Fisher Men

12/31/2008

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Remember these?  I had so much fun with Fisher-Price Little People.  I’d love a massive clear fishbowl full of these on our coffee table.  The new ones aren’t nearly as cool.

Meet The Flockers

12/15/2008

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I love love love little flocked animal figurines.  Ever since I was three or four, I’ve secretly wanted to stockpile them.  The best ones were made by Josef Originals and were designed by Muriel Joseph George in California and Japan from 1945 to 1962.  She also made straight ceramic pieces but the furry ones were my favorites.

The company was sold to George Good in 1982 and he continued to make Josef Originals until 1985.  Good sold the brand to a larger conglomerate which put and end to the fuzzy menagerie within a few years.  You can still find the occasional great piece on ebay, usually around the holidays.  Some faves below.