Slinky

This walking spring fun toy "seems alive!". Slinky ad circa 1950s. Wasn't aware there were color versions?
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Mattel Sizzlers

Mattel's Fat Track is "big, black, fat and fast". Sizzlers toy racing cars from the 1970s.
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Hostess twinkies and cupcakes

Baseball cards printed directly on the boxes of Hostess snacks. But are there player stats on the other sides?
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DC Comics

DC Comic's in-house ad for Brave and the Bold, featuring the Viking Prince, circa 1960s.
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Skittle Pool by Aurora

Apparently endorsed by Don Adams, comedic actor from the television show Get Smart, circa 1960s.
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Charlton Comics

In-house ad promoting Charlton Comics' various super-hero titles during the 1960s. These characters would later be acquired by DC.
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Fillum Fun theater

Looks like this is a cardboard box with a mini projector inside. The 3 "films" are more likely movie stills. Not sure if one foot high, wide and deep qualifies as "colossal". Circa 1950s.
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Gilbert Auto-Rama

Illustrated by Superman comic book artist Kurt Schaffenberger, circa 1960s.
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Rosary by Inspiration Guild


"Beautifully crafted drooping head corpus". Ad from the 1950s.
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Dynamite Patches

The Jesus Christ Superstar patch looks a little rough. Same with the Afro-pride patch. Though I love the call to action at the end: "write now and right on!" Ad from the 1960s.
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Matchbox Superfast cars

Does this mean the previous versions of Matchbox cars are fake? Circa 1970s.
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Boaterific Outboards by Ideal

Battery powered outboards for Ideal Boaterific toy boats. Note the cool names: Avenger, Scorpion, Renegade, Blue Devil. I had one and they were definitely "boaterific. Circa 1960s.
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Cinema Fan Club

Fan clubs for celebrities Pat Boone and Tab Hunter (sorry ladies). According to the ad: "When we have reached our quota no further applications can be accepted". Right. Circa 1950s.
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Super Spirograph by Kenner

Perhaps the perfect toy for the post-psychedelic era. The "spiral eyes" seem to reinforce this. Circa 1970s.
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National Social Welfare Assenbly

Celebrating United Nations day, October 24th. Ad from the 1960s.
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Silly Putty

Fun "especially when it's wet and blustery" Silly Putty ad from the 1960s.
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Daisy air rifles

Already had your birthday? "Tell Dad you want a Daisy now". Or else. Circa 1950s.
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Reese's Pieces

The candy Reese's Pieces was featured in the Steven Spielberg movie ET. Looks like the company didn't have permission to use the character in this ad from the 1980s, so they made up a new one.
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