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Zombie cats, office cats, science cats and 1970s toy ads…

While hunting mice today, our office cat, Wooof, found these five French vintage 1970s adverts lodged down the back of the refrigerator. We hope they haven’t been there since the 70s (unlike our sub editor’s Christmas cheese selection or, indeed, the fridge itself!).

Anyway, we’ve been looking for these ads for ages. Well done Wooof, treat yourself to the afternoon off and go and visit some cat-science exhibitions in the town centre or something. You may also wish to send a get-well-soon card to brave Bart the zombie Cat

Here are the ads…

Kojak's action-packed Buick by Corgi. France. Pif Gadget. 1977.

Kojak’s action-packed Buick by Corgi. France. Pif Gadget. 1977.


Create your own medieval world with Playmo. France. Pif Gadget. 1978.

Create your own medieval world with Playmo. France. Pif Gadget. 1978.


Sindy Disneyland drawing competition. France. Pif Gadget. 1978.

Sindy Disneyland drawing competition. France. Pif Gadget. 1978.


France. Pif Gadget. 1978.

France. Pif Gadget. 1978.


Pif Gadget comic character, Rahan, even gets his own action figure courtesy of Group Action Joe - he French version of Action Man! France. PIf Gadget. 1978.

Pif Gadget comic character, Rahan, even gets his own action figure courtesy of Group Action Joe – the French version of Action Man! France. PIf Gadget. 1978.


 

SINDY… the doll you love to dress

Sindy is Britain’s top teenage doll and was launched in September 1963 by Pedigree Toys Ltd, a division of the famous Lines Bros Ltd who had been in the toy business for over 100 years. Pedigree Toys obtained the license for Sindy from the Ideal Toy company which was producing Tammy dolls. Ideal also allowed Pedigree to use Tammy’s tagline “The doll you love to dress”.

Today, Sindy is still going strong, and has a loyal fan base of collectors. Source: the official site: sindy.com

US. FAO Schwarz catalogue 1980/1981

US. FAO Schwarz catalogue 1980/1981

UK. Hamleys Christmas Book. 1983.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1981.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1978.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1978.

Sindy Disneyland drawing competition. France. Pif Gadget. 1978.

Sindy Disneyland drawing competition. France. Pif Gadget. 1978.

Ets De Neuter catalogue page. 1995. France.


Thanks for looking 🙂