When does a house become a museum? Probably when you go back to visit.
Went to the old homestead this past weekend and was amazed at the treasure trove of pop culture kitsch that has been there for most of my life.
Including these little guys.
I have no idea where they came from, though my mom thinks that she sent in Pop Tart labels for them. A quick Google search for “Pop Tart Toys” (and other variations on the theme) yielded nothing, so I’m just posting this hoping for some hits that’ll point me in the right direction.
The figures are painted wood, possibly with a spool base, with cloth and hair glued on. In the picture, I think, are a couple of Mexican banditos (how’s that for a stereotype?), an Uncle Sam, a Little Red Riding Hood, and a Caveman.
The poor toys have lived a hard life and are pretty beaten up, so it’s not like they’re worthy anything more than a memory. But that’s enough.
Does anyone have an idea where these came from? Or does anyone have a hint on where to search for answers? Comment to let me know.