I decided to forego the regular post today. It’s getting tiring posting a bunch of crap about BB’s “scandals.” Let’s be clear — these are not scandals.This is criminal behavior and it’s who she is. It’s just sickening.
So I decided to post some memories of the things we played with that didn’t require batteries or WiFi to work. I’ll include a little information since I used to deal in vintage toys and am an expert in cap guns.
Mattel released the first Barbie in 1959. The first six years they were numbered Barbie#1 through #6. They were made in Japan before the manufacture was moved to China. All the features, nails, lips, and eyes, were all hand-painted. The first two dolls had holes in the feet for the special stands that came with them. Ladies…search your attic. This is the #1 blonde ponytail Barbie. If you have her in the box with the wrist tag and stand, you’re looking at north of $5,000.
This is the Mattel Fanner 50. When I started collecting, this was the first one I bought, since I said the same thing everybody would tell me at the toy shows I did: ‘I used to have one of these.’ It wasn’t a particularly well made toy, but Mattel recognized the value of advertising on Saturday morning cartoon shows, and they were fairly inexpensive. They sold over 40 million of them. With the single holster in the box was about $2.50. Today in mint condition this is worth about $200.00.
I had a Joe Palooka bop bag. There was sand in the bottom so when you hit it it popped right back up. Great way to work off aggression, even though we didn’t know what it was called. Note the aluminum Christmas tree with the color wheel in the background.