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ghost
the limbo of lunary souls..
a ghost.. a real ghost.. has no need to die.. what is he except a being without access to the universe that he has not yet managed to forget? ~ randall jarrell
Interests: atoms for peace, vintage holiday, halloween, fisher price, golden books, golden magazine, jack & jill magazine, vintage halloween, classic toys, vintage children's books, midlake, decemberists, sea wolf, sparklehorse, eels, radiohead, art, vampires, gothic, horror, edgar allen poe, victorian, lewis carroll, depression, nick drake, goth, movies, photography, cats, psychology, psychotherapy, comics, poetry, elliott smith, autumn, tim burton, classic movies, weight loss, dieting, alice in wonderland, thom yorke, opeth, american mcgee's alice, expressionism, eating disorders, ed's, anorexia, agoraphobia, si, self injury, gumby, collectible toys, vintage wonder books, cemeteries, taphophilia, elder scrolls, grimm, american horror story, walking dead, tin toys, rpg, self harm, anxiety, social phobia, nightmare before xmas, weight control, weight, art clokey, davey and goliath, squirrel nut zippers, lenore, carousels, edwardian, steampunk, indie music, vintage toys, sms, self-mutilation, disorganized attachment, fearful avoidant attachment, attachment disorder, insecure attachment, psychoanalysis, selbstverletzung automutilatie, dark rides
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another vintage summer issue of the golden magazine for boys & girls ~ this time from 1971 ~ movie horses ~ the redwoods ~ anyone can find gold ~ the mystery of apache grove ~ friends in your lens ~ win a trip to disneyland ~ the tower of london... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at lost & found vintage toys
lol.. i've actually had this happen before ~ http://friendlyghost.typepad.com/lost_found_vintage_toys/2013/08/mattel-o-phone.html?cid=6a00d834525fe869e201b7c8e35de1970b#comment-6a00d834525fe869e201b7c8e35de1970b thanks!
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on mr blizzard at lost & found vintage toys
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Hi & Welcome to the Lost & Found Vintage Toy Blog! i'm bren & this is the lost & found's 5th birthday post ~ i'm a collector of vintage toys, books & pop culture items, including holiday, retro or even contemporary toys that i particularly like. i host a website... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at lost & found vintage toys
:D rooby roo!
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i've posted these vintage whitman gumby coloring books before here at the lost & found ~ this one is from 1969 by lakeside ~ summer vacation time ~ ice-cream! ~ good old vinyl ~ i notice this kitty pic also appears in one of the other whitman coloring books i... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at lost & found vintage toys
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more gumby! ~ i'm taking another gumbyland item out of its mint plastic to share today ~ the gumby colorforms playset ~ did everybody have colorforms as a kid? ~ my son had this one when he was small & played with it constantly ~ i remember this livingroom scene... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at lost & found vintage toys
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another gumby board game today ~ this one is nice & vintage ~ gumby & gumby's pal pokey in playful trails ~ from the co-5 company ~ the instructions ~ the board, look at gumby! lol & pokey? can you tell this is a 60s game? ~ the pieces ~... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at lost & found vintage toys
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how about some gumby today ~ the gumby & pokey 3-d stand up game ~ i'm taking this one out of its mint plastic wrap for today's post :D ~ the board ~ spinner pieces ~ the 3-d buildings ~ spinner ~ a nice big tree for a treehouse ~... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at lost & found vintage toys
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as mayor of the munchkin city.. ~ tommy as mayor munchkin ~ he'll fit in nicely with my madame alex wizard of oz dolls ~ from 1999 ~ p.s. did you see new ken with his manbun?:D bren Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at lost & found vintage toys
i liked both of these, but especially the curse of the cat people, which is not what you'd expect.. a favorite.
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7 days ago
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i always like vintage wonder books ~ here's peter pan from 1952 ~ the un-disney version ~ the darling children ~ off to never never land ~ captain hook & the crocodile ~ & tinker bell ~ click on books here in the category list for more of toxic's library... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2017 at lost & found vintage toys
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you may notice the prevalence of miniature houses in the sidebar & in my toyroom photos, that's because mr dad & i like to create dollhouses together :) ~ this yellow dollhouse was our first ~ found at a yardsale down in socal, it had obviously had a mouse living... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2017 at lost & found vintage toys
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another vintage golden magazine ~ this issue from june of 1968 has a story about the big cats ~ toxic's favorite was the cheetah, but i love all the big cats & only hope they will still be around for my grandchildren one day to love too ~ art from... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2017 at lost & found vintage toys
happy days have me on a high.. now when do i ever get to say that? it all started when i got to be first to review the amazing new gumby comic book, which is posted here ~ http://friendlyghost.typepad.com/lost_found_vintage_toys/2017/06/new-gumby-comic-book-1-collectors-item-issue.html (kyle baker himself retweeted my post :D yeah that happened..) then continued as mr dad & i hit a yearly neighborhood sale here locally where i found so much cool treasure i had to question whether it was all just one of my vintage toy fever dreams or finally a psychotic break from reality or something? i told the guys that if i'm really in an ambulatory camisole in a nice safe soft room somewhere making this all up to please just leave me right where i am & don't try to help.. at one house i grabbed a handful of vintage kid's books, including a Signed syd hoff one for a quarter! & the lady there complimented me on my pants, then my socks, of course, which has just become my thing i guess because everywhere i go i get that.. haha i used to think maybe people were just being nice to me because i'm sort of an oddball, but this lady went on about how much she liked my style & all, & to a reclusive type like me with