Following on from my previous post about Frank Hornby’s Meccano toys, here is a Meccano enthusiast magazine sold in France in 1958.
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We leave you with the following scans which are from a reproduced and licensed 2nd edition 1963 Dinky catalogue, as made available in 2013 by Editions Atlas Collections, France.
Images and Dinky logo copyright of Mattel and Editions Atlas. Scanned by TVTA for information and education purposes only.
Dinky are miniature die-cast vehicles produced by Frank Hornby’s famous Meccano company. Dinky made several TV and movie-related vehicles including many for Gerry and Sylvia Anderson TV productions such as Thunderbirds, Joe 90, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, and Space 1999. More info here: Dinky Wikipedia
Dinky Kits… all you need is a screwdriver!
I’m pretty stoked to finally submit a Dinky toy ad to the pages of TVTA! And what a great example, too… this 1974 UK ad from the pages of The Mighty World Of Marvel features three of Dinky’s new models for their Dinky Kits range. The artwork is appealing, particularly the rendition of the Ford Capri Rally Special.
From the Dinky Toys 1971 French catalogue – Gerry and Sylvia Anderson TV show toys; Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, UFO.
Cover of the Dinky Toys catalogue, 1971 French edition.
Post updated April 2021 with new images.