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Re: Kooky Spookys
« Reply #120 on: May 03, 2011, 03:13:07 PM »
This is the definitive website about them:

http://www.undermountain.org/KookySpooky.html


Interesting! I'd never even heard of them!

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Re: Kooky Spookys
« Reply #121 on: May 05, 2011, 12:56:44 PM »

For some reason, I really like these little guys.


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Re: Kooky Spookys
« Reply #122 on: September 27, 2011, 10:30:43 AM »
I know some people on here collect these...thought I'd pass it along.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Hasbro-Kooky-Spooky-GRANDMA-MACREAK-Ghost-Finger-Puppet-Halloween-Toy-68-/220863502670?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item336c7d994e#ht_10595wt_1344

BTW, I am in no way affiliated with this sale.  Good luck.

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Re: Kooky Spookys
« Reply #123 on: September 30, 2011, 05:02:50 PM »
BOB!!  :D
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Re: Kooky Spookys
« Reply #124 on: October 01, 2011, 01:25:15 PM »
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Re: Kooky Spookys
« Reply #125 on: October 01, 2011, 07:26:43 PM »
Ya know............jes hangin'.
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Re: Kooky Spookys
« Reply #126 on: October 16, 2011, 04:24:26 AM »
Look what I found!:


Ad in Tri City Herald, Oct 20, 1969, p85 by Therin of Andor, on Flickr

This daily newspaper, based in Kennewick, Washington, USA, carried a very cool Halloween promotion way back in 1969. Notice the discounted listings for several glow-in-the-dark phenomena: a Green Ghost Game for $US 6.66, Daddy Booregard representing the Kooky Spookys finger puppets at 87 cents, and Glo-Juice varnish for 77 cents a bottle! "Things for Halloween to make the night 'spooktacular'!"

I seem to recall that, here in Australia, Green Ghost retailed at $12.99 at Christmas; I can almost picture the price sign at Coles in Rockdale. (I received it that year as a birthday present.) I think the Kooky Spookys retailed here for $1.33 each. I just checked and the US exchange rate was 0.90008 in 1969. That would be about right, with freight charges added.


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Re: Kooky Spookys
« Reply #127 on: October 25, 2011, 03:40:45 AM »
There was a time I had all the Kooky Spookys. Damn, somebody needs to bring these back out! They were so cool.
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Re: Kooky Spookys
« Reply #128 on: October 25, 2011, 02:19:44 PM »
Unfortunately things like this don't sell anymore. If it doesn't tie in to a movie or cartoon retailers don't want it. It's sad. These things are ten times more interesting than most of the crap I see when I'm in toy aisles searching for new toy dogs.

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Re: Kooky Spookys
« Reply #129 on: October 25, 2011, 04:09:53 PM »
Look what I found!:



This daily newspaper, based in Kennewick, Washington, USA, carried a very cool Halloween promotion way back in 1969. Notice the discounted listings for several glow-in-the-dark phenomena: a Green Ghost Game for $US 6.66, Daddy Booregard representing the Kooky Spookys finger puppets at 87 cents, and Glo-Juice varnish for 77 cents a bottle! "Things for Halloween to make the night 'spooktacular'!"

I seem to recall that, here in Australia, Green Ghost retailed at $12.99 at Christmas; I can almost picture the price sign at Coles in Rockdale. (I received it that year as a birthday present.) I think the Kooky Spookys retailed here for $1.33 each. I just checked and the US exchange rate was 0.90008 in 1969. That would be about right, with freight charges added.


Great stuff! Love the ad.

Unfortunately things like this don't sell anymore. If it doesn't tie in to a movie or cartoon retailers don't want it. It's sad. These things are ten times more interesting than most of the crap I see when I'm in toy aisles searching for new toy dogs.


I agree. Very true and very sad.

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Re: Kooky Spookys
« Reply #130 on: October 25, 2011, 04:17:25 PM »
There's no My Little Pony or Pound Puppy cartoons that I'm aware of, yet that stuff sells.
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Re: Kooky Spookys
« Reply #131 on: October 26, 2011, 08:24:23 AM »
Unfortunately things like this don't sell anymore. If it doesn't tie in to a movie or cartoon retailers don't want it. It's sad. These things are ten times more interesting than most of the crap I see when I'm in toy aisles searching for new toy dogs.

Well, the way Patti Peticolas designed the Kooky Spookys, they were just as likely to have been a set of 2D Colorform-like dolls with accessories (which is why so many females were in the original proposed set). The 3D toys were proposed to be in a variety of "Day Glo colours", not necessarily luminous. But, riding on the same late 60s popularity wave as "Green Ghost", "Glow Globs" and "Glo-Juice", the luminous quality was the added attraction that made them "must haves". I'm sure I recall mention of possible TV and book spin-offs in the notes her family uploaded to the 'Net. Had that larger top-up wave of the first six ghosts not been lost in a shipping incident, the figures may have had a longer life at retail - and inspired ubiquitous, necessary tie-in spin-offs and a second set of characters. Ghosts have always been rather popular in cartoons and comics: "Casper", "Spooky", "The Ghostly Trio", "The Groovy Ghoulies", "The Funky Phantom"...



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Re: Kooky Spookys
« Reply #132 on: October 26, 2011, 10:33:46 AM »
Yeah, Pound Puppies had a cartoon and so did My Little Pony. In fact the current MLP cartoon has become popular with adult males for some reason.

Pound Puppies hasn't been on store shelves for several years. Toy dogs are kind of my specialty and I'm always on the lookout for new ones. They had Pound Puppy plush at Toys R Us a couple years ago and they disappeared again.

Both lines are 80's toys. Pretty much every toy that came out then had a cartoon. Few were very good. I do like the Pound Puppies cartoon though. That's not really a testament to it's quality though. There are very few movies or cartoons with dogs I don't like.

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Re: Kooky Spookys
« Reply #133 on: October 26, 2011, 03:39:22 PM »
Both lines are 80's toys. Pretty much every toy that came out then had a cartoon.
Of course, the whole adopt-a-unique-toy-dog concept spun off from Cabbage Patch Kids (the huge hit of Christmas 1983), but in the computer age, the Pound Puppy concept spawned Dogz (and Catz), a computer game where people named, styled, trained and took pics of a virtual pet. I noticed that the toy stores were even selling stuffed Dogz and Catz at one point.
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Re: Kooky Spookys
« Reply #134 on: November 25, 2011, 07:15:33 PM »
3 Kooky Spookys for sale on Ebay.  Low starting point, multiple bids. I am not affiliated with this sale.  Good luck if you bid.
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