TV Toys

TV Toys

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Since the dawn of children's television in the 1950s, toy companies have been keen to capitalise on the success of these programmes. Toy historian and collector Anthony A. McGoldrick here charts the history of the most successful TV toys from Muffin the Mule in the 1950s to Star Trek: The Next Generation in the 1980s. The colourful illustrations - whether of Daleks, iconic cars, action figures or spaceships - evoke the excitement of the programmes and also of playing with the toys that allowed children to recreate them. Whether you grew up in the days of Andy Pandy, The Saint, Kojak or Knight Rider, this book offers a nostalgic look at some of the most appealing toys of the late twentieth century.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 150 x 210 x 6mm | 120g
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 70 col
  • 0747812179
  • 9780747812173
  • 433,023

Table of contents

?Introduction / The 1950s / The 1960s / The 1970s / The 1980s / Further Reading / Places to Visit / Index
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About Anthony A. McGoldrick

Tony McGoldrick has been an avid toy collector all his life. As well as collecting old toys, he has substantial collections of badges, ceramics, trading cards, postcards and autographs. The main theme running through all his collections is that they are TV and film related. For many years, he has been a toy dealer at trade fairs and shows around the country. He has written a regular column in Collector's Gazette as well as writing for Memorabilia.
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