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The Muppetts

The ATV show made a star of lots of the puppets called The Muppets. Created by Jim Henson, the 1970s show as a phenomenon hit worldwide, and of course we all wanted to have Muppet toys in our homes.

So in the late 1970s we could have our green Kermit frog, the crazy drummer Animal. But I think my favourite would be Fozzie Bear, with his heat hat Fisher Price launched the puppets , and also had great success with stick puppets of the main characters from the show. Of course the beautiful Miss Piggy was one of the favourites in whatever product her image was associated with.

Into 1979 Corgi released Muppet cars, these were a yellow car for Kermit, Red for Fozzie and of course Miss Piggy had a Pink convertible.

The toys were very limited really, but the Muppets are still hugely popular around the world, but the 1970s was their prime, we had the Muppet colouring books, bags, stationery and lunch boxes and T Shirts.
The sister show from the US from Sesame Street not only entertained the kids of the 1970s, but also educated them.

Although the Americanisms meant it was dropped in the 1970s in the UK, however they are still extremely well known to the British audiences, but we all know Big Bird and Elmo.

70s Toys & Games

Remember the old retro toys you used to play with? Did you bounce about on spacehoppers, play pong or ride around on your cool Chopper? Can you recall the heroes Twirling Tim and Hurricane Hank, and who they used to do battle with in the arena? Did you used to come home from school with bruised knuckles from trying to beat 100 clacks on your Klackers? Or was you the studious type carefully making lovely patterns with your Spirograph which, no matter how careful you were, always seemed to cut through the paper turning your masterpiece into a mess.

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