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April 30, 2004
from the sixties and seventies are still around...
...some are even popping up on
.Feeling nostalgic? You can even buy your very own
vintage Mold-A-Rama machine!
18 years ago
Sweet post. A few months ago I ran across a plastic brontosaurus I'd gotten at the zoo when I was a kid. I guess they were popular at zoos. [derail] Why did the term "brontosaurus" fall out of fashion? No one seems to use it anymore.
i.f.u.-- I think theterm was supplanted by new, more scientific nomenclature: "Allosaurus". Dr. Z: Seems like you've been gone a mighty long time. All is well? Superb post, by the way...
I didn't know Mold-A-Rama machines were so prevalent until after I came across these pages. I thought they only had them in zoos. Remember how they had little holes in the bottom and you had to blow in them to help them cool. I didn't know brontosaurus was out of fashion and I need to know more. What are they called these days? I have clearly not been watching enough of the Discovery channel.
OH GOD! that green dinosaurus thingie on the front page? i made one of those in a mold-a-rama machine at the museum of science and industry in chicago and put it in the back window of my dad's 1968 brown cadillac when i was 10 years old and of course it was the summertime and it was so hot IT MELTED into the radio speakers! lordy, dad was pissed. it just totally disappeared.
Thanks, Dizzy. Between finishing the last production of the season, wrapping up the semester, writing final exams and dealing with all of the bullshit of academia, I haven't had much free time.
I lived in Chicago for a couple of grade school years and must have collected dozens of those things over the years. They were just 50 cents then though. Usually in my care they lasted about a week, but that was okay because my parents were always taking us to the museums, so I was able to restock. Anybody know why they are so prevalent in Chicago?
hell yeah... mold-a-rama is the shit! i got a few last summer at the milwaukee county zoo. not so cool when they melt in your car's leather seats, though. ;)