Revenge of the Retro Japanese Toy Adverts

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    Years ago Bonemask did a public service by posting the Parababy checklists from Hyper Hobby Dash 6 to a thread. That whole issue really out to be available as a pdf. It's so handy. At the same time, I don't think I could bring myself to cut up my copy to get good scans of the pages. :/
     
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    Yeah, Bonemask was a star. I bought loads off him. I loved how he was collecting mini Bear Model so he'd often buy a bagged toy just for the omake and then he'd sell the full size figure on.
     
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    Have Tomy Pocketeers ever come up in these scans @The Moog? Or has anyone come across a Mook of/or with them? Thanks in anticipation.
     
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    Yeah mate, I found some a while back. They're on this page. You have good taste, Pocketeers were classic toys back in the day, my brothers and i had quite a nice collection of them. I still have a bunch I found in my parents attic a few years ago. Sadly a few of my favourites were missing, but it was a nice nostalgia trip to play with them again. As for a mook, I've never come across one.

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    Thanks @The Moog; I just started collecting them after finding some at the Bath and West Flea market, and a decent job lot on eBay. They made 76; 18 in so a few to go! I love the idea of a game that fits the constraints of the format, and also how they started to try and get in on the arcade action viz Pacman, Centipede etc. with an analogue toy. I also like how the different territories packaged them up, although the Palilitoy art game was weak imo, a bit Tetley Tea Folk.
     
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    yeah, they were so well designed. I remember the cardboard sleeve packaging, really vibrant and cool looking, stylish little games that were very durable and well made. One of my faves was the obstacle course, I must of played this one a thousand times!

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    Oh, and I have to disagree with you there. The artwork is pretty typical of the time period, and they're trying to appeal to kids, so the chunky comic book text and low-budget looking cartoons don't bother me at all. Its pretty consistent and fun IMO.
     
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    @The Moog I get where you are coming from too and can see the appeal. I just prefer the American aesthetic of that period, which was more familiar to me growing up in Australia where the American packaging seemed to be used for toys of this era.I imagine there is an interesting historical reason for the type of artwork that emerged in the 70s in the UK; were they post war artists doing the comic commercial work or a younger crowd? The different aesthetic of cereal packaging / mascots between America and the Uk around this era also intrigues me, and I wonder what were the driving influences behind the different styles.
     
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    That's an interesting thought, it probably just comes down to the style of comics that kids were reading at the time in either country. Toy manufacturers probably just copied that style, in the Pocketeers case its definitely a low budget affair. Like you say, its not far off the Tetley Tea Folk. Nowhere near Dandy and Beano quality ...
     
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    Wow what's this one from??
     
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