For some reason my sister and I were discussing Liddle Kiddles recently (I don't remember why-- don't ask). I mentioned Kozmic Kiddles. My sister had never heard of those so I looked them up online in hopes of finding a photo. I did and that led to these Smash pages. I started thinking about some of the nifty toys of my childhood era that I never owned. I would love to go back in time and buy some of these (not to mention the monetary value today).
Kooky Spookys glowed in the dark-- how cool! I had a Cheerful Tearful book but never the doll.
I didn't know about Kozmic Kiddles back then, but they are pretty cool. If you ever find one in mint condition cheap, grab it; they go for a couple hundred dollars! Anyone remember Thingmaker or Creepy Crawlers? Fun Flowers is a "girlie" edition of that. You actually poured some sort of liquid into hot metal molds. My next door neighbors had a set back then. And why did I never get a Flatsy?? I can still see them on a far wall of my local dime store. These go for a pretty penny too if you can find them complete.
As I was working on the above pages, I decided I was being a whiney brat and should make a couple of pages about some of the many toys I did own.
These I still have, believe it or not. The Colorforms don't stick too well anymore, and the box is rather flat but still... I've shown the two dolls on my blog before. The bottom one is a Locket Kiddle, and I still have the locket too.
The only doll to survive on this page is the Kologne Kiddle at the bottom, but I no longer have her bottle. I have no idea what happened to it. And while we're on the subject, I have no idea what happened to my Crissy doll or Baby First Steps. The Baby Crissy doll turned partially green in my dad's basement (eww) and went in the trash unfortunately.
Do you have any of your childhood toys? Any toys of your era you regret never owning? Ever "bought back" one of your toys as an adult from a flea market or antique store? I bought a Flatsy doll somewhat cheaply on Ebay about 12 years ago. It's neat, but to be honest, when it wasn't yours to start with, the sentiment is just not there. What do you think?
Have a sweet day and Happy Veterans Day too!