Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Fisher Price Little People LOVE - Ward's Christmas 1983


If you were a child in 1983, there is no way that you didn't have at least a few Fisher Price Little People knocking around in your toy box.  A cowboy, a fireman, a teacher, a construction worker, Grover from Sesame Street!  They were lots of fun and had plenty of playsets.  I just see them now and they make me happy.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Planes - Fire & Rescue Give It A Chance

Did you see the first Planes movie? Ugh, me too. It wasn't great. But, don't discount the second movie, "Planes, Fire & Rescue". This movie was sweet, funny and had all of the charm of Cars that you would have expected from the first movie. There are lots of funny moments and grown up humor that kids won't get but will get adults chuckling.   And of course there are lots of lovable characters that kids will love too.


Monday, August 4, 2014

Cabbage Patch Kids 1st Birthday Card

If you were lucky enough to have a new Cabbage Patch Kid in the early 80's the first thing you did was send in the birth certificate so you could "officially adopt" your new kid.  During the next year, on their birthday, which was always the first of a month, you would get this card in the mail.  I want to say it had some stickers in it too.

I also changed my kids names, because they often had some pretty funky names in the box.

I stopped getting cards after the first year.   I guess they don't care that much about Cabbage Patch Adults.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Amazing Strawberry Shortcake First Birthday Party

I had to share this amazing Vintage Strawberry Shortcake first birthday party.  This is one lucky little girl!

Minted and Vintage.com  has a bunch of amazing photos of this super fun looking birthday party.  The table settings are fantastic!

My Strawberry Shortcake themed birthday parties mostly consisted of a Strawberry flavored cake, a sleepover where we watched a Strawberry Shortcake video, and had Strawberry Shortcake cereal for breakfast.  Which turned the milk pink, by the way.  It was just as much fun!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Preserving an American Giant

  If you follow this blog you know how I feel about preserving our Pop Culture history.  One of my all time favorite things in this world are Muffler Men.  There is currently a Kickstarter to save a Muffler Man, make him a head and bring him back to his original 14 foot glory. 

Visit Roadside America, or USAGiants for more info on these majestic 14'-21' tall dudes!

My nearest Muffler Man in Everett Washington over looks the Navy Yards.

The project was fully funded and this Muffler man will be getting his head and arms back!!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Portland Wizard World Comic Con 2014

It's that time again, for the annual Nerd Convention.  What a fun time!  This year I got to meet Kim Coates, "Tig" from Sons of Anarchy.  We also saw a panel with Kim Coates and Ron Pearlman "Clay".  Other fun panels included Michael Roocker "Merle", from Walking Dead, Bruce Campbell, Billy Dee Williams, Ray Park and more!  One of the most fun parts of the show are the costumes.  There were some great ones this year!  My favorite was the Muppets, Beaker, Bunson Honeydew, and the Swedish Chef.


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Nestle Quik Ads 1980's

Nestle Quik, now known as NesQuik, did a lot of advertising in children's comics in the 80's.  They cross promoted with cartoons, sports heroes and all kinds of fun stuff to get kids to drink their delicious mixture of choco-powder and milk.  I preferred Ovaltine, but I was surely in the minority.  Sorry to cut this short, but I have a sudden and dire craving for some chocolate milk.
Nestle Quik Go-Bots Ad

Steve Garvey Nestle Quik ad.

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