80's

1982 Weeties Universal Monster “Doublies”

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Tweet If you’re a fan of the classic Universal Monsters (and who isn’t?) you’ll enjoy seeing this licensed tie-in with Nabisco Australia’s Weeties brand of cereal from 1982. The “Doublies” refers to the fact that instead of printing one sticker with a plain backing piece, doublies use the backing piece as a swap card featuring […]

80's

Vintage Buck Rogers Australian Ice Creams

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Tweet In 2007 I showcased the take-home box for Paul’s Buck Rogers ice creams, featuring the Star Stick competition for MEGO Buck Rogers action figures. Since then I’ve been lucky enough to track down both the Milk Bar store dislay and an example of the wrapper, so I’m going to call that a complete set […]

80's

Donkey Kong Icey Poles and Futuretronics G&W

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Tweet Here’s a ripping piece that escaped my clutches on Aussie Ebay a few years ago, an early 80’s Milk Bar Store Display for Pauls Donkey Kong Icey Poles (Orange and Pineapple Treats). It features a competition for Futuretronics (The Australian Nintendo distributor) Game and Watch electronic hand helds. Did they come in take home packs […]

80's

Toltoys Return of the Jedi Speederbike

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Tweet The iconic Speederbike was one of the most loved toys from the Kenner USA Star Wars range, and they were also sold here in Australia in Kenner boxes during the ROTJ era. Recently though the keen eyes of Aussie super-collector Pat O’Brien noticed that some local versions were issued in a slightly larger box […]

70's

Star Wars Update

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Tweet Star Wars Update We recently featured a rare example of the Toltoys Free 4-LOM promotion on a Yoda card, and now we have been spoilt again with this 41 Back Jawa above featuring the same front and back sticker combination. Thanks to Martin Lacy and Jason West for bring this example to Toltoys.com Local […]

70's

Star Wars Ice Cream Update

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Tweet More Ice-Creams! Long time readers of this blog will know that licenced ice-cream items, and Star Wars in particular, are my favourite vintage items. So imagine the smile when the images below came down the line from Queensland, a few guerilla “on-the-run” snap-shots of a collection of original art-work and related items that remains […]

80's

MYER LEGO National Building Competition 1984

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Tweet The MYER LEGO National Building Competition 1984 By 1984 LEGO had already cemented it’s place in the psyche of kids all over the world with fantastic products, lead by the now-classic Space series. The time was right for the company to move in for the kill by staging building competitions in major department stores. I remember well […]