70's

1975 Toyworld Catalogue

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Tweet I remember Toyworld stores of the 70’s as the quintessential local toy destination, a medium sized store on the local strip, jam packed with toys of all descriptions.  They had the latest TV backed hits, along with the wonderful cheapie rack-toys for the after-school run. This great catalogue showcases the range available for Christmas […]

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Kenbrite GI Joe / Action Man / Man of Action

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Tweet Things were getting a little wacky for ole’ GI Joe by 1975. Hasbro USA had ended his military duties in 1970 and enlisted him in the boy scouts as an Adventurer instead of a soldier. His English cousin, Palitoy’s Action Man, had stayed in (increasingly elaborate) uniform but added adventure sets to the line. […]

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Kenbrite Playmobil / Pocket People Update

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Tweet Kenbrite Playmobil / Pocket People Update I’ve been remiss in not posting about the wonderful new third edition of Axel Hennel’s Playmobil Collector book. This great book is an extraordinarily comprehensive reference guide to Playmobil worldwide, containing 4500 images over 650 pages. This edition has an expanded Australian Kenbrite section, as well as increased […]

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Kenbrite Australia GI Joe Adventure Team Commercial

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Tweet Kenbrite GI Joe Adventure Team Commercial Check out this super cool GI Joe Australian TV spot from the early 1970’s, before colour TV was common in Australia! The vintage 12 Inch GI Joes were distributed in Australia by Kenbrite, later famed for the Australian release of Playmobil, known here as Pocket People. Interestingly the old store stock Joes […]

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Kellogg’s Corn Flakes Playmobil Promotion

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Tweet Kellogg’s Corn Flakes Playmobil Promotion I found an interesting photo showing a 1977 box of Kellogg’s Australia Corn Flakes, with a Kenbrite Pocket People (Playmobil) mail-in offer. It appears that you could send in the coupon (and 50c) to receive a Playmobil figure. Does anyone have an example of this box? I know there […]

70's

Kenbrite Pocket People

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Tweet Missed an important birthday… Yes I didn’t notice that Toltoys.com turned 2 a couple of weeks ago. They grow up so fast *wipes tear* But it’s not too late to celebrate, so I’ve called up the lads and they’ve rocked around with a a few cases of frosty Lowenbraus! It’s not possible for me […]

70's

Kenbrite Pocket People / Playmobil

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Tweet Kenbrite Pocket People As a kid who loved Lego in the 70’s I recall being a little sceptical when my brother bought home a Playmobil set one day. The figure (a fireman) was kind of clunky, his articulation was pretty limited and he was an odd scale – somewhere between my little Lego dudes […]