Archive for March, 2010

Dysfunctional Family Fun

Monday, March 8th, 2010

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Oh, the memories! When Timmy’s folks start one of their regularly scheduled ‘disagreements’, he retreats to his little hideout to avoid be wielded as a parental weapon. Not the happiest ending for a Little Goldie Book, but in the end (and after a few years of therapy) things generally work out. This little treasure comes to us from the kids’ play area inside the J & L Paint Store in Carthage, MO.

Did They Even See the Movie First?

Friday, March 5th, 2010

casinobat

This #10 can of wrong comes to us from the Dollar Mart in Sandy, Oregon. I can’t imagine that the makers even saw the movie before deciding to stamp its name on a baseball bat. I hope no little gangsters tried to emulate that fateful scene, because it would have taken a lot longer to accomplish with a plastic bat than a real one.

Don’t Believe It, Kids

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

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The Little Goldie Books just keep on coming! This was first published during a time when drugs were indeed thought to be magic, there it lacked the now common “moral of the story” ending you might expect. Drugs are magic only in that they can make your life disappear. Hey, that’s pretty good! By the way, this book was purchased at the Wayne Flea Market in Calistoga, CA.

Give a Man a Fish..

Monday, March 1st, 2010

fishpuppet

I love puppets, and who in their right mind wouldn’t want an Abe Vigoda puppet? This brilliant piece from the short-lived Barney Miller spin-off has a printed vinyl body and soft plastic head. It arrived to us from the Zip ‘n Go in Bonners Ferry, ID.