Gold Key Comics

1970 series, Gold Key Comics

1970 series, Gold Key Comics Gold Key Comics were a very colourful compilation of Hanna-Barbera characters from the 1970. Each Comic was jam-packed with several stories from all the characters kids loved on TV. Characters included Dick Dastardly & Muttley, Penelope Pitstop, It's The Wolf stories, Cattanooga Cats, MotorMouse & AutoCat all under the "Fun-In" title. These ...

Roobarb and custard

Roobarb and custard

Roobarb and custard Roobarb was a animated television programme for children that first was shown on BBC televison for children back in 1974. It's infamous for being a sketchy jelly like animation from a six year old. Certainly by the end of the 5 minutes i either felt like jelly or had severe case of travel ...

Hong Kong Phooey

Hong Kong Phooey

Hong Kong Phooey - "Henriffic" or is it Penriffic! - i think that's what they would say at the end of the opening credits, certainly he was a a guy who had no power without the brainy cat. Can you believe there was only 16-episodes though there were 2 cartoon per episode which irons out to ...

Children’s Television

BBC Children's Television

Watch with Mother which included Andy Pandy, Muffin the Mule, the Wooden tops and Poggles woods to name a few, were often the first tv memory kids had in the sixties and seventies.   For many years there was little else except this lunch time treat. Then the after school slot kicked in in the early seventies ...

Candy Stick Cards

Candy Stick Cards

Talk about politaclly and morrally incorrect. In the 70s if you could teach kids the wrongness of smoking from an early age, then rot their teeth at the same time! today they are known as candy sticks, which keeps everyone happy and means the red tip is no longer needed on the end of the ...

Weetabix promotions

Weetabix promotions

Back in 1974 when Robin Hood was at the cinemas as the latest Walt disney release, kids could collect these great cardboard standups and scenery to act out a scene from the cartoon. This promotion featured a set of card characters and backgrounds printed on the cardboard of the box packaging. The more weetabix the ...

The Space Explorers

The Space Explorers

The Space Explorers was a 1958 cartoon series: It's rare when a lost classic retro cartoon such as "The Space Explorers" is rediscovered after 50 years in some old dusty film archives. A new website TheSpaceExplorers.com was recently made to share the rediscovery with Baby-boomer sci-fi space fans. If you were a kid growing up in ...

Pencil Tops

Pencil Tops

Every school desk or pencil case wasn't complete without the colourful array of the Pencil Tops. Some were rubber efficient others were smellies, some were munch bunch and others just disgusting.   Most of my pencil tops or also known as toppers were of the vegetable kind. I seem to think they were also known as the ...

Kenner’s Show Projector

Kenner’s Show Projector

Remember Kenner's Easy-Show Movie Projector? Back in the 60s and 70s, before video recorders and home video was unavailable, the only way you could watch cartoons in your schools broom cupboard on end of term day was with toys like Kenner's Easy-Show Movie Projector, which used film loops so there was no film threading involved! This was ...

Children`s TV Themes LP

Children`s TV Themes LP

Back in the days when theme tunes were never the same, as due to copyrights the closest you got to the original soundtrack was a cover version by "CY Payne & His Orchestra" But after myriads of listening in the end you could never remember which version was the original and thus apart from the kids ...