This book tells the story of toys based on TV programs (both from the US and Britain), and how these much-loved objects evolved over the years since the 1930s, through the 'golden age' of children's TV in the 1960s and 1970s, and then onto the 1980s until now, including Pinky & Perky, Magic Roundabout, The Man from UNCLE, Batman, Thunderbirds, The A-Team, Doctor Who, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
About 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.
Table of Contents
Introduction / The 1950s / The 1960s / The 1970s / The 1980s / Further Reading / Places to Visit / Index