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wild card

Ain’t life crazy? My wife was looking for a missing tv remote, waaaaay down between the cushions of the mid-century couch we inherited from her parents’ house, and she found this card from a vintage kid’s game. I believe it had

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Posted in 60's, illustration, toys

rainbow batman

Of my many NY Comic-Con finds, nothing stands out like Rainbow Batman… and it turns out he’s in canon, too!

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Posted in 60's, comic books, toys

captain of industry

Stan Weston, the licensing entrepreneur who created G.I. Joe and Captain Action back in the 60’s, has died at 84. more info here, here, and here. Photo is Stan at his Manhattan office, surrounded by his many projects and toys, in

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Posted in 60's, advertising, comic books, costumes, toys

truth in advertising

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Posted in nyc, toys

happy birthday, jackie!

August 1 is the birthday of Jackie Ormes, the first African-American woman syndicated cartoonist. She created the comic strip Torchy Brown and the panel comic Patty-Jo ‘n’ Ginger. In 1947, the Terri Lee doll company produced a doll based on

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Posted in 40's, 50's, cartoonists, comics, toys

costumes for captain action

I told you these guys are awesome!

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more puppets

sorry, more puppets, and blurry no less from this guy, this time. (What is it about red vertical stripes that says “puppets”?)

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Posted in architecture, signage, toys