If you’re going to fight, do it outside

Street Fighter II. Game Boy. 1995. US.

TVTA is pleased to present a selection of gaming ads from 1995 to 2005 … featuring fighting and battle games from Nintendo Game Boy, Super Nes, PlayStation, X Box, Tiger Electronics, and more.

Grrrrrr!

Remember: if it hurts, you’re still alive. No pain, no game!

WrestleMania: The Arcade Game. 1996. US.

WW Day of Reckoning II. 2005. US.

WWF War Zone. 1998. US.

ChequeMate C-3D Imaging System. 1997. US.

Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects. 2005. US.

Superman. Game Boy. 1998. US.

DC CD ROM Comic Books. 1996. US.


As always, thanks for looking 😎

Japanese Godzilla print goodies

Godzilla Store Tokyo. Chirashi side a.

The King of the Monsters is back! TVTA takes a look at some more Godzilla chirashi movie posters, along with posters for the Godzilla Store Japan, and the Atami Kaiju Movie Festival.

Let’s kick off with a shopping trip…

Godzilla shopping?

Rarrrr!!

Yes!

Japan – a country I hope to one day visit for its culture and landscape. Tokyo – a city that is a must for me to see because of its toy and pop culture heritage. Add to this now the Godzilla Store, Tokyo. Imagine if you will, dear readers, a whole shop dedicated to Godzilla!

Godzilla Store Tokyo. Chirashi side b.


And there’s a festival too…
… devoted to Godzilla and other Kaiju monsters…

Godzilla Atami Kaiju Movie Festival 2019. Chirashi poster. Japan.


Two new film posters…
Shin Godzilla, 2016

Shin Godzilla. 2016. Japanese Chirashi poster side a.

Shin Godzilla. 2016. Japanese Chirashi poster side b.


Godzilla, 2014

Godzilla. 2014. Japanese Chirashi poster. Side a.

Godzilla. 2014. Japanese Chirashi poster. Side b.


Coming soon…

Godzilla vs King Ghidorah anyone? Don’t miss the next TVTA Godzilla thriller!

Until then… thank you for rising from the sea and destroying cities with us 🙂


To see TVTA’s other Godzilla Japanese chirashi posters, click here

Dungeons & Dragons and Tasting the Rainbow

Dungeons and Dragons. 1995. US.

Dungeons and Dragons. 1996. US.

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NERF – It’s Nerf or Nothin’!

NERF is a toy brand created by Parker Brothers in 1969 and currently owned by Hasbro. The company is notable for producing brightly coloured toy blasters (NERF Blasters) which shoot foam-based ammunition. Other products include NERF Sports, Dart Tag, Rebelle, Zombie Strike, Super Soaker, and Lazer Tag.

NERF 25th birthday prizes. 1995.

NERF Cyber Stryke Gear. More Fun From Kenner Catalogue. 1997.

NERF Whip-Tail Scorpion; Mad Hornet; Electric Eel; Razor Fin; Coral Viper; Lazer Fang; Venom Shot. More Fun From Kenner Catalogue. 1997.

NERF Stinging Scarab; Gator; Manta Ray; Head 2 head. More Fun From Kenner Catalogue. 1997.

NERF Sports. More Fun From Kenner Catalogue. 1997.

NERF Commlink II Blaster; Ratchetblast; Autogrip; Perceptor; Strongarm; Armorshot. More Fun From Kenner Catalogue. 1997.

NERF Terradrone. Metronews 2014.


Thanks for looking. Remember… NERF – not to be confused with:

  • Scruffy-looking Nerf-herder
  • N*E*R*D
  • Nerfing Compares 2 U
  • Smurf

 

Wonder Woman wheels and statuette

TVTA’s vintage toy collection grows just a tad bigger this week as I’m very pleased to report the addition of a 1979 Corgi Juniors Wonder Woman car… And it’s not in bad condition considering it’s age – with the front decal, wind screen, and Wondy in the cockpit all present and correct, and with the wheels and suspension in working order 🙂

I also received a Wonder Woman Gal Gadot movie statuette completely free with a comic lot purchase I made. Bonus 😁 The statuette is officially licensed but otherwise uncredited for date and company.

 

And lastly, another Corgi Juniors… the Batmobile, 1976…


Thanks for looking!

Ad campaigns of the 1990s – Milk, GAP, JNCO, and a little quiz…

“Milk. Where’s your mustache?”

Slogan from the National Fluid Milk Processor Promotion Board. Later, “Got milk?” and “Milk. What a surprise!” This clever ad campaign had a fair few celebrities and stars signed up: Conan O’Brien, David Copperfield, Dennis Rodman, Melanie Griffith, Isabella Rossellini, Lauren Bacall, Van Halen, KISS, Britney Spears, Spike Lee, and a whole lot more. I’m very pleased to report I got Sarah Michelle Gellar and Tony Hawk!


IYDKYDG … 

IYDKYDG. 1999.

Woah, what the blink is this? “IYDKYDG” ??

Quiz: see if you can you identify this 1999 “IYDKYDG” campaign and the product being promoted from the curious print ads. Clue: it’s a major brand. Award yourself 100 vintage points for the correct answer! Answers at bottom of post.

Is the product…

  1. sports clothing
  2. hi-fi equipment
  3. soft drinks
  4. mobile phones

IYDKYDG. 1999.

IYDKYDG. 1999.


Mind the GAP

Clothing brand GAP was founded in California in 1969 by Donald Fisher and Doris F. Fisher. Gap originally targeted the younger generation when it opened, with its name referring to the “generation gap” of the time (merci, our good mates Wiskeypedia).

Below is a selection of late 1990s GAP adverts.

GAP Technofied. 1999.


JNCO

JNCO Autopilot. 1998.

JNCO (Judge None Choose One) is a California-based clothing company founded in 1985 by Moroccan-born, French-raised brothers Jacques Yaakov Revah and Haim Milo Revah. The brand was popular in the 1990s for its ultra-baggy denim jeans featuring oversize pockets with street-style art, and with a logo designed by local LA graffiti artist Joseph Montalvo, aka Nuke. JNCO’s street look was popular with skateboarding and BMX, as seen on some of the featured adverts below.

JNCO 50 inch bottoms. 1998.

JNCO Futures footwear. 1998.


That’s all for now 90s lovers! Thanks for wearing oversize jeans and drinking milk with us 🙂

Answer to quiz: 

The featured product is soft drinks by Coca-Cola. IYDKYDG stands for: If You Don’t Know You Don’t Go. This was one of Coke’s most bizarre and intriguing ad campaigns over the years.