ETS De Neuter toy trade catalogue 1995

ETS DE NEUTER is a French toy distributor that has been in operation for more than 60 years. The following scans are from its 1995 Christmas trade catalogue and feature many of the big name toy and game brands. The front cover has a wintry, foresty, Christmas wonderland feel to it, while the back cover shows a range of cool merchandise for popular 90s film The Lion King. In between these covers are more than 80 pages of well-presented toy photos and dioramas, making this catalogue a joy to look through.

As well as toys and games, ETS De Neuter distributed household, sports, leisure and electrical goods, which the catalogue also features – but we’ll save those goodies for another time. For now, sit back and enjoy these cool 90s toys. Click if you need to go bigger. Thanks for looking.

Cover. Ets De Neuter. Catalogue Noël. 1995. France.

Batman and Robocop toys.

Biker Mice From Mars.

Playmobil sets and Wild West sets.

Joustra construction. Road Rigs.

K’Nex.

Lego Technic.

Meccano construction.

Barbie dolls, play sets and accessories.

Barbie dolls, play sets and accessories.

Barbie merchandise.

Action Man.

Polly Pocket.

Power Rangers.

Play-Doh.

Crayola

Spirograph.

Spirograph.

Monopoly.

Qui Est-Ce? / Guess Who?

Cluedo.

Tir’Pic / Ker Plunk.

Touche Coule / Battleships.

Mastermind.

Docteur Maboul / Operation.

Trivial Pursuit.

Astérix plush.

Sailor Moon.

Sindy.

Tintin.

Nikko Radio Control.

Nikko Radio Control.

Nikko Radio Control.

TCR.

Transformers.

Le Roi Lion / The Lion King. Back cover of Ets De Neuter catalogue. 1995. France.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Lego, Toy Soldiers, Superman and Zingers

Cool French and US Lego ads… cheap, plastic toy soldiers… Superman The Movie merchandise… and MPC’s Zingers!


US. 1981. Lego set 8860.

US. 1981. Lego set 8860.


US. 1978.

US. 1978.


France. 1982. Lego set

France. 1982.


France. 1983.

France. 1983.


US. Weird War Tales. 1975.

US. Weird War Tales. 1975.


US. Weird War Tales. 1979.

US. Weird War Tales. 1979.


US. Weird War Tales. 1975.

US. Weird War Tales. 1975.


 

Lego adverts

legologo

In 1949 in Denmark, interlocking bricks known as “Automatic Binding Bricks” were created by Ole Kirk Christiansen of the Lego company. The design was based on the UK-patented “Kiddicraft” self-locking bricks. By 1958 Lego had modified its version into the famous and much-loved brand that we all know today. Although many new Lego designs and innovations have emerged since then, those original interlocking studded bricks from more than fifty years ago are still compatible with the modern sets of today.

TVTA’s collection of Lego ads feature some superb examples from around the world, including some excellent Danish ones – the home of LEGO! Thanks for looking 🙂


Denmark. 1980.

Lego sets various. Denmark. 1982. Image supplied by Jaltesorensen.

Speelboom Club Journal N°1. 1987. Netherlands.

Speelboom Club Journal N°4 1987. Netherlands.

Speelboom Club Journal N°4 1987. Netherlands.

France. 1978.

France. 1978. Featuring Lego sets 602, 620, 640, 672.

France. Pif Gadget. 1985.

France. Pif Gadget. 1985.

France. Pif Gadget. 1978.

France. Pif Gadget. 1978. Featuring Lego sets 300, 301, 302, 605, 622, 625, 641, 670.

France. 1981.

France. 1981.

Speelboom Club Journal N°4 1987. Netherlands.

Speelboom Club Journal N°3. 1987. Netherlands.

France. Pif Gadget. 1977.

France. Pif Gadget. 1977. Featuring Lego sets 371, 373, 663.

France. 1983.

France. 1983.

Speelboom Club Journal N°4 1987. Netherlands.

Denmark. 1970.

Denmark. 1969.

Denmark. 1970.

Speelboom Club Journal N°4 1987. Netherlands.

Speelboom Club Journal N°4 1987. Netherlands.

Speelboom Club Journal 1987. Netherlands.


Wild West

1976. Denmark.

France. 1977. Featuring Lego sets 210, 215 372.

France. 1977. Featuring Lego sets 210, 215 372.


Knights/Medieval

France. 1983. Featuring Lego sets

France. 1983.

Denmark. 1984. Featuring Lego sets

Denmark. 1984.

France. Pif Gadget. 1985.

France. Pif Gadget. 1985.

France. 1986.

France. 1986.

France. 1981.

France. 1981.

Speelboom Club Journal N°4 1987. Netherlands.


Technic, System and Expert Builder sets

France. Pif Gadget. 1977.

France. 1977. Featuring Lego sets 850, 853, 870.

France. 1982. Lego set

France. 1982.

France. 1982.

France. 1982.

Ets De Neuter. Catalogue page. 1995. France.

US. 1981. Lego set 8859.

US. 1981. Lego set 8859.

Denmark. 1970.

US. 1981. Lego set 8860.

US. 1981. Lego set 8860.

US. 1978.

US. 1978.

US. 1981.

US. 1981.

France. 1981. Lego set 744.

France. 1981. Lego set 744.

France. 1979.

France. 1979.

Speelboom Club Journal N°4 1987. Netherlands.

Speelboom Club Journal N°4 1987. Netherlands.

Lego Expert Builder Series. US. 1982.


Updated November 2019 with new pics.