Thursday, February 2, 2012

STRUCTO VISTA DOME HORSE TRUCK & TRAILER / STRUCTO EARTH MOVER

I have old photos of my childhood Christmas' showing some Structo toys that I got. I played with these toys for hours back then. I've been trying to find copies of all of these old toys I had back then, and these two mentioned in the comment title have eluded me thus far. Here's photos of the toys:





In the first photo from 1958 I am on the left holding the green and gray Structo Earth Mover (that's my older Brother on the right holding the Structo Auto Haulaway he got that same year). The second photo that is me again on the left with the Horse Van sitting in front of me. I have found very similar such Trucks on ebay, but they don't have the white truck cab roof, and the cab with that shape. This I believe was from Christmas of 1962 or 1963.

I'm not sure what ever happened to the truck and trailer, but the horses were still in my parent's basement until about 4 or 5 years ago when my Dad converted that area of the basement to his model train set up. Oh well. I'll keep looking.

EDIT: I HAVE DISCOVERED SINCE MAKING THIS POST THAT THE HORSE VAN AND TRAILER IS A NO. 6300 NYLINT - NOT A STRUCTO MODEL AS I ORIGINALLY THOUGHT. I HAVE FOUND ONE OF THE EXACT NYLINT VANS ON EBAY LIKE THE ONE SHOWN IN THE ABOVE PHOTO! THIS MAKES ME WONDER IF THE EARTH MOVING I'M HOLDING IN THE 1958 PHOTO MAY NOT BE STRUCTO EITHER.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

A NEW AND IMPROVED LOCATION!!

I'VE CHANGED MY MIND ABOUT MOVING MY SHARES TO ANOTHER INVITATION ONLY BLOGGER LOCATION. UNFORTUNATELY IT IS RESTRICTED TO ONLY 100 MEMBERS. FROM NOW ON I WILL BE DOING MY MUSIC SHARING HERE. PLEASE DO COME AND JOIN US THERE. MEMBERSHIP IS FREE, BUT IS BY APPROVAL ONLY. SO YOU'LL HAVE TO APPLY TO THE ADMIN THERE, AND ASK TO JOIN. TELL THEM YOU CAME FROM HERE! WE EVEN HAVE A CHAT ROOM THERE, AND IMAGE UPLOADING ABILITY IN EACH POST FROM YOUR OWN YUKU GALLERY, OR FROM YOUR OWN PHOTOBUCKET GALLERY. I HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE SOON!!!


AND PLEASE COME JOIN US HERE AT THE NEW YUKU FORUM THAT I SET UP FOR FORD FROM OVER AT KIDDIE RECORDS WEEKLY!!!




ALSO ANYONE WHO IS TOO DUMB TO READ THIS POST, AND SEE WHY I AM NOT RE-POSTING ACTIVE LINKS TO MY LPS DESERVES TO HAVE THEIR TIME WASTED. ESPECIALLY IF YOU'RE RUDE ENOUGH TO SEND ME AN UGLY EMAIL ABOUT IT - LIKE I OWE IT TO ANYONE TO KEEP MY LINKS ACTIVE.......NOT!!!!!!

AND TO THE WIMP WHO IS TOO WEAK TO CONTACT ME USING HIS REAL NAME - NO I DON'T OWE IT TO ANYONE ESPECIALLY YOU TO KEEP MY LINKS ACTIVE. I CAN MAKE THIS BLOG INTO A PHOTO ONLY BLOG IF I SO CHOOSE. NO IDIOT, ARROGANT, SCHMUCK LIKE YOU IS GOING TO TELL ME HOW TO RUN MY OWN BLOG!!! NOT SURE WHO YOU THINK YOU ARE, BUT I "OWE" YOU OR NO ONE ELSE ANYTHING!!! SO KEEP YOUR WIMPISH WASTE OF WORDS TO YOURSELF "JOHN SMITH" WHOEVER YOU CLAIM TO BE!!! EVERYONE KEEP IN MIND THAT THIS BLOG IS NOT HERE AS AN "OBLIGATION" TO ANYONE. NOT TO MENTION THAT IT WAS IDIOTS LIKE THIS "JOHN SMITH" THAT CAUSED ME TO STOP KEEPING MY LINKS ACTIVE IN THE FIRST PLACE. SO IF YOU THINK YOUR STUPID COMMENTS ARE GOING TO CHANGE THAT YOU'RE SADLY MISTAKEN!!!


