Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Dinky Die Cast Toys Catalog #12

Here's something I picked up from somewhere - it's the American version (but printed in England) of the Dinky catalog for 1976. I never owned a Dinky toy, but I did admire some of their very well-made die cast toys.

Above are the first two pages of the Dinky catalog. I think it's interesting they're featuring the science fiction toys so prominently in 1976. This was a full year before Star Wars made its debut.

The next two pages are sci-fi vehicles from TV shows I had never heard of. I assume British kids where much more familiar with Gerry Anderson's work.

Heck, I only recently heard about Gerry's live-action series UFO...

It looks like cheesy retro fun.


Captain Mellow said...

OMG, I had that dinky toy Enterprise!! It was friggin awesome. I used to shoot that checker like photon torpedo at my older brother all the time, and then he'd kick my ass. Thanks for the memories.

David W. said...

Thanks for the post Captain!

Toys that can shoot small plastic objects are a thing of the past. Everything has to be so damn safe now. These kids today with their "choke hazards" and "potential eye injury" Bah humbug.


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