70's

Peters Smurfee Ice Cream Wrappers

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Tweet A few years ago I posted the Milk Bar store display for “Smurfee” Smurf ice creams, now here are three wrappers from that same 1979 release.   I’m not sure why the wrapper above is in landscape while the two below are portrait. Possibly the difference was between those purchased in Milk Bars and […]

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MEGO Toltoys Starksy & Hutch figures

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Tweet Not many toys captured the 70’s zeitgeist as well as these Starksy & Hutch action figures, inspired by the funky cop show of the same name. The figures below were part of the Mego range of S&H merchandise, the Toltoys stickers indicating these examples were Australian releases.

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Toltoys Six Million Dollar Man and Bionic Woman Action Figures

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Tweet Being the consummate promoters that Toltoys were in the 70’s, it should be no surprise that Lee Majors and his glamorous wife of the time Farrah Fawcett-Majors were bought out to Australia for the launch of his Col. Steve Austin character action figures. There must be some images or video of their visit floating […]

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Toltoys 1973 Frisbee Mint in Pack

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Tweet A nice ebay find from a couple of years ago was this packaged Toltoys Frisbee. Another product of the Wham-O / Toltoys partnership, Frisbees were heavily promoted by Toltoys in Australia in the early days, as this article on the AFDA website discusses. How many of these were lost over the back fence or […]

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Streets Mountie Ice Creams – Bullwinkle the Moose?

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Tweet The 5c price point on this Australian Milk Bar store display for Streets Mountie ice creams suggests it is from the early 70’s. That also happens to be when I remember watching a lot of Rocky & Bullwinkle on Saturday morning TV. A Canadian moose in a Mountie uniform – what a coincidence! Anyone […]

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Toltoys in the 1975 Toyworld Catalogue

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Tweet And finally we have the Toltoys pages from the Toyworld 1975 Christmas Sale catalogue! The 6 Million Dollar Man heralded the arrival of Kenner as a licensing force in toys, cemented a couple of years later by their securing of the Star Wars license. Toltoys would come to profit greatly by this relationship, coming […]

70's

More from the Toyworld 1975 Catalogue

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Tweet A few more pages from the 1975 Toyworld Christmas catalogue…   Croner Toys had an eclectic mix of international brands including the popular Janex talking alarm clocks, I’m still looking for a mint boxed Batman version! The Holly Hobbie sewing machines seemed to grace every girl’s dresser for a time, including my sister’s. I […]