Today…a fish with an accordion. And a lotus flower. Very little information surrounds this mysterious vintage gem…but it deserves its own post.
So there you have it.
Got $2,3000 to spend on a toy? Consider the Mad Mad Mad Scientist Laboratory.
Found on Ebay:
One of the holy grails on Monster toys. 1965 The Mad Mad Mad Scientist Laboratory Sold briefly through the back pages of Famous Monsters of Filmland Magazine. Original Cost – $4.95. Considered the rarest Monster toy in existence. Only 4 known to exist. This is the second finest one known. Would be considered mint but one of the chemicals leaked and damaged the bottom of the box. Other than that, cover is super mint and shiny.
It actually looks like a pretty amazing kit. The test tubes appear a bit more “real” than I would expect. I’d love to hand make something like this for a special kid; set up a whole box of mad scientist goodies with a cool cover.
Did you have any science toys as a kid? What was your favorite?
Here is a small collection of vintage greetings to start your year off right.
It’s that time again! Twilight Zone marathon on SyFy! Actually, I’m ringing in the New Year in an odd bout of crippling migraines that has lasted a week, so I’m keeping this short.
This snowman’s face kind of looks like mine right now.
“It’s a WHAT?”, the commercial inquires. An appropriate exclamation for the Swing Wing, as it almost touches effectively upon the sense of bafflement one experiences upon viewing it.
What I have to say about this item was neatly summarized in my response to the loved one who shared it:
D: So…enough people really thought this whiplash-inducing device was a good idea to get the thing patented?
“Mommy, I want to play.”
“Ok darling! Go thrash your head violently and whip your own eyeballs. Here’s a cat o’ nine tails on a hat.”
C: Evidently yes! In fact, cut & paste that hypothetical conversation alongside this video and you’ve got yourself a tidy little SWS post, eh?
Also from Transogram, their patent-pending Bouncy Running Scissors and Kooky Box O’ Glass Shards. Just kidding. Or maybe not…I don’t know what else they made.