Alternate reality dime-store toys with frank labels


13 Responses to “Alternate reality dime-store toys with frank labels”

  1. Preston Sturges says:

    What were those toys Dan Akroyd sold?  Bag O’ Glass and the Human Torch and Invisible Pedestrian Halloween costumes. 

  2. ‘Gag gift?’ I see what you did there.

  3. Brainspore says:

    The seller says, “Handmade toy from an alternate 1950′s universe. A world where the packaging told you exactly what you were getting.”

    Also a world where the Heimlich maneuver was in widespread use before the 1970s.

  4. jayson says:

    Perhaps the seller has been to the Sausalito Ferry Company Gift Store, which for many years has had a fun little bin of tiny toys in the front with various labels, the most fun of which has always been simply “Choking Hazards.”

  5. Preston Sturges says:

    When we were kids, we didn’t have all these fancy video games. But if you gave us a book of matches and a watering can full of gasoline, we’d play in the alley for hours.

  6. penguinchris says:

    Is there some reason there’s so much watermarking? I understand people on ebay watermarking their images for common collectibles (other people with the same item can use someone else’s photos), but what is the justification for the watermarking here? They’re unique items, and not exactly great photos of them.

  7. heng says:

    This reminds me of Tim Hunkin’s masterpiece:

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