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PostSubject: Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements   Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements I_icon_minitimeMon Nov 29, 2010 10:37 am

I thought I would present here my collection, so far, of vintage French Star Wars advertisements and features.

These are all sourced specifically from PIF GADGET and PIF POCHE magazine circa 1977 - 1985.
They can be seen in Stéphane's excellent book "From Meccano to Trilogo" with the exception of a few extras I have included that Stéphane did not picture in the book.

For those who have not seen the book I hope you enjoy these French ads and features - often created with a very artistic or humourous spirit.

All of the ads and features are still attached to the original magazines.

I would class issues 595 and 759 of Pif Gadget, and 218 of Pif Poche as somewhat 'grail' items in terms of French advertisements due to their particular content.

I will update this thread with any new items I receive - but please feel free to add any of your own French advertisements and features Smile





Issue 474. 1978. The first toy related ad from PIF gadget.
Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements Pif47411



Issue 479. 1978.
Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements Variou13



Issue 558. 1979. Electronic R2D2. Note: another example of vintage SW toy packaging in bottom right of corner.
Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements Pifgad12



Issue 758. 1983. Figurine Panini ad (not pictured in 'From Meccano to Trilogo')
Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements Tvtr_s10



Issue 758. 1983. Luke Jedi. (not pictured in 'From Meccano to Trilogo')
Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements Tvtr_s11



Issue 758. 1983. Ad for forthcoming issue of Pif Poche featuring the rare examples of pictured SW toy packaging.
Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements Tvtr_s12



Issue 218 Pif Poche. 1983. Rare example of vintage packaging and a wider format photo than issue 758 PG - showing extra moc and according to Stéphane's book "It's the only known vintage document that proves the existance of Meccano carded ROTJ Luke, Leia and Tusken raider".
Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements Pifpoc11



Issue 737. 1983. Sweepstakes and Prize offers.
Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements Tvtr_s13



Issue 737. 1983. Sweepstakes and prize offers.
Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements Tvtr_s14



Issue 769. 1983. Scout walker.
Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements Tvtr_s15



Issue 794. 1984. Mini Rigs.
Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements Tvtr_s16


Issue 795. 1984. Mini Rigs.
Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements Tvtr_s17



Issue 792. 1984. Speeder Bike.
Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements Tvtr_s18



Issue 595. 1980. ESB special issue cover.
Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements Pif_0010



Issue 595. 1980. Ad showing various range available.
Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements Pif_0011



Issue 595. 1980. Small sweepstakes ad (not pictured in 'From Meccano to Trilogo').
Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements Pif_0110

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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements   Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements I_icon_minitimeMon Nov 29, 2010 1:49 pm

Some great adverts Paul! Keep them coming Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements   Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements I_icon_minitimeMon Nov 29, 2010 3:49 pm

Class Thread Paul. Excellent pieces and echoing Uli: KEEP THEM COMING! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements   Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements I_icon_minitimeMon Nov 29, 2010 5:55 pm

Those are all cool, Paul. I like the mini-rigs one where it looks like they are actually moving. And the Issue 595. 1980. Small sweepstakes ad has some killer art work. Can't wait to see some more of those.
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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements   Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements I_icon_minitimeThu Dec 09, 2010 8:07 am

This next one is a bit of a grail piece for me in terms of French vintage SW magazines:

Issue 759 ROTJ special with loads of vintage features, ads, sweepstakes and the hard-to-find 4-folding page ROTJ poster!