fragile self-esteem it just meant alot :) in fact people were nice to me everywhere i went, maybe i don't get around people much, but it was a wonderful reminder that there are good people all over out there.. at another sale i found perhaps the creepiest most wonderful vintage dolly yet for my collection & picked up a vintage which witch game for $2.. (i'll post these soon at the lost & found..) at a different house me & another fun lady picked through cool prizes & goodies out of the 'free' box until our hands were full! fortunately i'd succumbed earlier to investing .50 cents on yes, another plastic jol/pumpkin bucket (it's a weakness) & it held all my trinkets nicely.. then mr dad & i both spotted an unpainted dollhouse halfway down the block, when he heard the price & realized he didn't even have to put it together he said 'Get it!' & it Just fit in the back of the cruiser, along with tubs full of the shingles, doors & windows & furniture that all came with it!!!! so mr dad & i are onto a new project together.. Yay! then after lunch this happened too ~ http://friendlyghost.typepad.com/photos/friendly_ghost_photo_albu/vancouver-rocks-black-cat.html i couldn't sleep last night. i don't know if i was awake because i was thinking too much about things or if i was thinking too much about things because i was awake? i'm forever challenged at self-soothing & self-calming, whether the stress or excitement is bad or good.. & snug helps me.. i have 4 perfect therapy cats. i need all 4.. mr dad takes care of all us kittygirls, & my lost & found post today is for him.. http://friendlyghost.typepad.com/lost_found_vintage_toys/2017/06/spitz-junior-planetarium.html <3
Toggle Commented Jun 18, 2017 on dark places at snowball in hell
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this post is for mr dad who takes good care of all us kittygirls ~ this vintage spitz junior planetarium is his most recent addition to the space room ~ from the harmonic reed corporation 1954 ~ how to use your planetarium ~ use & care ~ happy dad's day,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2017 at lost & found vintage toys
am i having too much fun yet?! :D
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more vintage nancy drew mysteries today ~ i'm still working on my collection ~ uh-oh! a robot is coming!! but nancy drew is unconcerned.. ~ i've said before, toxic read all of these in her day, checked out from her local library ~ by the backpackful in summer ~ toxic... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2017 at lost & found vintage toys
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everyone loves pez dispensers, even if it's a clown like this one ~ they're all over my toyroom shelves ~ toxic used to buy a new pez dispenser every time she went to her local farrell's ice-cream parlour for a birthday or lunch date ~ but like most of her... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at lost & found vintage toys
@@ #gumby #comicbooks #new #children #kids #books #graphicnovel #animation !!!!!!!!!!! http://friendlyghost.typepad.com/lost_found_vintage_toys/2017/06/new-gumby-comic-book-1-collectors-item-issue.html
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Hey Gumby fans!! The new comic books are coming!!! ~ Ok so my inner child has been jumping up & down spazzing out waiting to post ever since my Gumby friend, Jeff Whitman, over at Papercutz Graphic Novels, sent me the new Gumby comic book #1 to review!! Up until... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at lost & found vintage toys
migraine hell has passed :) & i am having a much better a.m. but toxic is jumping straight up & down in my head, it's all i can do to stop her jumping around on the furniture right this second.. because jeff w. at papercutz who is one of our secret gumby friends has sent us an early release copy of the new gumby comic book #1 to review up at the lost & found :D !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it's the best gumby comic book i've seen, & i have them all so i know, & i want to post about it on saturday when it'll get the most visibilty & traffic, but waiting may just kill me. i'm having an inner child spaz out episode for sure.. how will i make it till then? oh, & i almost forgot, there's a new mini album/dollscape now in the gallery quarantine area ~ http://www.brensgumbyland.com/little%20miss%20dx.html i chose to pair the album up with an old favorite eels tune this time, but as always, the music only plays for those with google chrome or firefox, like the rest of the gallery.. & apple steals the music too.. grrrr UPDATE: i couldn't wait. posted today afterall ~ http://friendlyghost.typepad.com/lost_found_vintage_toys/2017/06/new-gumby-comic-book-1-collectors-item-issue.html i was the first to review the new gumby comic book :) jeff said everyone loved it, joe asked for a few tweaks (make it all formal & pull out the Capitol Letters.. lol) hey when joe clokey makes a request i'm very happy to cooperate :D what more could a gumby fan want? unfortunately migraine hell returned & made me sick too.. my nervous system reacts the same to good excitement as it does to the bad stress kind like it doesn't know the difference.. calm down now, toxic.. now my therapy kitties are helping me self-soothe.. (snug is a professional)
Toggle Commented Jun 14, 2017 on dark places at snowball in hell
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a fun vintage game today from hasbro ~ the playground game ~ from 1956 ~ a board game for little kids ~ set up the slides on the game board ~ & take turns trying to get marbles into the dimples ~ bonuses & penalties ~ bump head see supervisor..... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at lost & found vintage toys
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i felt like i needed to see kittens today ~ so here's some on this vintage wee wisdom from june of 1951 ~ i think i'm whimpy n whiney.. lol ~ stuffy ~ jolly junior recipes ~ let's make a doll bed ~ i've yet to see this You magazine... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2017 at lost & found vintage toys
day 3 of migraine hell (i've named them like hurricanes for many years, my painful seemingly infinite alphabet rolling over & over..) depressed. out of hope. our pollen's 4x the 'very high' category so it's dangerous out, although it doesn't take much excuse for me to avoid going out in summer anyway.. the same difficulty with eating just eternally with me, meal in & meal out.. often i resort to a rather unhealthy 'liquid or dust' diet, i call it, whatever dissolves to dust in my forever messed up insides.. the more depressed i get the more unhealthy it gets, handful of chips or chocolate chip ice-cream are my favorite easy meals.. yeah, i aint healthy. i give up on everything today. not that the universe will take note..
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