Plasticville, USA

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Original ad here.

With no trace of modern irony, Plasticville USA was once deemed a grand name for an imaginary town. Somehow I can hear a beatnik of the era saying, "Plasticville, man, that's for squares!"

Wikipedia entry here.

More info and some great pictures on this page.

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Posted By: Paul - Sun Oct 23, 2016
Category: Toys, Urban Life, Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers, 1940s, 1950s





Comments
Whoa. This post took me on a tripper thru the memory banks. I had many of these on my train set, but none with "Plasticville" splayed across the front. That seemed like too much of their commercialization.

The Railroad Accessories Kit has 2 billboards: the one with the crossing guard, and the other with a woman in a bathing suit, I think, advertising sun "tanning lotion."
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 10/23/16 at 10:33 AM
The weirdest part is that these things apparently have collector's value.
Posted by Richard Bos in The Netherlands on 10/23/16 at 10:44 AM
I used to play with my dad's Plasticville structures and his Lionel trains. Lots of fun, actually!
Posted by David Plechaty on 11/07/16 at 02:17 AM