Thursday, May 03, 2012

Dull gifts for children

OK, I'm sure that  there are some in the PS audience who a) Had these as a kid and were thrilled to have them or b) Collect them now but honestly, I'm going to go on a limb and say the  average eight year old would probably rather have oh, a Stretch Monster than a pile of long since dead politicians.

As an adult, I kind of think it's cool, sort of like when all the Doctor Who's get together and
 that little White House is equally awesome and I want one now....

8 comments:

Rakhi said...

What a stupid blog title and topic.

Plaidstallions said...

Thanks for stopping by! Can I call you "Sunshine"?

Retro Hound said...

I was probably a bit odd, but I would have liked these. I remember during the Bicentennial that some catalog had "action figures" (not sure what else to call them) of Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, etc and I wanted those. But of course, I didn't' complain about getting a Six-Million Dollar Man at Christmas instead.

John III said...

Poor Rahki. Must have ruined his day to discover this website wasn't Plaid "Scallions" after all. Poor-poor man......

Jay Roosa said...

We had the figures but not the White House. They lived in an old shoe box. I remember answering a question in Kindergarten in 1975-76, "who is the President" and I said Nixon because he was the last figure in the set.
No one in my family remembered where they came from, getting them in one set makes sense because we never got the complete collection of anything.

C. Elam said...

Wow, Rakhi is an aggressive spammer. That's new.

I have a couple of these, though I have no earthly idea how I got them. I want to say I have Washington and James Madison. I think they were suited more for shelf display than play value. Although, I guess you could use them as statues?

It's not obvious from that ad, but they were painted, too. At least, mine are.

John Scott Tynes said...

THEY CAN BE YOURS:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-35pc-MARX-Toys-PRESIDENTS-Figures-Series-1-5-Complete-New-Vintage-/290707074703?pt=US_Action_Figures&hash=item43af7dee8f#ht_2020wt_907

Chuck said...

I had this set, including the White House!

...And yet, I was a nerdy kid.

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