Saturday, July 28, 2012

A girl and her Gaiking

Marty sent in this fantastic family portrait and as she explains "I was maybe one of the few girls who preferred robots and Star Wars toys". This family portrait from her eleventh is proof of this, pictured are Marty, her mom & dad, cat Tiger and "new baby brother" Gaiking.

I'm at a loss for words to describe how awesome I think this is.  Marty, I wished you had been my neighbour. Not only because you had a Gaiking but mainly because you dug robots and Star Wars toys.

If you've got shots of vintage toy love, send em on down!


Sabrina Steyling said...

I have to admit, that is pretty cool! :)

ichabod said...

That is all sorts of awesome.

Anonymous said...

This should be used as an album cover

Anonymous said...

I wish Marty's family were my neighbors too. Not only because Marty loves "guy" sci-fi (absolutely unheard of back then), but because her dad was obviously a proud Ruger owner.

Back in the late 70s, it took a special kind of courage to wear a shirt like that. The cultural atmosphere was very different. It was still considered fashionable to spit at veterans who'd come home from 'Nam and call them "war-criminals". Popular celebrities were PROUD they collaborated with the enemy. Guns (and not the criminals using them) were the entire source of "the crime problem." Pop-psychiatry was in its first full blossom and people like Marty's dad were automatically branded as psychotics who simply HAD to be overcompesating for under-developed genitalia.

Their family was very "progressive" for the time and far moreso than the more typical "progressives" of the time would have ever liked.


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