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Remco Toys Monkey Division Whirlybird 1964 A mint in the box Remco Whirlybird. Remco made many variations of this whirlybird. This is the Monkey Division variation. Monkey Division was a line of toys Remco made and touted it as their "Guerilla War" line of toys. The had helmets, guns, rifles, bazookas, etc. Another wildly popular 60s toy put out during the Vietnam era. Toys glorifying war began to wane when the reports of scores of soliders getting killed filled our TV screens and the "Living Room War" we viewed on the news became unpopular, also it was more fun to make Love not War and the hippie era was ushered in. Parents began to object to toys glorifying war. The set also came with 25 soldiers, a tank, a jeep and truck. The whirlybird also carried all the stuff and had a working cargo hoist too. You are looking at a rarity. The soliders etc. are not shown but are still in their original package. I've often wondered how some of these toys these toys remain unplayed with? Perhaps it is old store stock and I've also heard that sometimes parents would leave the room of a deceased child the way it was when they passed. That is kind of creepy to me.
Tags: remco  whirlybird  helicopter  toys  classic 
Added: 14th August 2007
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Posted By: dezurtdude
The Great Garloo by Marx Toys 1962 A really cool classic toy from the 60s produced by Marx Toys. Garloo was a very large battery operated that retailed for a whopping $17.98 in 1961! That was a ton of money! You can steer Garloo with the little steering wheel on the remote control on his battery box, move him forward or backward, open or close his arms and make him bend over to pic up objects. Marx also put out a 3 inch metal and plastic wind-up called Son of Garloo.
Tags: marx  vintage  garloo  classic  60s 
Added: 20th August 2007
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Posted By: dezurtdude
Gene Gene The Dancing Machine Eugene Patton, better known as Gene Gene The Dancing Machine, was a regular non-competing act on The Gong Show. Patton was an NBC stagehand. According to host Chuck Barris, Patton often danced backstage to the music of other acts. Barris thought Patton's style of dancing was amusing, so he persuaded Patton to dance on a show that was otherwise going to run a couple of minutes short. Strutting his stuff to a blended version of two Count Basie songs (Jumpin' at the Woodside and Two O'Clock Jump), the public reaction was favorable and Gene became a semi-regular. This clip shows an early appearance of Gene Gene the Dancing Machine because soon afterwards it became part of the shtick for Patton's fellow stagehands to litter the stage with an assortment of bizarre random objects: inflatable toys, sports equipment, clothing, furniture, mannequins, etc. (It was the 1970s. You had to be there.)
Tags: Gong  Show  Gene  Dancing  Machine 
Added: 1st October 2007
Views: 5912
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Posted By: Lava1964
Honus Wagner baseball card The most valuable sports card in the world features Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Honus Wagner. Printed by the American Tobacco Company in 1910, the card is quite rare. Only about 60 are known to exist. Their scarcity can be attributed to Wagner himself. A non-smoker, Wagner objected to his likeness being used to promote tobacco. The company acquiesced to Wagner's wishes and withdrew the card from production--but not before a number had entered the market. The most splendid example of the Wagner Card sold at auction in February 2007 for $2.35 million.
Tags: Honus  Wagner  baseball  card 
Added: 22nd November 2007
Views: 1711
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Posted By: Lava1964
Deceiving Childrens Movie Premiering Dec 7th There will be a new children's movie The Golden Compass premiering December 7th, starring Nicole Kidman, and is being highly promoted. Many well intended parents/grandparents will think this is a great movie to take the kids to see, even my wife and son wanted to see it. The movie has been described as "atheism for kids" and is based on the first book of a trilogy entitled "His Dark Materials" written by Phillip Pullman. Pullman 's main objective is to bash Christianity and promote atheism. Pullman left little doubt about his intentions when he said in a 2003 interview, "my books are about killing God." He has even stated that he wants "to kill God in the minds of children". I always verify my info with Snopes.com first; here are a bunch of links to verify and to read more info: http://snopes.com/politics/religion/compass.asp http://www.citizenlink.org/content/A000005672.cfm http://www.mtv.com/movies/news/articles/1573421/story.jhtml They have a right to produce this movie and I'm not saying not to go see it, just be aware that this isn't as innocent as they are advertising! Heck, MTV is giving a warning!
Tags: Deceiving  Childrens  Movie 
Added: 28th November 2007
Views: 1539
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Posted By: Steve
Nat King Cole Sings The Christmas Song This song was written in 1944 by Mel Tormé and Bob Wells. The Nat King Cole Trio first recorded it in 1946. At Cole's request, and over the objections of his label, Capitol Records, a second recording was made the same year using a small string section, this version became a huge hit on both the pop and R&B charts. Cole re-recorded the song in 1953 and again in 1961, using the same arrangement with a full orchestra. Mel Tormé himself eventually recorded his own version in 1965. However, the 1961 recording by Cole is generally regarded as definitive and continues to receive considerable radio airplay each holiday season. Cole's version was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1974.
Tags: the  christmas  song  nat  king  cole  mel  torme 
Added: 2nd December 2007
Views: 3617
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Posted By: Babs64
Car 54 Where Are You What a great team they were! Did you know that: - For the black-and-white location shots, the patrol cars were painted red so as not to confuse the locals. - The large circular object on the dashboard between the two officers is an auxiliary fan, in the days before cars had air conditioning. - The show was filmed at the Biograph Studios in the Bronx. The studio was originally built in 1912 by the American Mutoscope & Biograph. The studio facilities were sold several times through the years, until it burned down in 1980.
Tags: car  54  where  are  you  officer  francis  muldoon  fred  gwynne  gunther  toody  joe  ross  comedy   
Added: 25th March 2008
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Posted By: Naomi
Definition This excellent Canadian game show ran for 17 years on CTV from 1973 to 1990. Two teams of two competed. The object of the game was to solve a pun by adding letters to the board. (Many of the clever puns were submitted by viewers.) You might recognize host Jim Perry from his work on American game shows. The smooth-voiced announcer is Dave DeVol who holds the world record for the longest tenure as a TV weatherman. Oh yes: the 26th letter of the alphabet is "zed" in Canada.
Tags: Definition  Jim  Perry 
Added: 27th February 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
Sergeant York Movie Poster A very attractive poster for the 1941 Gary Cooper movie Sergeant York. (I've always thought conscientious objectors should be made to watch this excellent film.)
Tags: Sergeant  York  poster 
Added: 3rd May 2008
Views: 1488
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Posted By: Lava1964
Walter Cronkite reporting of UFOs Prompted by Lava's posting of Amelia Earhart, UFOs have pretty much been regularly in the news since at least the 1950s. Do You Believe?
Tags: Walter  Cronkite  reporting  of  UFOsU.F.O.    Sightings    UFO    Unidentified    Flying    Objects    Object    1973    Gulf    Coast     
Added: 9th July 2008
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Posted By: pfc

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