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ghost

would also like to see a 60s gumby with the big flat black pupils like on the front of the dvd too, we've been suggesting so up at joe's youtube here ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYPs6ulr_sI&index=22&list=PL1C61E0A119A76B39

p.s. some cool vintage on ebay ~ http://www.ebay.com/itm/VTG-MIXED-LOT-GUMBY-POKEY-ASTRONAUT-FIRE-DEPT-COWBOY-1965-LAKESIDE-TOYS-/231954036175?hash=item360189b5cf:g:L7oAAOSwNsdXQ0OX

Gumboflexo

Yes, and a more accurate Gumby shape as well, with thicker arms and a sharper head bump. I've given up on the flexibility issue, but that's where the vintage Gumby figures come in. Fortunately, loose Lakeside Superflexes are still relatively affordable, but it depends on the specific model and condition.

ghost

a cute but pricey pokey :)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-SOLID-WOOD-GUMBYS-PAL-POKEY-ROCKING-HORSE-CHILDS-SIZE-ROCKER-RIDE-ON-TOY-/361452018901?hash=item5428381cd5:g:FxYAAOSwZ1lWdGSq

ghost

i noticed while perusing dvds at bestbuy & on amazon that these slots are ready for preorder ~ although the one including a bendy :D!? says Volume #1? a mistake? so i'm looking forward to sept 13th..

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/gumby-60s-series-v2-dvd/31702191.p?id=3590067&skuId=31702191

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/gumby-60s-series-v1-plus-bendable-dvd/31702182.p?id=3590035&skuId=31702182

https://www.amazon.com/Gumby-60s-V2/dp/B01GX8PELW/ref=sr_1_16?ie=UTF8&qid=1467846097&sr=8-16&keywords=gumby+dvd

https://www.amazon.com/Gumby-60s-V1-Plus-Bendable/dp/B01GX8ZONU/ref=sr_1_54?ie=UTF8&qid=1467846214&sr=8-54&keywords=gumby+dvd

Gumboflexo

Interesting.
I'm looking forward to another Gumby bendable, and of course, more Gumby episodes. September is right around the corner.
Bren, have you ever seen the large Gumby bendy from Lakeside, 1968? It's not made out of the usual rubber or vinyl material. If you're not familiar with it, I'll post some photos of mine.
Paul

ghost

paul,
the only large bendies i've owned are 2 slightly differing late 70s early 80s ones, one was stolen right out of our truck where he sat holding a cup of ketchup packets for french fry runs, my son was little & heartbroken about it.. lol
that said, i don't believe i've ever seen a large bendy as early as you're saying, if i'd seen one even on ebay i'd have at least saved a photo..? would love to see this :)
another interesting note for gumby collectors, i seem to be getting alot of people wanting to buy glow gumby http://friendlyghost.typepad.com/lost_found_vintage_toys/2015/02/glow-gumby.html
i've even been offered several hundred dollars but turned them down, so keep your eyes peeled for them & snag them up while you can, they seem to be pretty rare, especially in working order..
on the new bendy.. i bet it'll be goo.. just a theory, then prickle with the rest of the 60s episodes? that would leave the blockheads, minga & possibly gumby's parents to go with the 80s episodes :D
well, that may be too much to ask..lol probably 80s style gumby & pokey, but for once i'd like gumby's parents!! :)

Gumboflexo

I've seen the Glow Gumby occasionally pop up, but they seem to have vanished. Thanks for the info.
I'll post some images of my large bendy this week. Stay tuned!

Gumboflexo

Bren,
Here are some images of my 1968 Lakeside Gumby Bendy, mint in box. It's been part of my collection for a while now. A soft foam rubber material appears to be used in the construction of this figure, similar to the 1984 Lewco toys Gumby, but I'm not sure. I photographed a typical Lakeside Superflex Gumby with the large boxed bendy for a sense of scale. It's huge! My snapshots could be better, but I wanted to get them posted quickly for your viewing pleasure.
Paul

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a113/1630fh/GUMBOFLEXO%20collection/Gumby%201_zpsirp39kdl.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a113/1630fh/GUMBOFLEXO%20collection/Gumby%202_zpsjxefhafe.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a113/1630fh/GUMBOFLEXO%20collection/Gumby%203_zpsdqsxfu4w.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a113/1630fh/GUMBOFLEXO%20collection/Gumby%204_zpsydnxaq8c.jpg

ghost

:D
you never cease to amaze!
yes, like the lewco packaging & later toys, but like classic lakeside, always paired up with smokey the bear, popeye, bozo & raggedy ann & andy.. i can see by the way his arms attach that he must be constructed as you say.. if i ever saw this guy, it certainly was out of the box & i wouldn't have guessed he'd be as early as 1968, now i know!
i have seen one large odd gumby with a moustache once, but i think he is a blow-up? http://friendlyghost.typepad.com/lost_found_vintage_toys/2015/12/weird-gumbys.html

thanks! thanks!! for the l@@k :D

p.s. this 1968 superflex ad sign matches perfectly too ~
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1968-NOS-Lakeside-Gumby-Pokey-Bendy-STORE-DISPLAY-STAND-Sealed-in-Box-/311653928716

