Welcome to the fourth part of Danish Retro. In this edition we look at some half-page adverts found in comic books in Denmark in the 1960s, 70s and 80s.
Part Three can be seen here
Lagerman Caramel Bars. 1969.
Dandy Chewing Gum. 1970.
Kellogg’s Rice Crispies. Pif Paf Puf (Snap Crackle and Pop). 1967.
Sun-Maid Raisins. 1980.
Kellogg’s Stamp Collector Offer. 1970. Frimærkesamler
Cowboys and Indians. 1969.
Corgi Farms. Porsche and Lotus. 1967.
Corgi Batmobile and Batboat and Chevrolet Stingray. 1967.
Corgi Transporter. 1967.
Board Games. 1987.
Disney and MOTU Storybook and Cassettes. 1987.
Disney and MOTU Storybook and Cassettes. 1988.
Thanks for looking 🙂
“Don’t make a monkey out of me”
The cute thumb-sucking plush monkey called Monchhichi was created by the Japanese Sekiguchi Corporation in 1974. The doll came in male and female form with a wide range of clothing and accessories available. Other characters included two Grandparents, a Policeman, a Guardsman, and the “Friends of” series such as Kitty-boo the cat, Hoppy-boo the rabbit, Larry-boo the lamb and Honey-boo the bear.
In the UK and US the doll was renamed Chic-a-boo. In France as Kiki, in Italy Mon Cicci, in Denmark Mon Chhichi then later Bølle, in Hungary Moncsicsi, and in Spain as Virkiki. As well as dolls, Monchhichi also appeared in a number of TV series, music recordings, and household items, including a range of special pencil toppers given away in French washing powder packs – which we will take a look at later in this post.
KIKI Pencil Toppers
KIKI 45 RPM record
1981 advert for the record
That’s all for now vintage ad fans, thanks for looking!
Based on American daredevil stuntman Robert Craig “Evel” Knievel, the Evel Knievel toyline was released by the Ideal toy company and became one of the most popular toys sold throughout the 1970s. The line featured an Evel Knievel poseable figure with outfits, accessories, play-sets and a wide range of impressive stunt bikes and vehicles.
She’s breaking up! She’s breaking up!
“Steve Austin, astronaut. A man barely alive. Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to make the world’s first bionic man. Steve Austin will be that man. Better than he was before. Better, stronger, faster!”
… so went the opening lines from the Six Million Dollar man TV series.
Produced by Kenner in the US in 1975, The ‘Colonel Steve Austin’ 13 inch action doll complete with bionic eye and removable bionic modules was based on the popular TV show character starring Lee Majors.
The doll became an instant toy hit around the world. Additional figures were introduced to the line including a popular Jaime Sommers doll – the Bionic Woman (for which a separate TV series was made). Other characters included Oscar Goldman, Maskatron, Fembot, and a Bionic Bigfoot figure! Clothing, accessories and playsets were also available.
French advertising. Meccano.
US advertising. Kenner.
Welcome to the third part of Danish Retro.
In this edition we look at a variety of products as advertised in Denmark in the 1970s and 80s. Featuring: Jan books, Famous Five books, Transformers, Action Force, Kinder Surprise, MB Games, Matchbox cars, Matilda dolls, Lego, Tony the Tiger and Coco Pops. Thanks for looking!
Part Two can be seen here
Famous Five Books with… skateboarding
Transformers Panini stickers