G.I. JOE Action Figures 1960s

“America’s Movable Fighting Man”

G.I. Joe was first marketed by Hasbro in 1964 as a 12 inch (30 cm) scale posable action figure, then later again in 1982 as a 3.75 inch (9.5 cm) scale figure. In the UK the toy was sold by the Palitoy company as ‘Action Man’ (12 inch) and ‘Action Force’ (3.75 inch).

TVTA is pleased to present scans for G.I. Joe figures, clothing, accessories and vehicles from the 1964 and 1965 Hasbro catalogues, the G.I. Joe Army Manual, and the G.I. Joe Club.

G.I. Joe product catalogue. 1964.

G.I. Joe product catalogue. 1964.

G.I. Joe product catalogue. 1964.

 G.I. Joe Official Gear and Equipment Manual. 1965.

G.I. Joe Army Manual. 1964.

G.I. Joe Club and used sticker sheet. Dates unknown.

1978 Italian advert for G.I. Joe and G.I. Jane toys from the Polistil company.

Italy. Topolino. 1978.

Thanks for looking 🙂

Jouets Mont-Blanc General Catalogue 1969

Jouets Mont-Blanc General Catalogue 1969. France. Front cover.

The Mont-Blanc 1969 tri language catalogue (French, English and German) featured not only a small range of traditional toys and games but a selection of household telephones and, bizarrely, a full-size kitchen.

Being a 1969 catalogue it’s good to see the famous and iconic Concorde aeroplane represented – possibly one of the very first toys to do so.

Remote control Intercontinental Concorde with patented tilting nose system, imitation engine hum and flickering jets. 1969.

I love this picture of a futuristic space vehicle and traditional farm tractor. Sci-fi meets agriculture! Somehow War of the Worlds by HG Wells came to my mind.

Electric motor non-stop Unique Space-Car and remote control McCormick Tractor. 1969.

Onto the full scans. Here we see everything from motorised and remote control cars, planes and cranes – to building bricks – to globes – to rubber ducks – and that full size kitchen we were talking about 🙂  

Electric motor Taunus and remote control Ferrari. 1969.

Remote control Jaguar E Type. 1969.

Remote control and friction-power Matra 530 GT. 1969.

Intercontinental Concorde. 1969.

Caravelle and Boeing 727. 1969.

Mobi-Tec. 1969.

Various toys and games. 1969.

Remote control giant cranes. 1969.

Play sets. 1969.

Les Blocs. 1969.

Telephones. 1969.

The Diane kitchen. 1969.

And finally, the back cover. Thanks for looking.

Jouets Mont Blanc General Catalogue 1969. France. Back cover.

Welcome Greece to TVTA ! Mister P Toy catalogue


TVTA is always pleased to add paperworks from countries it’s never featured before. Today’s post welcomes Greek toy company Mister P which manufactered and distributed toys between the late 60s and the late 70s. According to the Greek Toy Museum Rhodes Mister P made high-quality toys – usually vehicle types, of which the Mini Cooper below was a top-selling example.


Mercedes 450 SE

I can personally attest to the high quality of at least one of their toys: Christmas, 1980-ish, I received from good ol’ Santa the Mercedes 450 SE remote controlled car; a beast of a toy (sizewise almost on par with Action Man vehicles) complete with flashing lights and opening boot/bonnet.


I had no idea that my childhood Mercedes was made by Mister P. So was very pleased to see the inclusion of it in the 23 page catalogue I recently acquired. The catalogue contains a host of road and air vehicles, slot car racing sets and trains. Most of the toys are depicted with some truly delightful artwork. Click to enlarge the images.

Thanks for looking 🙂