Treat yourself

“I generally avoid temptation unless I can’t resist it.”
― Mae West

Why not treat yourself to…

a delicious ice cream

UK. 2000 AD and Tornado. 1980.

a refreshing Coke

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

a whisky

a cigarette

France. Rigolo. 1983.

a journey back to 1979 to watch Mad Max (time machine required)

France. Métal Hurlant. 1981.

a good laugh

UK. Film Fun. 1957.


UK. Maltesers. Film Fun. 1957

more chocolate

France. Picsou. 1984.

a 90s style fun night in with the family playing Nintendo (time machine required)

Denmark. 1991

Treat yourself to…

some quality time in your garden or allotment

flesh-eating plants

US. 1976.

a Monkey-face Leia figurine

US. Kenner. 1995.

a new camera

France. Pif Gadget. 1978.

a new stereo hi-fi system and turntable

Denmark. 1967.

Treat yourself to…

a fab game of Don’t Dump the Daisy

UK. Ideal. 1972.

the Best of Pink Panther TV pocket book, France

France. Superman. 1980.

a mini spy camera!

US. 1976.

Treat yourself to…

Starburst 1980!

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1980.

Treat yourself to…

an entry into the Star Wars Helix stationery prize competition 1978 (time machine required)

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.

And finally… wow, just wow… treat yourself to…

a TVTA prototype Ladybug telephone time machine pat pending Mk II time buster! *

TVTA Time Machine Mk II

Go on…

treat yourself.

You know you want to!


* The TVTA time machine Mk II does not currently work. The last time it did was in June 1994 when TVTA successfully made a return trip to 12th century Venus. Feel free to jiggle around with a screwdriver and duct tape and you may get it working again!

Non-toy ad Tuesday: ads for Frosties, Trio, Disney, Sukita, Monark BMX, Adidas, Bad News Bears and Beavis and Butthead do America

TVTA‘s latest selection of international non-toy advertising takes us on a time trip that begins in 1976 UK with Kellogs Frosties and 1989 with Trio chocolate. Our next stop is 1980s Brazil with Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Sukita Orange drink, and a cool Monark BMX ad. After that it’s a brief stop in France for a 1978 Adidas football kit ad. Then it’s off to the US for a 1978 Bad News Bears Go To Japan movie ad and, finally, a cheeky 1997 Beavis and Butthead do America VHS rental ad.


UK. Planet of the Apes. 1976.

UK. Planet of the Apes. 1976.


UK. Count Duckula. 1989.

Suzy’s too loud! Trio chocolate bars. UK. Count Duckula. 1989.


Brazil. Peninha. 1987.

New fortnightly Mickey magazine. Brazil. Peninha. 1987.


Brazil. Chico Benito. 1985.

Brazil. Chico Benito. 1985.


Brazil. Pato Donald. 1983.

Brazil. Pato Donald. 1983.


France. Pif Gadget. 1978.

France. Pif Gadget. 1978.


US. Star Wars. 1978.

US. Star Wars. 1978.


US. Crimson Dawn. 1997.

US. Crimson Dawn. 1997.