Fresh

Wow, she said, what freshness! Minty, flashes of taste! Let’s dance!

Freshen-Up Gum. 1970s. France.


In other vintage fresh news…

Sony Walkman Quick Hamburgers prize competition

Sony Walkman. 1981. France.


Role Playing Games, dolls, cars and toy soldiers


Pez puzzle puzzlement

Pez. Pif Gadget. 1984.


You know we can’t go on like this. Tell ’em Reggie…

Baseball Trading Cards. 1990. US.


Just give us your poems and we’ll say no more…

Poems. 1976. US.


Thank you for getting fresh with us 🙂

 

Groquik …

… is not an alien or a dinosaur or a bear or a fluffy yellow cat

he’s a giant fat yellow dog cartoon monster with a deep voice

who wears a red and white striped hat.

1979. Pif Gadget. France.


Can you help Groquik find his Nesquik?

France. Pif Gadget. 1979.


What is Groquik up to now?

Groquik. Gadget. France. 1986.

Groquik. Gadget. France. 1986.


In other vintage news …

Yogi Bear and Boo Boo escape Jellystone in a red convertable

Mebetoys. 1973. France.


Italian ice cream goes Atomic with Motta

Topolino. 1978. Italy.


Construct yourself something constructive 

Ets De Neuter. 1995. France.


Slot Car Circuit Racing Fun From Carrera

France. 1973.


Win yourself a Star Wars digital watch! (time machine, pen and postcard required)

Star Wars Weekly. 1978. UK.


A Snugglebum can be called a Bum-Bum

Super Jouet. 1985. France.


A Care Bear can be called a Bisounour

Super Jouet. 1985. France.


Princess Power can be called La Princesse du Pouvoir

Super Jouet. 1985. France.


Electronic non-stop dodgem from 1969

Jouets Mont Blanc. 1969. France.


And lastly in today’s post, The Muppets Take Manhattan, storybook and record courtesy of Cheerios

Marvel Power Pack. US. 1984.


Thanks for looking 🙂

Starlight the Walking Horse

The enchanting prancing horse with magical lights that really walks. 

Starlight. 1992 Galoob trade catalogue.

Starlight was released by Galoob in 1992. This enchanting and pretty toy horse could walk, move her head up and down and swish her tail via a handheld controller. Starlight’s mane, forehead star and bridle gems all lit up. She came boxed with a number of accessories that included a show blanket, leg warmers, a bridle, a tail band, hair accessories and a brush.

The lack of sleep of the cat

No work for three whole days! Yippee Wooof, it is Tuesday, right? Absotiffily, replied the cat, who was returning, somewhat bleary-eyed, from all an all-nighter down in the archives. Armed with empty cartons of Are-You-Feline-Fine-Cat-Fuel, Miow-Miow-Nitro-biscuits and a dozen or so vintage adverts, the poor mog looked absolutely exhausted!

You’re working too hard, you should take a day off, I told him, like me. Not until we get these latest ads scanned, replied the cat. We’ve got deadlines, didn’t ya know.

Me: Yes, and you have crows feet, and more bags under your eyes than the Eye of Horus coming out of Sainsbury’s on a Saturday morning! Now give me those ads and go and grab some zeds. I’ll do the scanning today.

Wooof: If you’re sure?

Me: So long as there are no clown ads I’m good.

Wooof: Nope, no clown ads today.

Me: Positive?

Wooof: Positive. Jings, sonny, when are you going to get over this ridiculous fear of clowns?

Me: I’m trying, Wooof, I’m trying. Now, donc, alors, allez, au lit… bonne nuit!

Righto, said the cat, on my way! Oh, and by the way, it’s not Tuesday, it’s Wednesday…

Too late. Cue sounds of scanner….

Whirr… whirr… click…

Whirr… whirr… click…

Whirr… whirr… click…

Whirr… whirr…

Whirr…

Woooooooooffffffffff!!!”


In today’s Non-toy ad Tuesday non-Tuesday non-sleep blog post, we get all bubblegummed-up with Malabar and Bazooka. We get snappy with Kodak and Polaroid cameras, quench our thirst with sporty-themed drinks, brush our teeth with Colgate, discover that in Danish Kaptajn Knas cereals is Cap’n Crunch cereals, and Peter Plys is Winnie-the-Pooh, and lastly we get busy with the fizzy SodaStream!

Malabar Bubblegum

France. Pif Gadget. 1983.

France. Pif Gadget. 1983.

France. Pif Gadget. 1978.

Polaroid Instant 10 Camera

France. Pif Gadget. 1978.

Kodak camera

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1983.

Colgate

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1983.

Sporty-themed Drinks

Denmark. 1988.

France. Pif Gadget. 1977.

Kaptajn Knas is Cap’n Crunch in Denmark

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1987.

Peter Plys is Winnie-the-Pooh in Denmark

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1981.

SodaStream

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1981.

Denmark. 1980.

Thank you for bypassing clowns with us 🙂

Märklin Toys

The Märklin company was founded in 1859 in Germany. As well as specialising in model railways sets (see TVTA’s post Märklin trains), the company has produced doll house accessories, tin plate toys, construction sets and slot car racing sets.


Denmark. 1967.


Denmark. 1970.


Denmark. 1969.


Denmark. 1967.


Denmark. 1970.

Märklin Trains

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1986.

In the 150 years of its existence as a company, Märklin has developed from a small factory for tin toys to a producer of high quality metal toys. Today, Märklin is one of the leading brands in the model railroad market, offering the possibility of adding to and expanding existing layouts and collections from previous sets.

(Text adapted from official website: Märklin USA)

The company was founded in 1859 in Germany. As well as specialising in model railways sets, Märklin has produced doll house accessories, tin plate toys, construction sets and slot car racing sets.


Denmark. 1967.


Denmark. 1970.


Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1981.


Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1978.