The Mighty Mo was brought to us by the Ideal Toy Company which was founded as Ideal Novelty and Toy Company in New York in 1907 by Morris and Rose Michtom after they had invented the Teddy bear in 1903. The company changed its name to Ideal Toy Company in 1938. In 1982, the company was sold to CBS Toy Company, which in turn sold Ideal to Viewmaster International in 1987, which renamed itself to View-Master Ideal in the process. View-Master Ideal was later bought by Tyco Toys, Inc. of Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, upon its purchase of View-Master Ideal. The Ideal line remained part of Tyco until Tyco’s merger with Mattel, Inc., in 1997.
Certain brands and toys that originated with Ideal continued to be manufactured by Mattel, most notably the Magic 8-ball and Rubik’s Cube.
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Apple computer advert from the late 80’s
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Cadbury Dairy Milk is a brand of chocolate bar made by Cadbury Trebor Bassett (owned by Cadbury plc). This bar is popular in several countries around the world and was introduced in 1905.
Absolutely is a comprehensive greatest hits package released in 1990 by the band ABC. This covered all the eras up until 1990, and had all their singles together. A video package featuring their promos was also released. One new song called “The Look of Love (1990 Remix)”, was also released to promote it, but not with approval of the band. Other remixes were included on this compilation, including “When Smokey Sings (The Miami Mix)”, “Be Near Me (Munich Disco Mix)” and “One Better World” (Pickering-Park Mix).
UK and Ireland advert for Now 40.
Now That’s What I Call Music 40 or Now 40 was released in 1998. The album is the 40th edition of the (UK) Now! series.