Look who I found! Everything I learned that didn’t come from my dad came from Popeye the Sailor. A heart of gold, kind to animals, gave the benefit of the doubt first, and he was animated in every occupation imaginable from artist to steel worker. Popeye was generally part of the United States Coast Guard, but during World War 2 his films have he and Bluto in the Navy.
The old Popeye episodes from 1933-1943 (short films or “pictures” played before feature movies) are available on DVD or Amazon Prime in 4 volumes and are well worth a watch, not just for the humor and heart, but the ingenious way the animators mess with your perceptions and assumptions.
Check this collection out in second part of the main building nestled in the corner of the Kane County Toy Show.
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I finished making my replica studded collar for my Schoenhut bulldog. Complete with a miniature buckle like the original had. I’ve also given him a name, Hund. Which is German for dog. Next I’d like to get a tiny metal dog tag with Hund engraved onto it. #schoenhut#antiquetoys#bulldog#studdedcollar
In you’re in the Chicago suburbs tomorrow you might want to check out the Toy Show at the Kane County Fairgrounds. Not only is there a great selection of Star Wars (I hear that’s hot right now), but there is a great selection of antique & vintage toys.
We got a sneak peak today, I had to capture this Buck Rogers 1927 Marx tin spaceship. On the other side of the building is a Buck Rogers catalog from Daisy Air Rifle. The stories of Anthony Rogers from “Armageddon 2419, A.D.” were adapted to comic strips and made its debut on January 7, 1929 as Buck Rogers in the 25th Century A.D., a Great War veteran working as a civilian when a surveying accident in a mine knocks him unconscious. A strange gas preserves him in a suspended animation or coma state until he awakens and emerges from the mine in 2429 A.D., in the midst of another war.
I know it sounds like Mike Judge’s #idiocracy but a lot cooler and a lot more adventurous.
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Last chance exhibit closes this weekend!
Join us today from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for the closing of Pastimes: an exhibit featuring antique toys on loan from the Jarvis Family which celebrates the life of Doug Jarvis, an avid toy lover and longtime supporter of the Grimsby Museum. Light refreshments provided. Admission by donation #antiquetoys#antiques
Finally ready to post the final result (for the time being) of this Farrah project I've been dragging for a few months now. She came in a huge toy lot I got last year and was in good condition but played with. Like most old dolls its hair was dull and brittle so I decided to give her a hair spa but once I dipped her hair into the hot water it just melted down to nothing. Poof - gone! I was upset to ruin a vintage toy, not because of money value but for sentimental reasons as I'm a toy lover after all. So I decided to reroot its hair on my own as I had already watched countless tutorials on YouTube and it was something laborious but doable. First step was to clean the head of its matted down hair with pliers and this screw driver trick I learned online. Once the supplies and reroot tool arrived I started the long process of plugging the hair back to her head. It's a project only for the very patient as it takes hours and hours and hours to finish. In my case it took about 4 nights of work, plus blisters, finger pricks and a sore hand. Being detail orientated as I am I even bothered to get two slightly different shades of blond fiber so it looked more natural. Once it was done it was time to cut the hair to style it, something I have zero experience with. On my first try I melted a chunk of her hair with a curling iron, as the fiber was supposed to be heat resistant and wasn't. I had to once again reroot the front of her head and then decided to leave as is and not ruin the much I had already accomplished. I would have liked to have cut it in more of a Farrah shag style but I have no courage (or skill). For now she will stay as is until I get another boost of creativity and guts and chop it again. 💇😊There are tons of photos of this project on My Stories highlights too. The last photo was the auction image from eBay of her as in the "before" stage. 📸