80's

1984 Kelloggs Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

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Tweet Just like a chocolate milkshake only Indy! In 1984 Kelloggs thought they were on to a sure-fire winner with their Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom cereal tie-in. Unfortunately there was an outcry from parents and family groups over the horror and occult themes featured in the film. Squeaky clean Kelloggs was of course already […]

80's

Ewok Adventure Kelloggs Tie-In

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Tweet Ewok Adventure Kelloggs Tie-In Hot on the heels of the TV spot for the Kelloggs Return of the Jedi competition I posted last week comes another lost Aussie Star Wars TV spot; an ad for the Kelloggs promotional tie-in with the Ewok Adventure movie in the mid 80’s. Enjoy! Will Read the full post […]

80's

Kellogg’s Return of the Jedi Decoder Disks

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Tweet Kellogg’s Decoder Disks How cool is this? Thanks to the keen eyes of Nick Macarty over at Rebelscum.com I’m able to bring you the Kellogg’s TV spot from the 1980’s promotional tie-in with the Return of the Jedi. Wonderful! Cheers, Will Read the full post on Toltoys.com!

70's

Licensed Australian Ice Cream Super Heroes

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Tweet Licensed Australian Ice Creams Part Two – Comic Heroes Last year I carried on a bit about the wonderful licensed ice-creams and icy poles we had in Australia in the late 70’s and early 80’s. It seemed for a time that any film or television show, character or concept that could be licensed as […]

80's

LEGO Birkenhead Point Keychains Part 2

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Tweet LEGO Keychains Part 2 Some of you long time readers who have been following this site since the olden days back in ’06 will remember my excitement at finding an Aussie 80’s LEGO Fabuland mini-figure keychain in a random lot of LEGO. Well Toltoys.com reader Craig had fond memories of these little guys too, […]

70's

Toltoys Special Offer Items

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Tweet Toltoys Special Offer Items Some of the most sought after pieces in the Kenner US Star Wars line are the “Special Offer” (SO) vehicles. To help move old product and keep large department chains happy Kenner would include one or more free items (usually figures) inside the box, advertising the fact with a flashy […]

80's

Toltoys ROTJ 65 Backs Nien Nunb Offer

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Tweet …And still more Star Wars! This week: The Toltoys ROTJ 65 Back The difficulty and frustration in tracking down Toltoys logo 12 and 20 back carded figures in my opinion has led to an appreciation of the other Aussie issued cardbacks, primarily the Return of the Jedi 65 Back card with the “Nien Nunb” […]

80's

Australian Star Wars POTF Coin Offer

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Tweet Star Wars Month The Australian POTF Coin Offer The transition from Return of Jedi carded figures to the Power of The Force (POTF) line in 1985 produced an interesting variation here in Australia. The POTF figures included a collector coin blister packed above the figure, a new idea to help revive sales of the […]

70's

Licensed Australian Ice-Creams

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Tweet Licensed Australian Ice-Creams It all seemed so natural. You went to see the latest summer blockbuster. You became obsessed overnight. You had to buy the toys, the posters and the swap-cards. You cut out articles about the movie from magazines and newspapers and kept them in a folder. You bought the cereal and tried […]

80's

LEGO Birkenhead Point Keychains

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Tweet The Keys to Successful Collecting Promotional items are amongst the most sought after and valuable pieces in any line of toy collectables. From store displays such as Kenner’s Star Wars to salesman samples and awards such as Mattel’s Hot Wheels we all love having items in our collections that are outside the standard production […]