18 July 2013 @ 08:19 pm
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23 August 2014 @ 02:48 pm
Exactly what it sounds like but not what it should be called.


09 April 2014 @ 07:55 am
Those EFFIN dolls!

04 April 2014 @ 04:38 pm
The soulless stare of the one on the left as he's about to eat a spoonful of little faces really creeps me out. It they put Chucky in this ad, it would not be more terrifying.

cabbage patch kids cereal WM Jul 85
27 August 2013 @ 09:31 pm
Two Ads:
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Two More:
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And in case you wondered why Americans are so obese...have some SUGAR FILLED PELLETS and go lay down.
03 August 2013 @ 02:07 pm
One of the highest-prized items in certain Gay circles is a "Magic Earring Ken".

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And now tell me that Ken is straight!
13 June 2013 @ 07:25 am
He had better accessories than Ken ;)

1977-Gay Bob doll
22 May 2013 @ 12:25 pm
I'm not sure which sentence of this amazingly verbose ad is the most depressing/hilarious.

Love Doll, London Sales, 1971

(very large image 1116x1600 because the text is worth it)

For Fun! For Excitement! For Companionship! For Conversation! ???Collapse )

15 February 2013 @ 10:52 pm

"something which has come to stay on merit alone"
09 January 2013 @ 08:06 am

"Almost" as human as a real baby.

1937_Sears ALMOST

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Almost like flying!Collapse )

Five more "almost" ads!

Check out this excellent website on the language of advertising and how to analyze advertisements!

22 December 2012 @ 01:13 pm
Victorian Dollhouse
No ghastly 70s plastic Barbie Dreamhouse for me!

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Not an ad but I couldn't find one.
My ideal gifts were books, particularly these books. It took me until I was 38 before I got it off Amazon. I also wanted a box set of children's classic books (Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, Call of the Wild etc...) that was printed very cheaply on pulp paper and were probably edited to hell and back but they were small and there were so MANY of them! My cousin was no reader but she had a set and wouldn't let me touch them. Biiiiiitch.

And finally...
EasyBake I wanted to bake cakes and brownies and muffins but no! They switched out the red checks for pink in the 70s. I hear they're finally putting out a blue/green oven for little boys and girls who hate pink. About time!
08 December 2012 @ 11:56 pm
Because you know in your heart of hearts that Jem is truly, truly outrageous.

While I never played with the doll line (I had already discovered videogames), I absolutely loved the show.
13 October 2012 @ 08:16 am
The very first Barbie commercial from 1959. The way the singer sighs "Baaaaar-bie" still gets to me.

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28 September 2012 @ 01:08 pm
Aww, so cute! 

ebony jr dolls feb 1976

Ebony Jr. does not appear to be in print anymore, but Johnson Publishing is still at this address. As for Sunny and Honey, they continue to live on with an updated look digitally. Sorry to say, but it's a pretty sucky website. Not much for a kid to do there! :( 
23 August 2012 @ 09:14 pm

Darryl brandished a wire hanger until she released John. When they told her of their mission, she agreed to ensure that Darryl and John reached their goal. She gave them each a jar of Lustre-Cream and sent them whirling off through time again. When everything stopped spinning, they were confronted with the glassy-eyed stare of Cricket, the talking doll.

"Intruders!" shrieked Cricket. "Are you friend, or foe?"
"Friend," assured Darryl hastily.
"Are you sure about that?" murmered John.
Cricket looked as skeptical as an omni-smiling doll could.  "You must prove yourselves to me by giving me a rare and unusual token of your esteem! I demand that you give me..."

12 July 2012 @ 07:35 am
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