Voltron Force ad by Neil D Vokes

I discovered some great info today on this excellent and colourful 1986 UK advert for Voltron Force. After posting it on Twitter I  was contacted by the artist Neil D Vokes, who told me,

“I drew this ad (with Rich Rankin) while doing the pencils on Comico’s Robotech Masters series – was paid a pretty penny for it too.”

Wow, that’s so cool to hear from one of the actual artists involved in the toy advertising process, and it’s made my day. Here’s the ad.


UK. Hex. 1986.

UK. Hex. 1986.



Latest ads: Reading over Superman’s shoulders…

Baron Ironblood, Charlie’s Angels, Speeder Bike pilots, Transforming robots and multiple comic heroes trying to read over Superman’s shoulders… just some of the characters featured in the latest ads to line up inside TVTA’s scanner. This week’s selection comes from UK publications Eagle, Eagle and Tiger, and Star Wars Weekly.

First up, spot the famous comic heroes trying to take a peek over Superman’s shoulders to snatch a look at the latest comic available from the Forbidden Planet Store.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978. Artwork by Brian Bolland.

It’s Superman again! This time he’s advertising the Superman III movie for the UK Shreddies breakfast cereal 1983 promotion.

UK. Eagle. 1983.

UK. Eagle. 1983.


Action Force.

UK. Eagle. 1983.

UK. Eagle. 1983.


Transformers.

UK. Eagle and Tiger. 1985.

UK. Eagle and Tiger. 1985.


UK. Eagle and Tiger. 1985.

UK. Eagle and Tiger. 1985.


Airfix.

UK. Eagle. 1983.

UK. Eagle. 1983.


Corgi.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.


UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.