This fantastic 1966 Batman (and Robin) “Space Probe” AKA Water or Bottle Rocket was produced by Lincoln International Toys of New Zealand. Note the metric / imperial currency listed on the bottom corner, 1966 was the year Australia (and NZ?) went metric. I was told by a toy retailer of the time that these were […]
Treasures from the 1967 Lincoln International Toy Catalogue The New Zealand toy company Lincoln International were responsible for some of the coolest licensed (and unlicensed) toys of the 60’s and 70’s. Best known for their 1966 licensed Batman range of ray guns, water pistols, friction toys and battery operated plastic vehicles, or perhaps for their […]
Have Fun with Scanlens Gum! So went the slogan of this much loved Aussie confectionary maker, active from the 1930’s to 80’s. But how do you make bubble gum fun? How about producing animal-dropping sized pellets and packing them in calico bags with a Gold Rush theme? Kids were apparently more than able to look past the […]
Mr Potato Head Store Display Check out this great Toltoys Mr Potato Head counter-top retail display! Full of minty boxed Toltoys branded Potato Head friends, these would have graced the counters of toy stores Australia wide in the late 60’s. Will Read the full post on Toltoys.com!
Idaho or Tasmania? The Potato. Or, if you spell like Dan Quayle, Potatoe. Either way you’ve got to admit that it is one hell of a popular vegie. In fact you could say that they are the shrimps of the vegetable world. You can boil them, dice them, fry them, dip them, chip them and […]