Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Any child/victim of the 70s or fan thereof should get thee to PlaidStallions, which will have your head bursting with OMGs before you can say "Shields and Yarnell." Web Host Brick Mantooth (if that be his real name), like many of us, was a collector as a child. His collectible of choice: catalogs. Mantooth's site is loaded with fashion faux pas photos from the catalogs of J.C. Penny's and Sears, vintage toys pics from Toys R Us and Mego, even lingerie photos from a 70's brochure that'll prove a more effective birth control method than your babe in Birkenstocks. Remember Duncan Yo-yos? Stretch Armstrong? Beauty Secrets Barbie and Sport & Shave Ken? You'll find 'em here. He also pays homage to character appearances with a gallery of shots of children of the 70s with Spider-Man, Hulk, Batman, various Shogun Warriors, Cornelius from Planet of the Apes and more!
And Brick is not above sharing the love. In a blog post this week he gave props to HeroesInMyCloset.com. More exciting: the item on HIMC shares the spotlight with The Monster Squad, a personal favorite 70s Saturday morning show about Dracula, Wolf Man and Frankenstein's Monster teaming up to fight crime under the leadership of a young Fred Grandy (Gopher from The Love Boat). Ahh . . . those were the days . . .