Friday, February 24, 2012

NEWS: Plaid Stallions' New Book: Rack Toys - Contributions Needed

Rack Toys is the upcoming book from Plaid Stallions' Brick Mantooth. But if Rack Toys is ever to make it to print, then he'll need a little help. And this is where you come in.

Over to Brick to explain:

Colorful packaging hanging from your pharmacists or grocer's shelves, designed to entice you while you sat in your parents shopping cart.

Often terribly made, these strange playthings were low priced enough to wear down even the most frugal adult and were most likely forgotten or broken by the time you left the parking lot.

Rack Toys is a love letter to repurposed, illogically licensed toys that were not meant to be remembered.

The book will explore all the nagging childhood questions like: "Why does Superman need a parachute?" "What does the Love Boat have to do with shaving?" and "When did Dr. Zaius get a motorcycle?"

Rack Toys is an explosion of color, nostalgia and humor spanning three decades and dozens of different genres. 

Rack Toys is currently seeking submissions on several levels:

1) Got something fun, strange, logical or just completely bizarre and can take a photo please drop us a line.
2) Do you have a vintage Catalog from Azrak Hamway, Lincolin International, Fleetwood toys, Larami, Gordy International, Jak Pak or Imperial Toys you'd like to share?
3) Are you a former employee of Azrak Hamway, Lincolin International, Tomland, Fleetwood toys, Larami, Gordy International, Jak Pak or Imperial Toys and would agree to be interviewed?

If you've like to get involved (and receive a credit in the book when it's published) visit Plaid Stallions' Rack Toys Page to learn more.

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