Posts Tagged ‘movies’

Bathroom Stains

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Minions of the post/neo-punk era would have wet themselves (ironically) in excitement over this bathroom rug set featuring a young Diane Lane decked out as Corrine “3rd Degree” Burns. Although this movie was never widely shown and has yet to see a video release, late night airings on MTV and USA’s Night Flight created a cult following that lead to this failed licensing endeavor. The world needs more punk related bathroom items, don’t ya think? This page was torn from a 1984 Canadian Christmas catalog.

Over the Rainbeaux

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Many celebrities such as Farrah Fawcett and Cher were immortalized as plastic hairstyling busts, so why not 70’s sensation Cheryl “Rainbeaux” Smith? Oh yeah, it’s probably because she starred in softcore adult films. Nonetheless, the profits she might have received from this proposed toy might have given her a chance at better (and longer) life. Let’s all remember her the way she was, and continue to enjoy her films in the spirit they were intended. On loan from a private collector in Craigsville, VA.

On the Fritz

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Back in the day, most adults thought cartoons were for kids, but this one changed all that. Ralph Bakshi’s film based on Robert Crumb’s irreverent characters was the first animated film to garner an “X” rating. And, while Fritz was bouncing from bed to bed on screen, kids almost had the chance to bounce around on Fritz! Luckily this hopping bouncy toy never made it beyond the prototype stage. This one of a kind piece is part of a private collection housed in Reno, NV.

One to Phone Home About

Wednesday, August 4th, 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.

It’s All For You!

Friday, July 30th, 2010

I love old Halloween costumes, and just couldn’t wait until October before posting this piece of vintage horror. Looking for a scary costume? What could be scarier than the Antichrist himself? Mask and all black costume included, but unfortunately no temporary tattoos of the “mark of the beast”. By the way, if you can find the Father Brennan costume from this movie, it can double as a Doctor Who costume! This item was discovered at the St. Winifred Church Benefit Yard Sale in Perry, MO.

A Different Nursery Rhyme

Monday, July 26th, 2010

This vintage wind-up musical television tells the story of Richard Nixon’s “great fall” in lenticular animated style! Infants and toddlers could learn a valuable lesson from this little gem, while little girls could fawn over Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman to their heart’s content. I think they should have made a tape recorder instead, don’t you? Found at the Baxter rummage sale in Sharpsburg, KY.

Sean Connery’s Packin’!

Monday, July 5th, 2010

These movie cards should have been packaged with cheese rather than bubble gum. This underexposed outing featuring an over exposed Sean Connery (could anyone really be paid enough to wear that outfit?) had little more marketing than these wax packs, but the image of our beloved James Bond in those thigh-high stripper boots and bright red oyster-hammock is burned into our minds forever. Discovered at the Buy-Rite Pharmacy in Sisters, OR.

Give Shirley MacLaine Enough Rope..

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

This could easily be called “Did they even see the movie? Pt 3″. It looks like they saw the word “children” and assumed a jump rope would be appropriate. The end of this 1961 film (also starring Audrey Hepburn) would prove otherwise. Here’s a hint: If this toy were based on the play, it would be a gun. This rarity was discovered at Little Miss Muffet’s Consignments in Kermit, TX.

No, It’s a Movie.. About Radio.. Ahh, Forget it.

Monday, June 21st, 2010

I would hope the makers of this radio eventually figured out why it didn’t sell as well as they’d wished. I mean, it’s an FM radio based on the 1978 film “FM”, and all they did was put the movie logo on it. So, it didn’t really stand out from any other FM radio. If they wanted it to fly off the shelves, they should have slapped a picture of Martin Mull as the dreamy Eric Swan on it! This little caveman iPod was discovered at Uetter’s Consignments in Parkers Prairie, MN.

Handy Man-slaughter

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Take stroll over to the Toy Rack and check out a rather obvious but still highly inappropriate offering based on the mega-gruesome 70’s slasher film. I can only imagine that the power tools weren’t included to save money (after all, it’s just a rack toy), but still, a hammer and chisel can certainly dish out the destruction if used properly.  Ski mask sold separately!