Vintage Toys

1970s Horikawa Fighting Robot
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This was my second, actual Horikawa Robot. Although I wasn’t a kid when I got it, I was a kid at heart, partly because I only paid $75. If you could find a mint version with box today, you’d spend...
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Callen MFG Cap Grenade No.1
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Here's my finished Pop-Realism drawing of a Vintage Callen MFG. CORP. Cap Grenade. I drew this in graphite and colored pencil and the finished size is 18” W x 36” T on paper and had a bunch of friends vote...
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Jar of Marbles No.1
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As a kid growing up on the St. Clair River in Algonac, Michigan, it seemed like everyone had their little bag or Maxwell House 2-lbs can of marbles. Myself, I used a mason jar. I still have these sitting on...
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Jar of Marbles No.2
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I was working on our backyard here in Fresno, moving a bunch of rock that had at least 40 years of dirt build up in beds. I'd dig 'em up, pour 'em out on the steel grate of our chaise...
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60s Vintage Union Roller Skate
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This drawing is from my evolving series of artwork I call “Happy Art.” They’re images of things from my childhood that not only make me smile, they bring about wonderful conversations on Facebook. The problem with having steel roller skates back in...
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Gumby
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Gumby was just one of those toys you got as a kid, sort of like a G.I. Joe. Over the years I'd had several in various sizes. I also had Gumby's side-kick Pokey. My last was while I was attending...
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Vintage Monopoly Race Car
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When we were kids, growing up in Algonac, Michigan, we’d actually play Monopoly instead of watching the family’s 19-inch, black and white TV that got three main channels, abc, CBS, and NBC, plus UHF channel 50. Those were are TV...
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Hubley Cap Gun
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If we weren’t looking for pop bottles, we were probably playing Cowboys and Indians. This was my Hubley cap pistol. I must have had it from the time I was 6 until I was 8. I remember my Dad taking...
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Mighty Mouse Paddle
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As a kid, growing up on the St. Clair River running through the little town of Algonac, Michigan, we didn't have a lot of games we'd plug in or that ran on batteries. Our games tended to run on our...
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Dad’s Vintage Wooden Top
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I grew up in Algonac, Michigan and for this past year, my art has been inspired by memories from my childhood. I call that work “Happy Art” because of how it makes me and others feel. This triptych series shares...
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