Cover:
Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements Tvtr_s21


Poster:
Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements Pif75916


Features on reverse of poster:
Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements Pif75917

Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements Pif75918


Pif Mecanno Sweepstakes double page with cool weapons!
Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements Pif75919


ROTJ movie ad:
Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements Pif75920


LukeJedi ad:
Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements Pif75921


Sweepstakes form:
Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements Pif75922


Awesome to finally have this issue with the poster at last Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements   Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements I_icon_minitimeThu Dec 09, 2010 5:28 pm

Awesome mate thanks so much for sharing this! I love it now how do I find one?!
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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements   Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements I_icon_minitimeThu Dec 09, 2010 5:40 pm

Congrats on landing it with the poster Paul. I'm so jealous now.
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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements   Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements I_icon_minitimeThu Dec 09, 2010 6:00 pm

Artoo_Detour wrote:

ROTJ movie ad:
Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements Pif75920


LOL! When I first saw this, it looked like Lando was the one holding up the lightsaber! Laughing

Seriously though, these are cool to see. I've never really been a fan of collecting vintage SW ads in the past, but I have to admit, these have shown me the light. Very Happy

Awesome stuff guys!
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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements   Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements I_icon_minitimeMon Dec 13, 2010 6:09 pm

Managed to get another great issue of Pif Gadget - Issue 450 - the very first Pif to mention Star Wars!

For me this was a bit of a surprise when I opened it. I was expecting to see only one page of SW related features - as pictured in Stéphane's Mecanno to Trilogo book - but instead was happy to find four pages!
These are pictures from issue 450 which was released in October 1977 the exact same month that the original Star Wars film was released in France - a good five months after the USA release! So, I think the artists/designers of this issue had very little to go on other than hearsay and some pre-released pictures - hence the 'very unusual' images of R2 and C3PO and Stormtroopers that you will see in the following pics.

Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements Sw_pif10


Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements Sw_pif11


Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements Sw_pif12


Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements Sw_pif13



Also included here is the poster offer ad from issue 818 which I also picked up Smile

Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements Tvtrsw10


I estimate I'm about half-way there now with my run of Pif Gadgets. bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements   Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements I_icon_minitimeMon Dec 13, 2010 6:44 pm


Great update Paul its great you scored the PIF issue that first had SW in it! I have to say the R2 and C3PO drawings are very funky i guess its shows they didnt have much to go on that early on!

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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements   Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements I_icon_minitimeMon Dec 13, 2010 11:14 pm

Very cool stuff Paul. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements   Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements I_icon_minitimeSun Dec 19, 2010 1:28 pm

Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements File



A nice ad from my collection, a german comic magazine (Fix & Foxi) (1981)
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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements   Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements I_icon_minitimeSun Dec 19, 2010 1:31 pm

a mistake from Stephane's book:

the small scene from PIF issue 674

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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements   Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements I_icon_minitimeSun Dec 19, 2010 2:04 pm

First off, welcome aboard skywalkerhu. If you want, theres a thread in vintage chat to introduce yourself in so we can learn a tad about you.

Second, that Fix and Foxi ad is killer. What issue did that come from?
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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements   Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements I_icon_minitimeSun Dec 19, 2010 5:04 pm

chris!

thx!

first, I come from hungary, so we might have some language difficulties, but OK, I will give a try

second, when I was a little child, I was a Fix & Foxi and PIF collector
as I saw, the PIF ads arent new here, I have cca 20 pieces of them, 3 of them still in magazines (should I post them), they werent cut off from it
after that, I had 2 ads from Fix & Foxi, first of all, the one I posted here, and an other one, which has been lost
issue number? thats a good question! I would like to know it as well Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements   Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements I_icon_minitimeSun Dec 19, 2010 5:19 pm

Your English is great, so no worries on the language barrier. As for the other ads, post away if they haven't been added already. I'm sure Paul wouldn't mind you adding to this great thread. Theres also a thread for vintage magazines that contain SW articles and ads up that your more than welcome to contribute to. I'd like to see what you got.
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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements   Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements I_icon_minitimeSun Dec 19, 2010 5:29 pm

OK then, an other great stuff from a PIF, my first ever Star Wars stuff!

Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements ESB_Meccano_Poster_1982_04
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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements   Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements I_icon_minitimeSun Dec 19, 2010 11:39 pm

@skywalkerhu wrote:
OK then, an other great stuff from a PIF, my first ever Star Wars stuff!

Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements ESB_Meccano_Poster_1982_04

Are you sure this poster came in a PIF magazine? I thought it was a in store / in package poster catalog...

Welcome on the boards btw Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements   Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements I_icon_minitimeMon Dec 20, 2010 12:41 am

cool stuff. way to go on your first SW purchase. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements   Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements I_icon_minitimeMon Dec 20, 2010 4:44 am

First of all welcome again Skywalkerhu to TIG welcome

Please feel free, as Chris said, to add any advertisements here that aren't already featured, although I will please ask that they are French ads only as the title of the thread states Smile Please check out the magazine threads too! And the paperwork section! Great threads Cool

What issue of PIF is this picture from? At first it looks like similar scene to issue 608. But your one was the one that was used for catalogs and retailer magazines, as Uli said, but also some consumer ads too! So I am intrigued to discover the issue of this Pif?


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OK then, an other great stuff from a PIF, my first ever Star Wars stuff!

Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements ESB_Meccano_Poster_1982_04


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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements   Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements I_icon_minitimeMon Dec 20, 2010 4:51 am

@skywalkerhu wrote:
a mistake from Stephane's book:

the small scene from PIF issue 674

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ps... lol!

Great spot! When you compare this picture to the one in the book there is quite a difference! Looks like the picture from issue 676 was used in mistake.

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@Idefix13 wrote:
@skywalkerhu wrote:
OK then, an other great stuff from a PIF, my first ever Star Wars stuff!

Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements ESB_Meccano_Poster_1982_04

Are you sure this poster came in a PIF magazine? I thought it was a in store / in package poster catalog...

Welcome on the boards btw Smile

Uli

Yes, it was an in store/package catalog as well, but those old PIF Gadgets sometimes came together with a catalog. LEGO, matchbox, miscellaneous etc...
And once, with this poster! As far as i can remember, it was packed together with issue 653 or 654!
I should buy a sealed specimen from these ones Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements   Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements I_icon_minitimeMon Dec 20, 2010 5:41 pm

so, in my childhood I was a die hard PIF Gadget collector
my first issue was 639 back in 1981!
exactly in the right time on the right place, because the first "small scene" were published in 638, the second one in 640 and so on... (25 small scenes were published in every bi-weekly issues)
I loved them, they were my first ever SW experiences/memorabilien months before the hungarian movie release dates!
today I have almost all these old magazines, but unfortunately, cca. 25 years ago I cut off all my SW related pics from them and they are lost...
only one survived!!!
issue 646!
a real gem for me!
a magazine, complete with a "small scene" meccano advert!
some pics from it:


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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements   Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements I_icon_minitimeMon Dec 20, 2010 5:50 pm

for luck, a week ago I met an other old PIF collector (here in hungary) who offered me old PIF-s to buy
naturally, almost all the SW ads were cut of from her specimens as well
it is very hard to find untouched PIF-s today
especially which contained SW pictures, seems everybody cut them off
except this two issues which I bought Smile


issue 660:

Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements DSC09628

Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements DSC09629


and issue 611:

Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements DSC09630

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PostSubject: Re: Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements   Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements I_icon_minitimeMon Dec 20, 2010 6:12 pm

after my "gems" here are some more meccano ads in "cut off" format
I have only the pics without the complete magazines
they have been bought from e-bay

issue 595:

Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements DSC09633

issue 674:

Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements DSC09634

issue 640 (in very bad shape):

Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements DSC09635

issue 650:

Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements DSC09636

issue 648:

Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements DSC09637

issue 660:

Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements DSC09638

issue 642:

Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements DSC09639

issue 654:

Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements DSC09640

issue 676:

Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements DSC09641

issue 678:

Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements DSC09642

issue 644:

Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements DSC09643

issue 668:

Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements DSC09644

issue 666:

Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements DSC09645

issue 680:

Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements DSC09646


issue 646:

Vintage Star Wars French Toy Advertisements DSC09647


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