Loony Lids, 1951 toy

Sold by The Ideal Toy Corp: "Inflatable Vinylite headpieces for children, built in the shape of lions, elephants, horses, and roosters. A few puffs of air inflate each 'lid,' and a cord under the chin secures it."

Insanity quickly follows.

     Posted By: Alex - Sun Oct 26, 2014
     Category: Toys | 1950s

This is a new one on me and I was around way, way back then in the middle of last century.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 10/26/14 at 11:18 AM
KEY-RICET that made me feel old! :shut:
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 10/26/14 at 11:20 AM
The kids in the photo look like rejects from a low budget production of The Lion King.
Posted by Rocket J. Squirrel on 10/26/14 at 12:29 PM
I guess back in the 50's hallucinogens just weren't as common, so you actually had to dress up as a crazy chimeric horse-god to give your friend a spiritual experience. You couldn't just giggle a little bit, break open a pack of glow sticks and let the rest take care of itself.
Posted by BHicks on 10/26/14 at 12:41 PM
Why does this bring back memories of blotter acid we had back in my younger crazier days ?
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 10/26/14 at 06:13 PM
That would sure scary the hell out of an acid head if their kid came home in one of those!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 10/26/14 at 09:06 PM
Definitely a very weird toy! Do they still make them? :lol: :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 10/27/14 at 08:51 AM
Equus for the kiddies.
Posted by Frank on 10/27/14 at 06:41 PM
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