One of four new models which were launched in Autumn 1974. (Date confirmed via Goblin Leatherhead records). I have seen many different versions of the 854 with slight variations in design or colour, including one with a flowery design on the teapot, and another with a Noryl plastic teapot.
Teasmade collector John Atack described his boxed Goblin 854:
This has all the original wrapping and shipping labels. The polystyrene packing is embossed with the Goblin name. I don’t recall manufacturers in general doing this to material which is scrapped at the outset. The shipping seal on the polystyrene pack states “Tea set not included.” There are colour illustrations on the packing sleeve. Two sides show the machine, whilst the third shows it ‘in action’! This portrays an immaculate apparition in a nylon nightdress about to lift a cuppa to her scarlet lips. The rest of her make up and coiffeur is clearly undisturbed by a solid 8 hour kip. Best of all is that her hand, on the point of grasping the cup handle, already has the little finger crooked and raised in the classic style of the “refined” imbiber. Wonderful!