Non-toy ad Tuesday: ads for Frosties, Trio, Disney, Sukita, Monark BMX, Adidas, Bad News Bears and Beavis and Butthead do America

TVTA‘s latest selection of international non-toy advertising takes us on a time trip that begins in 1976 UK with Kellogs Frosties and 1989 with Trio chocolate. Our next stop is 1980s Brazil with Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Sukita Orange drink, and a cool Monark BMX ad. After that it’s a brief stop in France for a 1978 Adidas football kit ad. Then it’s off to the US for a 1978 Bad News Bears Go To Japan movie ad and, finally, a cheeky 1997 Beavis and Butthead do America VHS rental ad.

 

UK. Planet of the Apes. 1976.

UK. Planet of the Apes. 1976.

 

UK. Count Duckula. 1989.

Suzy’s too loud! Trio chocolate bars. UK. Count Duckula. 1989.

 

Brazil. Peninha. 1987.

New fortnightly Mickey magazine. Brazil. Peninha. 1987.

 

Brazil. Chico Benito. 1985.

Brazil. Chico Benito. 1985.

 

Brazil. Pato Donald. 1983.

Brazil. Pato Donald. 1983.

 

France. Pif Gadget. 1978.

France. Pif Gadget. 1978.

 

US. Star Wars. 1978.

US. Star Wars. 1978.

 

US. Crimson Dawn. 1997.

US. Crimson Dawn. 1997.

 

BMX

The origins of BMX (Bicycle Motocross) can be traced to the early 1970s in southern California when kids adapted their road bikes for the thrill of the dirt track. Manufacturers took advantage of this new craze and began selling specially-made bikes. By the early 1980s BMX had become popular not just in the US but around the world. The first BMX World Championship was held in 1982. By 2008, BMX had become an olympic full-medal discipline at the Beijing Olympics.

TVTA presents a selection of cool BMX ads from the US, UK, France, Denmark and Brazil.


Raleigh Rampar BMX. 1978. Weird War Tales. US.


UK. TESB Weekly. 1980.

UK. TESB Weekly. 1980. This 1980 UK ad illustrates perfectly how the BMX craze was about to expand into Europe following its birth in the US.


Columbia BMX. Dazzler. 1982. UK.

Columbia BMX. The Incredible Hulk N°292. 1984. US.


Brazil. Pato Donald. 1983.

Brazil. Pato Donald. 1983.


France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.


Raleigh Burners


France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.


France. Pif Gadget. 1983.

France. Pif Gadget. 1983.


US. Alpha Flight. 1984.

US. Alpha Flight. 1984.


US. The House of Mystery. 1981.

US. The House of Mystery. 1981.


US. Daredevil. 1986.

US. Daredevil. 1986.


US. Rom. 1985.

US. Rom. 1985.


US. Groo. 1989.

US. Groo. 1989.


UK. ROTJ. 1984.

UK. ROTJ. 1984.


UK. ROTJ. 1984.

UK. ROTJ. 1984.


France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.


France. PIf Gadget. 1984.

France. PIf Gadget. 1984.


Predator BMX gear. 1983. US.


Entry updated February 2019 with new images.