Todd McFarlane’s KISS – The Action Figures and Psycho Circus

TVTA is pleased to present a selection of print images from the 1997 and 1999 catalogues of toy designer extraordinaire Todd McFarlane. Featuring rock legends KISS in their The Action Figures and Psycho Circus toy guises.

Enjoy.


Look out for more exciting action figure images from McFarlane Toys coming soon to TVTA!

A merry shagadelic Christmas from TVTA!

McFarlane Toys 1999. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.

From Ford and Wooof at TVTA: wishing all our vintage mates, readers and visitors a very happy Christmas. May love, light, spirit and healing be ours, and may our endeavours and art be fruitful in the new year ahead! 

We celebrate with a few fun images from the McFarlane Toys 1999 catalogue.

Enjoy 🙂  


All you need is love, mates!

McFarlane Toys. 1999. The Beatles Yellow Submarine.


And some McFarlane Diamond Exclusives!

McFarlane Toys 1999. Diamond Exclusives.


And some Metal Gear Solid!

McFarlane Toys 1999. Metal Gear Solid.


And, lastly, but not leastly, a bit of Ozzy!

McFarlane Toys 1999. Ozzy Osbourne.

Ozzy, just the same as me, is a Brummie, from Birmingham in the UK, and although I just gave him the last word, our post is interrupted by another Brummie contingent… the Peaky Blinders, who in no uncertain terms tell me:

“This blog is under new management, by order of the Peaky fu@!#ng Blinders!”  

Peaky Blinders. Image courtesy of BBC and Peaky Blinders Website

Now, have yourselves a very merry Christmas, or else!

🙂 

Todd McFarlane’s Monsters, Movie Maniacs and more!

TVTA is pleased to present a selection of print images from the 1997 and 1999 catalogues of toy designer extraordinaire Todd McFarlane. Featuring action figures from horror legends of literature and movies, plus a look at the McFarlane exclusive Total Chaos figures. For those who don’t know, Todd McFarlane is a Canadian comic book creator, artist, writer, filmmaker and toy maker, and is recognised for his work on Spider-Man and the Spawn series.


Look out for more exciting action figure images from McFarlane Toys coming soon to TVTA!


 

Walking in a retro wonderland – Kenner toys

Kenner Products was founded in 1946 by three brothers of the Steiner family in Cincinnati, Ohio, US, who named the toy company after the street upon which their original office was located. The first Kenner toys included construction sets, projectors, the Easy-Bake Oven, and Spirograph.

Spirograph. Kenner. US. 1975.

1970s

The early 1970s saw Kenner gain the license for the already popular Play-Doh. Other toy lines such as Chip Away sets, Dusty and Skye dolls, S.S.P. (Super Sonic Power), T.T.P. (Turbo Tower of Power) and Duke the Action Dog became popular Kenner hits throughout the decade.

Kenner SSP Racers. 1971. US.

Duke the Super Action Dog. 1974. US.

Bionic power!

In 1976 Kenner held the license to produce and sell toys for the hugely popular Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman TV shows.

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Walking in a retro wonderland

A TVTA Christmas Selection Box Special!

Greetings, vintage mates!

December is our busiest month here at TVTA, with lots of Christmassy search hits from retro toy lovers seeking those special treasures from a bygone age.

Join us throughout this festive month as we highlight toy and pop culture goodness with images direct from the collection of The Vintage Toy Advertiser!

Tomarts Action Figure Digest. 2006. US.

Master of the Universe. Hamleys Christmas Book. 1983. UK.

Star Wars. 1978. France.

Barbie. 1962. US.

Ideal. 1980. Rubiks Master Cube. France.

Quick Shoot Game. Ideal. 1972. UK.

Zeroids. Ideal. 1972. UK.

Princess Leia. Black Series. Photo TVTA.

She-Ra: Princess of Power. Mattel. Italy. 1986.

Ghostrider Hasbro figures. 2007. Cardbacks. Rear.

DC Heroclix. Arkham Asylum.

Energized Spider-Man. 1978. US.

Golden Girl. 1985. Germany.

The Beatles taxis album covers. Corgi.


Thanks for looking 🙂

Join us again soon for more toy goodness!

Meccano Magazine 1958

Cover of Meccano Magazine N°10, 1958, France.

Following on from my previous post about Frank Hornby’s Meccano toys, here is a Meccano enthusiast magazine sold in France in 1958.

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Panini stickers and trading cards

Panini,originally known as ‘Figurine Panini’, is famous for producing collectable stickers and trading cards – notably football stickers from tournaments and leagues around the world. Panini also produce books, comics and magazines.

The company was founded in 1961 in Modena, Italy, by brothers Benito and Giuseppe Panini. In 1963 two other Panini brothers, Franco and Umberto, joined the company. Alongside its popular football albums and stickers, Panini have produced albums and stickers for the likes of Disney, Star Wars, The Smurfs, Barbie, Masters of the Universe, and many other popular titles from film, cartoons and TV shows.

Panini Masters of the Universe. Denmark. 1987.


Panini Barbie. Denmark. 1987.

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

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

Panini Candy-Candy. France. 1981.

Panini Capitaine Flam. France.1981.


Panini Football albums and stickers


Official website: Panini


Thank you for trading stickers with us 🙂

Latest toy ads just in

TIMELINE: 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1985. TOYS: DC Superhero cars, Golden Girl action figures, Karl May action figures, MOTU merchandise, Die Cast cars, Playmobil figures. MANUFACTURERS: Corgi, Mattel, Siso-Trend, Bburago, Inventive Concepts. COUNTRIES: US, Germany, Netherlands.

US. Weird War Tales. 1980.

Germany. 1985.

Germany. 1978.

Germany. 1982.

Germany. 1982.

US. Weird War Tales. 1980.

US. Weird War Tales. 1980.

Netherlands. 1979.