Last night I got together with my two brothers and we went through some extremely dusty boxes in Mother’s basement. We had great fun and I came home with a box of treasures–things I had been wondering about but had thought they were scattered to the wind. I have a lot of my old toys at my house, in storage and in my home, but there were still some missing pieces….I found a lot of them. 🙂
Click on the pics to see the names and stories!
Imperial Toys Turtle. My late grandmother took me to the Ben Franklin store a lot, and would usually get me a toy.After I picked out this one, I treated it like a real pet.
My amazing remote control triceratops.
Yappy Dachshund. I got one for Christmas when I was about four, and played with it till I practically tore it up. This was a replacement.
Fisher Price Parrot. He makes the most wonderful squawky sound when his wheels turn.
Prunella. Prunella is a dimetrodon my brother Jimmy bought me when I was maybe five..there were four or five others in the group but I can’t find them. She was my favorite, though.
Mother always gave me the best little toys in my Easter Basket. She always made me a basket each year up until the past couple of years, so these are not old, probably from the 90’s.
Old horses from the fifties, I think made by Marx. My dad is a railroad collector and used to buy boxlots from other O-scale train fiends, and he would always give me the extra toys and goodies that would show up in the boxlots. These are Copper, Blackjack and I think the running one is Red.
GI Joe alligator. Filched from my brothers.
Plastic Cydesdale that I think may have been part of a Budweiser promo toy.
Scooter, my pet rock. I painted him.
Pompom kitty, another Easter basket gift.
Wind-up Woodstock that no longer works. I got him at the hospital when I had my tonsils out at age four.
Bottom jaw and fin from my lost JAWS game.
Dinosaurs by Marx. I chewed off the tyrannosaurus’ tail. Marvelously outdated now,these were a gift but I can’t remember who gave them to me..either my dad or brother Scott.
A small handful of the many toy animals that were kept at my grandparents’ house for me to play with. Many are missing; where did they go?? The deer has a red mark on his nose in a dumb attempt I made to make a Rudolph.
Two little cars.
More Marx marvelously outdated dinosaurs.
I had many more small plastic dinos than this, but these are the main ones. I think these three diplodocus’ were brothers.
Two oddball dinosaurs. The yellow one is a a cynognathus by Marx. The little sauropod I’ve never been able to identify.
My first Chinasaurs!
These are the only two dinos I have from our AWESOME Strange Change Machine.. The dimetrodon-like guy has a completely blank face on the other side.
Some of the most attractive dinos I had were, oddly enough, the solid color ones. I forgot what company made these. It isn’t Marx or Sinclair.
GI Joe squid. My brother Scott relented and gave it to me. 🙂
My Fisher-Price safari animals came with a jeep and people but they don’t seem to be around anywhere. I played with the animals the most, though, even though a tiger would not be found on an African safari. 😉
I was thrilled to find my old Imperial Toys great white shark. As you can see I played with this guy relentlessly. The hat I’m wearing was Scott’s—it says “Schlitz Malt Liquor” on it and was given to him by Mother’s father, whom we all called Papaw. 😀