Wednesday, September 26, 2012

They Sure Don't Make 'em Like They Used To....

Hello!!  Welcome to Day 6 of the Let's Do The Time Warp Challenge - They sure don't make 'em like they used!  A mani inspired by a classic toy or game.

I love board games and didn't realize I could have done a board game theme for this mani - darn!!  Shameless plug alert - have you seen my geeky Munchkin mani??  Click here!!  Oh well, I'm pretty happy with what I came up with.  This idea immediately popped into my head when I read what this day would have to include - the Fisher Price Chatter Telephone!!  The Chatter Telephone was introduced by Fisher Price in 1962 as the "Talk Back Phone."  It is a pull toy for young children that makes a chattering sound when you pull it.  It has eyes that move up and down and a rotary dial that rings a bell.  The original phone was made of wood with a plastic receiver and cord, in 2000 they changed this to one with push-button numbers with lights to modernize it.  People didn't like this modern version and complained to Fisher Price, who then changed it back to the rotary dial.  The Chatter Telephone was Fisher Price's best selling product and is cited as saving Fisher Price in the 90's after a failed attempt to market toys for older children.  Note:  I've paraphrase this fro wikipedia.

I remember having this toy as a child and likely most of you have as well.  I think my sister might have inherited it, but I definitely enjoyed it!!  Warning, picture heavy, it was interesting trying to capture these how I wanted to!!

Fisher Price Chatter Telephone Nail Art

Fisher Price Chatter Telephone Nail Art

Fisher Price Chatter Telephone Nail Art

Fisher Price Chatter Telephone Nail Art

Fisher Price Chatter Telephone Nail Art

White:  Finger Paints - Paper Mache
I used acrylic paint for the art.

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31 comments:

  1. This looks awesome!! I especially love the pointer finger with the rainbow dial =)

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    1. Thank you so much - that was surprisingly not has hard as I imagined it to be - the phone on the pinky ended up being harded to do - wierd!

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    1. Thank you so much - it was a fun one to do :)

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    1. Thank you - they're a little freaky if you ask me - creepy eyes staring at you from my fingers....lol!

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  4. awwwwwww I loved this toy. I bought one for my nephew but I don't like the plastic. Still cute though
    ps. I don't like that hint. I like something more obvious like the urine polish

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    1. I'm going to send you all of my urine polish!!! I wish they made them wood again, plastic is for sissies!

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    1. Thank you so much - I'm getting all nostalgic looking at all these old school toy mani's!

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  6. Aww, so fun and cute - so well painted :)

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  7. This is amazing!Such a great mani,so cute and fun:)Well done!

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    1. Thank you so much!! This was one of those toys that cried to be painted on nails!!

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  8. I knew the second I saw the thumbnail what you chose! I loved that silly phone and actually got to play with the original wooden one.

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    1. Excellent!!! I think mine was the original wood one too - omg, does that age us???

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  9. You are basically brilliant. When I saw the thumbnail I was so excited, this is truly amazing.

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    1. Brilliant? WOW, you have me blushing!! Thanks Kate :)

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  10. OMG, I love these! I had one of those, too funny!

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    1. I was hoping more folks would admit they had one and loved it!! Thanks :)

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  11. OMG I just adore this design! The rainbow dial is my favorite part but overall it is very adorable! I had one too and I was so happy when there was one in the last Toy Story movie :)

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    1. Yay!! Another person who had one!! Thanks Erin :)

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  12. Oh my goodness i knew it was the telephone before i read it! Brilliant!

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  13. Wow I love these, they look amazing!
    They bring back memories of when I was a kid. x

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