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 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.
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.
Kick the living crap out of space invaders and Martian types with these stylish mocassins from the Buggy company!
The Doctor Who Merchandise Collection
I heart Tom? I double heart Doctor Who? Look incredibly cool in these T-shirts and hooded tops!
Get your thinking cap on!
Sci-fi logos galore (mostly Star Wars) on these cool caps and hats from the Thinking Cap Company.
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!
Other gang wear
Don’t like the Elefanten kids much?
Okay, how about the Punky Funky Rocky kids and their Adidas style?
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).
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 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?
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.