Friday, January 27, 2006

Play-doh photos

Lets take a trip into the past of Play-doh. Rainbow Crafts came up with the idea in 1956 of Modeling Compound for kids. By 1958 it was in the hands of kids and 100 Million cans had been produced by 1964. Today it is stilling going strong from its humble beginnings in Cincinatti, Ohio.


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I remember making a perfect cube of purple play-doh to resemble a piece of grape "Bubble-Yum" Bubble Gum. I wrapped it up in a Bubble-Yum wrapper, and foisted it on my unsuspecting little sister. I'll never forget the look on her face as she was expecting a sweet, tangy chew, and instead got a mouthful of salty Play-Doh. Ahh, the good 'ole days.

Karen Funk Blocher said...

My husband has a Plsy-doh box with a youngish Captain Kangaroo on it. Do you know whether this association was for a brief time or ongoing?

Also, I posted a picture of our Funny Face mugs last night, but I'm not sure who the pink one is supposed to be. It doesn't look like the Rootin' Tootin' Raspberry images I've seen. Would you take a look if you get a chance and let me know?

Thanks! I'll add your blog to my sidebar tonight - great stuff!


Dan Goodsell said...

Capt Kangaroo was sponsered by Play-doh in from at least 1961-1966 on CBS nationwide. I think he only appeared on packaging in the early 60's.

The pink Funny Face mug is Rudy Tutti-Frutti. They never produced a Raspberry mug.

Anonymous said...

This site was great! I'm doing a huge english project on Play-Doh and this was ALOT of help, so Thank you to whom ever put this fantastic page together!! :)

Anonymous said...

Do we know who the individuals are in the pictures? I keep looking for pictures of Noah McVickers and seem to be only able to find picture of Joseph McVickers.