Publicités et couvertures – Les Cinémas Pathé Gaumont – Le Mag (3)

Pathé Gaumont Le Mag. Sept 2019. France.

Pathé Gaumont Le Mag. Sept 2019. France. Ad Astra.

Welcome to part 3 of my ongoing web series showcasing print adverts and covers from French publication Les Cinémas Pathé Gaumont Le Mag, featuring recent films you may have seen or are planning to see.

Les Cinémas Pathé Gaumont, c’est une chaîne de cinema appartenant à Pathé, active en France, aux Pays Bas, en Suisse et en Belgique. Voici plusieurs couvertures et publicités de films récents, scannées à partir du magazine français Les Cinémas Pathé Gaumont!

Les Cinémas Pathé Gaumont is a cinema chain owned by Pathé, with operations in France, The Netherlands, Switzerland and Belgium. Here are some covers and adverts for recent movies you may have seen, scanned from the French magazine Les Cinémas Pathé Gaumont!


Pathé Gaumont Le Mag. July 2019. France. Playmobil: The Film.

Pathé Gaumont Le Mag. July 2019. France. Playmobil: The Film Pop’N Box promo.



Pathé Gaumont Le Mag. Oct 2019. France. Le Mans 66.

Pathé Gaumont Le Mag. Sept 2019. France. 4DX.


Merci! Thanks for looking 🙂

AIRGAM – the Spanish toy for the children of the world

Airgam was a Spanish toy company which made a popular range of articulated figures sold throughout parts of Europe in the 1970s and 1980s. These figures were called Airgam Boys and included the lines Miss Airgam, Airgamlandia and Airgam Comics. The figures were similar in style to the famous Playmobil and Play-Big / Busy Bodies toys of the same era, and they came with a number of accesories including vehicles and play sets.

TVTA is pleased to present a selection of Spanish catalogue pages featuring Airgam figures from 1977 to 1980, plus images from the Airgam Comics line showing the Super Fantastics and Super Diabolics superhero figures from the mid-80s – courtesy of the excellent site Weirdotoys.com


Airgam Boys and Miss Airgam

Airgam Boys Wild West. Airgam catalogue page. Spain.

Miss Airgam. Airgam catalogue page. Spain.

Ouch!

Nurse: “Bend over. This might hurt a bit.”

Patient: “But I’m only supposed to be having my tonsils out.”

So many different figures to choose from…

It’s impressive how many themes Airgam explored. Just some of the figures the company made were: cowboys and indians; aliens; astronauts; military; circus; Dracula, Frankenstein and Satan (no kidding!) from the ‘Terror’ line; Mickey, Donald, Goofy, Pluto and other Disney characters from the ‘Zooland’ line; World Cup 82 football teams; emergency services; pirates; musketeers; vikings; Romans; Robin Hood; Zorro, and many, many more.

Get behind me Satan!

From the Airgam Boys ‘Terror’ / ‘Monster’ line: Satan. Image courtesy of Lulu Berlu


Airgam Comics: Super Fantastics and Super Diabolics

There is no mistaking the similarity of some of the Airgam Comics figures to well-known superhero characters from Marvel and DC comics. How Airgam managed to avoid any lawsuits in the production of these wild, wacky and wonderful figures is probably a superhero feat in itself. Spider-Man, anyone? Captain America? Batman?

Pictures courtesy of Weirdotoys.com Check out the link for more excellent photos of these cool figures!

Airgam Comics Super Fantastics and Super Diabolics loose figures. Image courtesy of Weirdotoys.com

Airgam Comics Super Fantastics and Super Diabolics MOC. Image courtesy of Weirdotoys.com

Airgam Comics Panther Man and Bad Tiger figures. Image courtesy of Weirdotoys.com

Airgam Comics Super Fantastics and Super Diabolics play sets. Image courtesy of Weirdotoys.com

Airgam Comics Red Maskermobile vehicle. Image courtesy of Weirdotoys.com


Airgam Vehicles

Action jeeps and helicopters.


Airgamlandia

Mini Airgam figures, doll house play sets and accessories for small hands.

Airgam ‘Airgamlandia little house’ collection. Catalogue page. Spain.