Gumboflexo

That definitely looks like a vintage 60s gumby blow up doll. Very cool, with or without moustache!
And yes, that sign promotes the same characters seen on my bendy box.
I wonder if my Gumby Bendy was a very low production item or a poor seller. Who knows, maybe it never made to the retail stores. Considering how long I've been collecting Gumby toys, it's strange that even a loose, damaged one of these never crossed my path.

ghost

paul ~
i notice a search of lewco gumby toys on ebay brings up some 1984 large foam bendys similar to yours, like what it eventually became after the 70s gumby drought?
maybe yours was an early promo that never really launched till many years later.. :o

Gumboflexo

Yes, great points.
If I recall correctly, the seller of this item said that it was owned by a Lakeside executive.
I will also tell you that it was not a cheap purchase, but it perfectly complements my 60s/70s Gumby figure collection. I had to have it!

ghost

i'll bet it didn't come cheap.. if my money tree were in season right now i'd love to display my bendys on that superflex ad sign/rack on ebay.. lol :D
oh! it finally sold :o
some lucky person..

Gumboflexo

Yes, I noticed that very cool sign/rack. I wish I had the space (and money) for some of the larger vintage Gumby collectibles.

ghost

i hope i haven't gotten anyone's hopes up for a new bendy with those curious links.. because i just heard news that there's no talk of a new bendy being made over at nj croce :(
so i don't know now..

ghost

today's gumby newsletter confirms sept 13 as the release date for the 60s dvd v.2 but makes no mention of a bendy.. although best buy & amazon still have 2 different slots listed as the same day release w/ 2 differing prices but no images yet.. i have a preorder on amazon so we'll see?
fingers x'd

ghost

p.s.
#wtfwednesday #gumby #wtf http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1965-Gumby-Head-Only-/252498127017?hash=item3aca0fa8a9:g:UwEAAOSwZVlXlmIu

:D ??? !!

Gumboflexo

Gumby meets Frankenstein and a chess piece? Strange, and clearly something I'm not aware of.
The color does accurately match a vintage Gumby, right?

ghost

the color is indeed right on.. lol.. honestly i can't tell if this person is perpetrating the worst ebay scam ever for $8.95, or they just really don't know better, sadly i think that must be it.. after this old ebay listing i just chuckle & facepalm ~ http://friendlyghost.typepad.com/.a/6a00d834525fe869e201bb08a4f3df970d-pi

p.s. it seems to be ending soon with no bidders.. if there'd been bidders i'd really be confuzled :O

Gumboflexo

LOL
Well, I suppose one can see it as Gumby's ability to change his shape into just about anything.

ghost

:D !! it's blockheads this time :D !!
check out joe's youtube where he responded to my comment here ~
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiH-11eSklU

yay! it's G & J !!
now i'm wondering will these be the g & j we've seen before? & if so will g be smiling or frowning like in this old post ~
http://friendlyghost.typepad.com/lost_found_vintage_toys/2015/03/gumby-friends.html

Gumboflexo

Bren, did you get the Gumby series 2 with Blockheads yet?
Based on advertisements, the DVD packaged Blockheads seem to be identical to the typical bendables we've seen for years. Maybe the size is different?

ghost

hey, yes i did get it but i haven't had a chance to put the dvds in to view yet, i had to wait a bit because first i accidentally got a dvd only set :O (anyone who'd like an unopened one let me know, i'll cut a deal..)
these blockheads are just like the 2003 ones with the dvd i posted here..
http://friendlyghost.typepad.com/lost_found_vintage_toys/2015/03/gumby-friends.html
i like g's style..
these are the only ones i've seen with g smiling :)

i'm wrapping up book month for september & thought i'd post the new set on october 1st, so check back! :)
can't wait to watch favorites like haunted hotdog & grub grabber gumby..

Gumboflexo

I'm really looking forward to viewing Volume 2. The late 60s series is more streamlined and technically sophisticated, but the 50s episodes still have a very special surreal appeal.
They're all great to me!

ghost

i've watched them now & i love the oddball episodes they came up with that are pure fun, often without dialogue or even a plot, like foxy box & of clay & critters.. but yes the 50s are special in their own childlike imaginative way themselves.. fun photo gallery & bumpers/extras ~
http://www.brensgumbyland.com/images/prema.png
:D

Gumboflexo

Bren,
Wow!
What an amazing image; the 76 Gumby bendy in different colors. Is this one of the photo gallery extras on the DVD? Interesting that it's part of a 60s compilation.
So cool.

ghost

yeah, i took a screenshot, there's also a gumby theme song that was never used.. :)

ghost

i happened to notice this moody rudy in box on ebay today ~
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Vintage-Moody-Rudy-1977-Perma-Toy-Co-Box-Tongue-Manual-Gumbys-Friend-/192011082566?hash=item2cb4c09b46:g:~wkAAOSwal5YEmKa

