ABOUT

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.

 

 

Contact thevintagetoyadvertiser @ zoho . com

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.

15 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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