LOL. "JOHN SMITH" ONCE AGAIN SHOWS ME WHAT A WIMP HE IS. HERE'S THE PUSSY'S LATEST EMAIL THAT THE IDIOT SENT TO ME, LIKE THE MORON THAT HE IS, THROUGH MY BLUJAY ACCOUNT:

"Waaa! Waaa! What a baby. If you want to keep your websites active simply to advertise your business then be honest enough to say so. Don't pretend thatyou are some benevolent benefactor to the internet. You are nothing but ascam artist trying to sell something just like the 50 million other scamartists out there. I hate to burst your bubble but NO ONE CARES whetheryour links are active or not you little piss ant. NO ONE CARES about howmany records or tapes you have. You're just another waste of bandwidth andhard drive space along with 90% of the rest of the internet.Have a nice life asshole."

LOLOLOL....You don't know the first thing about me "John". So don't assume I'm the same kind of scumbag that you are. My links would still be active now if it wasn't for some Trollish ahole like you ratting me out to the servers to delete my files every single time I tried making them active again. So get your facts straight before you make a further ass of yourself. The fact is you're probably that same Trollish idiot aren't you "John Smith"? LOL...real creative FAKE name there...

Friday, February 18, 2011

My Older Brother Passed Away

My older Brother Jim passed away this past Tuesday of heart failure. He was 56. He had been ill for a long while with only 4% kidney function for around 2 years now. The past couple of months he had been so sick, and not able to keep food down that he missed several dialysis treatments. I think it was the last straw for his body to take. He was finally admitted to the hospital in Rochester, NY last weekend. His heart stopped around 5 AM EST on Tuesday, and they never were able to get it restarted.

Please keep his wife Luann in your thoughts and prayers as Jim's death was totally unexpected so soon. She is now left holding the bag trying to straighten out her life on her own from now on. Jim also leaves behind his Daughter Kari who is 25. Needless to say I haven't much been in the mood for any kind of music ripping lately. Jim was cremated yesterday, and his wife will take his ashes with her back to PA where she's from. Thanks all!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Yogi Bear "How To Be A Better-Than-The-Average Child Without Really Trying!!" (Golden LP LP-90 1963)





Features several songs and stories to help a child learn how they should act once they grow up. It also has a special bonus feature of several complete cartoon theme songs. As with many non-Hanna Barbera Records LPs this one features voices other than the regulars we are used to. Voices heard here are by Frnnk Milano, Mike Stewart and Dottie Evans (as Cindy bear).

"Yogi Bear How To Be A Better-Than-The Average Child Without Really Trying!!" Zip File

"Hey There It's Yogi Bear" 45 RPM 7 Inch Record



Ranger Smith, tired of Yogi's picnic basket stealing, has him and Boo-Boo shipped off to the San Diego Zoo. Yogi escapes being sent away, unknown to Yogi's girlfriend Cindy, who goes looking for him and is kidnapped by a circus owner. Yogi and Boo-Boo are forced to sneak out of the park and travel across the country to save Cindy and bring her back home.
Daws Butler ... Yogi Bear (voice)

Don Messick ... Boo-Boo Bear/Ranger John Smith (voice)

Julie Bennett ... Cindy Bear (voice)

Mel Blanc ... Grifter (voice)

James Darren ... Singer

Jonah and the Wailers ... Bears on train (singing voice)

Bill Lee ... Yogi (singing voice)

Ernest Newton ... Boo Boo (singing voice)

J. Pat O'Malley ... Snively (voice)

Hal Smith ... Corn Pone

Jackie Ward ... Cindy (singing voice)

Produced by

Joseph Barbera .... producer

William Hanna .... producer


Original Music by

Marty Paich

This 11 minute, 7 Inch 33 rpm record comes off more like a Promo for the movie than an actual Soundtrack record. There is a Colpix full 12 inch soundtrack to the movie on record number CP-472/SCP-472. You can download it HERE.

"Hey There! It's Yogi Bear" 7 Inch Record Zip File

"Hey There, It's Yogi Bear" Movie Soundtrack 12 Inch LP (COLPIX Records SCP 472)



I posted a share of my 7 Inch version of this record HERE. Doug Dale just shared with me his 12 Inch version of the LP that goes with this Yogi Bear movie. Thanks Doug!!

"Hey There, It's Yogi Bear" Zip File

Huckleberry Hound Kellogg's Great TV Show Stories





Several great stories here from Huckleberry Hound, Pixie & Dixie with Jinks and Yogi Bear and Boo Boo:

Huckleberry Hound Kellogg's Great TV Show Stories Zip File

Sunday, January 30, 2011

G. I. Joe The Story Of The Green Beret

I found this last summer on ebay. It was re-released on CD as a Promo for the G. I. Joe Collector's Club:







G. I. Joe The Story Of The Green Beret DONWLOAD LINK

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

WE'RE BACK!!!

