Friday, May 26, 2023

Mr. T Air Freshener

I pity the fool that don't smell like Mr. T! Yep, the amazing things that I sometimes find... and hard to believe it's never been used! How can anyone resist not opening this and getting a whiff of Mr. T?!

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Mysta of the Moon

By now, I'm sure many of you have seen Lily Renee's beautiful cover design for the November 1945 issue of Planet Comics #39, it is quite the classic. But how many of you have read the six-page Ross Gallun Mysta of the Moon story inside featuring the fantastic Fran Hopper illustrations? Yes sir, it's time for yet another sexy sci-fi romp from the golden age of good girl art, where we find magnificent Mysta (and her trusty robot) slinking through another action-packed space adventure, clad only in her battlestar bikini and heavenly heels vs. an evil madman and his disintegrating death ray of doom! More info on Mysta HERE!

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Snively's Bootex

Having trouble removing those tight boots? Never fear, --Snively's Bootex is here! No more struggle, just easy 60's ingenuity in a fantastically designed box full of fun illustrations and handsome hand lettering. Go-go dancers, fishermen, soldiers, snowman builders; Snively's Bootex is the coolest contraption made just for you! Get 'em off ASAP-- NOW!

Sunday, May 14, 2023

Nuudoo the Voodoo Dancer

For those of you that remember my Fatima the Harem Dancing Girl and Hula post in 2020, I've found another one of these vintage, hand cranked novelty toys, this time with an African native theme. And similar to the hula girl toy, she's displayed in her own clear, petri dish case (and just as sloppily painted), and she's certainly got the grinding voodoo moves to put all the other jungle girls to shame --check out the video at the end of the post!

Friday, May 12, 2023

The Monkey's Paw of Dunkerque

A few weeks back I found this French Victorian era glass souvenir casket box featuring a brightly back-painted lid image of the port of Dunkirk, where the famous Bataille de Dunkerque was to eventually be fought in 1940. And with its ornate, golden metal framework, glass sides, and tufted silk cushion within (unfortunately, quite rotted and disintegrating at this point), it was decided this was still the perfect casing to hold yet another macabre memento for Mr. Karswell's museum of miniature curiosities. And being of course more a horror buff than one of war history, --and turning to W. W. Jacobs for further inspiration-- a shriveled monkey's paw seemed to be the pawfect, final furry ingredient! Ideal for the overall size of the box, it is only after the lid is opened to reveal the petrified paw inside that we suddenly realize this sinister, spider-like appendage, in fact, does not wish to be contained at all, and it will quickly scurry out for an eerie escape almost instantaneously. It is also believed that the paw will grant you three wishes, and if you do wish to test this, I recommend that one does so very carefully and with much thought put into each and every single desire. I assure you, simply putting the paw back into the box and tightly securing the lid instead, becomes the wiser, more sound decision, as it is always best to avoid a trio of miscalculated, backfiring wishes of epically, deadly proportions.