Discover the World of Tintin at Hornseys

Since 1976, Hornseys has established itself as a trusted source for collectors and enthusiasts seeking unique and eclectic items. Our commitment to quality and authenticity has earned us a reputation for excellence. Among our most cherished collections is our extensive range of products related to Hergé’s iconic series, The Adventures of Tintin. This beloved series, which has captivated audiences for decades, is celebrated through our carefully curated selection of rare first edition books and exquisitely crafted 1/24 scale model cars, figures and resin models. All of these items are available to view in our Ripon gallery.

The Timeless Appeal of Tintin

Tintin, the intrepid young reporter created by Belgian cartoonist Hergé, first appeared in 1929. His adventures have become a cornerstone of European comic culture. Renowned for their intricate plots, engaging characters, and meticulous artwork, these stories have been translated into over 70 languages and adapted into successful animated series and films.

Expertise: Our team at Hornseys has decades of experience in sourcing and verifying the authenticity of Tintin memorabilia. We understand the significance of the condition of each item in our inventory and offer only the best items to our customers.

First Edition Books: A Collector’s Treasure

Owning a first edition of The Adventures of Tintin is like holding a piece of literary history. These rare volumes are not only captivating stories but also valuable collectibles that reflect the enduring legacy of Hergé’s work in their first published form in English. Here are three of the remarkable first editions available from us:

The Adventures of Tintin: The Crab with the Golden Claws (£595.00)
This adventure introduces Captain Haddock, adding depth and humour to the series.

The Adventures of Tintin: Destination Moon (£595.00)
A journey into space, this edition showcases Hergé’s meticulous attention to detail and imaginative storytelling. A cornerstone for any Tintin collection.

The Adventures of Tintin: Tintin in Tibet (£395.00)
A heartfelt story of friendship and determination, set against the backdrop of the Himalayas.

Model Cars: Bringing Tintin’s Adventures to Life

Our collection of 1/24 scale Tintin model cars captures the essence of the vehicles that played crucial roles in Tintin’s escapades. These models are crafted with exquisite detail, reflecting the distinctive style of the era and the charm of Hergé’s artwork. Here are three highlights from our collection:

The Lincoln Zephyr (£145.00)
A stunning replica of the classic car featured in Tintin’s adventures, known for its elegance and historical significance.

The New Delhi Taxi (£135.00)
A vibrant model capturing the essence of Tintin’s journey in “Cigars of the Pharaoh,” showcasing the series’ global reach.

The Red Opium Truck (£95.00)
An intriguing vehicle from one of Tintin’s most daring escapades, representing the adventurous and perilous journeys that define the series.

At the current time, Hornseys is the only stockist of all 71 of the vehicles in brand new condition. All are available to view, along with many other of Herge’s ‘The Adventures of Tintin’ products, in our Ripon gallery.

Explore Tintin at Hornseys

At Hornseys, we are dedicated to offering a comprehensive range of Tintin products that celebrate the legacy of Hergé’s work. Whether you are a long-time fan or new to the world of Tintin, our collection of first edition books and figures, resin models detailed model cars provides a unique way to connect with these timeless stories.

Visit Hornseys today to explore our offerings and find the perfect addition to your Tintin collection. All our prices include free expedited, tracked, and insured delivery within the UK, and we also offer a fully-insured worldwide delivery service.