Furskin Bears were a follow-up toy from Cabbage Patch Kids designer, Xavier Roberts. Furskins never really caught on, but it was a great toy with a lot of potential with a low bar of entry for new collectors.
Like Cat vs. Mouse cartoon antics, but are tired of Tom & Jerry? Than why not check out the hilarious cartoons of Pixie & Dixie and Mr. Jinks.
Throughout the seventies and eighties, we were driven to the lemon lime sweetness by the even sweeter voice of one person, Geoffrey Holder. Holder was not only a great soda spokesperson, but a talented actor and artist.
Hägar the Horrible might not be well-know as an advertising character, but in the eighties he appeared a set of popular commercials and advertisements for Skol beer. A few years later he would appear in advertising for both IBM and Mug Root Beer.
I love to see a good robot triumph against the bad guys. If you are anything like me, you will want to check out this the famous Target Practice scene from the 1979 sci-fi classic, The Dark Hole.
In 1977 Sears released an their exclusive Bat Machine. A three-wheeled beauty that might not have been as popular as the green machine, but might have been more compelling.
In 1988, commercials at the start of your VHS tapes was still a fairly new thing. Working in a video store, I was a captive audience for this new type of marketing and it has left its mark on me ever since.
Disney produced dozens of educational films in the Fifties. Many of which persisted at schools for decades. Because of this, I grew up learning all about being human from an anthropomorphic cricket.
If you watch "The Little Rascals" or "Our Gang" you probably have a favorite character. I liked Spanky and Alfalfa, but my favorite by far is Petey the dog. Here is a little video showing some behind the scenes work of the dog who would play Petey.
Before E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial became an iconic mega-hit, it was just another big summer movie. That means a trailer. While many of us remember the more famous full trailer, another teaser trailer preceded it. It is very different from the final and is a relic of a different time in trailer production.