“Turn her head, she looks sadder. Soon she starts to cry real tears.”
Earlier this year I went to a great estate sale here in my (adopted) hometown of Alameda, California and outside of the estate’s house, I noticed a Toys “R” Us Christmas newspaper supplement sticking out of a trash bin. Naturally, I snatched it out of there! Just this week, I got around to scanning in all the pages. It’s from 1972 and it’s full of all kinds of gems. Take a look!
“BIG PHOOEY” & “GRANNY WALKER”:
“GIANT TINKER TOY” (Yes, I’d say they are GIANT! Look at how small that kid is!):
“Kids Grown-Up Toys”:
“Train not included.”
IS THE WATER CLEAN, a fun game for kids of all ages.
This is a “truly outstanding authentic detailed painting”:
Milton Bradley’s SEANCE GAME: “weird”:
“CHICK-U-BATOR”–“See Life Begin…Before Your Eyes”:
And the crème de la crème of the whole thing…
HOT PANTS: “Join the ‘Mod’ generation. This Christmas eve, hang lace trimmed hot pants and fill with small toys, candy, and cookies”:
See the entire set of scans of this newspaper supplement at my Flickr page.
scans by Rusty Blazenhoff