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Topper Toys  1964 Johnny Seven One Man Army A vintage Topper Toys Johnny Seven One Man Army produced in 1964. The top selling toy of 1964! It was called the One Man Army because the gun has 7 functions. A complete one in the box commands top dollar! The gun was released during the Vietnam War and I guess they were getting Johnny ready for WAR. During this era, many televisions shows had a war theme, such as Combat and others. Topper Toys was a divsion of Deluxe Reading Corporation who only sold toys on the top shelves of grocery stores and drug stores (out of the reach of our grubby little hands) while Topper Toys sold there line in toy stores. I remember bugging the heck out of my parents to get me those toys and most cost a weeks salary. They don't make em like this any more!!!! It would be a Politically Incorrect! Where's OSAMA???
Tags: classic  nostalgia  Deluxe  Topper  Guns  Toys 
Added: 14th August 2007
Views: 3340
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Posted By: dezurtdude
King Zor The Fighting Dinosaur by Ideal Toys Corporation 1962 A cool battery operated from the 60's from Ideal Toy Corporation. King Zor came with a dart gun (not shown)and 5 or 6 darts. You were supposed to shoot King Zor's tail and if you hit it, he'd turn, and fire yellow balls at you. I wouldn't dare shoot his tail now for fear of breaking the it! You can nudge the tail to get the same effect. Oh man, please forgive the filming. This when I started doing toy vids and the TV was on in the background and I was looking through a view finder and trying to make sure Zor didn't fall off of the table, all at the same time. I now use a tri-pod. I will do another in the near future. If any one has this or parts, I need some, especially the box and some darts. Co
Tags: toys  classic  nostalgia  Ideal  60s 
Added: 14th August 2007
Views: 4108
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Posted By: dezurtdude
Aurora Plastics Corporation Wonder Woman Model Built Up Model Kit A cool plastic model of Wonder Woman made by Aurora in 1966. Sales of this kit were dismal and it appears that young boys just weren't interested in woman superheros. Wonder Woman is controling the menancing octopus with her magic lasso. A truly cool 60s kit!
Tags: Aurora  Models  Plastic  Wonder  Woman  Super  Heros 
Added: 14th August 2007
Views: 4151
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Posted By: dezurtdude
Mr. Machine by Ideal Toy Corporation 1962 An Ideal Classic that was so popular that Ideal adopted Mr. Machine as their official logo! This toy was designed by Marvin Glass a freelance toy designer and he fashioned Mr. Machine after a henpecked husband. He squawks as he walks. You could take Mr. Machine apart and even though they say it was desinged for a 5 year to do, many a Mr. Machine laid in pieces only to be tossed out by parents who couldn't figure out how to put him back together either. I repair and take apart old toys to clean them and I had one heck of a some fun putting him back together-NOT! LOL. There were two variations of Mr. Machine that came out in the 70s and one in the 80s, but nothing compares to the original Mr. Machine!!!! His orginal box is shown too!
Tags: Ideal  Toys  Old  60s  Classic 
Added: 14th August 2007
Views: 3380
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Posted By: dezurtdude
1950s 1960s Deluxe Reading Corporation Jimmy Jet A vintage Jimmy Jet in action. Deluxe Reading sold these in grocery and drug stores and their toys were place on the top shelves to keep grubby little hands like mine from them. I remember bugging the heck out of my parents for this toy and many others. Most of Deluxe's toys were big and fanstastic! The grocery and drug stores had lay away for the items because most of these toys cost a week's salary back then. Please excuse the filming. I was sick when I was doing the filming and looking through a view finder. The lights were dimmed so you could see how it operates.
Tags: flying  jet  toys  classic  deluxe  reading 
Added: 16th August 2007
Views: 3211
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Posted By: dezurtdude
Ideal Toys King Zor Commercial 1962 A television commercial of King Zor by Ideal Toy Corporation.
Tags: toys  commercials  tv   
Added: 18th August 2007
Views: 1654
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Posted By: dezurtdude
Tiger Joe by Deluxe Reading Toy Corporation Credit to drapersmokes Another great big Deluxe Reading Toy from the 60's sold atop grocery store shelves. You could actually put talcum powder into the tank barrel to simulate smoke. I had one of these babies as a kid!
Tags: tank  army  classic  toys 
Added: 23rd August 2007
Views: 3782
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Posted By: dezurtdude
The Animation Of Beautiful Chrissy and Velvet This video starts with a very brief history and description of the dolls, Beautiful Chrissy and Velvet which were part of a line of growing-hair dolls that were released by the Ideal Toy Corporation. THIS is a stop-motion animation of how their hair could go from long to short to long without using scissors, wigs, or hair extensions.
Tags: Beautiful  Chrissy  Velvet  history  dolls  growing  hair    Ideal  Toy  Corporation  long  short   
Added: 4th February 2009
Views: 1524
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Posted By: mia_bambina
BETTY GRABLE SHOWER OF STARS 1954 This wonderful Musical Variety aired live once per month in the time period normally occupied by the dramatic anthology series Climax! Both were sponsored by the Chrysler Corporation and shared the same host, Mr. William Lundigan. There were occasional plays and lots of music and skits. The most familiar face on the Shower of Stars was Jack Benny who appeared in several shows. Grable appeared in the Premiere Episode. . .
Tags: TV  Shower  of  Stars  Betty  Grable  Jack  Benny 
Added: 23rd November 2007
Views: 1632
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Posted By: Teresa
Deluxe Reading Corporation Mighty Mo Howitzer 1960s Part I A demonstration of a vintage collectible classic toy. I hope the quality is good. For some reason, it won't let me upload from youtube onto here.
Tags: toys  deluxe  reading  vintage  60s  guns  rifle  military 
Added: 29th January 2008
Views: 3201
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Posted By: dezurtdude

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