Discussion in 'Vintage Vinyl' started by vintagevinyl, Feb 17, 2008.
Big 'ol vintage ducky! Blow mold plastic ...
Not vinyl, but cute. I found the pair in a charity shop for a few quid. They're surprisingly well-made. Kong is about 14" high.
Vintage dogs by Marx Toys, pretty damn old.
Vintage 1960's Italian Popeye, 9" high. He was filthy and covered in sticky nicotine, but he cleaned up very nicely. All the others i've seen online have a white hat.
I had to buy a lot with other stuff, but my main focus was these two. Sof'Boy and Little Enid. Both were covered in marks and grime but they cleaned up pretty good.
Love these! Popeye was a big part of my kidhood <3
Y2K Millennium Bug ...
Vintage Rosebud / Mattel
Mr. Topsy-Turvy from Mr. Men. Vintage Squeaker.
Basil Brush vintage squeaker by Combex. Sadly i'm old enough to remember this cheeky chap from the TV.
I went to a vintage fair on the weekend and got a few nice things. This is probably the oldest, made from some kind of rubber. Someone has suggested Oompa Loompa, but i think he's much older than that.
He only cost me a quid, the seller couldn't of been more disinterested.
Casper Talk-up doll by Mattel. From 1971, he was filthy but cleaned up really well. Often the head has gone a weird colour, but not on this one. He still works (talks when you pull his head, which is on a string). Another one for only £1
That brown one; at least by looking at design, turn of the 20th century ±10 yrs.? Very cool.
Yeah ... going on the look, feel and in particular the smell ... its very old. I agree, the design seems very of that time.
Maybe a promotional or display thing for a food or candy? Familiar echo, can't (yet) place. Hole in the back looks like where it was attached to a promo display.
That's interesting. I hadn't thought of that, but if I had to put money on it, I'd say it was a hole for the squeaker.
And yeah, I feel I've seen this guy before. The sun on his chest and the very distinctive haircut. It seems familiar, like I've seen the character in an old book.
Its a fascinating bit of rubber/plastic/fuck_knows ... and it has such a weird smell. Faintly chemical but also like burnt wood.
Ah, so it's 'squeezable'. Looked hard, not squeezable. Mid-90s-ish, found an early-70s Cheetos-style rubber toy eraser laying about in the desert, thing was hardened to wood-like consistency, didn't resemble a rubber toy. Cracked, looks and feels hand-carved.
Old book, that's another possibility, or possibly regular character in some book series or possibly Sunday comic thing. Ran him through Yandex reverse image search, nada. Will try to isolate the toy from the photo, give it another run.
The sun reminds of an image from the German tv show, Dark.
You'd likely win that bet. Checking out early- and mid-20th century squeak toy images, that indented back and the hole are indicitive of squeaker placement.
^^^Didn't know etsy had turned into ebay.jr until digging around for that crazy suspender/sun gnomey guy.
Site is loaded with vintage squeak and other rubber toys. (Zollmen vibe to the hairdo on ^that etsy thing.)
Yeah, a lot of my smaller squeakers are like that. They seem to harden much more frequently than the larger sizes. (uh-huh-huh-huh).
His clothing is reminding me of Lederhosen, so you might be onto something.
This fella is awesome, he is defo triggering a sense of deja vu.He looks like he could be part of some collective subconscious folk (horror) memory.Such a spooky stare.
Could the eyeholes have had inserts?
It doesn't look like it, they are just little spots of black paint as far as i can see. His hair is the part i keep focusing on ... its hard to say where i've seen that crazy style before. Its always possible this is an original creation just for the toy company, but he looks so specific with so many little details i keep thinking he's an established character. Maybe a newspaper strip or something ...
Was thinking, suspenders, however you've nailed it: lederhosen. Seems German or Austrian. Found in the UK; any strips in papers there 100 or so years ago that you know of that involved some Tyrolean, Bavarian characters?
Def. So hauntingly familiar, not letting go of the internal nor external search for recognition. "Folk" = hint. Some Bavarian/Tyrolean folklore character. First seeing him, thought it was a German toy, not British. Could've belonged to an immigrant, brought over for nostalgic value, ended up at that fair.
Same sense here.
Yep. Like Grandpa Munster on the side but not on top.
It's what one's hair might look like after taking off this hat: https://www.lederhose.com/en/olsen-store/traditional-baverian-hat-grey
Doesn't the little witch in the Moomins wear a hat like that?
She certainly does!
Edit. Or is it a boy? I can't remember. Big green hat right?
Yes, and I may have been making gender assumptions. Sometimes I get confused.
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