Groquik …

… is not an alien or a dinosaur or a bear or a fluffy yellow cat

he’s a giant fat yellow dog cartoon monster with a deep voice

who wears a red and white striped hat.

1979. Pif Gadget. France.


Can you help Groquik find his Nesquik?

France. Pif Gadget. 1979.


What is Groquik up to now?

Groquik. Gadget. France. 1986.

Groquik. Gadget. France. 1986.


In other vintage news …

Yogi Bear and Boo Boo escape Jellystone in a red convertable

Mebetoys. 1973. France.


Italian ice cream goes Atomic with Motta

Topolino. 1978. Italy.


Construct yourself something constructive 

Ets De Neuter. 1995. France.


Slot Car Circuit Racing Fun From Carrera

France. 1973.


Win yourself a Star Wars digital watch! (time machine, pen and postcard required)

Star Wars Weekly. 1978. UK.


A Snugglebum can be called a Bum-Bum

Super Jouet. 1985. France.


A Care Bear can be called a Bisounour

Super Jouet. 1985. France.


Princess Power can be called La Princesse du Pouvoir

Super Jouet. 1985. France.


Electronic non-stop dodgem from 1969

Jouets Mont Blanc. 1969. France.


And lastly in today’s post, The Muppets Take Manhattan, storybook and record courtesy of Cheerios

Marvel Power Pack. US. 1984.


Thanks for looking 🙂

Hanna-Barbera vintage ads

American Animation studio Hanna-Barbera created many famous cartoon characters during its thirty-something years of production. Characters such as The Flintstones, Scooby-Doo, Yogi Bear, Tom and Jerry and The Smurfs are known worldwide. Here is TVTA’s small presentation of adverts and comic covers featuring Hanna-Barbera characters.

UK. Flintstones and Friends cover. 1988.

UK. Flintstones and Friends cover. 1988.


The Flintstones View-Master, 1962


Top-cat, Yogi Bear and others

Brazil. Pato Donald. 1983.

Brazil. Pato Donald. 1983.


Italy. Topolino. 1978.

Italy. Topolino. 1978.


Mebetoys Yogi car. France. 1973.


Brazil. Pelezinho. 1982.

Brazil. Pelezinho. 1982.


Tom & Jerry


Smurfs

France. PIf Gadget. 1984.

France. PIf Gadget. 1984.


Jabberjaw, with Scooby-Doo and Hong Kong Phooey

Jabberjaw, Scooby-Doo, Hong Kong Phooey. Télé Parade. Mensuel N°5. 1978.

Jabberjaw and The Neptunes. Télé Parade. 1977.

Cover for Télé Parade Mensuel N°6. 1978 featuring Jabberjaw and Scooby-Doo.


Thanks for looking 🙂

Post updated January 2019 with new images.