TVTA Christmas selection box 2022 – the marvelous universe of toys!

Cover detail. Arbois toy catalogue. France. C1978.

Greetings vintage mates! It’s that time of year again when your humble TVTA editor and his intrepid office cat, Wooof, search high and yo-ho-ho low for some seasonal scans to warm the cockles of your Christmas heart!

So, sit back, slip on your Ewok slippers, grab a mince pie, and allow us to mull your wine and get figgy with your pudding, as TVTA presents you with some delightful toys and games from yesteryear courtesy of the French Arbois catalogue (no date printed on this catalogue, alas, but I’m staking the Christmas raffle on it being 1978! Wooof says it’s 1980… but I think he’s had one too many sherries and is meowing up the wrong Christmas tree. Furballs ahoy!). This Arbois catalogue features toys and games from the CEJI imports company.

Enjoy the scans. Have a very merry Christmas and a fruitful and creative New Year!

Ford


Below images: Action Joe figures. Action Joe (or Group Action Joe) is the French version of the UK’s Palitoy Action Man and the US’s Hasbro G.I. Joe. Alongside Lego and die cast cars, Action Man was the toy I had ‘the most of’. The below adverts bring back happy memories as I had almost all of the uniforms featured.

Action Joe parachute. Arbois toy catalogue. France C1978.

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Lundby of Sweden. Doll houses and furniture since 1947

Lundby of Sweden is the company created by Axel and Grete Thomsen in 1947 in the small neighbourhood of Lundby, north Gothenburg, Sweden. Their doll house furniture products are well-known and loved around the world, as well as their doll houses which feature famous styles such as ‘Lundby’, ‘Gothenburg’, ‘Terrace’, and others.

Lundby doll house accessories. Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1979.


Lundby doll houses and furniture. UK. Hamleys Christmas Book. 1983


France. Trampline catalogue. 1980.

Lundby doll houses. France. Trampline catalogue. 1980.


Lundby wooden doll house. Arbois toy catalogue. France C1978.

Post updated December 2022 with new images.