2nd Annual Vintage Holiday Gift Ideas

Last year, I posted some Vintage Holiday Gift Ideas featuring old commercials with creepy toys. If you're out of ideas for this year, here's a handy shopping guide to comb the antique stores:

Now with more soul!

Can you imagine when this was state of the art? Though I will admit to saving up quite a bit of my allowance for one of those barking St. Bernard's as a kid; compared to this toy, it was worth every penny.

This is a campaign for the Ding-A-Lings toys launch. Really? You open with volcanoes and futuristic "city" shots and then name them something like Ding-A-Lings? And to make it worse, one toy "flashes" a camera, and another one encourages insertion of a brain where a thermometer sometimes goes:

I love how the kids smile through the terrible whiplash pain of playing with their Swing Ding:

And now a special bonus creepy video:

It seems Jenny Greenteeth discovered the powers of Prell. I guess they cut the camera before they continued with "Come lay your bones on the alabaster stones and be my everloving baby".

Anybody remember playing with any of these toys?


Christina Mercer said...

Wow. So, the one I remember is the Prell commercial, ugh...
The Swing Wing has gotta be the most ridiculous of them all!

Tina Moss said...

Whoa! Those are some creepy toys. LOL

And you're right about corgis. They have two speeds - sleep mode and manic!

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