Here is the next "closet"-themed piece for the week.
About two months ago, I came across something online that no one older than I seems to remember. But it was only a novelty at the time and is rare today. I was too little to understand it at the time.
From the website Flashback:
Here's more on Gay Bob from this site:
The only problem with taking him out of the closet is that it devalued him, just as taking any toy out of its closet--er, original packaging---would do :-)
This is pretty weird. Even the folks at the Plaidstallions blog don't seem to know about it, and they've featured many toys I've never heard of or wasn't old enough to know about at the time of their release. One toy that the site has featured many times is Pulsar (a Six Million Dollar Man knockoff), whose face looks almost similar to that of Gay Bob. They both looked so old, like someone who could take exercise lessons from Jack LaLanne.
I won't be surprised to learn that none of you knew about Gay Bob.