Today’s toy images are scanned from the US printed 1990 Ertl Export Catalog which was produced in six languages, 50 pages, and contained the 1990 Ertl range available for export around the world.
Originally called ‘Mechanics Made Easy’, Meccano is a popular and enduring toy construction set invented in 1901 by Frank Hornby from Liverpool, England. Due to its huge success and demand, Hornby opened factories around the world, one of which features in today’s post – the Bobigny factory in France, which in 1951 was producing more than half a million Meccano box sets a day!
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 🙂
James Bond, 007
The Blues Brothers, Scooby-Doo, The Beatles
Bullitt, Knight Rider, Back to the Future
The Italian Job
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
As always, thanks for looking 🙂
Presenting scans from the 1986/87 Australian edition of the Matchbox Collectors’ Catalogue.
Gallery 1 – Matchbox 1-75 range
Gallery 2 – Matchbox Convoy Range, Action Sets and Team Matchbox
Gallery 3 – Matchbox Models of Yesteryear
Gallery 4 – Matchbox Junior Collectors’ Club, Matchbox Calendars, Matchbox toys
Thanks for looking 🙂