Monday, February 3, 2014

Monday's Muster #5

A rather contemporary and silly collection today. Just what I need after last week's weather. These are Basic Fun keychains. All mini versions of popular games and vintage toys.

Each is really a mini game you can play. I didn't put Don't Break The Ice together because it is a royal pain with those teensy ice cubes, but I have done it a few times.

The original Colorforms were shapes to piece together. I never took mine apart.

A mini Barbie case with, what else, a mini Barbie inside!

The Cootie game does come apart. The tiny die and instructions are housed in the bodies.

The Candyland board flips open, and there is a drawer for the pieces.  Pretty clever.

So who knows what these are? Wizzer tops came out in the early 70s. They spin for quite a long time and occasionally make a weird sound when you wind them up, so to speak, by running the pointed end quickly over a hard surface. The two on the left I've had since then. The pink and yellow one was an anniversary reissue a few years back. This is a collection within a collection! The mini keychain version actually spins too. And, incidentally, dogs find these most interesting.

I display these on my back porch on a key rack. There is also a mini harmonic I got from a gumball machine waaaay back in the day.

Have fun!


  1. Beautiful collection, tons of colors gives life to your home. I love the cats key rack <3

    1. Thanks for the nice comment. Guess I'm not lacking color around here-- well, a little more wouldn't hurt anyone!

  2. Cute games..Tiny for sure..Nice assortment Diane

  3. I LOVE minis and keychains! Adorable collection. I have a huge one to show off myself someday...

  4. I've never seen anything like these! I love the Barbie one but they would all be fun to play with! It's cute to display them, too! Enjoy your day my friend! Hugs!

  5. I've never seen anything like these either, wonderful collection Diane!

  6. These are the cutest little things! I love miniatures, and the cat key rack that you have them displayed on is so sweet.