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Old 14th Oct 2018, 5:18 pm   #41
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"Hello tosh gotta Toshiba".....Aargh.

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Mascot characters were popular in the mid 1980s, remember the Scotch videotape Skeleton "Re-record not fade away"?
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Old 14th Oct 2018, 5:34 pm   #42
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Not forgetting " who is a clever Sony then ?"
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Old 14th Oct 2018, 6:05 pm   #43
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Mascot characters were popular in the mid 1980s, remember the Scotch videotape Skeleton "Re-record not fade away"?
Yes, I remember that one alright, at least it was based on a decent track with a bit of blues harp, unlike that Toshiba one.

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Yes we all went Arrrrr when we first heard it but it caught on incredibly. When I walked down Colliers Wood high St, customers would walk up to me and say those immortal words. It was a good laugh. I think it was Roger Daltrey that sang it.

'I make the thingybor for Nicam TV'!

It was the young ladies pronunciation of THINGYBOR that caught everyone's imagination.

Clever these advertising agents. John.
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Yes we all went Arrrrr when we first heard it but it caught on incredibly. When I walked down Colliers Wood high St, customers would walk up to me and say those immortal words. It was a good laugh. I think it was Roger Daltrey that sang it.
Wasn't it basd on Alexi Sayle's 'Ello John, Got a New Motor?
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Wasn't it basd on Alexi Sayle's 'Ello John, Got a New Motor?
Yes. Definitely Sayle. I remember the 'stylised robot character' used in the ads.

https://youtu.be/BjJBFGGjdpw

As to the Scotch/3M "re-record not fade away" VHS tape ads, they were voiced by the late Robin Bailey [who was 'Uncle Mort' in the 1970s Yorkshire-centric "I Didn't Know You Cared" series]

https://youtu.be/g4rv81zxBGQ


I loved the twirling-on-his-perch skeletonical budgie/parrot.


I wonder if 30 years later, 3M/Scotch would still honour their 'lifetime guarantee' and give me a new VHS tape to replace my tired one??
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Old 15th Oct 2018, 9:01 pm   #47
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Spotted this while stuck in traffic, Liverpool City Centre. Took the image from Google Streetview, no idea if the shop is still trading.

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Old 15th Oct 2018, 10:19 pm   #48
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Spurred on by this thread, I have put together a little collection of KB adverts and shop signs.
http://www.kbmuseum.org.uk/kb_posters.htm

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Found this while looking for something else this morning. Worked there from 1955 - 1963.
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Old 16th Oct 2018, 2:42 pm   #50
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Found this while looking for something else this morning. Worked there from 1955 - 1963.
I bet you saw a few KB sets in that shop, being a stones throw away from Foots Cray.

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Old 17th Oct 2018, 9:57 am   #51
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We did eventually, I had to persuade the boss to stock them so we sold them new, we were mainly Bush agents but yes lots to repair. I used to do the occasional trip to Foots cray with under guarantee sets, Brimar valves were made there as well of course.

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The only advertising that I remember is for the Cross Gates Radio & Auto shop in Leeds 15 (near where I used to live in the 1950's). They specialized in K.B radios (Mike "Crackle" would have been interested to see this). Part of the wording is still just noticeable on the walls of a building that now has a take-away. It is shown on the Leodis history website of Leeds.
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