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Various Expensive Toys from the Supermarket ^ | February 12, 2007 | ctaesque

Posted on 09/03/2010 7:47:43 PM PDT by tlb

Jimmy Jet from Deluxe Reading Toy Commercial

This toy from Deluxe Reading is one of the most highly sought-after toys from the baby boomer generation. Jimmy Jet was to die for in the mid 1960s, and today worth several hundred dollars in any condition.

TOPICS: Hobbies; Miscellaneous; Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: boomers; deluxereading; supermarket; toys
A 50s kid really scored if they had parents who could shell out $12 for a toy.

Mighty Mo Late 50's Early 60's Part1

Part 2

 Secret Sam Spy Weapons Case

USS Battlewagon


Deluxe Reading Toys-"Man In Space"-1959

This post is an experiment with the Xinha addon.

1 posted on 09/03/2010 7:47:44 PM PDT by tlb
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I remmerber the po-boys mighty mo which was a pipe stuck into the ground drop a firer cracker in it the put a soup can over the opening it turned into a mortar.

2 posted on 09/03/2010 8:49:56 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to GOD! Thomas Jefferson)
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I had the Secret Sam. One of my kewlest toys.

3 posted on 09/03/2010 8:53:49 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Build a man a fire; he'll be warm for a night. Set a man on fire; he'll be warm the rest of his life)
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i had the Battle Wagon, but my Dad was a CPO so it made it a little easier to beg for...
4 posted on 09/03/2010 8:57:02 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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Geez, we had no cash. I would beg for crayons and colorforms.

What I really wanted was a Mr. Machine, but there was no way I was getting that.

5 posted on 09/04/2010 12:06:44 AM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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6 posted on 09/04/2010 12:28:57 AM PDT by Daffynition ("Life Imitates Bacon, but Bacon does not imitate Life. Bacon IS life." ~paulycy)
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I still have my collection of “dragster” cars that I made out of clothespins (the “new” kind with the springs). The round springs were the wheels. Put racing stripes, etc. with crayon. The oval rug in the hallway was my race track.

7 posted on 09/04/2010 12:41:58 AM PDT by 21twelve ( You can go from boom to bust, from dreams to a bowl of dust ... another lost generation.)
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Liberal father and mother making future little’s all so clear now ;^)

8 posted on 09/04/2010 12:44:54 AM PDT by The Cajun
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Bit dusty Jimmy Jet.

9 posted on 09/04/2010 3:46:00 AM PDT by Liz
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Secret Sam.

10 posted on 09/04/2010 3:47:45 AM PDT by Liz
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An early childhood friend had a Jimmy Jet (or possibly a somewhat similar item... I remember it fired "missiles" - marketing lingo for glorified darts - indifferently) which I was assured was beyond my family's means.

(And it may have been so, although I suspect it also may have been perceived by mom and dad as something I would break within the first hour of use.)

I did however, get something one Christmas that appealed even more to me at the time:


In conjunction with my skull, the configuration of this marvel pushed my left ear out and forward so that it was quite uncomfortable to wear for long periods; the "microphone" feature was as technically advanced as a kazoo, and proved less durable - note how I can recall those details almost 50 years after the fact, yet be unable to memorize my cell phone number - but I still thought it was "neato."

11 posted on 09/04/2010 7:33:56 AM PDT by niteowl77 (I don't mind them stewing in their own juices, but I do object to them stewing me in their juices.)
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Yes this would have been good for young boys. I believe that kazoo effect was by way of putting a small layer of paper inside the mask, which as the air from speech hit it would vibrate, muffle, and distort the voice.

Great picture.

Steve Canyon Fighter Jet & Helmet 2

12 posted on 09/04/2010 8:07:00 AM PDT by tlb
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