From baker’s twine to pizza box tents, some of the best toys were never meant to be toys.
My all-time favorite example? L’eggs pantyhose eggs, baby.
Back in the ’80s, L’eggs stuffed bargain-priced pantyhose into plastic eggs. Some were clear, others white or black, and some even gold or silver. Growing up in a houseful of women, these eggs were never in short supply.
They were basically the same as plastic Easter eggs, but four times larger. Just big enough to work as action figure vehicles. Read More…
During Married with Children’s fifth season two-parter, You Better Shop Around, the Bundys battled the D’Arcys in a bootleg version of Supermarket Sweep.
It’s easy to see why these episodes are so beloved by fans: The cast had perhaps never been more willing to get physical and act like dopes. It’s pretty great.
Course, as reader Justin E. pointed out, there’s an even cooler reason to watch You Better Shop Around. Both episodes were shot in what was either a real supermarket or a remarkably well-stocked stand-in, and if you look close, there are tons of now-discontinued foods lining the shelves.
Below are five fallen food items that I spotted during the two-parter. (These episodes aired in 1991, but were most likely shot in 1990.)
#1: Teddy Grahams Breakfast Bears!
Breakfast Bears didn’t last nearly as long as the still-produced Teddy Grahams snack crackers, but it wasn’t for lack of trying. In one TV spot, costumed bears sung about the cereal from a roving, car-towed stage. If kids didn’t eat Breakfast Bears, it wasn’t because they never noticed it. Read More…
Since we had so much fun recording our Friday the 13th show, this week’s topic seemed only natural:
Yes, the latest Purple Stuff Podcast is all about FREDDY KRUEGER.
This week, me and Jay from The Sexy Armpit run through a dozen of our favorite things about the entire Nightmare on Elm Street franchise, from the most creative kills to the best toys to Freddy’s strangest appearances outside of his movies.
Give us a listen by clicking the giant, ugly play button down below!
You can also download this week’s episode by right-clicking here.
Thanks as always for listening to the show and for helping to spread the word! Hope we can add a little fun to your weekend! Read More…
Hooray! I’m finally ready to reveal the goods!
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Dino Drac’s March Funpack is here!
Obligatory spiel: I create and sell monthly Funpacks, stuffed with old and new nonsense. Without the profits from these boxes, I wouldn’t be able to run Dino Drac. So on top of getting cool boxes filled with neat stuff, you’re also ensuring another month’s worth of Kool-Aid reviews and video store trip reports.
The Funpacks are $25 per month, and that includes shipping. Subscriptions are handled via Paypal. For as long as you choose to stay subscribed, you’ll be billed automatically every month and continue to receive Funpacks! Of course, you can cancel at any time without penalty.
To all subscribers, old and new: Thank you so much for keeping the site afloat!
Let’s see what’s in store for the March 2017 Funpack! Read More…