This is in the nature of a frivilous holiday thread.
I don’t know how many here are baby boomers, but I got to thinking about gifts I got as a child and wondered if any were still around. Some are, it turns out, though mostly as collectibles.
If you’re a boomer–especially an early boomer male–you may remember some of these.
I have a series of pictures at my blog, Dreaming Up Daily, at
So now that the gift-buying frenzy and gift-unwrapping orgy is over, and assuming you’re not out there bashing heads at the mall for leftover bargains–return with us now to yesteryear…