11.25.2013

OBSESSIONS OF MY CHILDHOOD

 

Here are one of my first collection obsessions!Liddle Kiddles. These were the coolest tiny dolls that came packaged in bottles, necklaces, cars and eggs. They had very cute faces with bright eyes. Just loved them.They still sell tons of these on Ebay. They toy makers should revisit Little Kiddles.


Tressy was an awesome doll!The first doll that "grew" hair.Tressy had a button on her back when pushed her hair became longer or shorter..We were mesmerized by this doll..She had a superb tv commercial.We all wanted a Tressy doll!


A young boy with a propeller beany that allows him to fly (the "Beanycopter", complete with helmet and propeller, became a popularly marketed novelty). Beany is a good-hearted, upbeat lad. In most episodes, Beany would be kidnapped by the villain or vice versa, crying "Help, Cecil! Help!" to which Cecil would reply "I'm a-comin', Beany-boy!" as he raced to the rescue.
 

 Beany Copters were coveted by children because we wanted to fly like Beany Saturday morning cartoon show Beany and Cecil.
The Spirograph was and still is the most incredible toy. We spent hours making those intricate drawings. The Spirograph itself was developed by the British engineer Denys Fisher, who exhibited at the 1965 Nuremberg International Toy Fair. It was subsequently produced by his company. US distribution rights were acquired by Kenner, Inc., which introduced it to the United States market in 1966 and promoted it as a creative children's toy.
 

Mystery Date was hugely popular to play in the 1960's. It was a funny game to play. We all wanted to own it. There was a compelling tv advertising campaign for Mystery Date...

Ahhh the Beatle's Dolls with hair! I had Paul and George and I think my sister had the other two. We of course, were insane about Beatlemania.


We had to own anything that had the Beatles on it. We had Beatle notebooks, lunch box, and tennis shoes I think. The Beatles were the first band with MERCH!
 

Spent all my money on Archie Comic Books

Archie's first appearance in Pep Comics #22 on December 22, 1941, was drawn by Montana and written by Vic Bloom. With the creation of Archie, publisher Goldwater hoped to appeal to fans of the Andy Hardy movies starring Mickey Rooney. Archie Comics is also the title of the company's longest-running publication, the first issue appearing with a cover date of Winter 1942. Starting with issue #114, the title was shortened to simply Archie.




and Mad Magazine.

Mad is an American humor magazine founded by editor Harvey Kurtzman and publisher William Gaines in 1952. Launched as a comic book before it became a magazine, it was widely imitated and influential, impacting not only satirical media but the entire cultural landscape of the 20th century, with editor Al Feldstein increasing readership to more than 2,000,000 during its 1970s circulation peak.


3M book games. Just adored the game Ohwaree which had little wells that looked like they were made from marble. You would have a hand full of stones and drop them around in a circle.Object was to obtain all the stones.


My brother and I played this game for hours. It was a defense/strategy game with a flagship and it was based on Naval maneuvers.


RAT FINK!!! Man I loved this rat! Drew him on all my notebooks forever! Here is the history of RAT FINK! RF is still popular today see HERE

4 comments:

  1. OMG!!!!

    Little Kiddles! I had forgotten ALL about those! How I loved them! I am headed to ebay right now.

    And Spirograph! Man, just looking at that picture gave me such a feeling of nostalgia. I loved that game -- it seemed like you would never run out of designs.

    Thanks for posting this. You made me smile!!!

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  2. Oh,a I LOVED Spirograph and Archie comics!

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  3. Your blog is great! I love all the 60's eye candy!!
    You have been nominated for the Lemonade Award, see my blog for the details.

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  4. thanks, kimmer, you took me to a much better time<3

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