retro me and toys

Me a long time ago. 1960’s.

A couple of classic toys visible.

A Vac-U-Form set, which was basically an open hot plate with which you could badly burn yourself or set the house on fire. It heated sheets of plastic to molten state, then you vacuumed them over molds by pumping the black handle to make things. If there wasn’t a risk of injury or even death, a toy wasn’t fun enough. Like the deadly lawn darts, perfect for children.

On the bed, original size Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots made by Marx. The reproductions by Mattel decades later were half the size and didn’t work. Heck, the originals hardly worked.

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