Toy Time Ad Break

Welcome to a special ‘Never Mind The Adverts Here Are The Toys’ in which TVTA grabs a few goodies from the toy box and attempts to match them up with their advert counterparts. Modern and vintage, anything goes today! Thanks for looking  🙂

Ecto 1. Wootbox exclusive. 2018.

US. Tales of the Teen Titans. 1985.

Pez dispensers.

Secrets of Haunted House. 1981. US.

Corgi Juniors Superman.

US. Weird War Tales. 1979.

Takara transforming X-Wing Fighter. 1978. Japan.

Takara X-Wings. Collectable postcard. Star Wars The Toys Chronicle Books. 1995.

The shootout. Photo TVTA.

Kenner X-Wing and figures. Collectable postcard. Star Wars The Toys Chronicle Books. 1995.

Various figures and accessories from vintage Playmobil indian sets.

Denmark. 1983. Image supplied by Jaltesorensen.

2000 AD Mega Heroes figures

UK. Eagle. 1983.

Slaine. 2000 AD Re-Action figure.

2000 AD Sci-Fi Special 1996.

PLAYMOBIL… staying traditional since 1974

Playmobil is produced by the German manufacturer Brandstätter Group and has been sold worldwide since its launch in 1974. Playmobil is known for its durable figures and play-sets based on historical and modern subjects.

The brand has so far managed to resist the lure of the big licences (Star Wars/Harry Potter/Marvel etc) and have stuck with their ‘traditional’ themes that continue to remain popular around the world. (2017 edit: this year Playmo have announced they are releasing Ghostbusters sets based on the original 80s films. Could this be the beginning of a Playmo adventure into 80s pop culture franchise land?)

TVTA is pleased to present a number of international Playmobil adverts from the 1970s, 80s and 90s. Our featured adverts come from Germany (the home of Playmo), France, Denmark, Italy, Brazil, the Netherlands, the US and the UK. Thanks for looking.


Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1977.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1977.

Intertoys Speelboek. 1987. Netherlands.

Ets De Neuter. Catalogue page. 1995. France.

Speelboom Club Journal. 1987. Netherlands.

Netherlands. 1979.

UK. 2000 AD. 1983.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1979.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1979.

Speelboom Club Journal N°5. 1988. Netherlands.

De Speelboom N°3. Nov 1987. Netherlands.

Intertoys Speelboek 1987. Netherlands.

Brazil. Superalmanaque Homen Aranha. 1980.

Brazil. Superalmanaque Homen Aranha. 1980.

Italy. Topolino. 1980.

Italy. Topolino. 1980.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1979.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1979.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1980.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1980.

France. Pif Gadget. 1984.

France. Pif Gadget. 1984.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1978.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1978.

France. Pif Gadget. 1979.

France. Pif Gadget. 1979.

France. Pif Gadget. 1979.

France. Pif Gadget. 1979.

Italy. Topolino. 1979.

Italy. Topolino. 1979.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1976.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1976.

Italy. Topolino. 1979.

Italy. Topolino. 1979.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1982.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1982.

Italy. Topolino. 1979.

Italy. Topolino. 1979.

France. Pif Gadget. 1983.

France. Pif Gadget. 1983.

France. Pif Gadget. 1987.

France. Pif Gadget. 1987.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1978.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1978.

France. Pif Gadget. 1978.

France. Pif Gadget. 1978.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1979.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1979.

Germany. YPS. 1981.

Germany. YPS. 1981.

France. PIcsou. Date unknown.

France. PIcsou. Date unknown.

France. Pif Gadget. 1979.

France. Pif Gadget. 1979.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1986.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1986.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1985.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1985.

France. Picsou. 1974.

France. Picsou. 1974.

France. Le Journal de Mickey. 1982.

France. Le Journal de Mickey. 1982.

US. FAO Schwarz catalogue. 1980-81.

France. Catalogue Super Jouet. 1985.

Playmo-Space sets

UK. Hamleys Christmas Book. 1983.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1981.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1981.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1981.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1981.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1981.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1981.

France. Pif Gadget. 1983.

France. Pif Gadget. 1983.

France. Pif Gadget. 1983.

France. Pif Gadget. 1983.

France. Le Journal de Mickey. 1983.

France. Le Journal de Mickey. 1983.

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.


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Entry updated October 2018 with new images.