Posts Tagged: toys

Hair Today Gone Tomorrow -Steven Miller and Wooly Willy

Very few would characterize Donald Trump’s xenophobic henchman Steven Miller as having a “magnetic personality.” But when it comes to the normally follically challenged Miller’s recent display of hair, he resembled nothing short of Wooly Willy that classic American toy

Hair Today Gone Tomorrow -Steven Miller and Wooly Willy

Very few would characterize Donald Trump’s xenophobic henchman Steven Miller as having a “magnetic personality.” But when it comes to the normally follically challenged Miller’s recent display of hair, he resembled nothing short of Wooly Willy that classic American toy

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I Was a Johnny Reb

As the battle rages across the US over the fate of Confederate monuments and Rebel flags are being furled up tucked away in attics where they belong, it’s time for this Yankee to come clean. I was once a proud,

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I Was a Johnny Reb

As the battle rages across the US over the fate of Confederate monuments and Rebel flags are being furled up tucked away in attics where they belong, it’s time for this Yankee to come clean. I was once a proud,

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R.I.P. Robert Vaughn, aka Napoleon Solo

When it came to 1960’s spies, James Bond may have ruled the big screen, but on television The Man From U.N.C.L.E. won hands down. The best part was every week starting in 1964 we got to see good versus evil

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R.I.P. Robert Vaughn, aka Napoleon Solo

When it came to 1960’s spies, James Bond may have ruled the big screen, but on television The Man From U.N.C.L.E. won hands down. The best part was every week starting in 1964 we got to see good versus evil

Barbie’s Body Evolves

News flash: Barbie’s got some junk in her trunk! After nearly 57 years, Barbie is finally packing on some healthy pounds and she’s not rushing to sign up with Jenny Craig to shed them! In fact she’s quite okay with

Barbie’s Body Evolves

News flash: Barbie’s got some junk in her trunk! After nearly 57 years, Barbie is finally packing on some healthy pounds and she’s not rushing to sign up with Jenny Craig to shed them! In fact she’s quite okay with

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Girls, Games, And Career Guidance

When it came to imagining career goals for this generation of girls, Barbie was supposed to be breaking through the plastic ceiling, but a recent sexist Barbie career book “I Can be a Computer Engineer” is a throwback to an

illustration career choices 1960s

Girls, Games, And Career Guidance

When it came to imagining career goals for this generation of girls, Barbie was supposed to be breaking through the plastic ceiling, but a recent sexist Barbie career book “I Can be a Computer Engineer” is a throwback to an

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Suburban Gun Slingers

Mid-Century suburbia was overrun with pint size gunslingers. After all, toy guns protected cowpokes on the dangerous back yard plains. Ricocheting bullets, exploding grenades and caps firing  were the soundtrack to the suburbs of my youth. No gift was more

vintage picture boy as cowboy and gun

Suburban Gun Slingers

Mid-Century suburbia was overrun with pint size gunslingers. After all, toy guns protected cowpokes on the dangerous back yard plains. Ricocheting bullets, exploding grenades and caps firing  were the soundtrack to the suburbs of my youth. No gift was more

Vintage Ad Xmas Firestone 1945 Santa Claus

Is Xmas Shoppping Starting Too Early?

On your mark…get set …go shopping! With Black Friday, small store Saturday and Cyber Monday, the race for Christmas shopping has officially begun. Black Friday seems to inch earlier and earlier each passing year. Hoping to real in more shoppers 

Vintage Ad Xmas Firestone 1945 Santa Claus

Is Xmas Shoppping Starting Too Early?

On your mark…get set …go shopping! With Black Friday, small store Saturday and Cyber Monday, the race for Christmas shopping has officially begun. Black Friday seems to inch earlier and earlier each passing year. Hoping to real in more shoppers 

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Vacation With A Vintage View

High  fuel prices and the continuing economic slump has meant another summer of staycations for many Americans. So what’s a struggling family to do for fun this summer? What if you could experience the thrilling wonders of Yosemite, the cool

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Vacation With A Vintage View

High  fuel prices and the continuing economic slump has meant another summer of staycations for many Americans. So what’s a struggling family to do for fun this summer? What if you could experience the thrilling wonders of Yosemite, the cool