Tuesday, June 22, 2010

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Azrak hamway sweathogs merchandise

I'm always amused/horrified at some of the leaps that manufacturers took to capitilize on "Sweathog mania" in the mid seventies. Much of this stuff was on clearance until the early 1990s until it became collectible and washed up at toyshows all of a sudden.

Take into consideration this desk set created by Azrak Hamway (AHI) one of my favourite Rack Toy manufacturers, I'm not sure if the smiling faces of 27 year old high school students is adequate incentive to study hard.

Azrak hamway sweathogs merchandise

I am however in love with this weird-o Sweathogs typewriter, mostly because it looks more like a piece of pop art than it does a functional typing device. I wonder how much typing one can do with a tiny Gabe Kaplan staring at you, telling you to start small fires..


Arkonbey said...

Wow! It came with numbers and letters!

The Kolchak the Night Stalker typewriter only came with letters.

verification word is 'scone'. now I'm hungry...

JasonMotesBowles said...

I'd love to take a meeting with the "Executive" with that set on his desk.

rob! said...

That little bust of Washington is dangerously close to "Mammy" territory...

mandy_Reeves said...

omg yes! I was gonna say! Washingtons little figure smacks of near racism. accidental?.... probably. Cringe-worthy and gotta have it....F*** YEAH!


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