Monday, August 26, 2013


Evenflo has been around for over 85 years, a partner of mothers in nurturing children. It has been committed providing quality products and equipment for infants, children as well as mothers. Evenflo bottles were the more popular products, and before the advent of plastic, microwaveable and dishwasher safe bottles, their feeding bottles were of glass. Part of promoting the bottles include giving away these advertising premiums--miniature replicas of glass bottles, authentic down to the plastic cap and rubber nipple.. Approximately 3.5 inches tall, they were given away in the 60s to new mothers, to promote the products and to remind mother that in choosing baby bottels, it's best to go with the flow..Evenflo!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

270. Keep on Truckin': FARGO TOY WOODEN TRUCK

I chanced upon an amazing vintage toy shop at the famed Cubao Expo just 3 weeks ago--and boy, was I in luck! It was on a Sunday, and the store was supposed to be closed--but by chance, the shop owner was around, about to be interviewed for some TV feature.Seeing the door open, I insinuated myself in while the TV crew was preparing their equipment. Immediately, I saw this wooden blue and red truck, with handwritten sign that identified it as belonging to Fargo Trucking.
It assumed that this nice toy truck was an advertising giveaway of some sorts, a premium given to loyal clients. I tried googling the company name, but couldn't find this trucking that touted its incredible delivery destinations with confidence-- "Manila--to Any Point on Earth!". It's a well-made toy, with wooden wheels that roll perfectly and with an open-box bed hinged at the rear that can be lifted. I would probably date this to the 70s, an example of a rare advertising premium made in the Philippines!

Monday, August 5, 2013


ROBBIN' COINS & SAVIN' THEM. A plastic collectible advertising giveaway in the shape of a company mascot. ca. 1970s.

Now, here's a mystery company mascot that I've been trying to identify. I got this 6.5 inch advertising giveawwy at a new, funky vintage store in Cubao recently, and I've been googling all over the net just to identify it--with no luck. This is a figural plastic coin bank of a man with a Cheshire cat grin, wearing a boat hat and holding on to a book.
It is marked "Robbin's", but other than that, his identification eludes me. I thought he had some connection with a fastfood chain. Maybe he's even a trade character for a bank. Any clues?