As a survivor of the CB radio/Trucker craze of the 1970s I have no explanation for it. I knew what I was doing but it’s like I wasn’t in control. All that lingo I memorized is by and large, useless in my present-day life.
These look like they jumped out of a Fleischer cartoon! I wish they were in a 15 EE. However, nothing except for the generic “Brown Shoe.”
I will admit to being more of a “Little Lulu” guy, but there is nothing wrong with Nancy and Sluggo. I swear there was an ice cream as a kid called a “Sluggo Cone”. It’s hard not to like something associated with ice cream in childhood.
As a kid, I would drool at these sets at Leisure World in Oshawa Center. I never bit the bullet (AKA begged my grandmother) but as I’ve grown older, they’ve just gotten more interesting to me. There is some really cool stuff going on in this line and I’m bookmarking this for further investigation.
This is one of the toys that inspired me to write Rack Toys, so it has an eery power over me. I’ve been watching Love Boat on Pluto TV lately, hoping to see the Barber Shop finally. So far, I’ve seen the beauty parlour, close but no cigar.
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