Thursday, July 23, 2015

MORE FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS, ETC. FROM EVERYTHING CROTON

Your editor and a good friend recently spent a great afternoon with a visiting niece watching the original 1931 Frankenstein film starring Boris Karloff. 

At 10 years old, she had never seen the movie but--like so many first-time viewers--and despite the fact that it was in black and white with no car explosions, decapitations, and gratuitous gore--Lisette thought the movie was "really really fantastic" and even cried for the monster. And with all this in mind...some vintage Frankenstein and related links you might enjoy:

--Click on the photos to see: "Frankenstein", 1968, Marx, 14", scarce brown shoe version; b/o w/wired remote control; a couple of faint scratches, C9 in professionally made, perfect repro box, scarce--and featured in a previous auction at Croton's own SeriousToyz.com - it sold for $981.00, proof positive that if you have serious stuff, Serious Toyz has serious bidders. 
--A collection of vintage newspaper clippings for the movie, 1931-1932 http://immortalephemera.com/61812/clippings-frankenstein-newspaper-ads/

We came across another great ad for the Salvation Army, 1915, at Christmas; click on the photo.

A wonderful Christmas tree photo with putz village from the Arms Museum in Youngstown, Ohio http://on.fb.me/1VzGGq4

Some oldies but goodies:

If you haven’t guessed by now, we love vintage MARX -- especially the trains and building playsets. There’s a lot of inspiration for putz-ers in the old Marx architecture…check out the Marx “Untouchables” playset. 


A set of great Advent "diorama" centerpiece tablescape photos courtesy of Linda http://www.flickr.com/photos/54481157@N07/sets/72157628671104365/ 

Very early vintage putz, courtesy of Tom, check out the cotton topped Mickey Mouse one http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/6619389029/in/photostream

3 comments:

  1. My cousin bid on this toy but was quickly shot down. About a month later I went to an estate sale and found him, a little more worn than this one, but working and without the box. Got him for twenty bucks. Needless to say, I can do no wrong!

    Thank you for the beautiful Christmas tree photo link by the way.

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  2. Wow! That Frankenstein is amazing! As a kid, I had all the Aurora monster models and have been a lifelong fan of the great Universal horror movies! (Rob)

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