Monday, June 09, 2014

June 9, 2014

The MetMuseum calendar art of the day is a Panasonic Radio from 1969:

I remember coveting these as a child. Orange was the hot color of the time.  They went by the name "Toot-a-Loop."

But I got instead the blue "Death Star" radio, which I also loved.
Of course, the Death Star was just a glimmer in George Lucas' eye back then. To me it looked like a cross between a robot and Cookie Monster.

It makes me think of other toys of my youth:
Mood rings:
Pencil Pets:
Crazy Foam:

Crazy Foam Collection

Some of these I didn't have, some I did, but they all made a big impact on me as a child.

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