Man of TIN Advent Calendar Day 8 – Selo Soldier Boys


Two interesting soldier boys selling Selo films from a London Zoo guidebook of the 1930s.

More Selo soldier boys can be seen at this Ilford Films (makers of Selo) memorabilia website:

Blogposted by Mark Man of TIN on Advent Calendar Day 8, December 8th 2018.

Toy Soldiers in Adverts # 1

Not sure of any maker but a traditional toy soldier is here used to advertise Talk Talk’s security features protecting the family and home c. 2011? 
Talk Talk advert 
Slightly more Nutcracker / Danish type guardsman for this past Talk Talk advert UK c. 2011?

In no way do I endorse these product and or companies, I merely found the toy soldier aspects of the advert interesting. They are a few scraps from my toy soldier scrapbook.

In view of fears over hacking and cyber security, this traditional familiar childhood toy guardsman is supposed to be reassuring.



Slightly more modern, a moisturising tank and the toy soldier as guardians of your immune system. “A strong immune system is your best line of defence.”  This advert features one of my favourite pound store plastic warriors in front of the Aloe Vera  tank!

Posted by Mark, Man of TIN blog.