I’m trying to get hold of a few Airgam figures to add to my collection. if I do i’ll be sure to add them to this post. Until then, thanks for looking 🙂


Images scanned from Spanish Airgam catalogues 1977 – 1980 by TVTA.

Special thanks to Weirdotoys.com for additional images.

Airgamboys.Wordpress.com for additional information.


 

Retrogaming ads 1982 – 1985

Pink Panther hand held electronic game by Orlitronic. France. 1984.


TVTA is pleased to present a selection of retrogaming ads from 1982 to 1985 … featuring The Pink Panther, Mickey Mouse and The Smurfs hand held games from Orlitronic … Atari … Coleco Vision … Parker Brothers … CBS Electronics … and the not-much-known-about French electronics company ITMC.


Mickey Mouse hand held electronic game by Orlitronic. France. 1984.

Smurfs hand held electronic game by orlitronic. France. 1983.

Atari. France. 1983.

CBS Electronics / Coleco Vision. France. 1984.

CBS Electronics / Coleco Vision. France. 1983.

Amidar by Parker Brothers. US. 1982.

Pole Position by Atari. UK. 1983.

Scott Adams presents Hulk, Spider-Man and Fantasic Four home computer games. US. 1985.

Atari video games. France. 1984.


Let’s get dizzy…

This 1983 ad for Solar Fox does its worst to perpetuate the sexist trope of the dumb blonde. CBS Electronics… what space cadets!

Solar Fox by CBS Electronics. US. 1983.


In. The. Mystery. Corner.

We end with these colourful and fun adverts for hand held pocket games from hard-to-track-down French company ITMC. When researching ITMC I found very little information other than these 1983 hand helds were made in Japan and sold in France along with other ITCM-branded gaming consoles. There is also a connection to the French toy chain JouéClub, either in promoting or co-producing certain models.

Panique Spatiale / Space Panic by ITMC. France. 1983.

Guerre des Astres / War of the Stars by ITMC. France. 1983.

That’s all for now. Thanks for looking 😎

Saturday night at the movies – Skywalker is Coming!

Star Wars. The Rise of Skywalker. 2019 chirashi. Japan. Front.

Star Wars. The Rise of Skywalker. 2019 chirashi. Japan. Back.

TVTA is very pleased to acquire its first Japanese chirashi movie poster for the upcoming Star Wars film The Rise of Skywalker which is due for its cinema release in December this year!

In addition to this simple yet elegant Star Wars chirashi, I picked up a sweet 4-sided poster for 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, along with chirashis for 2019 releases Spider-Man: Far From Home, Joker, and Toy Story 4.

Enjoy 🙂

Star Wars. The Force Awakens 4-sided chirashi movie poster. 2015. Japan. Side 1.

Star Wars. The Force Awakens 4-sided chirashi movie poster. 2015. Japan. Sides 2 and 3.

Star Wars. The Force Awakens 4-sided chirashi movie poster. 2015. Japan. Side 4.

Spider-Man: Far From Home chirashi movie poster. 2019. Japan. Front.

Spider-Man: Far From Home chirashi movie poster. 2019. Japan. Back.

Joker. Chirashi movie poster. 2019. Japan. Front.

Joker. Chirashi movie poster. 2019. Japan. Back.

Toy Story 4. Chirashi movie poster. 2019. Japan. Front.

Toy Story 4. Chirashi movie poster. 2019. Japan. Back.


Enjoy your movie 🙂

Robo Machines (very mini) mini catalogue

Robo Machines was a transforming vehicle/robot toy line made by the Bandai company in the 1980s.

When I say that this Robo Machines catalogue I recently acquired is not much bigger than a postage stamp I’m not exaggerating! Here it is all in its tiny, little glory. Small is beautiful.

Robo Machines Command Centre Play Set. The top left picture of the transforming vehicle on four legs reminds me of  a very famous vehicle as employed by the Empire in certain Star Wars films!


Thank you for transforming with us 🙂 

Panini stickers and trading cards

Panini,originally known as ‘Figurine Panini’, is famous for producing collectable stickers and trading cards – notably football stickers from tournaments and leagues around the world. Panini also produce books, comics and magazines.

The company was founded in 1961 in Modena, Italy, by brothers Benito and Giuseppe Panini. In 1963 two other Panini brothers, Franco and Umberto, joined the company. Alongside its popular football albums and stickers, Panini have produced albums and stickers for the likes of Disney, Star Wars, The Smurfs, Barbie, Masters of the Universe, and many other popular titles from film, cartoons and TV shows.

