Sunday, March 6, 2011

The classic struggle of cobra vs mongoose
One of those nostalgic stories from i was a kid.
Since i could not find a sperm whale vs giant squid statue, i was happy to settle for this. it kind of reminds me of a huge japanese netsuke
carving. The fact that is an asian piece probably
has something to do with it.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Made by the russ-berrie company in the late 60s, or early 70s, these characters were supposed to hang from the rear view mirror of your car. Novelty items such as this, were popular back in that time period, but is all but forgotten now. My intrest in these type of items probably stems back to my early youth when i would travel over half an hour by bus to the smoke and joke shop.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

These are "ridiculous boxes" from 1969. Not sure how to describe these, as they really are not toys, but do have some functionality. Probably made a terrific weed container for some hippie back in the day. They also seem like they might fall into the "panton era" kind of collectable.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Back in the 70s, lucky bastard kids who got to go to Disneyland, could buy these Randotti skulls at the Haunted mansion. These are kind of a chalkware type material but with a twist. They glow in the dark. What elevates these above other toy skulls is the detail and craftmanship. Coupled with the Disney name, these have become highly collectable.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

bernard creations

Back in the 50s things were a little simpler and if you were a manufacturer, you could make crazy crap like this without worrying about target audience or demographics.