Thursday, August 27, 2009

Imitation Kong Radio


Oh how the unlicensed Gorilla stuff just came pouring out of everywhere in 1977. I'm pretty sure I didn't own one piece of licensed Kong Merchandise (most of which was made by Mego) but had plenty of this generic stuff.

Those beer can radios are another thing that children today will never know of...

6 comments:

plasticfetish said...

I have a beer can radio around here someplace, but I would KILL for one of those terrifying gorilla radios. Wow!

Dr. Monkey said...

I remember those radios.

wee67 said...

I remember when radios became small (and cheap) enough that they started putting them in everything. I remember there were so many shaped like a characters with a black vinyl carrying loop attached. I still use my Batman-shaped radio everyday as I get ready for big boy world.

Wings said...

I remember the can radios, but not that Gorilla one. Can you imagine little Billy, unable to sleep, his dad comes in his room at night and brings this scary-ass Gorilla playing classical music???

Poor Billy.

John III said...

Makes you wonder how many alcoholics grabbed their radios in the morning and tried to chug it.

Retro Hound said...

I still have a Pepsi bottle AM radio. I imagine it still works. I had a King Kong notebook, that's about all I had that was Kong related.

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