… is not an alien or a dinosaur or a bear or a fluffy yellow cat
he’s a giant fat yellow dog cartoon monster with a deep voice
who wears a red and white striped hat.
Can you help Groquik find his Nesquik?
In other vintage news …
Yogi Bear and Boo Boo escape Jellystone in a red convertable
Italian ice cream goes Atomic with Motta
Construct yourself something constructive
Slot Car Circuit Racing Fun From Carrera
Win yourself a Star Wars digital watch! (time machine, pen and postcard required)
A Snugglebum can be called a Bum-Bum
A Care Bear can be called a Bisounour
Princess Power can be called La Princesse du Pouvoir
Electronic non-stop dodgem from 1969
And lastly in today’s post, The Muppets Take Manhattan, storybook and record courtesy of Cheerios
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Thanks for looking, happy weekend 🙂
In the current climate of big screen and TV reboots there’s every chance. As reported by Entertainment Weekly the 1989 and 1991 movie franchise starring Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter is close to realising a third installment with Bill & Ted Face the Music.
TVTA searches its archive for two most triumphant ads from 1989 and 1991 celebrating all things Bill & Ted. Excellent.
TVTA recently acquired some wonderful examples of early twentieth century advertIsing for hats. Dating from 1925 to 1953, the (mostly) black and white adverts feature famous French brands such as Fléchet, Tirard and Mossant. The original art and photographic images broadly cover the Art Déco period and aim to represent the luxury, style, glamour and technological progress of the times. I’ve include some additional ‘non-hat’ ads that were also included in the acquisition.
Afterword. I began preparing this post early this morning. I later heard the news that Stephen Hawking died. I wanted somehow to make a post about him, but as much as I admire his science work and even more so his courage, humour and his kind spirit towards humanity, I couldn’t find apt enough words or images to do justice. So I’d like to dedicate this post to him, and say “hats off” to you, and “chapeau” Mr Hawking.
Wooof just gave me his Hello Kitty USB stick and said: “Latest ads all scanned boss, post ’em up, I’m off to Italy for the weekend.” “What kind of ads are they?” I asked the cat. “Oh, a bit of this, a bit of that. Everything but the kitchen sink really.” “And how am I supposed to put a theme to them?” I said. “There are categories and tags and witty comments to consider. We can’t all go swanning off to Italy you know.” “How should I know,” replied the cat, already packing his case and searching for his Aviators. “You’re the editor. Just call the post ‘Everything But The Kitchen Sink’, or something.” “Righto,” I said. “Ha, be funny if there really was a kitchen sink ad on your USB stick.” The cat looked at me and sighed. “That would be just ridiculous. Right, I’m off. Plane to catch. Don’t work too hard this weekend. Miow and ciao baby!”
Cue one inserted Hello Kitty USB stick into the TVTA hard drive, and I present, a mixed bag of retro adverts, everything but the kitchen sink…
First up … Nice going Wooof … you found some Sony Walkman ads …
Next … Bubble Yum bubble gum wild cherry goodness …
Next … Cool, 2000 AD and Judge Dredd badges …
Marvel and DC comics action figures …
Some Transformers …
Erm … A Kerrang! Keep it loud! badge. I remember wearing that …
Next … Bravo Wooof … it’s the Armand Zildjian 19 inch ride … drool … I ride with a vintage 20 inch Zildjian Ping, but still … drool!
Well done Wooof, you found more Zildjian ads …
The Clone Wars … Marbs …
Zarjaz! Return of the Jedi free album and stickers with 2000 AD …
Acme boots, it’s the saga of Johnny West …
And finally … lol! … Wooof was tricking us all along … there really is an ad for a kitchen sink …
That’s all for now folks. Thanks for stopping by. Please wash your dishes on the way out 🙂
TIMELINE: 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1985. TOYS: DC Superhero cars, Golden Girl action figures, Karl May action figures, MOTU merchandise, Die Cast cars, Playmobil figures. MANUFACTURERS: Corgi, Mattel, Siso-Trend, Bburago, Inventive Concepts. COUNTRIES: US, Germany, Netherlands.
Fearless fighter of evil in seconds? Impossible! Not with the authentic Superman costume it isn’t.
Fear no man? Impossible! No, not with unbeatable self-defense made easy!
Build strong muscles fast. Impossible? See results in ten days or your money back!
Shazam! Live in person? On a Saturday morning? CBS? Impossible? No.
And the Harlem Globe Trotters and Rod Hull and Emu live in person too on CBS? Impossible? Nope, it’s veritable.
Olympic prizes or cash? Impossible? Heck, no.
In 1975 model maker Monogram offered up a fantastic prize competition for customers who purchased from their range of ‘Big-Scale Kits’. First prize was a full-size ‘Replicar’ sports car! Second prize was six Harley-Davidson X90 mini bikes! And the third prize was eight 10-speed racing bikes. Runners up prizes included 235 model kits – and all for the price of a $3.99 model containing the entry form! I wonder who the lucky winners were?