Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Seeing double? Spooky!

Kaskits and Spook'ems
A set now complete! For those who've been following my Kooky Spooky adventure over the last year or so, here is my customized Mama Kaskit "Kooky Spooky" (far left) meeting... the real thing: a recent eBay "Buy it now" find. She arrived this morning.
To the right is a little guy I've renamed Little Formaldehyde, with customized death rattle (both concepts mooted by Patti Peticolas in her notes). He is meeting a pristine Baby Spook'em, complete with mint condition "Help" sign, thanks to the same eBay seller. (On the back, the sign reads "Boo!")
Looks like I'll have to add at least one more slide to my Photo Peach slideshow!
I was recently asked why I avoided bidding on packaged Mama Kaskits.
Toys should be free of their cardboard and plastic sarcophaguses! If I'd bought a Mama Kaskit mint-in-mint-box, I'd have had to remove her, to join her family, no matter the huge amount paid. I used to keep lots of my toys' boxes (from the 80s, 90s and 00s - we never thought to do that in 1969), but I've simply run out of room for all that packaging - and the stored boxes were getting putrid with dust in my garage under the house.
Also, many MIMB Kooky Spookys have "melt marks" where hands and noses have had 40+ years have been in contact with 1969-vintage acetate windows.

My PhotoPeach slideshow about Kooky Spookys is HERE!

1 comment:

Therin of Andor said...

The recipe: Approx 2/3 Nightglow FIMO to 1/3 Lemon FIMO. My Mama's heart-shaped cheeks were tiny crimson split-pin paper-fasteners from a stationery store. I decided using them was better than trying to paint tiny hearts freehand with a one-hair brush, though I'm still amazed the eyes and hair turned out so well. A small cookie-cutter gave me the flower-power sign's shape, mounted on a wooden skewer.