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Corgi absolutely nailed it for die cast pop culture

My adverts section for Corgi Toys shows some cool superhero, film and TV-themed die cast vehicles, and I always knew that Corgi was spot on when it came to representing pop culture in its die cast range. Even so, I wasn’t quite prepared for the images that greeted me as I took hold of a copy of the Paris-based Fair Play Distribution Catalogue from 1980.

This A4 toy brochure aimed at shops and stores features more pop culture goodness than you can shake a Penguin umbrella at, including many fabulous point-of-sale store displays. If these toy units don’t take you back to happy childhood times spent at the toy shop buying cars then I don’t know what will. Simply amazing to see.

The catalogue also features Corgi’s regular die cast vehicle range, which will have to come in a separate post as there are just too many photos to show in one outing, and as Wooof correctly points out, TVTA readers may be in severe danger of a vintage-joy circuit overload. Enjoy the scans!

1980 Fair Play Distribution Catalogue, France

Corgi Juniors

Point-of-Sale Displays


As always, thanks for looking  🙂

CORGI TOYS

Corgi Toys are famous for producing quality die-cast scaled vehicles. Introduced in the UK in July 1956, Corgi are perhaps best known for vehicles made famous in popular films and television series such as Batman, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Dakatri, The Saint, The Muppet Show, Starsky and Hutch and Charlie’s Angels – to name just a few! The James Bond 007 vehicles range are also a popular choice for Corgi – to date, the Aston Martin DB5 remains the biggest-selling toy car produced.

In addition to the TV series and film vehicles, Corgi produced standard road vehicles that included emergency, military, agricultural and public transport. Corgi continues to produce a broad range of quality and collectable die-cast vehicles today.

US. FAO Schwarz catalogue 1980/1981


Denmark. 1967.


Denmark. 1967.


Denmark. 1967.


US. Weird War Tales. 1979.

US. Weird War Tales. 1979.


US. Weird War Tales. 1980


Early Heroes World advert featuring Corgi Batman. The Superhero Book of Goodies. 1977. US.


Early Heroes World advert featuring Corgi Batman. The Superhero Book of Goodies. 1977. US.


Denmark. 1976. Image supplied by Jaltesorensen.


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.


Corgi Harvest Time. Die cast farm vehicles. UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.

Corgi Harvest Time. Die cast farm vehicles. UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.


UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.


US. Justice League of America. 1975.

US. Justice League of America. 1975.


US. Justice League of America. 1975.

US. Justice League of America. 1975.


Kojak's action-packed Buick by Corgi. France. Pif Gadget. 1977.

Kojak’s action-packed Buick by Corgi. France. Pif Gadget. 1977.


France. Pif Gadget. 1977.

From Corgi’s farm vehicles range. France. Pif Gadget. 1977.


France. Pif Gadget. 1977.

James Bond underwater Lotus. France. Pif Gadget. 1977.


UK. Hamleys Christmas Book. 1983


France. Pif Gadget. 1979.

France. Pif Gadget. 1979



Denmark. Anders. 1976.

Denmark. Anders. 1976.


Denmark. Anders. 1981.

Denmark. Anders. 1981.


Denmark. Anders. 1988.

Denmark. Anders. 1988.


Denmark. Anders. 1978.

Denmark. Anders. 1978.


UK. Spider-Man and Hulk Match Up. 1981.

UK. Spider-Man and Hulk Match Up. 1981.


France. Pif Gadget. 1979.

France. Pif Gadget. 1979.


Pif 680 1982 Corgi Super heros TVwm

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.


Official site: Corgi Toys