Groquik …

… is not an alien or a dinosaur or a bear or a fluffy yellow cat

he’s a giant fat yellow dog cartoon monster with a deep voice

who wears a red and white striped hat.

1979. Pif Gadget. France.


Can you help Groquik find his Nesquik?

France. Pif Gadget. 1979.


What is Groquik up to now?

Groquik. Gadget. France. 1986.

Groquik. Gadget. France. 1986.


In other vintage news …

Yogi Bear and Boo Boo escape Jellystone in a red convertable

Mebetoys. 1973. France.


Italian ice cream goes Atomic with Motta

Topolino. 1978. Italy.


Construct yourself something constructive 

Ets De Neuter. 1995. France.


Slot Car Circuit Racing Fun From Carrera

France. 1973.


Win yourself a Star Wars digital watch! (time machine, pen and postcard required)

Star Wars Weekly. 1978. UK.


A Snugglebum can be called a Bum-Bum

Super Jouet. 1985. France.


A Care Bear can be called a Bisounour

Super Jouet. 1985. France.


Princess Power can be called La Princesse du Pouvoir

Super Jouet. 1985. France.


Electronic non-stop dodgem from 1969

Jouets Mont Blanc. 1969. France.


And lastly in today’s post, The Muppets Take Manhattan, storybook and record courtesy of Cheerios

Marvel Power Pack. US. 1984.


Thanks for looking 🙂

DIGGER DAN

The Digger Dan line offered a range of construction vehicles along with play accessories such as figures, tools, water pumps, winches and a cement mixer.  The vehicles had interchangeble parts and could be operated manually or by batteries.

I don’t remember if these were available in the UK during the eighties, and I couldn’t find much info online. In the US they were distributed by Revell, and in France by Joustra .

France. Pif Gadget 972. 1987.

France. Pif Gadget 972. 1987.

France. Catalogue Super Jouet. 1985.