Parachute toys have a history of not making much sense, but this one came so close! If they had only realized that Lloyd Bridges’ character was a diver of the scuba (not sky) variety. At least they didn’t weigh him down with those pesky air tanks. They did, however, forget his hairy chest! I guess that’s hard to reproduce in plastic. This off-chute was discovered at Check’s Drug in Mayo, FL.
Archive for August, 2010
Yes, this is real, for I indeed had one myself. While most of us simply enjoyed flipping each other the extra-terrestrial bird with it, it’s obvious now that there were other possibilities unbeknownst to our fragile, innocent minds at the time. Once again, the product approval process fails spectacularly! BTW, this isn’t the first time we’ve reported on a phallic finger.
Who knew iron filings made good whiskers until this classic toy came along? Both Democrats and Republicans had fun creating unique disguises for President Clinton, some more flattering than the examples on the card I’m sure. They should make one for every president! Wouldn’t you just love to give ol’ Millard Filmore a big pair of mutton chops? This polarized presidential portrait hails from the Souvenir Supershop in Washington, D.C.