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toxic used to read the basil of baker street mysteries ~ by eve titus ~ illustrated by paul galdone ~ this version's a minstrel book from 1988 ~ basil is basically the sherlock holmes of mice ~ this book has the mystery of the missing twins ~ there were several... Continue »
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what's better than a glow-in-the-dark 2-headed monster high doll for a valentine's day present? ~ mr dad (my hubby) is the best <3 ~ peri & pearl are the 2-headed daughter of the hydra ~ better than one as they say, right? ~ & her/their fins glow! ~ their diary... Continue »
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a very vintage book today ~ the adventures of grandfather frog ~ by thornton w burgess who also gave us peter rabbit stories ~ from 1919 with illustrations by harrison cady ~ from little brown & co ~ a xmas present from mom & passed down a generation? ~ longlegs... Continue »
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what to do in case of cougar attack.. lol ~ between halloween & xmas seems the right spot to post some nightmare before xmas t's ~ i've been wearing them forever ~ they're usually black & have jack skellington on them ~ but i like grey too ~ i have... Continue »
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recent cool find on ebay & addition to gumbyland, here's moody rudy on card ~ gumby fans will recognize moody rudy as art clokey's oddball expressaflex toy from 1977 ~ i posted him up here at the lost & found before mint in his box with his instruction manual ~... Continue »
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a deluxe post with zillions of pictures! just because ~ i'm a lenore fan from way back ~ she's the original cute little dead girl ~ lenore is a creation of mr roman dirge ~ aw, she's catching a butterfly ~ she has a ditzy kind of sweetness to her... Continue »
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my username on forums used to be friendlyghost.. lol ~ i've always liked vintage casper like in these comics ~ from harveyworld/harveytoons ~ have you noticed it's not even halloween yet & xmas is in the stores ~ casper's ghostland ~ more fun casper items here ~ he's kind to... Continue »
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fall = halloween ~ time for some spooky stories ~ this vintage arrow book of spooky stories is a scholastic book ~ the friendly ghost ~ the kind of book toxic would've bought for .40 cents from the school book fair ~ from 1972 ~ a shiver of ghosts ~... Continue »
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i'm interrupting book month for today for a different kind of oldschool item ~ i just love this vintage falcon children's desk ~ it works as an easel or a desk ~ & it has a chalkboard with some vintage chalk still inside ~ the scrolling paper roll on top... Continue »
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there have been several gumby board games over the years ~ this one by milton bradley came out in 1988 along with the new gumby adventures ~ the board & player pieces ~ you can play as gumby, pokey, prickle or goo ~ there are groobee & blockhead cards ~... Continue »
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the authorized biography of gumby ~ i recently noticed our friend the prema heart gumby in this official biography from 1986 ~ now vintage in its own right, from harmony books ~ by louis kaplan & scott michaelsen with art clokey's assistance ~ the foreword by art explains the origin... Continue »
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whether down in la or here in pdx i've always picked up free underground comics at my comic book store, i assume these are created by aspiring comic book artists trying to get a following ~ some are street culture oriented, alternative, & some drug culture too ~ some like... Continue »
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so who is your favorite b movie host? ~ i usually save these kinds of posts for october, but summer has worn out its welcome here, it was 104 yesterday & reminds me in part why we left socal, so i'm trying to bring autumn to us sooner by sheer... Continue »
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one of the more odd items i've discovered at a yardsale ~ i guess there's a coloring book for everything ~ here's the louisiana plantation coloring book ~ from 2001 ~ toyroom of the past ~ a typical southern mansion ~ i do have new orleans ancestors but i doubt... Continue »
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one of the best mcd happy meal prizes in my opinion was the inspector gadget promo ~ the bag ~ from 1999 ~ based on the movie at the time that was based on the cartoon ~ brenda :D ~ from disney ~ appropriately each prize was a cool gadget... Continue »
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a fun vintage activity coloring book today ~ from treasure books 1965 ~ toxic surely saw every episode of the tv show bewitched several times over ~ samantha's 13 stars game ~ bewitched greeting cards ~ endora's invisibility trick (toxic remembers trying this..) ~ fly me to the moon ~... Continue »
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the original ren & stimpy cartoons are classic ~ the later adult party ones just weren't even funny, only crude ~ these little vintage rolling toys were given out at hardee's as prizes ~ i had to find them on ebay since we had no hardee's places where i lived,... Continue »
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i posted a pic of one of these before here ~ these are basically the original versions of yesterday's gumby adventure outfits ~ lakeside toy company made these knight, astronaut, cowboy & fireman outfits ~ some loose pieces ~ 10 gallon hat ~ this one's seen some time out on... Continue »