1966 Corgi Batmobile

Batmobile 1966 Model 267

One of the most iconic toys in any kids toy box has to be the iconic Batman TV Show Corgi Batmobile 1966 Model 267 It was a true competition to the other classics at the same time, including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the James Bond Aston Martin. Few kids could avoid taking notice of this beauty in ...

Tooty Frooties

Tooty Frooties

Tooty Frooties  were mainly sugar, glucose, fruit juices, Vegetable fat, Malic acid, Gum arabic, flavourings, Acidity regulator, Citric acid, wheat gluten and loads of colours. Its true, don't be fooled this was sugar and e-numbers in heaps! Chewy and fruity sweets that were with us through the sixties and seventiesIn fact it was in 1963 Tooty Frooties came ...

Rebound

1970s Rebound

The Rebound game looked incredibly exciting. A modern day marbles with space age rings.The Rebound game looked so good on the television advert but in effect it was bowls with ball bearings. Rebound aim of the game In the Rebound game from Ideal, each player or team controls four pucks, red or blue. One at a time, players shoot ...

Plastic Cars

Plastic Cars

Plastic cars were great as they never chipped the skirting board and that kept the parents happy. I could have any car as along as it was Tomte Laerdal from Norway. That limited my car collection, but the plastic cars lasted forever! The Tomte-Laerdal company from Stavanger, Norway produced soft plastic (vinyl and PVC), furniture-friendly toy vehicles ...

The Clangers

The Clangers

Today we present The Clangers Episode List. The Clangers were The Soup Dragon along with Granny Clanger, Major Clanger, Mother Clanger and Tiny and Small Clanger. Made by Smallfilms production, the Clangers were originally written in a series of children's books by Oliver Postgate. The Clangers were very popular for kids from 1968 through to 1972 and ...

Chrome desktop executive toy

Chrome executive toys

If ever there was a tacky representation of the 70's and 80s then the Chrome executive toy must be a top candidate. Apart from the Chrome NEWTONS CRADLE Executive Gadget the rest were pretty well awful. With chrome rowing and skiing men or tightrope walkers, horse riders and kids on see saws, the chrome desktop executive ...

Janet and John or Alice and Gerry?

Janet and John books

Many kids were brought up on Janet and John You could say the old-fashioned way, but was it the best way Innocence really did exist in these days. Mabel O'Donnell and Rona Munro from New Zealand, and published by Row Peterson. Originally there wer known as Alice for Janet and Gerry for John. Then James Nisbet bought the rights ...

Camberwick Green Toothpaste

Camberwick Green Toothpaste

Camberwick Green Toothpaste Camberwick Green Toothpaste, now how wrong is that!? After having Trumpton, Chigley and Camberwick Green they decided it was time for a Toothpaste for kids. These soft plastic tube depicting Captain Snort from Pippin Fort or Dr Mopp were full of strawberry or orange flavoured toothpaste. Gordon Murray’s peerless creation defined the genre in so ...

John Bull printing outfit

John Bull printing outfit from the 1950s

Did you ever have the John Bull printing outfit ? If you did there were several various versions. They were separated by number, so the John Bull printing outfit no 18 was different to the #30. Generally the larger the number the larger the amount of rubber letters. So if you has #6 you knew that either ...