Great Galactical Blaster Bubbles!

I’ve just updated TVTA’s UK Star Wars adverts: Palitoy (and friends) post with these cool new additions from 1978 and 1983. Enjoy.


UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.


UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.


UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.


UK. Eagle. 1983.

UK. Eagle. 1983.


UK. Eagle. 1983.

UK. Eagle. 1983.


UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.


UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.


UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.


UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.


 

New ads: Matchbox, Revell, Scalecraft, Aurora

The  following UK and US adverts showcase some famous brand model cars and planes of the 1970s. Included is an ad for Matchbox die cast and The Imposters by Aurora.


US. Superman 296. 1976.

US. Superman 296. 1976.


UK. Victor. 1975.

UK. Victor. 1975.


US. The Unexpected 140. 1972.

US. The Unexpected 140. 1972.


UK. Victor. 1973.

UK. Victor. 1973.


UK. Victor. 1975.

UK. Victor. 1975.


UK. Victor. 1973.

UK. Victor. 1973.


UK. Victor. 1973.

UK. Victor. 1973.


 

Chip-Away sculpting sets

This 1972 advert from toy giant Kenner presents a comic strip view of their sculpting product Chip-Away Sets. You simply ‘chipped away’ at the soft outer layer of your block to reveal the pre-sculpted figure hidden inside! Once the outer layer is removed the figure is ready to paint with brushes and paints included in the set.

US. The Unexpected. 1972.

US. The Unexpected. 1972.


Chip-Away set as seen in the 1972 French Meccano catalogue général.

Chip-Away. France. 1972.

1970s Dusty and Skye – fashion dolls with a sporting edge

Dusty and Skye were two fashion dolls created by Kenner in 1974. Comparable to Barbie dolls in height, the ‘sportier’ Dusty and Skye came with action features such as moulded hands for gripping their sporting equipment, jointed wrists, moveable waists and bendable knees to enable their many action poses. Other features included a spring-loaded arm action – again to facilitate the sporting themes the doll line specialised in such as tennis, volleyball, softball, gymnastics, horse-riding and golf.

USA. Superman 296. 1976.

USA. Superman 296. 1976.