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Tick Tock Toys: "Archives and Galleries, a cavalcade of images" Splendiferous things of yore!!
posted by hama7 (17 comments total)
[kind of via coudal]
posted by hama7 at 5:08 AM on April 3, 2003

There's some wonderful stuff in there. I am greatly pained by one thing, though: this image (from this page) is very familiar to me, but I can't remember what it's from. I've been digging around in the food packaging section but haven't found it yet. Do any of you recognize it?
posted by Songdog at 5:50 AM on April 3, 2003

Songdog: Yipes, Stripes! Beechnut Gum!
posted by iconomy at 5:52 AM on April 3, 2003

That's me: Snorkeldorf, down in the corner. Yes!
I hated Freakies but ate plenty of them. Still, my collection is lacking the purple fellow. I have multiple vintage Googy-Goodies, if anyone wants to trade.
posted by Shane at 6:02 AM on April 3, 2003

Looking at this stuff, (a topic near and dear to me), I'm amazed by one, how many of the products are still available and two, how many sound worth reviving.
posted by jonmc at 6:28 AM on April 3, 2003

This is so damn great, hama, thanks!!
posted by jonson at 8:25 AM on April 3, 2003

wow. suddenly i don't care that i have nothing to do at work. this is amazing. i don't know where to click first! thank you hama.
posted by folktrash at 8:32 AM on April 3, 2003

iconomy - thanks; I'm looking but I haven't found another link with that little tiger picture. I know the Fruit Stripe zebra, but where's the tiger?
posted by Songdog at 8:38 AM on April 3, 2003

Good-and-Plenty sure hasn't changed much since 1949. They're vegan, too (no refined sugar). Choo choo!
posted by Shane at 9:14 AM on April 3, 2003

man, i haven't spent this long away from metafilter in ages. what a wonderful collection of imagery. wow. freaking wow.
posted by folktrash at 9:53 AM on April 3, 2003

Songdog - I really thought that tiger was from Yipes Stripes, but it's from Sour Bites.
posted by iconomy at 9:53 AM on April 3, 2003

Oh and thanks, hama7 - this is great fun.
posted by iconomy at 9:55 AM on April 3, 2003

This is great, hama7. Truly a wealth of fun stuff.

My only quibble is that images like this are too small to read the text - text which is the main reason the image is worth including. I know there are server space issues with something this comprehensive, but it's excruciating to get so close but still not be able to read the comic strip.
posted by soyjoy at 10:15 AM on April 3, 2003

I sure wish I still had these three books. I paid a whole quarter for each of them, too, dammit!
posted by yhbc at 10:22 AM on April 3, 2003

Thanks, iconomy! That's the tiger - it's funny that I don't have any strong memories of the candy even though the packaging is so familiar.
posted by Songdog at 10:23 AM on April 3, 2003

Gosh, that's weird. I almost posted this last night, with my other toy thread....

But it's a repost.
posted by Espoo2 at 10:32 AM on April 3, 2003

Yes, we did previously discuss this site.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 10:46 AM on April 3, 2003

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