Gumboflexo

Such a cool toy and so underrated. Apparently it wasn't promoted very well. The one available tv commercial looks like a work-in-progress, and I'm assuming it never aired.
I was thrilled to add Moody Rudy to my Gumby collection.

ghost

this one shows a little wear & seems to be missing the teeth, but it's still rare to see one come up in box with the fun manual.. i first saw that commercial in the 80s on the first fhe vhs gumby adventures & it was my holy grail for years until i ran into one in a little shop in santa monica, where they were made..

the manual is a blast :D

Gumboflexo

That's a great story, finding one in Santa Monica! When you first posted pics of your Moody Rudy, my first reaction was WOW. Not only rare but in amazing condition. When found, the flimsy box is usually in rough condition. I've also learned that a truly mint Moody Rudy doll has a shiny "oily" finish.

ghost

it's true in mint shape rudy looks shiny like this guy who's been encased in his plastic bubble ~
http://friendlyghost.typepad.com/lost_found_vintage_toys/2015/11/moody-rudy-expressaflex-toy.html
i have 3 now in varying stages of exposure, the poor guy lower down in that same post is all worn & broken down & smells weird & plasticky..lol

Gumboflexo

Do you remember when Moody Rudy was available in stores? I certainly don't and I have yet to find someone who actually did.

ghost

no memory of seeing it at all until the first family home entertainment vhs (or was it beta? lol) tapes & ad came out in the very early 80s.. & that was right as gumby was getting a resurgence in popularity, i checked regularly for any available gumby related items at novelty shops & never saw it, in toy stores either..

Gumboflexo

I have a boxed Moody Rudy with a Spencer Gifts price sticker. I think that store existed in CA at the time,right?
As kids in NY, we would periodically visit Spencer Gifts and see black lights, fun novelties, day-glow posters, etc. Moody Rudy must have been right under my nose, but I never noticed it. Lack of advertising is the kiss of death for toy sales, so poor Moody Rudy fell between the cracks. He deserved better.

ghost

! spencer's ~ yes i always checked spencer's, still do, in fact i went to one just yesterday.. he may have passed by me unnoticed then too?! before i knew what he was perhaps.. back then we had a little place called doodah's that liked to carry gumby items, i found the large 6' tall inflatable gumby there as well as gumby gummy candies, etc.. but no moody rudy..

ghost

original gumby & pokey superflex toys on card on ebay ~ snag'em before they're gone..

hey paul, is this you?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lakeside-GUMBY-and-POKEY-Superflex-toy-lot-of-4-unused-on-cards-vintage-60s-70s-/332031233408?hash=item4d4e9a8d80

anyway folks are always emailing me looking for these so i'm linking here :) & tweeting it out to my followers..
good luck!

ghost

wow, several more!!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LAKESIDE-1965-unused-2-MOC-GUMBY-POKEY-set-bendy-figures-Super-Flex-cartoon-1-/232142160581?hash=item360cc042c5:g:GlgAAOSwXeJYJ9GU

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Gumby-Pokey-Lakeside-Super-Flex-Bendy-Figures-Rare-Clokey-MOMC-1965-/201699407484?hash=item2ef638b67c:g:6lYAAOSwXeJYDvfc

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LAKESIDE-1965-unused-2-MOC-GUMBY-POKEY-set-bendy-figures-Super-Flex-cartoon-2-/232142151166?hash=item360cc01dfe:g:v60AAOSw44BYJ83L

ghost

gumby news!!
http://friendlyghost.typepad.com/lost_found_vintage_toys/2017/03/gumby-news.html

ghost

i just added a very cool vintage item to gumbyland! ~

http://friendlyghost.typepad.com/lost_found_vintage_toys/2017/06/gumby-pokeys-car-the-flying-dutchman.html

also gumbyfans, i've been talking alot back & forth with an old friend, jeff whitman, of papercutz.com, he's working on the New gumby comic books coming out next month!! (& he's sending me sneak peeks! shhh!! don't tell..lol) will post soon so stay tuned to the lost & found..
:)

ghost

@@ #gumby #comicbooks #new #children #kids #books #graphicnovel #animation
!!!!!!!!!!!
http://friendlyghost.typepad.com/lost_found_vintage_toys/2017/06/new-gumby-comic-book-1-collectors-item-issue.html

ghost

:D :D :D !!!
3 moody rudys in box!!!
the grand poobah of all gumbydom! http://www.ebay.com/itm/MOODY-RUDY-lot-of-3-in-boxes-1977-Art-Clokey-Gumby-creator-Prema-toy-Co/332334599880?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
also keep checking the lost & found in the very near future, gumby fans, as we approach the release of the new #2 gumby comic book!!!! cool things coming!!! @@

ghost

papercutz comic book #2 cover & new gumby toys @@ it's an all gumby weekend here at the lost & found so check back tomorrow too!

http://friendlyghost.typepad.com/lost_found_vintage_toys/2017/08/new-stretch-gumby-toy.html

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