Panini Masters of the Universe. Denmark. 1987.


Panini Barbie. Denmark. 1987.

Panini Candy-Candy. France. 1981.

Panini Capitaine Flam. France.1981.


Panini Football albums and stickers


Official website: Panini


Thank you for trading stickers with us 🙂

Willy Wonka’s Magic Jumping Disc and other curiosities

Willy Wonka’s Magic Jumping Disc. US. 1982. I remember some jumping toys that were sold in the 80s and 90s – they were spring-loaded and you had to moisten a rubber suction cap then press it down onto its base. A few seconds later, the force of the spring would release the cap and the toy would jump. There were multiple variations of these toys featuring novelty animals and things, and I’m wondering if the Willy Wonka Magic Jumping Disc employed a similar method… or was it really Wonka magic at work?


Cube Lube

Cube Lube. US. 1982. Cleverly marketed on the back of the Rubik’s Cube craze yet not once mentioning the word ‘Rubik’ – possibly for fear of legal action. Cube Lube was deployed into being as a lubricant to increase your time at solving puzzles like… Rubik’s cube. The ad states the product’s greatness for other toys with moving parts, as well as the benefits for bikes and cycles. 


Triple-Flips by Takara

Takara Triple-Flips. US. 1982. Japanese toy company Takara had a number of successful toy hits it was proud to put its name to such as the Japanese license to sell Kenner Star Wars toys for the first Star Wars film; Microman (Transformers); Micronauts; Battle Beasts and Beyblade. Therefore I was surprised to see today’s Takara advert in all its low-tech and simple gadgetry – Triple-Flips – a humble travelling 3-in-1 pocket board game with magnetic playing pieces.


Hostess Cup Cakes – The Flash

Hostess Cup Cakes. The Flash. US. 1982. I’m always pleased to discover a Hostess advert I haven’t added to my collection yet, and this is my first ad for The Flash! Cup Cakes, Twinkies, and Fruit Pies products were advertised by Hostess in the pages of DC and Marvel comics in single page strips that starred famous superheroes allied with Hostess cakes to take down evil villains. There are hundreds of these quirky, bizarre and sometimes plain weird adverts to be found inside comics throughout the 1970s and 1980s. To date I have 44 in my collection, thanks to The Flash! 


The Jorvik Viking Centre, York

Jorvik Viking Centre Eagle comic competition. 1985. UK. Early print advert featuring the Jorvik Viking Centre in York, England. The advert is a prize-winning promotion in conjunction with Eagle comic in 1985. The Jorvik Viking Centre was opened in 1984 as a museum and visitor attraction on the excavated site of what was once the Viking city of Jorvik in the 10th century. The centre is still open to date and is one of the regions most popular visitor attractions.


Peter Pan Playthings Stunt Man Hang Glider

Stunt Man Hang Glider by Peter Pan Playthings. UK. 1983. Another promotion for the readers of Eagle comic with the chance to win a Stunt Man Hang Glider toy.


Worzel Gummidge – Scatterbrook Farm’s resident scarecrow since 1936 

Worzel Gummidge. Look-In N°15. 1979. UK. Worzel Gummidge was a massive TV show hit for children back in the 1980s. The title character was played by ex-Doctor Who actor Jon Pertwee. Worzel Gummidge was first featured in children’s books in the 1930s and was written by author Barabara Euphan Todd. In 2018 it was announced that the BBC is planning to make a new TV series based on the Barbara Euphan Todd books, with Pirates of the Caribbean actor Mackenzie Crook playing the Scatterbrook Farm scarecrow. 


Capsela Construction Action Vehicles

Capsela construction. US. 1982. Snap-together interchangeable parts for building motorised land and water action vehicles. 


Four Monogram models adverts


Magnum 440 by Tyco

Tyco Magnum 440. US. 1982. Slot-car racing for use on Tyco and AFX racing tracks.  


Bubble Yum Sweepstakes

Bubble Yum Sweepstakes. US. 1982. Some superb prizes on offer in this Bubble Yum bubble gum sweepstakes promotion.


Thanks for looking 🙂