Monday, February 21, 2011

Three Bigrees Tray

I found this set of two Three Bigrees trays on eBay a few years ago. They feature the "Hamburger Stand" theme (my favorite!) and are marked $4.50.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Megalomania Change Purse

This Megalomania change purse by Expression dates from the late 70s/early 80s and is from my childhood collection. It's about 2.5 inches in diameter and is marked $3.40.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Hello Kitty Tape Dispenser

This Hello Kitty tape dispenser is dated 1976 and labeled $1.25.

The tape itself is long gone, although it can be refilled.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Puddles Plush

I few years ago I was very excited to find this Three Bigrees plush on eBay. He's Puddles the Hippo and stands about 7 inches tall. He's not dated (or priced) anywhere, but I would guess early '80s. He's wearing burgundy corduroy pants with faux leather suspenders.

Best of all, he still has his original paper tag:

The back explains the origin of the Three Bigrees:

I wonder which Bigree is Cuddles and which is Bubbles? My guess would be that Bubbles is the elephant and Cuddles is the Rhino. But we'll have to go to the magical place called Ree to find out!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Noranekoland Stickers

This set of Sanrio Noranekoland stickers dates from 1989. It features three cats: brothers Kuro and Tora and sister Mike.

Tora must be the tiger-striped cat, Mike is the calico (calicos are almost always females) and Kuro is the black and white one. I never saw this character in the 80s, and I suspect it was not common outside of Japan.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Let's Chat Pencil Case

This plastic "Let's Chat" pencil case is by Sony Creative Products and features Penjamin Penguin. It's dated 1982. On the back it is also marked Expression.

I never saw a lot of Sony Creative Products items growing up in the 80s, but I did have a Let's Chat notebook that I remember getting in a dollar store-type place.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Bunny and Matty Mug

This Sanrio Bunny and Matty child-size ceramic mug is only 2.5 inches tall. It's dated 1976. The front looks to me like a pilot theme with Bunny and Matty wearing goggles and a parachute (but also a raincoat, rain hat, and boots).

But on the back, Matty is sitting in a cloud trying to catch a baseball:

Who said cute had to make sense? Hop two!