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Britains Toy Models Catalogues 1970-1979

Britains Toy Models Catalogues 1970-1979

By David Pullen
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Paperback + flaps • 210x148mm • 304 pages • 261 pictures

ISBN: 978-1-845842-75-8

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• Indispensable reference guide for all Britains collectors
• High quality full reproductions of original toy models catalogues issued in the 1970s
• Comprehensive indices of all catalogue items
• Includes original suggested or recommended annual UK prices
• Over 250 high quality colour images
• A5 landscape format on high quality paper
• A Britains licensed product


Britains has been a world-leading toy and model manufacturer for nearly 120 years.
This book provides reprints of the annual toy models consumer catalogues issued by Britains in the 1970s. It also contains two indices listing all the items shown in the catalogues, complete with the original UK retail prices.
This is a beautifully illustrated, essential guide to the models Britains produced in the 1970s.


Loved by both children and collectors, Britains toys and models are known for their play value and realism. Releasing its first toy soldiers in 1893 using a new hollow casting process Britains has since produced many exciting military and civil models including the popular Home Farm series.
In the 1970s, the annual catalogue contained between 340 and 370 items, including motorcycles, farm vehicles, farm animals, soldiers, guns, garden miniatures, and zoo animals. The decade also saw Britains release over 400 new items, including New Deetail figures, which replaced the Eye Right and Swoppets lines, new metal figures, and the first aircraft for several decades, a helicopter. There was also a big expansion of farm models, including the first combine, for which Britains won the 1978 ‘Toy of the Year’ award.
This new book, by renowned Britains expert David Pullen, covers the models and sets issued by the company during the 1970s. It features reprints of all the annual toy model catalogues issued, reproduced in full colour. Two indexes complement the catalogues, allowing quick access to item names and catalogue numbers, and original recommended retail prices are also included.

Independent Reviews

"This is a beautifully illustrated guide to the models Britains produced in the 1970s." – Tractor magazine

"An indispensable reference guide for all Britains collectors." – Toy Farmer

"For any collector who doesn't already own Britains 1970s catalogues, this will be an indispensable reference guide." – Model Auto Review

"Enthralling and fascinating. If you have more than a passing interest in the subject, it really is indispensable with over 250 colour images reproduced on high quality paper." – Totalkitcar


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