Thursday, December 6, 2012

Santa Sizzler '68 (PART 2)

Part Two in the Western Auto Christmas Gifts catalog from 1968, with a continuation of the wonderful toy section, (a large portion devoted to girl's toys), as well as two pages of xmas tree and trimming bonuses to further "Chris-matize" your home for the holidays. I really love seeing the Marx Toys section and the Mr. Bim stuffed monkey --I still have mine-- man, I really wish I still had my Frosty Sno-Cone maker! I also dig the kiddie musical instrument pages, which we will expand upon on a more mature level in PART THREE, among other things...


















13 comments:

Craftypants Carol said...

Man this is so cool! I had the Mattel-O-Phone. It was pink.

But I think I would give just about anything for those teeny weeny little cookie cutters in the Chiltonware set. Or the dish set with the rooster pop-up toaster!

And I love the last page with the xmas decor!

Karswell said...

That toaster is indeed most diggable. Man, I'm not sure how I've come this far in life and never ever once even heard of Kookykakes! My sister had a Talking Mrs Beasley doll... loved that show.

Craftypants Carol said...

I know - the Kookykakes are news to me too. I was actually wondering if Kakeroop, Frosteroop and Gobble-de-Goop are actually edible. With those kind of names they could go either way.

Man I used to be hypnotized by this part of the toy pages - with the coke dispenser and the Kandy Kitchen and the E-Z Bake Oven and the Sno-Cone Machine! I'm so jealous that you had one!

Karswell said...

I could go for sno cone right about now... freakin December and it's still 70s degrees. I actually love the weather, but right about now is when I'm making Mountain Dew sno cones from a snow drift on my front porch.

My siss also had an EZ Bake oven... made the most disgusting brownies ever.

Craftypants Carol said...

I never got any of those cooking items. Maybe that's why to me they were the holy grail of toys in the catalog.

And I have to say I find that Kenner Big Burger Grill pretty alarming. Here kid, have a wad of raw hamburger and a 150 watt lightbulb to cook it with...

Karswell said...

Better a wad of raw meat, than the pet gerbil!

Now, go in search of that holy grail, Indiana McMahones!

Craftypants Carol said...

Yeah, my little shack could actually use an E-Z Bake oven right now.

Karswell said...

I'll start growing out my dinner beard-- NOW!

Craftypants Carol said...

You gotta have some place to store your snacks!

K. R. Seward said...

Thanks for yet another cool post. Esp. this and the previous installment of the '68 Santa Sizzler. Not a half century old, I was then in the prime of waiting for Santa when this circular and the widgets inside came out. Wow.

JMR777 said...

Fantastic catalog goodness, kids today will never know the joy we had without comuterized gizmos, just pure imagination and some of these cool toys and we were set for some fun and backyard adventure (I'm referring to the last post with the walkie talkies, soldier or cowboy gear, etc.)

Great stuff as always, Karswell!

Karswell said...

Thanks for the comments, continual fuel to the imagination is what AEET is all about! You're never too old to appreciate the stuff I have for everyone here!

And speaking of vintage xmas catalogs, don't miss my Toyland 1960 post from a few years back as well:

http://andeverythingelsetoo.blogspot.com/search?q=toyland+1960

More from this catalog up NEXT!

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