TV Toys

TV Toys

by Anthony A McGoldrick
     
 

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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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780747813323
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
03/10/2013
Series:
Shire Library , #723
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
904,307
File size:
9 MB

Meet the Author

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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