Kenner 1973 Toy Catalog, #15

A toy that can be blamed for fostering the notion that every kid is possessed of equal artistic ability.

     Posted By: Paul - Mon Jan 12, 2009
     Category: Toys | Advertising | 1970s

Hey, I don't remember these! I want a set to do today!!!!
Posted by AGFH on 01/12/09 at 09:40 AM
So, basically, they sell lumps of plaster? Clever businessmen.
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 01/12/09 at 10:20 AM
Actually, this is making me think of the DAS Modeling clay set I had with moulds to cast fantasy figures (warriors, wizards, etc.). The moulds didn't close properly, though, and left big gaps on the sides, making my warriors fat with huge growths on their sides.
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 01/12/09 at 10:21 AM
AGFH, if you bought something like this today you'd have to pay for the patented eye protection device, a 4 day course in safe chisel handling, sign a waver of indemnity and pay $9.95 S&H;.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 01/12/09 at 10:24 AM
I don't remember it but I think this is cool. They had such better toys years ago. I remember a molding machine I had, I think it belonged to my brothers first during the '60s, that had molds for some soldiers. They weren't the best quality but it introduced kids to a manufacturing process. I also had a disection kit complete with several real scalpels. It was very educational for me...very bad for the lizards and frogs in the garden.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 01/12/09 at 11:27 AM
My son has a set that has casted sand blocks that you chisel, scrape or brush away at to reveal some dinosaur bones. You can then reform the sand to do it all over again.
Posted by Madd Maxx on 01/12/09 at 12:07 PM
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