Posts Tagged ‘television’

Prehistoric Communication

Friday, April 30th, 2010

I’m pretty sure cavemen didn’t grunt into electronic devices of any kind, but seeing Korg himself wielding a walkie talkie so naturally makes me think otherwise. Either way, I’m sure kids had a lot of fun grunting orders to each other with these while planning attacks on imaginary mastodons. Wait a minute, where would cave men get batteries? I’m reminded of a quote from John K.’s blog:

This timestream paradox comes to us from a private collector in Buckingham, FL.

Just Say “No way, man”

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

I have fond memories of the show Rumpus Room, but those who had this trippin’ little book might not remember so clearly. This isn’t the first book we’ve found to feature such activity, but it is certainly the first to feature a stoned insect on the cover. Man, I’m getting the munchies just reading it! We picked this one up at the Carl rummage sale in Exeter, ME.

The Secret Word for Today is “Meat”!

Monday, April 26th, 2010

I’ve seen some unusual promotional tie-ins, but this one is rather unfortunate. Who knew that right after this Paul Reubens would be caught jerky-ing his own beef? Apparently Jack didn’t. Still, for the chance to win Pee-Wee’s bowtie, I’d choke down a lot of meat (the secret word! scream really loud, kids!). This far-beyond-its-expiration-date snack comes from a private collector in Decatur, IL.

Give a Man a Fish..

Monday, March 1st, 2010


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.

A Perfectly Good Airplane..

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Today brings a new addition to the Toy Rack. I don’t understand why people jump out of perfectly good airplanes, let alone Stewart “Mac” McMillan. This acquisition comes from a Rock Hudson collector in Gabbs, Nevada. I wonder if they made a “Wife” parachute toy?

When I grow up..

Friday, February 19th, 2010

“..I want to be a doctor! But not just any doctor, no way! I don’t want to save lives, I want to improve them! And make ridiculous piles of cash doing it!” I can just hear the joyous cries of the young recipients of this curious little toy. I mean, who wouldn’t want a stethoscope with Julian McMahon’s picture on it? This more recent offering was found at the Corner Pharmacy in Baileyton, TN.

Missed Comedy Opportunity

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010


Ironically, this frame tray puzzle actually has 24 “easy pieces”. You’d think they’d tie it in a little better with the name of the Jack Nicholson movie it features. Much to my dismay, it’s only missing four pieces, which again kills the chance of further comedic potential. Thanks to the Garcia rummage sale in Agua Dulce, TX for this find.

“Zap” Klugman

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Today brings a new addition to the Toy Rack, a rather odd (no pun intended) licensed piece from the best forensic medicine drama of the 70’s.  Don’t even ask, it’s not for sale.

Click the link on the right to check it out.