Monday, July 21, 2014

Xmas in July, Day 21: See-It-Bake Oven

I don't care who thinks it's girly of me to want a See-It-Bake Oven, cuz who the Hell doesn't love cakes and pies and brownies and biscuits??!! A cute little contraption and efficiently designed-- man, I'm ready for some Xmas in July cookies NOW! (Montgomery Wards Xmas Catalog, 1972)


Sunday, July 20, 2014

Xmas in July, Day 20: Bendy Toys

Maybe you saw the Pink Panther on the nightstand in our last post, well here he is again-- all 2 ft. of foam rubber and flexible wire frame! Along with Tom & Jerry, these Bendy Toys were really awesome and totally different style English imports, and I want them both for xmas, please!! (Montgomery Wards Xmas Catalog, '71)


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Xmas in July, Day 19: Road Runner Set

My entire bedroom with a Road Runner / Wile E. Coyote motif? Yes, please! Bedspreads, sheets, pillow cases, drapes, and even the towels and washcloths for my bathroom? You know it.


Friday, July 18, 2014

Xmas in July, Day 18: Hugo

I always wanted a Hugo, Man of a Thousand Faces, but I never got one. I still want one too, damn it! (Sears Christmas Wish Book, 1976)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Xmas in July, Day 17: Buck-A-Roo vs. Showdown Sam

The object of Buck-A-Roo was the same as the JAWS game, but in reverse, pile it up instead of take it off... while Showdown Sam definitely fills my inner Westworld needs to battle an evil, lawless robotic gun slinger! So yeah, what every kid wants for xmas the most-- TOYS TOYS TOYS!!! that fight back! (Sears Xmas Wish Book, '76)


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Xmas in July, Day 16: Record Books

We skinned up our knees pretty good yesterday on the skateboards (it's 1976, what the Hell are knee pads anyway???), so now we're back inside and looking for something to do. Good thing this Xmas in July we added record books to our wish lists-- and being the horror head that I am, I made a special notation on Monsters Hits (#2) Frankenstein, Dracula, Man Thing, and Werewolf (but of course any cartoon and / or super hero set will work too!) So put on the record, and read along to full color action and adventure! (Sears Christmas Wish Book, 1976)


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Xmas in July, Day 15: Crysta-Flex Skateboard

The hot summer temps have cooled a bit here this week thanks to the "polar vortex" (or whatever the Hell they're talking about on the damn weather channel), so it's time to break out the skateboard and hit the sidewalk / streets-- and man, I have a serious eye on the Crysta-Flex (#4) board of high-pact and made of flexible clear plexi with matching clear polyurethane wheels! It's like I'm shreddin' on Wonder Woman's clear jet --but it's a skateboard!
(Sears Xmas Wish Book, 1976)