Thursday, October 13, 2011

McDonalds Part 2

I remember eating many, many meals from here especially when the "Happy Meal" surfaced.

A "Happy Meal" was marketed for children. A toy is typically included with the food, both of which are usually contained in a small box or paper bag with the McDonald's logo.

McDonalds Part 1

I remember back how small Apopka used to be and how the only real places for fun back then was the park or McDonalds Playground.
McDonald's playground was awesome, it had the whole cast of characters from McDonald. The cast was Grimace, Hamburglar, Fry Guys, Mayor McCheese, Officer Big Mac and good ole Ronald McDonald.

Grimace was a bounce and bend.
Officer Big Mac was a climb in jail.
Mayor McCheese was a round-a-bout.
The Fry Guys were bouncers.
The Hamburglar was a swing, I think.

This was called McDonald Land and was behind the McDonalds in Apopka.

Fisher Price Movie Viewer

The Fisher-Price Movie Viewer was introduced in 1973 as the Movie Viewer & Cartridge. The Movie Viewer was very popular both because it does not require batteries, bulbs, nor any other replacement requirements and because Fisher-Price manufactured several popular movie cartridges that appeal to children.

I remember having two or three of these from garage sales. I loved them and they were so easy to operate. No batteries needed, just slide in the cartridge and turn the crank.

Toys, Toys, Toys Part 2

Here is another round of toys from when I was a little tike....

Toys, Toys, Toys Part 1

Here are a few toys that I had as a small child but do not remember them fully.


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Godzilla Shogun Warrior Mattel 1979

Here is another toy that was snagged at our local flea market, Godzilla. The Shogun Warriors were the central characters of a line of toys licensed by Mattel Inc. during the late 1970s that included Godzilla. The Godzilla figure stood at 19 1/2" tall, had wheels on his feet, a flashing tongue with pretend "flame" and claw that could be launched.


Frankenstein Halloween Costume By Ben Cooper

Ben Cooper, Inc. manufactured Halloween costumes from the late 1930s to the late 1980s. It was one of the three largest Halloween costume manufacturers in the U.S. from the 1950s through the mid-1980s. The company's inexpensive plastic masks and vinyl smocks were an iconic American symbol of Halloween from the 1950s to the 1970s.

I remember having a new one of these each year. I remember the Frankenstein the most out of all the costumes. I remember looking back through all the costumes online while researching all the 70's style Halloween costumes. I also remembering how hot these masks were back then. It was visit a house and lift the mask, visit a house, lift the mask. I also remember how fun it was to see your friends and not be able to recongize who they were. Halloween used to be pure and simple. I used to love Halloween when I was a kid.