About The Author

AKA Brian Heiler author of "Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings" and co-editor of "Toy-Ventures Magazine". Co-Host of the "Pod Stallions" podcast. Host of the Brick Mantooth Youtube channel, painter, designer, writer, mental health advocate, toy collector, Mego, and Mego Knock-Off enthusiast. I have large feet, ADHD and I live in Canada. Talk toys, not others.


  • Gamera977 on April 12, 2018

    Arrrrgghhhhhh!!!! Flashbacks to 'Evil Otto' in Berserk!!!

    BTW: So was this the first 'emoji'?

  • Jamie Ghione on April 12, 2018

    Funny you said Emoji. I was wondering if there is now a new bed ensemble featuring different emojis used today.

  • Anonymous on April 13, 2018

    There are several different ensembles, Jamie. Google Image Search: emoji bedding. Take your pick! Many of them are strikingly similar to this historically significant glimpse into the past.

    Gamera, I love you. <3 Seventies Smilies were undoubtedly the origin of Otto. Berserk was the very first video game a very young Anon ever played and that grinning SOB wiped out my lives faster than an 80s Garfield shovelled down a pan of lasagna.

    Seconding our host on Garfield and his inevitable surliness. Meh. The teddybear Pookie was cute, though. 'course now there's Grumpy Cat who makes Garfield look downright upbeat by comparison.

  • Anonymous on April 13, 2018
  • Seventiesfan on May 10, 2018

    "It's ironic that all of this would soon be replaced by the frowning face of Garfield."

    And then the gobbling face of Pac-man.

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