Thursday, February 25, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Little Van Goes
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Flintstones Draw Rings
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Mixed Vegetables Message
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Before Frosted Flakes...
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Squeaky Peep Toe Hobo
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Consult the Educated Monkey!
Man, nothing's worse than being show up by a monkey. Hey, let's see him figure out square roots, because I -- wait, I can't do that, either...darn you, educated monkey!
Friday, February 6, 2009
Revenge On The Clowns
Monday, January 26, 2009
I Can Haz Cheeze Pleaze?
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Seahorses Do Not Have Legs
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Rosie The Riveter, More Than A Hill Of Beans
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Thinking about the picture
Is Jack having a good time? How can you tell? What is he doing?
What kind of boy do you think he is? What kind of day is it?
Monday, August 25, 2008
What Could Be Bedda Than Hedda?
You turn the knob on the top of her non-removable bonnet to see all the faces/phases of her disease.
Creepy, ey? This doll would send my sister into deep psychological
According to DollInfo.com, these dolls were marketed to the pre-teens and teenagers who were getting "too old for baby dolls".
If anyone can move past the two-faced to the three-faced, it's pre-teen and teenage girls.
Of Pink Elephants That Roll Through Your Life
And yes, Jolly Jumbo (circa 1961) is for sale. (The glass "marble" wheels aren't the only way this pink elephant is movin' on through...) But you don't have to buy mine; someone else has one like it listed on eBay. Maybe you'll score.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
The Story Of The Bear Hug Wiggler; Or Why I'm Not Allowed To Go Out Of The House Alone
I have a thing for bears, and a natural human disposition to laziness, so I wondered, is this thing a bear you put a crayon into and when you wind it up, it draws for you? If so, I need one.
There was no explanation or description on the insert, so I went to the counter to ask the pimply-faced boy standing there. Our interaction was brief and went like this:
Me: "Hi, can you show me the bear wiggler?"
Me: "Can I see your bear wiggler?"
Him: *blank stare*
Me: "Your bear wiggler -- the Crayola toy."
Him: *digging blindly beneath the counter in what I can only assume is a bin of kids' meal toys -- occasionally looking into the assumed box then back at me*
Me: *waiting hopefully*
Him: "I have no idea what that is. I have no idea what that is."
Me: "Uh, OK, thanks anyway."
I walk to the door to meet the waiting family, whereupon my hubby, sardonic eyebrow raised, says, "Probably not appropriate to ask a guy to show him his 'bare wiggler' in public."
All that, and I still don't know what a "Bear Hug" Wiggler is.
But I'm pretty sure I still want one. Now I have a great cougar story to with it.
Not Playing With A Full Deck Myself...
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Last Message, Toy Printing Press
"PLANS FOR BOMBING MISSION WILL BE CARRIED OUT AT 1100.
UFO SIGHTED RED ALERT IS WHAT WAS SAID IN AN AIRFORCE"...
The message ends there, because the last half of what had been set up is no longer attached to the press, and has been lost to history. If only we knew more about the UFO sighting before the alien invasion, things may have turned out differently...
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Art From The Stuff In The Bottom Of The Toy Box
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Goodman Action Figures
I've never seen The Big Lebowski; so maybe I'm un-cool. But who doesn't want a John Goodman action figure?
Personally, I've always wanted Roseanne action figures. I'd totally love to play with the Connor family. I double-dog-dare you to say you wouldn't either.
Monday, June 30, 2008
Modern Woman Mondays: Still Not A Suzy Homemaker
The $39.99 price tag removed the possibility.
But still, I am going to have to get one so that one of these days I can fire it up and see how it compares to the Easy-Bake Oven. For science, you know.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Retro Flinstones Toy
Thursday, June 5, 2008
The Un-Charmkins Episode
Like Humpty Dumpty, all the king-sized voice talent couldn't hold the cartoon together.
Ben Vereen (Dragonweed), Aileen Quinn (Brown-Eyed Susan), Sally Struthers (Poison Ivy), Ivy Austin (Skunkweed), Martin Bierbach (Willie Winkle), Lynne Lambert (Lady Slipper), Chris Murney (Bramble Brother, Briarpatch, Crocus), Bob Kaliban (Bramble Brother), Gary Yudman (Thorny), Peter Wardren (Popcorn), Freddi Webber (Blossom), Patience Jarvis (Announcer), Tina Capland (Announcer), Helen Leonhart (Vocalist), Jamie Murphy (Vocalist), Helen Miles (Vocalist).
While the Charmkins only had one episode on TV, I recently had my own Charmkins episode. It resulted in a headache so fierce, that I'm selling the smelly jewelry playmates. If you want 'em, they're cheap.
Advil is extra.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Bedtime with Blackout and Jocko
Thursday, January 31, 2008
I've Got A Squirrel Loose; Or, My Heaven Is Missing A Squirrel
In the commercial a red boy mouse finger puppet hits on a blue girl squirrel finger puppet:
Mouse: You know what I think?Ms Squirrel laughs, but you know she falls for it. Just as I have.
Mouse: Heaven must be missing a squirrel.
AT&T needs to sell me these finger puppets.
Are you listening, AT&T? I don't want an iPhone. Especially as I don't have service for it here. But even if I could, I'd still want those adorable finger puppets more.
I guess this whole post makes me AT&T's puppet, posting their ad like that... Unless they make me the puppets. Then I am The Puppet Master.
Monday, January 28, 2008
(Kinda) Mute Monday: Collections
You know, since I ramble about, & link to, writing at Collectors' Quest, I figured you all knew that hubby and I are columnists there -- but it has been brought to my attention that you did not. So I'm guessing you don't know about the CQ community either... For free you can make a profile, promote your blog, and (the most delicious part) show off your wacky/obscure/unique/valuable collection (or collections) to other
And my favorite:
(No, he's not mine -- but how adorable is that photo?)
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Friday, December 28, 2007
Big Mike's Service Station
Thursday, December 27, 2007
13 Toys That Made Noise In The 60's
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