Sunday, May 28, 2006

Scooby Doo.. Where Are You!

Not inside the box, apparently. When I first saw this game, I had high hopes of finding a nice plastic Scooby inside, but Milton Bradley went with the more traditional, and no doubt cost-effective, option of those small game tokens that resemble Hershey's Kisses with a little ball stuck on top.

This game was published in 1973 by Milton Bradley and was game #4318. Characters, of course, were copyright Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc., who was, by the way, the best baby-sitter a kid could have back then.

Even though you are forced to make your way past caves, trap doors, torture chambers and secret passageways, my Best Friend couldn't seem to stay interested, or awake. He suggests an alternate title: Excitement.. Where Are You!

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

The A-Team: Bodie, Doyle, Tiger, The Jewellery Man

According to IMDB, or at least to whoever added the following info on IMDB, Laurence Tureaud (aka The Jewellery Man, aka Mr. T) wore 35 to 45 lbs of jewellery as B. A. Baracus.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Leave the Naval Warfare Simulations to the Boys

The best part about this vintage Battleship board game box cover? Check out the top right corner -- mom and sis clean up after dinner, while father and son bond over a rousing game of Battleship.

Remember when calculators were easy to use...

IBM 607 Electronic Calculator, 1953.

Here's a blackboard with a diagram of the control panel. Unfortunately, it looks like an aspiring (read: broke) artist started to prep it for use as a canvas.