La Familia Feliz / The Sunshine Family

La Familia Feliz is a line of dolls and accessories sold by the Congost company of Spain. The line was created in the mid 1970s by Mattel and marketed in English as The Sunshine Family which Mattel eventually changed to The Sunshine Fun Family. Later the family of three was given a slight cosmetic makeover and the addition of a new baby, making them four, plus a Grandmother and Grandfather doll. Mattel also created an Afro-Caribbean family along with Afro-Caribbean grandparents.

Below are scans from a 1977 Spanish Congost catalogue.




Thanks for looking  🙂

Dolls by Ideal

Featuring 1972 Ideal catalogue pages for Busy Missie, Thumbelina and April Showers.

Ideal. 1972.



Beautiful Crissy by Ideal

Beautiful Crissy was first marketed by Ideal Toys in 1969. The doll has a unique feature whereby her hair can be ‘grown’ by adjusting a switch on her back to make it longer or shorter. Crissy measures just over 17 inches in height (approx 43 cm) and comes with fashion outfits and accessories, as well as a range of ‘family and friends’ dolls to keep her company.

Scans taken from the Ideal Toy company dealer catalogue, 1972.





Around the world with Barbie

barbie logo

Barbie is a popular US fashion doll created by Ruth Handler. Launched by Mattel in 1959, Barbie was inspired by the 1955 German Bild Lilli doll which was created following Lilli’s success as a comic strip character. As well as Barbie dolls, accessories, play sets and vehicles, the brand has appeared in books, clothing, cosmetics, video games, animated films, and a range of household goods. Barbie (along with her boyfriend Ken) has also appeared in the Pixar films Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3.

TVTA has an extensive collection of Barbie ads from around the world, and is proud to present this country-by-country showcase of the enduring doll, her friends, clothing lines, accessories, play sets and other related merchandise. Enjoy 🙂

BARBIE: as advertised in France

Barbie bonjour Pif Gadget 816 FR 1984

Barbie. France. Pif Gadget. 1984.

Barbie Bonsoir Pif Gadget 816 FR 1984

Barbie. France. Pif Gadget. 1984.

France. Pif Gadget. 1980.

Barbie. France. Pif Gadget. 1980.

France. Pif Gadget. 1981.

Barbie rodeo. France. Pif Gadget. 1981.

France. Pif Gadget. 1981.

Barbie VW Golf. France. Pif Gadget. 1981.

Barbie camping car. France. Pif Gadget. 1981.

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

Barbie. France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

Barbie cosmetics. France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

Barbie Birthday. Pif Gadget 627. 1981. Artwork by Mezza.

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

Barbie cosmetics. France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

Barbie horse and coach. France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

France. La Journal de Mickey. 1983.

Barbie. France. La Journal de Mickey. 1983.

France. Pif Gadget. 1983.

Barbie jacuzzi. France. Pif Gadget. 1983.

Barbie Magic Hair. 1960s. France.

Barbie. 1973. France.

Barbie bedroom and Ferrari. France. Cora Christmas catalogue. 1988.

Barbie. Ets De Neuter. Catalogue page. 1995. France.

Barbie. Ets De Neuter. Catalogue page. 1995. France.

Barbie accessories. Ets De Neuter. Catalogue page. 1995. France.

Barbie Friends Plush Toys. Wonderland Catalogue. 1987. France.


BARBIE: as advertised in the US

Barbie and Ken booklet. 1962. US.

Barbie, Ken and Midge Wardrobe Booklet, yellow version, 1962.

Barbie and Ken booklet. 1962. US.

Ken Mix ‘n Match Fashion Paks. 1962.

Barbie’s Fashion Shop. 1962.

Barbie Fan Club and Magazine. 1962.

Barbie and Midge Mix ‘n Match Fashion Paks. 1962.

Fashion Queen Barbie. 1962.

Barbie and Ken Fashion Patterns. 1962.


BARBIE: as advertised in Denmark

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1979.

Barbie beauty salon. Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1979.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1979.

Barbie horse riding. Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1979.

Barbie Panini stickers. Denmark. 1987.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1986.

Barbie, Ken and Skipper Walkman. Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1986.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1986.

Barbie Rockstars. Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1986.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1986.

Barbie Rockstars. Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1986.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1987.

Barbie, Ken and Skipper tennis. Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1987.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1988.

California Barbie. California Barbie Buggy. Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1988.


BARBIE: as advertised in the UK

UK. Prima. 1987.

My first Barbie. UK. Prima. 1987.

Barbie Dreamvette sports car. UK. Hamleys Christmas Book. 1983.

Figurine Panini Barbie stickers and album offer with Nikki comic. 1985. UK.

Figurine Panini Barbie offer with Nikki comic. 1985. UK.


BARBIE: as advertised in Italy

Italy. Topolino. 1978.

Photo model Barbie. Italy. Topolino. 1978.

Italy. Topolino. 1979.

Barbie. Italy. Topolino. 1979.

Barbie four-poster bed. 1986. Italy.


BARBIE: as advertised in the Netherlands

Barbie Rockstars. 1987. Intertoys. Netherlands.

Funtime Barbie. De Speelboom N°3. Nov. 1987. Netherlands.


BARBIE: as advertised in Benelux

Barbie and Skipper. Benelux. 1970.


BARBIE: as advertised in Belgium

Barbie, Ken, Skipper, Tutti and Francie. 1960s. Belgium.


official site: http://www.barbie.com/

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbie


Post updated Nov 2022 with new images.

Lundby of Sweden. Doll houses and furniture since 1947

Lundby of Sweden is the company created by Axel and Grete Thomsen in 1947 in the small neighbourhood of Lundby, north Gothenburg, Sweden. Their doll house furniture products are well-known and loved around the world, as well as their doll houses which feature famous styles such as ‘Lundby’, ‘Gothenburg’, ‘Terrace’, and others.

Lundby doll house accessories. Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1979.


Lundby doll houses and furniture. UK. Hamleys Christmas Book. 1983


France. Trampline catalogue. 1980.

Lundby doll houses. France. Trampline catalogue. 1980.


Lundby wooden doll house. Arbois toy catalogue. France C1978.

Post updated December 2022 with new images.