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 🙂
Welcome to part four in our series of 1980s toys as advertised in the Netherlands. Catalogue scans are from Dutch editions of Speelboom Club Journal, De Speelboom and Intertoys Speelboek.
Cosmic Cowboys action figures
G.I. Joe action figures
Ninja action figures
Dream Girl USA dolls
Art, stationery, office, Britains, Darda, Nikko, die cast, outdoor
Thundercats pistols and utility belts
Trolls and Twinkelpinkels
Thanks for going Dutch with us! join us again soon for more 80s toy goodness 🙂
Continuing our series of cool toys available in the 1980s as advertised in the Netherlands. Catalogue scans are from Dutch editions of Speelboom Club Journal, De Speelboom and Intertoys Speelboek. Enjoy 🙂
Legs, legs, legggs and more legggggs…. Lots-a-Legggs!
Thanks for getting all leggy with us, join us again soon for Part Three of Dutch Retro and more 80s toy goodness 🙂
Presenting a new series of some of the coolest toys available in the 1980s as advertised in the Netherlands. Catalogue scans are from Dutch editions of Speelboom Club Journal, De Speelboom and Intertoys Speelboek. Enjoy 🙂
Thanks for going Dutch with us, join us again soon for more 80s toy goodness 🙂
Since 1880, Steiff has been making plush toys and collectibles that set the world standard for quality. Each Steiff animal is meticulously hand-sewn and hand-finished by our staff of talented artisans in Giengen, Germany. The company is perhaps best-known for its bears – Steiff invented the Teddy bear in 1902. Since the firm was founded by Margarete Steiff in 1880, more than 16,000 different designs for animals have been created. Vintage Steiff pieces are regularly sold on the secondary market for thousands of dollars.
Steiff animals are made from mohair, alpaca, cashmere, 100 percent cotton velvet, 100 percent wool felt, and valuable woven plush – a material usually reserved for the high fashion industry. Manufacturing is still done by hand in our 103-year-old factory in Germany. Steiff products are often considered family heirlooms and are passed from generation to generation.
Steiff toys last so long because they are extremely well-made and vigorously tested – surpassing all U.S. and international toy safety standards. Vintage Steiff toys from the company’s earlier years have sold at auction for more than $100,000. Collectors treasure Steiff products for their artistry, beauty, and lasting value. Children love their friendly faces, cuddly fur, and realistic designs. When “only the best” is good enough, Steiff is the only choice. Steiff North America, Inc.
Margaret Strong Bears / The Strong Museum
Hamleys catalogue page, 1983, UK
Scans made by TVTA from the 1985, 1986 and 1988 Steiff catalogues, US; and Hamleys 1983 catalogue, UK. Information taken from SteiffUSA,com
Presenting scans from the French 1973 Solido die cast cars catalogue. Solido was established in 1930 by Ferdinand de Vazeilles in France. The company continues to produce die cast vehicles for the toy market today. You can see my Solido adverts here
“Solido likes to make cars for you; the rarest or the most beautiful; the most powerful or the most expensive; the most glorious or the most modern… that’s why the young and the collectors of the world wait for the new Solido models”
All images from the Solido 1973 catalogue, France. Scanned by TVTA. Sources and further reading:
Solido website: Solido