Saturday, March 20, 2010

More Oily Jigglers



10 comments:

RooniMan said...

Slimers are the best!

Nazario said...

When I saw the title of the post in my RSS feed I was kind of expecting something more I-don't-know... Maybe I have issues.

thomas said...

In the sixties, weren't these cryptic demonic talismans, trying to tell humankind, that there was an oil crisis up the road apiece, in the early seventies?

Or was it just all out mockery?

georgeliquor said...

Is there anywhere online I can buy cool toys like these? PLEASE tell me there is!

JohnK said...

I think so, but Mike told me they are very expensive because not many survived the ages of time.

Mykal said...

John: What an incredible, tactile memory these pictures produce. Like I said before, I had the weird vulture one (pictured in last wiggler post) and others, but the weird vulture is the only on I can remember for sure. If I remember right, these didn't come packed in a blow-your-brains-out-impossible-to-open plastic casing; but rather were displayed in a kind of multi-pronged tree, hung there all together by the little elastic loop in their heads. They were always displayed near the register of the Cunningham's. Every single kid (and most adults) that passed the display gave one a squish and made a squeal. They even had a petroleum smell. I would have thought all would have dissolved into an oily puddle by now or maybe petrified.

Thanks for the stroll down memory lane. Being a kid today must blow. Super high tech but no awesome low tech. Are these from your personal collection? – Mykal

Joseph said...

I like the mouse one, looks great!

'sharpyoungbull' said...

it's like a robert crumb lsd trip

Brent Engstrom said...

I have that mermaid, but she's green! I love it!

James said...

My grandma has the mouse. Its in very bad condition though. Its almost completely black and dried up.