This vintage 60s Mattel commercial shows various music boxes and some pretty great guitars with cartoon faces on them. The clown-themed music box is my personal favorite due to its spooky look, but I also love the way that Popeye's head comes out of a can of spinach in the other music box. The commercial itself has such a fun look to it with its simple, hand-drawn background. Why can't today's toys, and commercials, be this cool?
Kenner Toys, Cincinatti, early 1977. KENNER TOYS EXECUTIVE: George, we love the designs for the cantina band toys and the copy's fantastic. But I was wonde— GEORGE LUCAS: Ah yes, the Jizz Wailers. EXECUTIVE: I was wondering if we might change their name to someth— GEORGE: No. They are Jizz Wailers. READ THE REST
According to the internet, this is the original slinky commercial. My favorite thing to do with my precompressed helical spring toy as a kid was to make it "walk" down the stairs, by bending it over the top step and then watching it work its way down to the bottom, as shown in the commercial.… READ THE REST
This vintage commercial for the Creepy Crawlers Thing Maker makes me want to drop everything and cook up some plastic critters. I never had this toy as a kid, but little me would have gone nuts for it. I also wonder how toxic that plastic goop used to fill the bug shaped molds was, especially… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. The New Year has come and gone, and your resolution to eat healthier and get in shape is in full effect. But with extra visits to the gym and physical activity comes sore,… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Once the holidays are over, organizing, renovating, and refreshing our home spaces is always a great way to kick off the new year. Why not treat yourself to that little crafting… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. What do shopping for furniture, hanging photos on the wall, and doing large-scale art projects all have in common? Aside from making you want to momentarily tear your hair out, these… READ THE REST