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Allentown Antique Toy Show

Allentown Antique Toy Show

Last weekend I flew up to Allentown, PA for my first big toy show. It was the Allentown Antique Toy Show at the Allentown Fair. Here are my impressions: 1. I was the only guy under 50 in that place. Seriously. I felt like I was surrounded by my grandparents. It wasn’t a big deal, […]

Make-My-Own-Monster Custom Design Kit

Make-My-Own-Monster Custom Design Kit

Thanks to my buddy, Chris, I got word that FAO Schwarz wants you to make your own weirdo toys… straight from your children’s heads using the Make-My-Own-Monster Custom Design Kit. They’ve partnered with the North American Bear Co. to bring you some of the most primitively cool custom dolls you’ve ever seen. Here are a […]

Zombie Puberty

Zombie Puberty

It’s that time of year again. What time is that you ask? Halloween of course. What better way to celebrate than with a thematic entry for such a spooky day. You’ve seen one zombie, you’ve seen ’em all, right? Wrong. Look at this guy. He’s all f-ed up. Naked, Green, Covered with juicy, candy-coated sores, […]

A Mickey by any other name...

A Mickey by any other name…

So, a Disney toy is making an appearance on the Weirdo Toys blog. Well, not exactly. I recently discovered this primitive “Micky Mouse” in an article over at Boing-Boing, that discusses the controversial origins of that punk “Mickey Mouse” and his toys. Allegedly, Performo-Toy Company were selling Micky Mouse toys before the Disney character ever […]

Axe's Pitman Keychain

Axe’s Pitman Keychain

In 2004 Axe attempted to appeal to guys with an ad campaign featuring a cartoony armpit character named Pitman. The ads were based on the idea that Pitman is a hit with the ladies because he is so dry. There’s nothing sexier than dry armpits, right ladies? You mean there is? A walking, headless armpit […]

Gross Out Gang - Class of '87

Gross Out Gang – Class of ’87

While searching for the newly discovered Gross Out Gang, I came across a seller on eBay offering up this 1987 Skilcraft toy ad. (Click to enlarge) Needless to say, I bought it merely for the photo of the whole gang. (Click to enlarge) Now that we know what the whole gang looks like, help me […]

Gus Fink's Boogily Heads

Gus Fink’s Boogily Heads

Over the weekend, I made a road trip with some of my buddies to Bethesda, Maryland to partake in our annual adventure known as SPX. It’s the “Small Press Expo” and is typically filled with independent publishers, artists, writers, etc., but this year I came across something rather surprising. There was a guy selling toys. […]

Captain Cavewoman?

Captain Cavewoman?

So, I found this nappy, scraggly, disgusting piece of plastic at a flea market years ago. Funny thing is, this little lady looks like she might actually have fleas. (Click to enlarge) (Click to enlarge) It seems like she’s a finger-puppet or something (the ugliest finger-puppet a mother can buy but a finger-puppet nonetheless). She […]

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