I'm going to start doing my sharing here again. I'm going to try and be a good boy and share only OOP stuff. So there won't be as many shares as in the past. I'm not going to go back and re-share anything that isn't OOP either. I liked the Forum setup a lot, but it just got too much to keep track of, and I'm not able to sit at my PC as much any more now that my DJD in my left knee has worsened. I hope I can share a lot of music that others don't have, and remember from their years gone by. Thanks!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas 2010 Apline Putz Village

Here's a link to some photos of my 2010 Christmas Village along with osme photos of our tree. The village is displayed on a Vintage Carboard Fireplace that I bought on ebay this year.

Christmas 2010 Apline Putz Village


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Marx Service Stations And Ft. Apache

In my never ending effort to replace my childhood toys here are the latest ebay finds:









THIS SET IS THE EXACT SET THAT I RECEIVED FOR CHIRSTMAS IN 1963 AS YOU CAN SEE IN THE FAMILY SLIDE SCAN FROM THAT CHRISTMAS DAY:





I THINK MY SISTER GOT RIPPED OFF THAT YEAR...LOL. ALL SHE GOT WAS THE CLOTHES SHE IS WEARING AND THAT SNOW CONE MAKER. MY BROTHER AND I GOT THE CLOTHES WE'RE WEARING (MY ONCE FAVORITE DANIEL BOONE PJ'S), THE RACE CAR SET TOGETHER, I GOT FT. APACHE AND HE GOT BATTLEGROUND PLAYSETS. I ALSO RECEIVED THE UNCLE WIGGILY GAME YOU CAN SEE UNDER MY BROTHER'S PUZZLE ON THE COUCH. I'VE TRIED TO REPLACE THAT AURORA RACE CAR SET IN THE FAMILY SLIDE, BUT NONE OF THEM HAVE SHOWN UP ON EBAY SINCE I'VE BEEN LOOKING.

I ALSO BOUGHT A TON OF BOARD GAMES ON EBAY TO PLAY WITH OUR GRANDKIDS AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THIS PHOTO OF OUR SPARE BEDROOM CLOSET:





IN CASE YOU'RE WONDERING HOW I AFFORDED ALL OF THIS - MY DAD DIED THE END OF AGUST 2009. MY BROTHER, SISTER AND I SOLD HIS HOUSE AND SPLIT THE PROCEEDS 3 WAYS. THE MONEY ALSO HELPED MY WIFE AND I MOVE BACK TO HER HOMETOWN WHERE ALL OF HER FAMILY STILL LIVES.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Selchow And Rightrer Board Game Insert 1954

I just got a couple of old Selchow And Righter Board Games, and this Insert advertising all of the games they produced in 1954 was in one of them:









Saturday, April 3, 2010

MARX & BMC PLAYSETS

You know how when we grow up many times we buy our kids the same toys we had as children. Well I never had any of my own kids. By the time my wife and I got married her 3 daughters from another marriage were grown. So I've had to skip a generation, and spoil my Grandkids rotten instead. We are going to move back to my wife's hometown sometime next year. When we do we'll be babysitting our oldest Grandson a lot. So I decided to buy a bunch of the Marx Playsets from the 1960's and 70's to have at our house for him to play with when he comes. Here's a photo of all of the sets I got recently off ebay:



DO YOU THINK I WENT OVERBOARD? NAHHHH....lol...

I also bought him a bunch of extra cowboys, indians, civil war soliders (both sides) and knights to add to the sets. I also got him several cap guns and hats to play with (fireman, policeman, cowboy, construction and army helmets). One thing missing from the photo that I haven't received yet is one of those Marx carry-all Playsets. It's the Cape Kennedy set.

Lest the Grand-Daughters feel left out. Here is a post about the Vinatge Toys we'll be sending to them this Christmas:

Nostalgic Goodies For The Grand-Daughters.

HERE'S THE TREE AT MY MIL'S IN ILLINOIS BEFORE THE KIDS TORE INTO THE GIFTS. THEY LOVED EVERY ONE OF THE RETRO TOYS:




UPDATE:
I just recently found a gentlemen who was selling multiple sets of the BMC Military Playsets that he had purchased for his son and himself to set up in diorama form. So now in addition to the above Marx Sets I also have the following BMC Sets now:

Gettysburg (3 sets)
Battle of Yorktown (2 sets)
The Alamo (2 sets)
Battle of San Juan Hill (2 sets)
Battle of Little Big Horn (2 sets)
D-Day Utah Beach (2 sets)
D-Day Invasion Of Normandy (2 Sets)

Are my Grandsons going to be lucky when they come to visit Grandpa & Grandma or what?














Saturday, March 20, 2010

Fess Parker "Fancy Feathers" (Cascade Records CA 1006)

RIP FESS PARKER. HERE'S THE COVERS FROM A CHOLDREN'S LP HE DID BACK IN THE 1960'S ON HIS OWN RECORD LABEL: