Saturday, April 29, 2006
Friday, April 28, 2006
I've always loved the old drink-mix packs like Funny Face, Drink-Aid, and of course Kool-Aid. So today I thought it would be fun and make one up.
I would go on ant safaris in the front yard snatching up red ants for my plastic farm. Of course it was good demented fun when you introduced black ants into your all red ant farm. Your farm turned into a battlefield. Gruesome acts of ant violence just a few inches away from your face. The battles were fierce and sometimes lasted for hours.
How many millions of ants gave their lives for the amusement of kids?
Thursday, April 27, 2006
In the 1970's it seems like everyone had their one type of Putty. There was this one, Frankenstein Glow Putty and then there was Bugs Bunny Putty, Flash Gordon Galaxy Putty, Star Trek The Motion Picture Putty, The Pink Panther Putty, The Incredible Hulk Power Putty and The Amazing Spider-Man Power Putty. The 1960's had The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Secret Print Putty and Batman Print Putty.
I guess back in the day it was a cool thing to have your own putty if you were a licensed character. I noticed recently that Silly Putty has been using licensed properties to make their own putty more appealing.
I've noticed on the vintage ones there seems to be three different variations of eraser material and five different colors. The variations are very soft, very hard & glossy and the common normal ones. They came in Green, Blue, Yellow, Orange and Brown.
I'm not sure when Diener started making them, but I've been told they were sold in stores before they became Happy Meal premiums. They were also used in gumball machines with suction cups on their feet and most recently I've spotted them at Hobby Lobby in day-glow colors.
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
I can only dream of going back in time and walking through the toy aisles checking out all the cool 70's toys. I snapped this photo back in 2001 in Anaheim. It has been torn down since then.
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Sunday, April 23, 2006
Saturday, April 22, 2006
Meet Zooty the Newt! Zooty is tired of seeing many of his friends grow multiple legs, tails and eyes. So Zooty has decided to ask everyone to do their best and not pollute!
There is even a Zooty the Newt group on Flickr! So if you would like to be a Zooty Pal just go over to the group and join!