Category Archives: Latest ads

Latest ads: Sci-Fi cereals and then there was Groo

Seven new ads (and one book cover) packed with scintillating sci-fi flavours, a twist of Spider-ery Cap ‘N Crunch breakfast cereal, and some sword and sorcery buffoonery of the highest degree from Groo the Wanderer.


US. Alpha Flight. 1987.


US. Ghostly Haunts. 1976.


France. Pif Gadget. 1980.



UK. Starburst. 1984.


UK. 2000 AD. 1987.


US. X-Factor. 1986.


US. X-Factor. 1987.


 

1970s US toy ads

US comic books ads, 1970s.

Sandwiched between the pages of a multitude of heroes were toy adverts ranging from die cast giant Dinky to model kit makers Monogram to Ricochet Racers to the wonderful and strange offerings of Heroes World merchandise. Here are few goodies from some recent scans.


US. The Defenders. 1977.


US. Weird Mystery Tales. 1974.


US. Kull. 1976.


US. Kull. 1976.


US. Kull. 1976.


US. Kull. 1976.


US. Kull. 1976.


 

1980s sci-fi and streetwear ads

A TVTA Fashion Exclusive !!!

Today’s selection of ads feature a virtual boutique of 1980s sci-fi apparel and streetwear. T-shirts, hats, hoodies, shoes… they’re all here, as advertised in a world where eBay and online shopping didn’t exist and Amazon was just a rainforest and a river.


Anti-Martian Mocassins

Kick the living crap out of space invaders and Martian types with these stylish mocassins from the Buggy company!


Kick the living crap out of space invaders and aliens with these stylish moccasins from Buggy! France. Pif Gadget N° 652. 1981.

France. Pif Gadget N° 652. 1981.


The Doctor Who Merchandise Collection

I heart Tom? I double heart Doctor Who? Look incredibly cool in these T-shirts and hooded tops!


And more Doctor Who merchandise. How can you not fail to look cool in these tee shirts? USA. Starlog N° 93. April 1985.

US. Starlog N° 93. April 1985.


Get your thinking cap on!

Sci-fi logos galore (mostly Star Wars) on these cool caps and hats from the Thinking Cap Company.


Get your thinking cap on! Sci-fi logos galore (mostly Star Wars) on these great caps and hats from the Thinking cap Company. USA. Starlog N° 65. December 1982.

US. Starlog N° 65. December 1982.


Gang wear

Wanna be in the gang and hang with the cool kids like Tina, Fanny, Jonathan, Philip der Professor and Herr Müller?

Then get yourself some Elefanten shoes!


Elefanten shoes. Germany. YPS N° 312. 1981.

Germany. YPS N° 312. 1981.


Other gang wear

Don’t like the Elefanten kids much?

Okay, how about the Punky Funky Rocky kids and their Adidas style?


 

Don't want to join the Elefanten kids much? Okay, how about the Punly Funky Rocky kids and their Adidas style? France. Pif Gadget N° 738. 1983.

France. Pif Gadget N° 738. 1983.


The Levi’s Youthwear summer clothes competition

Design an outfit… win an outfit!

Simply design a superhero on this advert and send it off (don’t forget to be in 1984).


How about Levi's summer clothes? Simply design a superhero on this advert and send it off. UK advert, 1984.

UK, 1984.

TVTA’s effort ….

… and here is TVTA’s entry!

Yes! We’re going to be sending one of our office juniors away in TVTA’s time machine (a reconditioned Teasmaid and pinball machine), back to 1984 to post our (hopefully – fingers crossed) winning entry!!!

... and here is TVTA's entry! Yes! We're going to be sending our office junior away in TVTA's time machine (a reconditioned Teasmaid and pinball machine), back to 1984 to post our (hopefully - fingers crossed) winning entry!!!

Fearless Firestorm. Disclaimer: no vintage ads were harmed in this production.


And finally … great big flipping shiny space shuttle mission jackets!

Oh boy! How about an official, authorized Space Shuttle Mission Jacket from 1982? They made Burt Reynolds look macho, there are probably free pieces of moon rock inside the pockets, lapels that double as extending flight wings, President of the USA presented, glows in the dark and cooks eggs !! What more can you ask from a space jacket? 


And finally, how about a Space Shuttle Mission Jacket from 1982? USA. Starlog N° 56. 1982.

US. Starlog N° 56.


 

Super Bionic Robot Stunts!

It’s a fantastic plastic bionic daredevil stunt riding robotic fantasy lazer taggin’ bonanza of retro fun at TVTA this week as we share some vintage ads fresh from the scanning room.


US. Weird War Tales, 1974.

US. Weird War Tales, 1974.


US. Kull. 1976.

US. Kull. 1976.


US. Kull 19. 1976.

US. Kull. 1976.


Castors 14. 1979.

France. Castors. 1979.


US. Alpha Flight. 1985.

US. Alpha Flight. 1985.


US. Codename Spitfire. 1987.

US. Codename Spitfire. 1987.


US. Alpha Flight. 1987.

US. Alpha Flight. 1987.