1980 commercial for Hornby Train sets.
Hornby Railways is the leading brand of model railway in the United Kingdom. Its roots date back to 1901, when founder Frank Hornby received a patent for his Meccano construction toy. The first clockwork train was produced in 1920. In 1938 Hornby launched its first OO gauge train. In 1964, Hornby and Meccano were bought by their competitor Tri-Ang, and sold on when Tri-ang went into receivership. In the 1980s Hornby Railways became independent.
This classic 7UP TV ad from 1982 which featured the latest craze at the time, PAC MAN and a modified version of Kim Carnes ‘Bette Davis Eyes’ which was in fact sung by her in the commercial. This probably my most memorable TV advertisement of the 80’s.
7 Up is a brand of a lemon-lime flavored non-caffeinated soft drink. The rights to the brand are held by Dr Pepper Snapple Group in the United States, and PepsiCo (or its licensees) in the rest of the world, including Puerto Rico, where the concentrate is manufactured at the Pepsi facility in Cidra. The 7 Up logo includes a red spot between the ‘7’ and ‘Up’; this red spot has been animated and used as a mascot for the brand as Cool Spot.