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PostSubject: The vintage commercial break ( Non SW vintage toy Ads )   Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:46 pm

Hi guys

I have noticed that a lot of us love old toy ads . Not just SW , but all the ads that we sat drooling over when we where kids.
Or just cool ads that we find now in our search for SW ads

So when talking to Paul ( Artoo_Detour) we got the idea to make a little tread with ads , so you guys can kick back and look at something not SW .But still cool .
But watch out that you don't fall in love with this stuff and have to go and get i Very Happy

Enjoy and feel free to kick in some ads.

This is a 1981 Playmobil ad from a danish Donald Duck magazine:
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PostSubject: Re: The vintage commercial break ( Non SW vintage toy Ads )   Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:29 pm

As Soren was saying, we were both having a chat in PM about non SW vintage toys and ads and thought we'd get a thread rolling - please contribute any cool ads you have Smile

Here's a 1978 ad from Pif Gadget for Six Million Dollar Man - licensed by Meccano in France:





And another French ad from Pif Gadget, this time 1982, TCR 'Total Control Racing' set:




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PostSubject: Re: The vintage commercial break ( Non SW vintage toy Ads )   Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:50 pm

Cool idea guys. I'll have a check in some mags from here to see what I can find. But for now, heres some French ones I got from Pif.




This one looks like Legos. Paul, am I right on that?
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PostSubject: Re: The vintage commercial break ( Non SW vintage toy Ads )   Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:53 pm

Great ads Chris, I have the Playmo and Tente ones in my blog.

Yep, the Tente is very much like LEGO - it's a Spanish company formed in 1972 and they distributed their sets throughout Europe, USA and Japan.
Nicely collectable esp if you can find them still boxed.

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PostSubject: Re: The vintage commercial break ( Non SW vintage toy Ads )   Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:35 pm

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PostSubject: Re: The vintage commercial break ( Non SW vintage toy Ads )   Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:23 am

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PostSubject: Re: The vintage commercial break ( Non SW vintage toy Ads )   Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:36 am

Oh boy I just love the Vintage LEGO and Airfix ads! Do bring back memories. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: The vintage commercial break ( Non SW vintage toy Ads )   Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:04 am

Then stay tuned Peter . I have ALOT of old Lego ads comming this way Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: The vintage commercial break ( Non SW vintage toy Ads )   Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:13 am

@soren wrote:
Then stay tuned Peter . I have ALOT of old Lego ads comming this way Very Happy


In that case Soren, bring them on! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: The vintage commercial break ( Non SW vintage toy Ads )   Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:55 am

Class additions, Soren, I like that LEGO space set from 1975. Also like the Airfix with Space 1999 and the Corgi Bond doubled with the Playmo ad - double nice Smile
Great LEGO cartoon ad - look out for my one in same style further down page! Never saw the Karate Kid toys either, great ad!


Keeping it LEGO ...




Cartoon advert from Pif 1985




LEGO Technic 1982:



LEGO space 1981



LEGO castle 1981

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PostSubject: Re: The vintage commercial break ( Non SW vintage toy Ads )   Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:12 pm

Great Lego ads Paul . I can see that they used some of the same ads in both France and Denmark.
Like the Yellow brick castle !!!! I don't think i have seen that in real life.

And i have to make some noise for you great blog so all the other guys can check it out Here

I love the Group Action Joe ads ( Sunds like a porn movie :-) . In Denmark they where called Action Man and they where my first love even before SW.
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PostSubject: Re: The vintage commercial break ( Non SW vintage toy Ads )   Sat Jan 29, 2011 2:01 pm

Those are some killer ads. I was thinking the other day about what mags came with ads on them here and remembered that in the late 70's/ early 80's comics were famous for having either toy or video games ads on the back cover. So I checked a few random ones on the shelf and heres what I found.

Lego challenge ads.


Lone Ranger Western Town mail-away, Popples, and Go bots Nestle contest ad.


Whenever I get a chance to go through the rest of the 1000+ books I got, I'll post up some more.
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PostSubject: Re: The vintage commercial break ( Non SW vintage toy Ads )   Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:57 am

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PostSubject: Re: The vintage commercial break ( Non SW vintage toy Ads )   Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:18 am

WOW! ABBA dolls. Never knew they made anything like that.
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PostSubject: Re: The vintage commercial break ( Non SW vintage toy Ads )   Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:48 am

@Chris_J wrote:
WOW! ABBA dolls. Never knew they made anything like that.

I agree and never knew that MATCHBOX actually produced these 9 Inch or 23 cm ABBA dolls!
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PostSubject: Re: The vintage commercial break ( Non SW vintage toy Ads )   Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:07 pm

Well guys nethier did i. The ad is the first i have seen about them. But i knew that Matchbox made some other dolls called Disco Girls.
I have some ads with them that will post later on when i get some more time.

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PostSubject: Re: The vintage commercial break ( Non SW vintage toy Ads )   Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:46 pm

Seeing that ABBA ad makes me remember those long ago days sitting at an ice cream shop in Pennsylvania and dropping quaters in the music box on the table. Those were the good days. Very Happy

I'll go through some of my comics to see what I can find to add over the weekend. Are we just doing toys or can I add some for video games? If not, I'll start a new thread for the games by thierselves. I know I got a ton of them.
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PostSubject: Re: The vintage commercial break ( Non SW vintage toy Ads )   Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:28 pm

Soren talking about these vintage ABBA 9" dolls made by MATCHBOX. I came across these pictures from my Internet search :


from what I've read they were released in 1978 and another pic of these loose and complete set of MATCHBOX vintage ABBA dolls can be seen here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/superbrad/4328109459/sizes/l/in/photostream
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PostSubject: Re: The vintage commercial break ( Non SW vintage toy Ads )   Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:36 am

I know what you mean Chris . When i have been in shops looking thru old magz . I was some times sendt way back. When i saw a cover or an an ad.

That is what this tread is all about . Look at cool stuff an get sendt back to the god old days .

So bring on all your game ads mate. I myself have some to kick in and even some non toy ads that just rock or are funny .

Peter , that is a great ad you found on the ABBA dolls . The one i postet is from May 1978 and the ad says that they get released in the end of May.
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PostSubject: Re: The vintage commercial break ( Non SW vintage toy Ads )   Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:31 am

Thats a cool ad Peter. Guess those things are sorta rare? I just looked on Ebay and all that popped up was paper dolls. Not like I was going to buy any if they popped up. Rolling Eyes lol!

I'll see what I can find, Soren. I might be off work tomorrow so I'll start the search then. I know I'll have a bunch to add to the list when I'm done for the games, Atari, Nintendo, SNES, etc.
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PostSubject: Re: The vintage commercial break ( Non SW vintage toy Ads )   Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:51 pm

Great additions everyone, those ABBA dolls are ace and I also never knew they made them. Seeing the ABBA reminded me that, in France, Chantal Goya is a very famous singer for children and Mattel made a doll with accessories for her:


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Chris, great idea to add some electronic games too. Here's a few I have:

From Pif, 1983, Donkey Kong


From Picsou magazine, some PacMan:




and from Pif, Pink Panther:

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PostSubject: Re: The vintage commercial break ( Non SW vintage toy Ads )   Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:45 pm

I have never heard about her Paul , but cool mic she has Very Happy
The game ads are cool aswell like King kong . If you have seen the Megamind 3D movie there is a little hint to Donky Kong
When MegaMind train the guy to be a super hero , and trows oil brawels at him Very Happy

Are there still a marked for them old handhelds ? I have a few some where.








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PostSubject: Re: The vintage commercial break ( Non SW vintage toy Ads )   Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:29 pm

Theres a nice market for some of the old Nintendo hand helds like those similar to the Pac Man one. Some go for good cash. I like the table top versions of the cabinets they came out with. Wouldn't mind getting my hands on a few of them myself one day.
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PostSubject: Re: The vintage commercial break ( Non SW vintage toy Ads )   Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:52 pm

Thanks Chris . I only have some of the old flat ones from Nintendo . But i wil sell em off i think Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: The vintage commercial break ( Non SW vintage toy Ads )   Fri Feb 04, 2011 7:21 pm

Some killer ads there Soren, the Disco Girls are great (lol we're limelighting girls' dolls) The Matchbox Fighting Figures are cool and they must have done some serious fighting because one dude has lost his leg and the other one his hand lol sick

I think the Corgi Beatles is very cool and I never knew LEGO made a Robin Hood set!

This thread makes me so nostalgic, and I too had a few of those handheld games back in the day, snoopy tennis and Donkey Kong jnr I think.

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