Toy soldiers

Artwork detail. Airfix Catalogue 2008, UK.

Artwork detail. Airfix Catalogue 2008, UK.


TVTA is pleased to present a selection of international toy soldier print adverts, catalogue pages and photos from the brands Airfix, Atlantic, Starlux, Britains and others in the scales H0/00, 1/32, and 1/72.

Airfix Military Figures. 1983. France.

Airfix Military Figures. 1983. France.

Airfix Military Figures. 1983. France.

Airfix Military Figures. 1983. France.

Airfix Military. 1984. UK.

Atlantic soldiers. Italy. 1979.

Atlantic Toy Soldiers. 1981. France.

Atlantic Toy Soldiers. France. 1981.

Atlantic Far West. 1982. France.

Floraline pasta. Collect free soldiers and cowboy and Indians figures. 1979. France.

Cowboys and Indians. 1969. Denmark.

Wild West figures. Gerca. 1980s. Made in Macau. MIP. TVTA Collection.

Wild West figures. Gerca. 1980s. Made in Macau. Loose. TVTA Collection.

Britains Deetail soldiers. TVTA Collection.

H0/00 scale painted soldiers. TVTA Collection.

Various H0/00 scale soldiers. TVTA Collection.

BRITAINS SET N° 460, Scots Guards, circa 1933. No price listed. Christie’s Catalogue. 1988.

Footlocker Toy Soldiers. 1981. US.

Starlux Cavalry and Infantry. France. 

Thanks for looking 🙂

Calling all Rubikubistes

Rubik’s Cube was a 1980s worldwide puzzle-game phenomenon. The advert below is a promotional offer from le Cercle Française du Cube to send off for Cube goodies which included a tee-shirt, book, badge, sticker, and another of Rubik’s mind-challenging puzzles – the Tower of Babel (Babylone Tower).

Rubik’s Cube Goodies. France. Pif Gadget. 1981.


And in other vintage French news … another 1980s toy phenomenon …

Les Patoufs – Cabbage Patch Kids

France. Pif Gadget. 1983.

Barbie – Camping Van

France. Pif Gadget. 1981.

Group Action Joe

Group Action Joe. France. Pif Gadget. 1980.

France. Pif Gadget. 1980.

ET Vinyl Doll by Kamar

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

Mon Petit Poney – My Little Pony

France. Pif Gadget. 1983.

Figurine Panini Stickers – Candy Candy

France. Pif Gadget. 1981.

TCR – Total Control Racing

France. Pif Gadget. 1981.

Carrera Servo Racing

France. Pif Gadget. 1980.

Atlantic Toy Soldiers

France. Pif Gadget. 1981.

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

France. Pif Gadget. 1981.

Thanks for looking 🙂

 

Five French toy adverts, 1980s

Five French Pif Gadget adverts featuring: model vehicles, Joué Club toys, Smurfs electronic game, Atlantic toy soldiers and Big Jim.

France. Pif Gadget. 1981.

France. Pif Gadget. 1981.

 

France. Pif Gadget. 1981.

France. Pif Gadget. 1981.

 

France. Pif Gadget. 1984.

France. Pif Gadget. 1984.

 

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

 

France. PIf Gadget. 1982.

France. PIf Gadget. 1982.

Pop Wheels, Gioca Skates, Mattel Freedom Fighter and Atlantic

pop wheels

Italy. Topolino. 1978.

Italy. Topolino. 1978.


Gioca Skateboards and Rollerskates

Italy. Topolono. 1987.

Italy. Topolono. 1987.


Atlantic Toy Soldiers

Italy. Topolino. 1978.

Italy. Topolino. 1978.


USA Freedom Fighter

Italy. Topolino. 1978.

Italy. Topolino. 1978.

Atlantic Toy Figures

logo1Atlantic

Atlantic was an Italian company operating between 1966 and 1984 which specialised in plastic toy soldiers and vehicles. Atlantic produced many WWII figures and vehicles sets, as well as an “Ancient Civilisations” line which included Egyptians, Romans and Greeks. Also noteworthy is Atlantic’s “Far West” line and the colourful “Galaxy Serie” space sets.

France. Pif Gadget. 1976. This 1976 French advert is a promotional tie-in for the French 14th July national celebrations.

France. Pif Gadget. 1976. This 1976 French advert is a promotional tie-in for the French 14th July national celebrations.

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France. Pif Gadget. 1977.

France. PIf Gadget. 1977. Left side of a two-page double ad.

France. PIf Gadget. 1977. Left side of a two-page double ad.

France. PIf Gadget. 1977. Right side of a two-page double ad.

France. PIf Gadget. 1977. Right side of a two-page double ad.

France. PIf Gadget. 1977.

France. PIf Gadget. 1977.

The cover of Pif Gadget #446 Sept 1977. Pif Gadget featured many adverts from Atlantic and even devoted one of its covers to the Egyptian series line of figures.

The cover of Pif Gadget #446 Sept 1977. Pif Gadget featured many adverts from Atlantic and even devoted one of its covers to the Egyptian series line of figures.

Page 3 from issue 446 Pif Gadget showing a diorama featuring pieces from the Eygyptian sets.

Page 3 from issue 446 Pif Gadget. Diorama featuring pieces from the Eygyptian line.

France. Pif Gadget. 1977.

France. Pif Gadget. 1977.

Italy. Topolino. 1978.

Italy. Topolino. 1978. Ancient Civilisations sets.

France. PIf Gadget. 1978.

France. PIf Gadget. 1978.

Atlantic Topolino 1979

Italy. Topolino. 1979.

US. Weird War Tales. 1979.

Pif Gadget 1979 Atlantic

France. PIf Gadget. 1979. Galxy Serie.

PIF552_1979_Atlantic

France. PIf Gadget. 1979. Galaxy Serie.

France. Pif Gadget. 1979. Advert for Humbot Story, collectable story books feauring the character Humbot from the Galaxy series of figures.

France. Pif Gadget. 1979. Advert for Humbot Story, collectable story books feauring the character Humbot from the Galaxy Serie line.

PIF546_1979_Atlantici

France. PIf Gadget. 1979.

Pif Gadget 634 May 1981_Atlantic armees et engins

France. PIf Gadget. 1981.

France. Pif Gadget. 1981.

France. Pif Gadget. 1981.

France. Pif Gadget. 1981.

France. PIf Gadget. 1982.

France. PIf Gadget. 1982.

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.


Thanks for looking  🙂