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As is so often the case with Corgi Toys, they produce the most beautiful product catalogues on the market. This 2004 TV, Film & Cartoon catalogue is no exception – 24 pages, A4, of wonderfully-presented pop-culture toy photography. Enjoy 🙂
James Bond, 007
The Blues Brothers, Scooby-Doo, The Beatles
Bullitt, Knight Rider, Back to the Future
The Italian Job
The Italian Job die cast Minis from Corgi. UK. 2004.
The Persuaders, Smokey & the Bandit, Only Fools and Horses, Last of the Summer Wine, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Inspector Morse, Heartbeat
Charlie’s Angels, The A-Team, The Dukes of Hazzard
I’ve always enoyed visiting the transport museum and was pleased to see it once again following its recent refurbishment. If you get chance to visit do so – you’ll see a fascinating display of British Midlands’ transport heritage as well as a current exhibition of classic tin and die cast toy vehicles such as Dinky, Corgi and Matchbox.
I couldn’t end the post without at least showing some of the amazing examples of ‘real’ transport on display.
While hunting mice today, our office cat, Wooof, found these five French vintage 1970s adverts lodged down the back of the refrigerator. We hope they haven’t been there since the 70s (unlike our sub editor’s Christmas cheese selection or, indeed, the fridge itself!).
Anyway, we’ve been looking for these ads for ages. Well done Wooof, treat yourself to the afternoon off and go and visit some cat-science exhibitions in the town centre or something. You may also wish to send a get-well-soon card to brave Bart the zombie Cat
Here are the ads…
Kojak’s action-packed Buick by Corgi. France. Pif Gadget. 1977.
Create your own medieval world with Playmo. France. Pif Gadget. 1978.
Sindy Disneyland drawing competition. France. Pif Gadget. 1978.
France. Pif Gadget. 1978.
Pif Gadget comic character, Rahan, even gets his own action figure courtesy of Group Action Joe – the French version of Action Man! France. PIf Gadget. 1978.