Well, now i'm digging deep into my childhood memories (so deep it could be childish) because i gonna go for something that i use to like when i was like four years old! I think this album of stamps was out around 1969 or 1970 and it was, perhaps, my first ever. This little funny mouse was on TV, the movies, records, figures, and the usual etcetera of merchandise that this kind of characters usually sells. It was very popular in Italy(were it was created at the end of the 1950's by Maria Perego), United States (where he used to appear at the Ed Sullivan show 1964 to 1971), Latin America (where the fever started in 1968 with a show produced first in Perú and later in Mexico featuring partners like the actors Braulio Castillo, Julio Alemán and Raul Astor), Spain and Japan. The album as you can see featured the Topo Gigio in different disguises and the kingdoms of nature, obviously oriented to little kids. As the one i was "a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away..."
The "real" Topo Gigio