Shaving kit bags were often used as dice/accessory bags. A brilliant solution, really. I also “borrowed” a few faux leather coin purses from my mom: no latch, you just squeezed the sides of the thing and it popped open.
One of the guys has a Trapper Keeper, and there’s another one on the shelf. Wish I could see what those books were.
(Photo via schmooksdad)
Dragonlance campaign, 1987, via Dean Stevens. Fishing poles, cat portraits, wide cans, prescription medication at the ready, a pool table light, and a shirt louder than the wall unit air conditioner. Sounds like the ’80s to me.
UPDATE: Actually, as we’ve been discussing on Facebook, they are likely playing on a covered pool table. There are pool cues on the right wall.
Published January 5, 2016
Possibly the best photograph I’ve ever seen. Honestly, I’m not sure which shirt I’d rather have.
(Photo via Awkward Family Photos)
Tuck those t-shirts in, nerds. You wouldn’t want to get beat up or anything.
(Photo via SA_Steve)
Via the Now Playing Podcast. More Christmas AT-ATs here.
The kid is Matt on Fire, and he is also wearing Lazer Tag pajamas, a version of which can be seen below via Kitschy Kitschy Coo.
The happy kid is Bo Nash. Competition among toy lines, particularly lines geared to boys, was never fiercer than in the ’80s. Despite the shrinking middle class, parents continued to save up and shell out to make their kids happy. My mom would often put toys and other Christmas gifts on layaway in the middle of the year, or even earlier, so that they would be paid off by Christmas. M.A.S.K. is after my time, and clearly derivative of G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, but Kenner didn’t disappoint: the toys and package design are excellent.