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I like Dinky Toys because...

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:45 pm

...of adverts like this.

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It was giving me a chance to own a luxery liner, it was factual and the artwork speaks volumes about the era.

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Re: I like Dinky Toys because...

Postby Fred7A » Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:09 pm

That is indeed a great advert. Presumably a little before your time, Ghosty? :lol:

I'm guessing the copy must have been written before the "recent launch", as otherwise they would have known the ship's name, which had been kept secret beforehand.
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Re: I like Dinky Toys because...

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:25 am

Yes Jason, a little before my time... :D

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Re: I like Dinky Toys because...

Postby starni999 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:29 pm

Hi all,
Looking at issues of the Meccano Magazine from the 30's - 50's It always amazes me how seriously the company was about educating Boys (and it WAS aimed at Boys) in Engineering / Electrical Engineering, Physics, etc etc. While selling them the companies products of course, but I can't see a toy firm doing the same today.
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Re: I like Dinky Toys because...

Postby Idris » Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:44 pm

starni999 wrote:Looking at issues of the Meccano Magazine from the 30's - 50's It always amazes me how seriously the company was about educating Boys (and it WAS aimed at Boys) in Engineering / Electrical Engineering, Physics, etc etc.


Educate, inform, and entertain - just like Auntie!
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Re: I like Dinky Toys because...

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:52 pm

...of Gerry Anderson.

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Coming forward to 1975 and the excitement of Gerry Anderson's Space 1999 tv series. One of the very successful lisenses Gerry's merchandise department had. Strangely I never had an Eagle transporter, so missed out on the great play value these models had.

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Re: I like Dinky Toys because...

Postby MOKOSEX » Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:45 pm

GHOSTHUNTER wrote:...of adverts like this.

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It was giving me a chance to own a luxery liner, it was factual and the artwork speaks volumes about the era.

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Heres is a mint boxed example,never been out the box or played with :lol:

and i can see why, :D yes dinkys variation on a banana boat :o
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Re: I like Dinky Toys because...

Postby Idris » Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:17 pm

I think they've put the wrong model in the box. It looks more like the Titanic to me! :D
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Re: I like Dinky Toys because...

Postby MOKOSEX » Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:56 pm

Idris wrote:I think they've put the wrong model in the box. It looks more like the Titanic to me! :D

this one is after hitting the iceberg :lol:
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Re: I like Dinky Toys because...

Postby GHOSTHUNTER » Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:47 pm

...because of the '1st AGAIN' features.

I had this fantastic Truck and Trailer and played with it over and over again.
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This really was Dinky at the top of their game. Just looking at the catalogue page for this model says a lot and for me brings back so many memories, another model I would like to get back into my ownership Today.

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