I’ll tell you what, the vintageadbrowser.com is dangerous… It’s definitely a fantastic procrastination tool.
As your friend, I wanted to pass along the gift of procrastination to you. (You’re welcome.)
Care to stroll with me down memory lane?
I remember nearly all of these toys. I believe I had the car, parking garage thing And I stand by this statement: Jack in the boxes are TERRIFYING.
(Look how much copy is on this ad. Today that would never happen.)
I had this exact Shell setup. Legos are the FINEST toy out there. Still.
Michael Landon always reminded me of my Dad. (Look at that head of hair. Handsome.)
And I don’t believe we were fancy enough to have this “pocket” camera with built-in flash. My Mom had a similar model with a tall flash that you stuck into a slot on the top. Anyone recall those?
I’m an Ohioan.
I love Ohio Art.
And when we were in Toledo this past summer I bought the girls an Etch-a-Sketch.
They weren’t amused, but I was.
Play-Doh is absolutely timeless. And I love the way it smells. And I would spike homemade playdoh on the ground (right next to a homemade cabbage patch kid). Sometimes the only thing is the original thing. Yay, play-doh.
I would have CUT OFF MY FINGERS for that Strawberry Shortcake phone when I was about 8. But then you’d have to ask, who would I call when I was 8 and how would I dial without fingers?
Bill Gates has always just been so hot.
I could never stand Garfield. I blame his passive, indifferent, lazy attitude for my mild disdain for cats, today. I think I imagine that all of them are as vain as Garfield. And I could not STAND the way that Odie was always made to look like an idiot.
This pre-cursor to Words with Friends seriously does look so high tech for 1980. I love it. Best of all, I love the background in the ad. Hello other dimension.
Um. Fantastic. Harken back to an age when no one really cared about high fructose corn syrup.
Oh, how I miss Trival Pursuit. Fantastic Game.
And lastly, Poochie.
Anyone remember this? I ABSOLUTELY had that notepad.
And I absolutely looked more like the little boy in the upper-right-hand corner than the carefree little girl in the bottom left-hand corner.
Have a good Thursday, amigos.