Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Ris-Gay Garter Gun

When you live in lawless times such as these, only one thing can guarantee your protection-- a Ris-Gay Gun Garter! Load it up with caps, or use it in the age-old way of visually distractin' a vicious varmit's braincells with just the flashy lift of a skirt-- either way you'll disable that danger in no time! My gal, Mandy Moonshine returns to show you how it's done (see the final image below) with another kitschy fun 1960's novelty gag gift --and with a truly cute cartoon mascot, to boot!


Brian Barnes said...

Caps or not, it looks like Mandy Moonshine had an accident with a gun and lost a couple fingers!

I love that art, and I can say I love most of the 60s novelty art. It's always really striking and simplified. Get's the point across without a lot of detail, the key to good advertising art.

Mr. Karswell said...

Nope, no fingers missing… she’s making a sort of loose fist with that hand

Mr. Cavin said...

Hey, I had one of those when I was a kid. Probably came my way via my novelty-prone grandfather (who I'm sure I've mentioned here in this context before). I didn't have the excellent packaging, but I remember the gun and the garter and even the simple plastic holster were all in really good shape. Still worked with caps even; at least when I could get two and two together. Most of the time my box of caps got wet--or pounded by a hammer--long before I ever located one of my pistols in the corner of some attic toy chest or at the bottom of the yard or wherever. Only those few times I got the guns and bullets at the same time did things reliably happen as planned.

Mr. Karswell said...

I actually went to Walgreens to get some caps because they usually have cap guns in the toy aisle... but did I actually find any? Nooooo... had to go to one of the local dollar stores instead. Did I find some caps? Yes. Were they actually a dollar? Nooooo again.

Mandy returns in our next post as well, --so hold on to your wigs!