Three pages of interest to readers of Moonbase especially are the LP page and the 2 Tai Hing [T in a Circle] pages. I have copied and saved them as screengrabs.
Here's the LP page with the red devil logo very clear. The full name of the company is too: Lik Be Plastics and Metal Factory Ltd.
Its interesting to see how LP had developed by 1986 where they offer musical boxes and giftware.
Of equal interest is this, the first Tai Hing page. Many toy collectors will know them better as T in a Circle on account of their logo but here that is not used. The full Tai Hing brand is shown. All of the toys we've seen before except the flying disk copter and the soldiers, which are new to the blog.
Have you got any of these toys?
Fascinatingly, Tai Hing pop up again in the same catalogue but this time with a completely new range of toys and a new logo based on a seal balancing a ball on its nose!
Continuing my look behind the dusty curtains of dead stock here are two snaps of a store in Llandudno, which was closed when we visited the seaside spa town, a jewel on the North Wales coast.
The reflection of the window is awful sorry but you may make out a very nice boxed Fisher Price toy garage, which might have drawn me through the door.
There's also a Marvel Legends Spidey figure boxed, a Run DMC carded figure and a Spidey pickup truck.
Everything appeared to be £20 each.
Anything of interest?
I also saw two 12 or maybe 18 inch articulated Star Wars figures in a Charity shop. A Stormtrooper and a Darth Vader. They were marked Disney so were modern. In fabulous shape and working order I was tempted but the £10 each price tag put me off. Similarly, £5 for a large die-cast Polistil vintage blue roadster loose was too much.
Would you have passed?
Concluding this journey into holiday toying I was chuffed to hold a modern version of Twin Mill in our local Lidl on the way home.
Twin Mill was one of my fave Hot Wheels as a kid and its great to see the redline classics getting a whole new generation excited. When my Grandson is old enough to appreciate the names of redlines I'll get him the re-issues down at Lidl or Aldi!