Corgi Toys – 1960s & 70s French print ads

“Choose your Corgi model today”

TVTA is pleased to present a selection of print advertising for the Corgi Toys range of die cast vehicles seen throughout the 1960s and 70s. Featuring James Bond, Batman, Superhero and TV stars, Corgi Rockets and Whizzwheels, and a very Presidential Lincoln!

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Lincoln Continental 6-door State Limo


James Bond Aston martin DB5 first edition, gold version

The screen-innacurate gold coloured first edition version of the famous James Bond Aston Martin DB5, with ejector-seat baddie and other gadgets.
I’ve read that the reason for this strange colour choice was because the only silver paint Corgi had at the time was too similar to the base casting colour – leading to suspicions that some customers would believe the car hadn’t been painted at all! Later DB5 models were painted in a silver colour which Corgi managed to make distinct from the base metal.


Batmobile and Batboat

Corgi Batman 267. 1967/68 . France.

Corgi Batman batmobile and batboat GS3. 1960s. France.


Salty or sweet? Corgi offered two ‘snack’ vehicles to suit your taste!


Chipperfields Circus, Rockets, Whizzwheels, Juniors and others

Corgi’s Chipperfields Circus and Cooper-Maserati F1 models.



Corgi Whizzwheels.

Corgi Belgium Gendarmerie.



Film and TV range

Kojak’s Buick. 1977.

James Bond Lotus Esprit Underwater. 1977.

Corgi Starsky & Hutch 292. 1978.

Corgi Superheroes, TV and film range. 1979.

Corgi. Chopper Squad. 1979.

Corgi Superman range.

Corgi The Incredible Hulk Mazda. 1979.


As always, thanks for looking 🙂 

2004 Corgi TV, Film & Cartoon catalogue, UK.

This. Catalogue. Is. Quite. Simply. Awesome!

As is so often the case with Corgi Toys, they produce the most beautiful product catalogues on the market. This 2004 TV, Film & Cartoon catalogue is no exception – 24 pages, A4, of wonderfully-presented pop-culture toy photography. Enjoy 🙂

Thunderbirds

Mr Bean

Doctor Who

 

Batman

 

James Bond, 007

 

The Blues Brothers, Scooby-Doo, The Beatles

Bullitt, Knight Rider, Back to the Future

The Italian Job

 

Red Dwarf

The Persuaders, Smokey & the Bandit, Only Fools and Horses, Last of the Summer Wine, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Inspector Morse, Heartbeat

 

Charlie’s Angels, The A-Team, The Dukes of Hazzard
Back cover

As always, thanks for looking 🙂

Corgi absolutely nailed it for die cast pop culture

My adverts section for Corgi Toys shows some cool superhero, film and TV-themed die cast vehicles, and I always knew that Corgi was spot on when it came to representing pop culture in its die cast range. Even so, I wasn’t quite prepared for the images that greeted me as I took hold of a copy of the Paris-based Fair Play Distribution Catalogue from 1980.

This A4 toy brochure aimed at shops and stores features more pop culture goodness than you can shake a Penguin umbrella at, including many fabulous point-of-sale store displays. If these toy units don’t take you back to happy childhood times spent at the toy shop buying cars then I don’t know what will. Simply amazing to see.

The catalogue also features Corgi’s regular die cast vehicle range, which will have to come in a separate post as there are just too many photos to show in one outing, and as Wooof correctly points out, TVTA readers may be in severe danger of a vintage-joy circuit overload. Enjoy the scans!

1980 Fair Play Distribution Catalogue, France

Corgi Juniors

Point-of-Sale Displays


As always, thanks for looking  🙂

CORGI TOYS

Corgi Toys are famous for producing quality die-cast scaled vehicles. Introduced in the UK in July 1956, Corgi are perhaps best known for vehicles made famous in popular films and television series such as Batman, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Dakatri, The Saint, The Muppet Show, Starsky and Hutch and Charlie’s Angels – to name just a few! The James Bond 007 vehicles range are also a popular choice for Corgi – to date, the Aston Martin DB5 remains the biggest-selling toy car produced.

In addition to the TV series and film vehicles, Corgi produced standard road vehicles that included emergency, military, agricultural and public transport. Corgi continues to produce a broad range of quality and collectable die-cast vehicles today.

US. FAO Schwarz catalogue 1980/1981

Corgi Starsky & Hutch 292. France. 1978.

Corgi Batman 267. 1967/68 . France.

Corgi Batman batmobile and batboat GS3. 1960s. France.

Denmark. 1967.

Denmark. 1967.

Denmark. 1967.

US. Weird War Tales. 1979.

US. Weird War Tales. 1979.

US. Weird War Tales. 1980

Denmark. 1976. Image supplied by Jaltesorensen.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.

Corgi Harvest Time. Die cast farm vehicles. UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.

Corgi Harvest Time. Die cast farm vehicles. UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.

US. Justice League of America. 1975.

US. Justice League of America. 1975.

US. Justice League of America. 1975.

US. Justice League of America. 1975.

Kojak's action-packed Buick by Corgi. France. Pif Gadget. 1977.

Kojak’s action-packed Buick by Corgi. France. Pif Gadget. 1977.

France. Pif Gadget. 1977.

From Corgi’s farm vehicles range. France. Pif Gadget. 1977.

France. Pif Gadget. 1977.

James Bond underwater Lotus. France. Pif Gadget. 1977.

UK. Hamleys Christmas Book. 1983

France. Pif Gadget. 1979.

France. Pif Gadget. 1979

Denmark. Anders. 1976.

Denmark. Anders. 1976.

Denmark. Anders. 1981.

Denmark. Anders. 1981.

Denmark. Anders. 1988.

Denmark. Anders. 1988.

Denmark. Anders. 1978.

Denmark. Anders. 1978.

UK. Spider-Man and Hulk Match Up. 1981.

UK. Spider-Man and Hulk Match Up. 1981.

France. Pif Gadget. 1979.

France. Pif Gadget. 1979.

Corgi Superheroes. 1982. France.


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