Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Good & Plenty Goodies

Good & Plenty are one of my favorite candies and Choo Choo Charlie is one of the coolest ad characters. So I have always been on the look out for stuff related to it. I have dug up ads, boxes, premiums and they even put out a Choo Choo Charlie comic (which oddly has no mention of the candy). Good & Plenty was such a popular candy that the Just Born company tried their own verson called Jack & Jill. And you can't go wrong with the black, white and pink color scheme.

1949 Good & Plenty adOodle Talk ad

Harmonica Offer

Oodle box backs

Early Good & Plenty box

Good & Plenty candy boxes

Charlie Tote Bags offerChoo Choo Charlie comic

Jack & Jill candy box

Monday, February 26, 2007

Misc. Scans

From trade magazines and other sources.

Hotsy Hot DogsMasonite Ad

Polar Chevrolet

Safeway SignKentucky Fried Chicken Van

Sign AdSouth of the Border billboards


Outdoor Advertising adOutdoor Advertising ad

Plexiglass adWebb's City Drug Store

Burger King Fryers adPinocchio Restaurant

Henny-Penny RestaurantOrange Julius Ad

Electric Blanket bookletElectric Blanket booklet

Electric Blanket bookletElectric Blanket booklet

Spot Illustration

Spot Illustration

Ham Radio Ad

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Saturday, February 24, 2007

The Daily Grind

I have been friends with Mike Payne since I was in High School. We ended up going to the same college and both were part of the radio station there. And we both do comics. Mike got involved in a comics challenge called the Daily Grind, where ever cartoonist would post a new comic, 5 days a week. If you missed a day, you were eliminated. Well it has been going for about 2 years and Mike is still going strong.

His comic is somewhat prosaically called The Daily Grind and follows the adventures of a group of anthopomorphic characters that run a general assistance service, which means they get into other peoples trouble. It is quite a lot of fun and I love to getting up each morning just to read it. The only problem is there are no strips on the weekend......


Friday, February 23, 2007

Monster Trash Can

Feed Me says the monsters tag. This cool cardboard trash can is from 1972. Fun fun fun....

Magnets are handy.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Custom Toy Lab

There is a new site for everyone intersted in custom & hand made toys - Custom Toy Lab. You can submit your toys for review, enter one of their contests or just check out everyones latest creations.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Monday, February 19, 2007

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Rocket Belt Men

A trip to the 1964 Los Angeles Sportman's Show and you might have been lucky to see the Rocket Belt Men. These guys toured the country doing shows and flying through the air for 90 seconds on a tank of hydrogen peroxide. At some point they promotoed Keds shoes and even did some flights over Disneyland.

Rocket Belt Men article