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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  🙂

New ads: BMX, Monogram, Solido, Corgi, Britains and Matchbox

The latest haul of vintage comics to arrive at TVTA towers consisited of no less than 54 issues of Pif Gadget all dating from the late 70s! That’s enough vintage comics to wallpaper the great wall of China ten times over and big enough to see from Mars!!

Wooof and I have already started the long task of scanning some of the great ads found so far. Featured in this post are just a few from the haul – including big brand names such as Matchbox, Corgi, Britains and Solido. Also included are two English language ads found in the archives featuring BMX team Columbia and a really cool Monogram RC! Enjoy.


US. Hex N° 7. 1986.

US. Hex N° 7. 1986.


UK. Dazzler. 1982.

UK. Dazzler. 1982.


France. Pif Gadget. 1977.

France. Pif Gadget. 1977.


France. Pif Gadget. 1977.

France. Pif Gadget. 1977.


France. Pif Gadget. 1979.

France. Pif Gadget. 1979.


France. Pif Gadget. 1978.

France. Pif Gadget. 1978.