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Transformers – ’84 and on

The Transformers. 1989. Denmark.

Based on the Japanese TAKARA and BANDAI characters, Transformers was introduced to the US public in 1984 by HASBRO. Employing the classic scenario of the good guys versus the bad guys (Autobots vs Decepticons in this case), the concept of ‘transforming’ vehicles, weapons and animals into articulated action-packed robots proved to be hugely popular and prompted many other toy companies into making products of a similar concept. TVTA is pleased to present a selection of international print adverts featuring Transformers toys and merchandise.

Speelboom Club Journal N°1. 1987. Netherlands.

De Speelboom N°3. 1987. Netherlands.

Alpha Flight. 1985. US.

Eagle and Tiger. 1985. UK.

Eagle. 1984. UK.

Eagle. 1984. UK.

ROTJ. 1986. UK.

Speelboom Club Journal N°3. 1986. Netherlands.

Speelboom Club Journal N°1. 1987. Netherlands.

Transformers Beast Wars. More Fun From Kenner catalogue. 1997. US.

Transformers Beast Wars. Tomart’s Action Figure Digest N°143. 2006. US.

Scalextric Catalogue 49th Edition. 2008. UK.

Transformers: The Last Knight. Les Cinémas Gaument Pathé. 2017. France.


Thanks for looking 🙂

Scalextric – trade catalogues, part two

Scalextric is a leading brand of slot-car racing that was developed in the UK by Bentram “Freddie” Francis in 1957. Below are some scans and photographs taken from the 2006, 2007 and 2008 Scalextric trade catalogues. These high-quality industry catalogues are packed with amazing colour photographs of (the then) upcoming products. The copies I acquired included dealer suggested price lists, a poster, and a DVD. You can see part one here when I looked at the 1989, 1990 and 1991 catalogues. Click pics to enlarge.


47th Edition Trade Catalogue. 2006.

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48th Edition Trade Catalogue. Special 50th Anniversary 1957 – 2007.

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49th Edition Trade Catalogue. 2008.

Featuring sets from James Bond, The Italian Job, Transformers, The Simpsons.

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Check out the story of Scalextric at the official site