ABOUT

The Vintage Toy Advertiser began life in 2010 as an obscure blog showcasing French toy adverts. In 2011 we moved to our current WordPress home and began developing a more international style. Today, TVTA’s mission and passion is to digitally showcase as much vintage advertising as we can get our ink-stained fingers on… from toys, to film, to music, to comics, video games, fashion, food and drink promotions, and household goods.

We have a scanning room… We have archives… We have an office cat called Wooof! In  no particular order we like time-travelling, the 1970s and 80s, coffee, chocolate, writers, designers, artists, photographers, peace, love, space, nonsense, silliness, magazines, comics, books, Christmas catalogues, pizza… and movies that go well with pizza!

If you like even just one of the aforementioned things then please feel free to join the TVTA community of 20th century retro lovers!  

Thanks for stopping by.

Paul Ford (Editor), Wooof (Office Cat extraordinaire).

Thanks to Jaltesorensen (our special agent in Denmark) and Zerocal (our special agent in Brazil).

 

Contact thevintagetoyadvertiser @ zoho . com

Discoclaimer: All images are from the personal collection of TVTA unless otherwise stated. Copyright TVTA. Advertising material copyright is subject to the relevant enterprise. TVTA is an ad-free, non-revenue site that aims to serve as an excellent digital archive and resource for vintage advertising materials. TVTA does its best to provide accurate information and wherever possible uses information direct from the enterprise of the featured advertiser. All splellning mistkes courtsey of Wooof. No Ewoks were harmed in the making of this blog but Jar Jar Binks did suffer muchly. We are currently in the process of repairing our time machine and conquering our ridiculous fear of clowns; as such, some adverts you might see may reflect this. For legal enquiries please contact your local police station.

18 thoughts on “ABOUT

  1. Chris

    Hi there, if I make a donation to your blog would you be able to send me some high res adverts via email?

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  2. Geoffrey Montfort

    Hello ! congratulations for this great site with so many cool documents ! I’m myself writter of two books dedicated to vintage toys advertisements. The Star Wars French Connection and The History of French Toys Advertisements. Go check on Amazon if you like. See and visit you very soon !

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    1. The Vintage Toy Advertiser Post author

      Salut Geoffrey, merci pour les mots gentil. I’m familiar with some of your excellent Playmo custom work. Your large dioramas are outstanding! I really like your Apocalypse Now, Star Wars and Aliens creations – funny how even when a Playmo figurine has a chest-bursting Alien experience he still keeps his smile 🙂 I will hope to check out at least one of your books soon – and will also make a blog link to your site here on TVTA. Best, Ford.

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    1. The Vintage Toy Advertiser Post author

      Thanks! I just made a link to your site – you have some really cool 80s stuff. I like the MOTU sticker book you just added. Also loved the Count Chockula cereals, Donkey Kong Jnr books, the Polonez RC car and that Compurobot just rocks!

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  3. Raymond

    Really fun site! Enjoyed our trade for the Superhelten and Adventure Man scans! Looking forward to your upcoming themes!

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  4. Nhtpirate

    Hi The Vintage Toys Advertiser !
    Thank you for your work. I did not know your work until I search for a 1985 toy ad. I scan and share too 75 to 95 toys ads on Flickr (Nhtpirate) and I like seing that people think to other people with taking time to scanning ads and share them.
    Good continuation !
    Nathalie

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    1. The Vintage Toy Advertiser Post author

      Hi Nathalie ! Thank you for visiting and for your comment. I have just looked at your Nhtpirate site and what can I say… wow ! I am in paradise with all these 70s/80s French toy images 🙂 Can I put a link to your site on my site please ? Will visit often.
      Keep up the superb work and thanks for showing me your site !
      Ford, TVTA.

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  5. For Tyeth

    Greetings TVTA! I have just discovered you have visited my blog and checked out my post dedicated to “thegreenonionblog.com” Thank you so much for calling in and leaving the like and follow. I have had a quick glance at your Star Wars section and was instantly reminded of my childhood days, I had the Sy Snootles/Max Rebo Band set too (and as I’m a keyboard player I thought Max Rebo was an awesome figurine) Thanks again and I’ll return to see a few more of your 1622 ads!

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    1. The Vintage Toy Advertiser Post author

      Greetings For Tyeth! Love what you did with Green’s saber and your other designs too. That’s cool you’re a keyboard player. Max Rebo is a fave figure of mine along with the rest of the band. Wish Kenner had made a Cantina band too! I play drums, though not in a band atm. Look forward to reading your upcoming posts!

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      1. For Tyeth

        Thank you very much, I was pleased how Green’s saber turned out (I was a little lucky with my “Force” vision guessing the type of knife he used!). I think the only drawback with a Cantina Band set would be they only know one song! I shall be returning as often as I can to see your posts too, and thanks again.

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