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The artwork of Randy Regier channels the dime store toy aisles and the flashy comic book advertisements of the 1950s and 1960s. His toys promise rip-roaring thrills on their colorful packages...and deliver confusion, horror, and crushing disappointment once de-boxed. Let's take a look at some of Randy's unabashedly rip-off playthings like... Tardy the Man Pony. I find Tardy to be really disturbing, although much worse exists out there. Something about Tardy just seems sinister and…

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Texas Dairy Cow stuffed toy 1950's Udderly silly Happy Bovine Moo Elsie's Cousin Retro 50's Rushton Star Creation Made

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1pc TIN TOY WATCH 1950s Vintage Japan

These tin watches are typical of the many unique offerings you'd find at the dime stores in the 1950s & early 1960s. I

After this, little Johnny swore he would never look at another comic book ever again! "My son was cured forever! Thank you, Sinister Spiderman!" You're welcome!