ever done to you? Nothing! They’re just as cool, and TVTA often adds materials from these decades. However, the 1970s and 1980s saw an incredible amount of toys manufactured and licensed around the world in a manner surely never seen before. Marketing was targeted not just at the large TV audiences of the day but also at avid readers of magazines and comics. It was a new dawn for toys that had suddenly become bigger, bolder, shinier and action-packed!
TVTA celebrates these toys as they were originally advertised in magazines, comics and other printed publications throughout the world. All images are from my own collection, and as well as toy ads I showcase advertising and retro paperworks for film, TV, music and comics.
Love late-20th Century pop culture? Then you’ll love it here!
Thanks for looking, Ford, TVTA.
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Discoclaimer: All images are from the personal collection of TVTA unless otherwise stated. Advert copyright remains with the enterprise responsible. TVTA is a non-revenue site that aims to serve as an excellent free resource for vintage advertising materials. TVTA does its best to provide accurate information and wherever possible uses information direct from the enterprise of each featured advert. TVTA may not always be a precise history and, as with any online information you are seeking, further research and cross-referencing is encouraged.