Category:
Toys

Shrunken Head Kit

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Purchase yours now!

Spotted by Regina Orio.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Feb 05, 2010 - Comments (10)
Category: Body Modifications, Celebrities, Horror, Toys, Reader Recommendation, 1960s, 1970s

Follies of the Mad Men #85



The advertisers have a winning product and presentation here--right up until the moment when they tout horse and buggy racing! Would any red-blooded young lad want to race horses, when he could race cars? That's for the girls!

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jan 30, 2010 - Comments (2)
Category: Toys, 1960s, Cars

Follies of the Mad Men #80



Nothing says Xmas like....?

Posted By: Paul - Wed Dec 23, 2009 - Comments (7)
Category: Holidays, Sexuality, Technology, Toys, Advertising

Bongo Boards

If you're still looking for that perfect Xmas gift......

More in extended >>

Posted By: Paul - Sun Dec 20, 2009 - Comments (7)
Category: Toys, Public Indecency, 1950s

Last Minute Shopping?

I was originally going to display three or four of the most unique items from Archie McPhee's web store to give you an example of the true weirdness you can find there (vengeful unicorns, remote controlled hopping yodelling lederhosen, bacon bath soap, inflatable toast). But once I started digging deeper to find just the right ones, I realized there was no way I could stick to just a few. My fellow WUvians needed to see all of the zany craziness that McPhee's has to offer. And how can you resist any company whose motto is "Slightly Less Disappointing Than Other Companies". So if you're in need of a last minute gift idea for the weirdo on your list, this is the place for you.

Posted By: Nethie - Tue Dec 15, 2009 - Comments (6)
Category: Animals, Art, Bathrooms, Body, Humor, Shopping, Toys, Candy

Jumeau Dolls

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Apparently, Jumeau Dolls are very collectible. But I'm not sure I could share my home with the "Screamer" model.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Nov 15, 2009 - Comments (5)
Category: Horror, Toys

That’s One Small Train



There's more information at James River Branch.

Posted By: mdb777 - Fri Oct 30, 2009 - Comments (5)
Category: Buildings and Other Structures, Crafts, Toys, Video

Trik Trak



Who wouldn't want one?!?

Posted By: Paul - Mon Oct 12, 2009 - Comments (3)
Category: Toys, Advertising, 1960s

Lego Sudoku Solver

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Having problems solving that Sudoku puzzle? Well, worry no more because someone had the idea to construct a robot to do that for you. Now you can sit back, relax and drink your morning coffee without having to worry about all those pesky little numbers. The robot is built from the ever versatile Lego Mindstorm kits. There's also one that solves a Rubik's cube. Head over to Tilted Twister to check it out.

Posted By: mdb777 - Fri Sep 11, 2009 - Comments (2)
Category: Games, Robots, Toys

Lego house will include working toilet

James May built a garden out of plasticine, but is really excited for his new Lego house. The Top Gear presenter is hosting a show called "Toy Stories", and wants the lavatory to work. Now if he can only get enough Legos -- got extras?

Here's the link:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/surrey/8168892.stm

Bonus -- picture of the plasticine garden!

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Posted By: gdanea - Mon Aug 24, 2009 - Comments (5)
Category: Toys

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