"Hot Wheels, Nerf Balls, Spyrograph, View Masters... Remember any of those? Well, that’s the idea behind Jellio
. Think of all those times that you flashed back to something from childhood, and it put a huge grin on your face. Well we think you can surround yourself with a few of those memories on a long-term basis."
is about the movies, books, and toys that scared you when you were a kid. It’s also about kids in scary movies
, both as heroes
. And everything else that’s traumatic to a tyke! [more inside]
Before there were videogames, growing up in England in the late 1960s though the 70's we had Action Transfers
. The Letraset company branched off its division of hand set rub-on transfer fonts into full blown action scenes, with Cowboys & Indians
, famous historical battles
, natural disasters
. This collector has dozens of sets
, scanned in high resolution
& never used.
What was in YOUR childhood toybox? Mr. Potato Head
? Magic 8 Ball
? G.I. Joe
? Betsy Wetsy
? Polly Pocket
? No matter what generation you're from, The Vintage Toy Encyclopedia
and The Big Red Toybox
have facts and history on (almost) all of your playthings.
Let's talk about childhood toys.
A wander down memory lane, past care-bears and etch-a-sketches and barrel-o-monkeys. Warning: this site resulted in the bidding up of auctions for Weebles "Tree House"
action sets. I'd forgotten how marvelously upright they remained until I whipped their little egg-like bodies out of a second-story window onto concrete. What was your favorite childhood toy? Do you still have it, or do you have the sudden need to re-acquire it?
Nyaah nyah nyaaah nyah! The Rules of Childhood.
While searching for the origin of "Jinx! Pinch! Poke!" I came across Greasy Kid Stuff. Nostalgics rejoice! Regress into terminology like the "cootie shot" and proven methods of gaining elementary school fame. Also check out the radio program
. Anything missing from this list?