Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Never Been Slimed

Mattel Slime

I'm currently working on the 1977 Mattel Catalog and came across the introduction blurb for Slime, which surprised me at how small the picture was. Slime was a pretty big deal, everyone I knew was aware of it and wanted it.

My parents relented on the purchase of said Slime, they most likely saw it as a waste of money that would end up on the rainbow coloured berber in my room or attached to the fuzzy wall paper that my mother was so fond of (most of the walls in my house had a beard like G.I. Joe)

Eventually I did obtain some knock off Slime out a Miracle Mart vending machine much to my parents chagrin, I think it ended up staining the inner pocket of my Leaf's Jacket.....

More Slime: 1980 Mattel Catalog

11 comments:

JFStan said...

I loved Slime! It was like having an action figure of "The Blob". :)

BTW, what's with the evil psycho kid on the left in this picture?

chunky B said...

Easy, the slime has made it's way through his pores and into his brain!

I was just thinking about slime the other day, isn't it time the original made a comeback? Remember how that stuff smelled?

wurwolf said...

As the person who is in charge of keeping my house neat and clean, chunky b, I answer you with a resounding GOD NO! Fabric + slime was the just most evil of combinations.

I will admit, though, that slime was fun for a while... right out of the can... before it accumulated lint, hair and dirt...

Dancin' Homer said...

AHHHHHHHH-CHOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

You're all on the mark - the things that instantly came to mind upon seeing this entry was 1) that aweful smell that stayed on your hands even after many washings, and 2) that once it hit the floor, it was never the same - rug fuzz, hair, etc just totally killed the consistancy and made it REALLY gross.

I do remember my friend having the glow in the dark kind, and us turning the lights out and flinging it at each other like monkeys in the zoo.

wurwolf said...

LOL, I think every human being who ever opened a can of slime did the sneeze joke.

Swinebread said...

Slime was awesome! I had a lot of fun, good times!

tjo' said...

Does anyone remember if Slime made any kind of resurgence after "Ghostbusters"?

Lisa said...

YAY! Brian included some Barbie stuff! That Camper stuck around until the mid-80's and I always wanted one as a kid. Finally found one around 4 years ago in Salvation Army for $3.00 and snapped it up, even though I had NO space for it (it's HUGE). Currently it's in my attic, waiting for the day when I have a dedicated "Barbie Room" :)

Bubbashelby said...

I just got two "barrels" of slime from the dollar store the other day - day glow orange and of course the classic green.

Actually it's called "Color Oil Slime. It comes in clear plastic containers that look like oil drums. 7.75 ounces of pure slimey goodness.

Yes kids, it IS as cool as you remember!

Anonymous said...

Loved Green Slime as a kid. In the early 90s as supposed adults we purchased Terminator "Liquid Metal" from a gumball machine, appeared to be a Green Slime knockoff. As an experiment we decided to put Liquid Metal into a microwave and see what would happen to it. It spread out and bubbled on the plate and dried out. End of experiment.

Alphacentaurian said...

Aaah. Beautiful stuff. There was the inclusion in MOTU, Ghostbusters, TMNT, and I believe the Toxic Avenger toys as well. I believe there was even a HP tie-in that featured the stuff. Smelled weird, but it was a beautiful smell.

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