Category Archives: Dolls and Fashion Toys

Dolls and Fashion Toys from the 1970s and 80s

Many will be familiar with famous doll brands like Barbie and Sindy, but how about Kenner’s Glamour Gals or Dusty and Skye? Or Mattel’s The Littles? Or even Mattel’s doll of French singing icon Chantal Goya? How about those lifesize fashion doll heads upon which you could apply make-up and create hair dos?

Here are some scans of various doll adverts from the 70s and 80s I’ve been collecting over the past few years. Don’t forget to check out TVTA’s awesome Barbie section packed with retro Barbie goodness!


UK. Prima. 1987.

UK. Prima. 1987.


Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1986.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1986.


USA. Superman 296. 1976.

USA. Superman 296. 1976.


France. Pif Gadget. 1979.

France. Pif Gadget. 1979.


France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.


France. Pif Gadget. 1979.

France. Pif Gadget. 1979.


France. Pif Gadget. 1981.

France. Pif Gadget. 1981.


France. Pif Gadget. 1979. Mattel created this special doll and accessories after French singer Chantal Goya.

France. Pif Gadget. 1979. Mattel created this special doll and accessories after French singer Chantal Goya.


France. Pif Gadget. 1980.

France. Pif Gadget. 1980.


Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1978.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1978.


Italy. Topolino. 1978.

Italy. Topolino. 1978.


France. Pif Gadget. 1983.

France. Pif Gadget. 1983.


France. Pif Gadget. 1983.

France. Pif Gadget. 1983.


France. Pif Gadget. 1983.

France. Pif Gadget. 1983.


Brazil. Zé Carioca N° 1693. 1984.

Brazil. Zé Carioca N° 1693. 1984.


France. Pif Gadget. 1981. Joué Club advert featuring the Carolle Bébé Chéri and the Bébé Pitchoun dolls.

France. Pif Gadget. 1981. Joué Club advert featuring the Carolle Bébé Chéri and the Bébé Pitchoun dolls.


France. Pif Gadget. 1988.

France. Pif Gadget. 1988.


 

BARBIE

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Barbie is a popular fashion doll created by Ruth Handler and launched by Mattel in 1959. TVTA has an extensive collection of Barbie ads from around the world and is proud to present this country-by-country showcase of the enduring doll, her friends, clothing lines and accessories. Enjoy.

BARBIE: as advertised in France

Barbie bonjour Pif Gadget 816 FR 1984

France. Pif Gadget. 1984.

 

Barbie Bonsoir Pif Gadget 816 FR 1984

France. Pif Gadget. 1984.

 

France. Pif Gadget. 1980.

France. Pif Gadget. 1980.

 

France. Pif Gadget. 1981.

France. Pif Gadget. 1981.

 

France. Pif Gadget. 1981.

France. Pif Gadget. 1981.

 

France. Pif Gadget. 1981.

France. Pif Gadget. 1981.

 

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

 

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

 

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

 

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

 

France. La Journal de Mickey. 1983.

France. La Journal de Mickey. 1983.

 

France. Pif Gadget. 1983.

France. Pif Gadget. 1983.


BARBIE: as advertised in Denmark

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1979.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1979.

 

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1979.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1979.

 

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1986.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1986.

 

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1986.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1986.

 

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1986.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1986.

 

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1987.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1987.

 

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1988.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1988.


BARBIE: as advertised in the UK

UK. Prima. 1987.

UK. Prima. 1987.

 

UK. Hamleys Christmas Book. 1983.


BARBIE: as advertised in Italy

Italy. Topolino. 1978.

Italy. Topolino. 1978.

 

Italy. Topolino. 1979.

Italy. Topolino. 1979.

 

official site: http://www.barbie.com/

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbie

 

Strawberry Shortcake

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Strawberry Shortcake is a character line created by the American Greetings company. The line was originally made for greetings cards, later developing into other products such as dolls, toys, video games, books, a TV series and TV specials, and a film.


UK. Hamleys Christmas Book. 1983.


The following two adverts are from Brazil where Charlotte is known as Moranguinho.

Brazil. Zé Carioca N° 1693. 1984.

Brazil. Zé Carioca N° 1693. 1984.


Brazil. Chico Bento. 1985.

Brazil. Chico Bento. 1985.


In France Charlotte is known as Charlotte Aux Fraises.

France. Trampline Catalogue. 1980.

France. Trampline Catalogue. 1980.


Strawberry Shortcake. 1979 Miro-Meccano catalogue page.

Strawberry Shortcake. 1979 Miro-Meccano catalogue page.


Further reading: Stawberry Shortcake official site

Olivia… head and shoulders above the rest…

1979 French ad for the Olivia hair and make-up beauty salon.

France. Pif Gadget. 1979.

France. Pif Gadget. 1979.