Ah yes Familjen Flinta as we say in ye øldë coüntry. I'm a little perplexed by the last toy with the hole... what could that possibly be used for...?
I'm puzzled about what function the soft hole in Fred's belly is supposed to have. I certainly don't want to know what kids actually did with this figure...
Some of the coolest toys are the old toys from the late 50s and early 60s. I don't say that just because that's when I was a kid, but because I've bought and sold old toys and by and large the ones from that era used the most imagination. They were just freaking cool.One toy that I had when I was a kid that I've never been able to locate again were little snap-together dinosaurs made of plastic. My mom and aunt would buy them for me in the downtown Kress Department store in the small city where I lived. They cost ten cents each and came in little flat cardboard boxes with a picture of the dinosaur on them. I sure would like to see those again.
Who's that kid with the black hair in the second pic? Did Fred Flintstone have a bastard child I didn't know about?
Ah, lovely :) I got an issue of Familjen Flinta when I bought a huge pack of random old comics in Sweden once. It was pretty fun, though I don't know how it was drawing wise. The only problem I suppose was all the puns. Doubt half of them translated well to Swedish.
Huckleberry hound, lived in the stone ages all this time
Amusing how Wilma's hair color changes region by region. Ya, she weel be blonde heer! (Sven voice)As for the mysterious plastic bunghole in Fred... hey kids, don't worry. Now if Fred was facing the other way.....
That film strip one needs some censorship if you know what I mean.
Flinta! Ha! I love it.
Flintstones in China? Wow. I've never seen that before. Just look at the fourth image in the post.Awesome stuff.
Apparently the idea of baby diapers is radical and futuristic.
I'm guessing the mortally wounded (but still standing!) Fred is some sort of beanbag toss. I might be wrong.Pebbles has extreme hair in the first one.
That sex doll like thing lack's Fred Flintstone's trademark 5 o'clock shadow. I don't like it!
Great until the last photo. I'd be scared to put my hand through that area. Even if it did have a smiling Fred Flinstone. Wait, that would make it twice as weird.Also: Familjen Flinta..."Flint Family?" Cool!
The inflatable Fred with a hole in his groin is a "catcher-bopper", he served as both a self-righting punching bag toy and a baseball mitt. Kids were supposed to throw the balls in the hole. As dirty as it looks, it's nowhere NEAR as kinky as what Astro is doing to Rosie. Talk about doggie style.
Love the expression on Wilma's face as Fred reaches around her to cop a feel. Yabba Grabba Boob!
I think Fred was trying to catch a cannonball and ended up with an extra sphincter. Probably made it easier to eat those jumbo ribs.
The "Flinta" book was actually a reprint of the Little Golden Book of the Flintstones that was originally issued before the TV show went on the air. It featured a character named "Fred Jr," who didn't make the cut for the final show. If you have one of these, it's probably worthless, as they kept the book n print for decades, even with the major error. My own copy might be more valuable. It's a first printing (how can you tell if your Little Golden Book is a first printing? -- look between the binding of the back cover and the last page -- if you see the letter "A" you're in luck!).
This post reminds me of the awesome off-color toy post John made a while back. I too am fond of artists ditching familiar color schemes and improvising. In this case I'm really liking the different Wilma variations: green dress + red hair, black dress + blonde hair, blue dress + orange hair, blonde hair + purple dress, all of 'em are so simple and beautiful. Basic complementary color combinations can go a long way
I love the swedish translation of the Flintstones. Though, I didn't actually know they had Flintstones comics out here.
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