Thursday, May 25, 2006

Star Wars Sugar-Free Bubble Gum

Today marked the 29th anniversary of the release of Star Wars.

In honor of this day here’s a piece of Star Wars Sugar-Free Bubble Gum for your enjoyment!

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Spaceman's Luck R.I.P. Frankie Thomas

This photo is my tribute to Frankie Thomas who played Tom Corbett in the 1950's TV show Tom Corbett, Space Cadet. He passed away recently on May 11th and will be missed.

Neato-Aid Drink Mix Pack

Neato-Aid Drink Mix Pack
Originally uploaded by Neato Coolville.
Here comes #3 of the fake drink mix packs.

Big Fang doesn’t like to share his Big Fang Raspberry, so you gotta watch out when you want some. True, he does have big gnarly teeth but his roar is bigger than his bite, and his breath smells like raspberries!

Friday, May 19, 2006

Sorry -- For Illustration Friday

Originally uploaded by Neato Coolville.
Oops, looks like someone is having a snack. At least he's sorry for knocking over the fish bowl and attempting to eat the goldfish!

Neato-Aid Drink-Mix Pack

Neato-Aid Drink-Mix Pack
Originally uploaded by Neato Coolville.
"Be caveman like me. Drink Uga-Uga Grape. Make tum-tum feed goooood!"

This is the second pack that I've done and I hope to be adding more in the near future.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Colonel Bleep

Atomic wow-cool, is the only way I can describe this amazing 'toon from 1957. Colonel Bleep is considered to be the first color cartoon produced for television. Our heroes Colonel Bleep (from the planet Futura), Squeek (a non-talking boy puppet), and Scratch (an out-of-time caveman) find adventure traveling through space and time. It was narrated by Noah Tyler, who filled us in on what was happening since the characters never talked.

Monday, May 15, 2006

The 13th Hole

The 13th Hole
Originally uploaded by Neato Coolville.
This weeks Illustration Friday topic is Angels & Devils. I'm sure Angels enjoy a good game of mini-golf once in awhile.

Illustrated in photoshop.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Original King Kong Ticket 1933

A ticket to see the 8th Wonder of the World! This is my favorite ticket in my collection!

This ticket comes from the Strand Theatre located on Baronne street in New Orleans. It was built in 1917 and it had a Wurlitzer Style 4 organ.

I can just imagine sitting in this wonderful movie palace and the organ is being played before King Kong is about to start.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Original Spook Show Ticket 1958

Spook Shows were a big thing in the 1950's and 60's when everyone was monster crazy! This "Hollywood Monster Show" had the biggest monster stars appear live on stage with the Frankenstein Monster, the Killer Creature and the Mummy. I guess Dracula had a previous engagement and wasn't able to make the show.

I'm not sure where the Beyer Theatre was but I'm guessing it might have been Beyers in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, which has been closed for many years. I purchased this at an antique store here in Missouri, so it's a good chance that it's from there.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

"Faint Check" from Revenge of the Creature

The Olympic Theatre in Cicero, Illinois must have been inspired by the great William Castle to promote this double feature of Revenge of the Creature (the sequel to The Creature from the Black Lagoon) and Cult of the Cobra with these “Faint Checks”.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Star Wars and the Beatles Collide!

This music video oddity from 1978 features Ringo Starr and Carrier Fisher singing You’re Sixteen. Enjoy!

Bondex Denim Iron-On Patch

My Grandmother was always sewing these into the knees of my jeans. They always made your jeans feel stiff and made it hard to bend your knees. I think she even put ‘em in my Sears Toughskins which were supposed to be indestructible. Eventually these sturdy iron-on patches were no match for a seven-year-old boy playing in the dirt and rocks with his Hot Wheels and Army Men!

Friday, May 05, 2006

Fat Boy & The Blob

Fat Boy & The Blob
Originally uploaded by Neato Coolville.
This drawing is kind of inspired by the old sci-fi movie The Blob and The Angry Red Planet. I kind of feel sorry for poor fido, but I'm sure Jimmy will be joining him soon.

This is for illustraion friday's topic FAT and created in photoshop.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Manglors Manglord Action Figure Toy

In 1983 Ideal released their first set of Manglors. They were Manglizard, Manglodemon, and Manglodragon and they were packaged in plastic eggs. I believe around 1985-86 the line was revamped and a new set was released. This new set had Manglord, Manglosaurus, and Manglodactyl along with the Manglor Mountain playset that came with a Manglord and red volcanic slime! The figures were more colorful and instead of eggs they came in nicely illustrated boxes. Apparently both sets were a failure and were on toy shelves for just a short time.

Ideal's Manglors Commercial

1950's Halloween Robots Snapshot

1950's Halloween Robots
Originally uploaded by Neato Coolville.
A good friend of mine let me scan this amazing Halloween costume photo. She is one of the kids inside the robot costume and the little one is her brother. She said that her Dad made them from cardboard and painted them silver. I like that they have that movie serial robot look to them.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006


Smash-up Derby

Kenner’s SSP Smash-Up Derby looked like it was a bunch of fun and especially after watching this old commercial it still looks fun! I always wanted a set back when I was a kid, but for some reason I never got one. Probably a good thing, since I would’ve probably lost all of the pieces.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006


1969 General Mills Lucky Charms & Frosty O’s Cereal Commercial.

This commercial is for the Springys premium offer of Bullwinkle, Rocky, Underdog and Lucky Leprechaurn. The jingle is so catchy you won’t be able to get it out of your head!

Monday, May 01, 2006


Happy May Day
Originally uploaded by Neato Coolville.
Frankenstein wishes everyone a happy May Day!

Now run away because he'll soon be tearing off those flower petals and throwing them into the lake and I think we all know what happens when there aren’t any more petals to throw in!

Photoshop 2006