Rubik’s Cube was a 1980s worldwide puzzle-game phenomenon. The advert below is a promotional offer from le Cercle Française du Cube to send off for Cube goodies which included a tee-shirt, book, badge, sticker, and another of Rubik’s mind-challenging puzzles – the Tower of Babel (Babylone Tower).
And in other vintage French news … another 1980s toy phenomenon …
Les Patoufs – Cabbage Patch Kids
Barbie – Camping Van
Group Action Joe
ET Vinyl Doll by Kamar
Mon Petit Poney – My Little Pony
Figurine Panini Stickers – Candy Candy
TCR – Total Control Racing
Carrera Servo Racing
Atlantic Toy Soldiers
Thanks for looking 🙂
Architect, designer and university professor, Ernõ Rubik from Budapest, Hungary, created his first working prototype version of the cube in 1974. In 1977 the first ‘Magic Cube’ was sold in a Budapest toy store. By 1980 the Ideal Toy Corporation was exporting the cube worldwide – rebranding it the Rubik’s Cube. What followed was a phenomenon that quickly ingrained itself into popular culture, with cube variants, books, merchandise, championships and clubs, and even an entry into the Oxford English dictionary!
TVTA is pleased to present a selection of print adverts, catalogue pages and promotions for the Cube and its derivatives!
Post updated with new images Oct 2019