Archive for Ephemera

This Kronoform packaging is nearly as awesome as the watch

This Kronoform packaging is nearly as awesome as the watch

You guys remember the Kronoform robot watch? Often known as the Transformers watch even though it wasn’t an official Transformers product. Of course you do. It may well be making an appearance in my Top Ten Retro Watches on the blog soon too. Well, I…

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Return of the Jedi card back

Return of the Jedi card back

I’m a huge fan of card art and packaging (as you can probably tell from my Ephemera page). I’ve also always loved leaflets or brochures that show the whole range of things like action figures. That’s why I’ve got a real soft spot for the…

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Tomy Games leaflet

Tomy Games leaflet

Sometimes it’s the really small things that get me excited. Here’s a really small Tomy leaflet that I found on eBay. This thing is about the size of a credit card when you fold it up but it folds out into six times the size…

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Raleigh Vektar brochure – the toughest computer on two wheels!

Raleigh Vektar brochure – the toughest computer on two wheels!

I was a huge fan of Street Hawk and also a big BMX guy. So when Raleigh released the Vektar in 1985 it almost felt like you could have your very own Street Hawk style BMX! It was a BMX with a built in computer….

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Anyone recognise these Grandstand Convertors in this A1 poster?

Anyone recognise these Grandstand Convertors in this A1 poster?

This is a toyline I wasn’t too aware of to be honest. Grandstand Convertors. After doing a bit of research it seems they are part of that pre-Transformers world that I often get confused by. They are the UK version of a Diaclone toyline by…

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Awesome leaflet filled with 80s Weetabix Neet Weet Gang memorabilia

Awesome leaflet filled with 80s Weetabix Neet Weet Gang memorabilia

Who remembers the Neet Weet Gang? They were the mascots for Weetabix in the UK during the 80s. These guys were great. I’ll do a full review of them with links to TV ads etc at some point in the future, but for now feast…

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Very cool Transformers toy leaflet from 1985

Very cool Transformers toy leaflet from 1985

I love old toy leaflets like these. Check out all the G1 Transformers on display here. Autobots on the front and Decepticons on the back. Just take a look at the size of that Jetfire! You can see other cool leaflets like this in the…

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This A1 M.A.S.K. poster from 1987 is a thing of beauty

This A1 M.A.S.K. poster from 1987 is a thing of beauty

This M.A.S.K. poster is huge. And it’s amazing. Just check out that artwork. If I had gotten this when I was a kid it would most certainly be adorning my bedroom wall. Not sure my wife will allow it just now though. One thing M.A.S.K….

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Cool He-Man photo spread from an unknown UK magazine

Cool He-Man photo spread from an unknown UK magazine

I got this Masters of the Universe photo spread off eBay. Not sure what magazine it’s from but it’s definitely from the UK because of the currency. The He-Man figures were only £2.65 each! Judging from the figures on sale I think it must be…

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These Asterix toy leaflets showcase most of the range in all their Gaulish beauty

These Asterix toy leaflets showcase most of the range in all their Gaulish beauty

I picked up these two Asterix toy leaflets from the 80s off eBay recently. This is a toy range that I held dear to my heart even though I think I only had one other friend who was into them back in the day. The…

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