Help finding your item .........
The vast majority range from 1966 to the 1980's.
Some items are tricky to categorise,so they might be under a heading you wouldn't necessarily have chosen yourself.
In other words,if it's not where you think it should be then it's quite possible it's somewhere else.
If you're still struggling,check the "Notable Absentees" section further down the page.
And if it's definitely still not mentioned then please see the Q & A page for further guidance.
These are all items that you may be surprised not to see included above.
And even more surprised when you learn they don't actually exist.
Notable brands and manufacturers of the time who could well have hooked up with Trumptonshire ......... but didn't.
"Why ?" Well,your guess is as good as mine.But I can only imagine it was simply a failure to agree terms in most cases. Because it's hard to believe licensing deals weren't at least discussed at some point.
Which is a pity. But when you look at all the stuff that was actually produced,maybe we didn't do too badly !
A big surprise this one.Particularly as they hooked up with other series like The Magic Roundabout and The Wombles.
And the early to mid 70's would've been an ideal time to get it together,as both parties needed a boost,and sales would've been underpinned by the continuing tv repeats.
But it wasn't to be.
Corgi and Dinky Toys.
Not a single Trumptonshire product from either company.Which is particularly odd when you consider the amount of vehicles featured in all 3 series.
It's been suggested to me that maybe the target audience was actually just a bit too young.
Although I'm not exactly sure what their age demographic was......if indeed they actually had one.
Chad Valley "Give-A-Show" Projector.
It should be said that there was a "Watch With Mother" set produced in 1968.........but it didn't feature Trumptonshire.
Instead,Gordon Murray hooked up with a rival slide projector produced by the Louis Marx company,called "Flashy Flickers" (listed above) And,apart from Disney,there seems to have been little,if any,licensing crossovers between the two.
Huntley and Palmers Biscuit Tins.
Perhaps a slightly less obvious merchandising opportunity,until you realise the company produced sets of tins for other pre-school tv series like Muffin the Mule and Watch With Mother contemporary "The Herbs".
And it wasn't as though Trumptonshire was a biccie-free zone either,because Kemps of Grimsby produced a cracking little one-off in 1968,listed above under "Household Items".
Melamine Tableware by Gaydon.
Melamine was one of those classic 60's innovations.Harder to break than traditional ceramics,but also easily scratched and subject to discolouration and fading. And much of it was soon consigned to landfill,where it sits with hundreds of tons of other brave-new-world design.
Plates and cereal bowls were made featuring the likes of The Pogles and The Magic Roundabout amongst others.
So part of me still hopes there are some Trumptonshire ones out there somewhere.
But common sense tells me there's a very good reason why I've yet to see any,which is why they're included here.