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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
Strolling Bowling I first saw this on a Johnny Carson show in the early '80s. I don't know who invented it but Carson had him on the show with it. When the fellow wound up the bowling ball, it kind of leaned forward and then quickly hopped down the lane and knocked over the pins. I laughed for a good long time after seeing that. Strolling bowling has been re-issued and you can get them once again online. It's great taking it out once in a while to show friends. They get a kick out of watching it hop down the lane. (I don't really "play" with any of the few vintage toys that I own. I don't think that's a good idea with vintage toys that have wind-up springs. I just basically show friends that they still work.)
Tags: strolling  bowling  bowl  ball  game  classic  toy  carson 
Added: 25th August 2007
Views: 2679
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Posted By: jimmyjet
The Great Garloo by Marx 1960s A 1961 commercial for The Great Garloo by Marx toys. This toy is hot and collectors go nuts over them even if they don't work. Notice the price at the end. It must have floored most parents! See the pictures I have of this toy and his son from my collection.
Tags: great  garloo  toys  classic  vintage 
Added: 21st August 2007
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Posted By: dezurtdude
Randix 57 Chevy AM FM Radio Cassette Here is a '57 Chevy AM/FM radio/cassette player from the '80's. The front hood opens to insert the cassette and the rear trunk opens to hold the batteries and AC cord. The headlights are the speakers, the windshield is the carrying handle and the antenna is, well, the antenna. The front driving lights light up when the unit is on. The front license plate says "RANDIX '57 Chevy." It was marketed by the RANDIX Co. but was manufactured in China! (It's probably been giving out melamine rays all these years!) I actually bought this at a Toys "R" Us. For those of you who watch reruns of "Home Improvement," you might have noticed one of these sitting on the shelf of the "Tool Time" set. (One of my favorite shows.)
Tags: radio  57  chevy  cassette  classic  car  randix 
Added: 22nd August 2007
Views: 11209
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Posted By: jimmyjet
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: 3928
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Posted By: dezurtdude
Rock Em Sock Em Robots Tags: Rock  Em  Sock  Em  Robots  Toys 
Added: 12th September 2007
Views: 1516
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Posted By: Old Fart
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: 5369
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Posted By: Lava1964
PAPER DOLL BOOK starring  Marlo Thomas THAT GIRL PAPER DOLL BOOK starring THAT GIRL, Marlo Thomas 1967' - Paper dolls are figures cut out of paper, with separate clothes usually held onto the dolls by folding tabs. They have been inexpensive children's toys for almost two hundred years. GUESS WHAT, Paper dolls have regained popularity with young children featuring popular characters and celebrities. ONLINE - virtual paperdolls also have a popular following, with users able to drag and drop images of clothes onto images of dolls or actual people.
Tags: Paper  dolls  THAT  GIRL  Marlo  Thomas  characters  celebrities   
Added: 22nd March 2009
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Posted By: mia_bambina
Gaylord The Walking Bloodhound One of Ideal's cool "battery operated animal series" toys. Gaylord will walk forward when his leash is pulled once, stop when pulled second time and go backwards when pulled again! He also was designed to walk up shallow stairs. He came with a leash and bone. His nose has a magnet in it which would allow him to pick up the bone with his nose.
Tags: gaylord  walking  toy  dog  battery  ideal  1963   
Added: 19th October 2007
Views: 5497
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Posted By: Tony
PRESSMANS WITCH DOCTOR HEAD SHRINKER KIT This commercial was shown on television in the late 60's and early 70's. Very, very strange.....
Tags: pressman  witch  doctor  head  shrinker  kit  60s  toys 
Added: 31st October 2007
Views: 1567
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Posted By: Sophia

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