Non-toy ad Tuesday: Office Cats, Harmony Hair Cats, Jawbreakers, Bubbly Bubble Gum, Yamaha Keyboards, Weetabix and Texan Bar

What’s gotten into our office cat Wooof? He’s dashing about the TVTA scanning room like some creature possessed, making strange, garbled mewling sounds. What are you trying to say Wooof? Well you can take that rolled-up vintage advert out of your mouth for a start, no wonder you can’t speak! Oh, look… that’s why Wooof is so excited, he’s just found the first advert for this month’s Non-toy ad Tuesday segment… it’s the Harmony hair colour ad with the kitten on it. Blimey, we’ve been looking for that for ages. What’s that Wooof? Yes, you’re absolutely right; never take kittens into the shower, and always remember to keep them well away from dangerous hair products! Thanks Wooof.


UK. Film Review. 1979.

UK. Film Review. 1979.


UK. Eagle and Tiger. 1985.

UK. Eagle and Tiger. 1985.


UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.


UK. Eagle and Tiger. 1985.

UK. Eagle and Tiger. 1985.


UK. Eagle and Tiger. 1985.

UK. Eagle and Tiger. 1985.


UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.

UK. Star Wars Weekly. 1978.


 

Food and Drink related vintage adverts!

Question: What do ‘winning breakfast combo, 1930s fibre, French breakfast, Coca-Cola points-make-prizes, Salvador Dali lollipops, sewer snacks, and Danish Kinder Surprise’ have in common…?

Answer: they’re all food and drink related vintage ads!!

Disclaimer: TVTA cannot be held responsible if you get the munchies following this article.


NINTENDO

1989 US advert from the pages of Groo... man I loved reading Groo so much! But never mind Groo (or Rufferto), because here is the Super Mario/Zelda winning breakfast combination! (I am the Prince of Chichester)

1989 US advert from the pages of Groo… man I loved reading Groo so much! But never mind Groo (or Rufferto), because here is the Super Mario/Zelda winning breakfast combination!
(I am the Prince of Chichester)


WEETABIX

UK. 1987 Weetabix advert from prima magazine. This 1987 advert is styled on the earlier 1930s adverts used by Weetabix.

UK Weetabix advert from prima magazine. This 1987 advert pays homage to the earlier 1930s style of adverts used by Weetabix.


TONIMALT

1983 French advert for the Tonimalt breakfast staple that was giving away a free Ulysses 31 minialbum (two minialbums if you purchased the bigger size). Ulysse 31 is a popular French animated show for children.

1983 French advert for the Tonimalt breakfast staple that was giving away a free Ulysse 31 mini-album (two mini-albums if you purchased the bigger size). Ulysse 31 is a popular French animated show for children.


COCA COLA

Another French advert from the eighties... earn points and swap them for prizes with Coca-Cola. Blimey! Look at the size of that bottle-opener for 180 points! It"s almost as big as that frisbee for 120 points!

Another French advert from the eighties… earn points and swap them for prizes with Coca-Cola. Blimey! Look at the size of that bottle-opener for 180 points! It”s almost as big as that frisbee for 120 points!


CHUPA CHUPS

... and yet another French eighties ad! This time for Chupa Chups lollipops. Yumm. Did you know that Salvador Dali designed the daisy-like Chupa Chups logo? He really did, and his design is still used to this day. Go check out Whiskeypedia or something if you don't believe us :-)

… and yet another French eighties ad! This time for Chupa Chups lollipops. Yumm. Did you know that Salvador Dali designed the daisy-like Chupa Chups logo? He really did, and his design is still used to this day. Go check out Whiskeypedia or something if you don’t believe us!
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TMNT

1989 US Teenage milky ginger turnips... the alternative breakfast! Sewer snacks anyone? Eww, dudes!

1989 US advert for TMNT cereals. Anyone for ‘Teenage milky ginger turnips’ … the alternative breakfast treat? Sewer snacks anyone? Eww, dudes!


KINDER

And finally, a very cute and Christmassy 1979 Danish Kinder Surprise advert. Chocolate and toys? A winning combination at TVTA that's for sure!

And finally, a very cute and Christmassy 1979 Danish Kinder Surprise advert. Chocolate and toys? Always a winning combination at TVTA! Thanks for looking…
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