Hi & Welcome to the Lost & Found Vintage Toy Blog!
i'm bren & this is the lost & found's 5th birthday post ~
i'm a collector of vintage toys, books & pop culture items, including holiday, retro or even contemporary toys that i particularly like. i host a website called gumbyland that i've maintained for many years, as my biggest collection is of the 50's character gumby! all the items i have up at gumbyland link back here to show off the collection in detail for my fellow gumby fans, but there's much more here to interest vintage kids & collectors.. i've posted a toy, children's book or collectible every day since i started this site.
my bucket list is to try to find all the toys & books i lost in childhood, & whenever i mention the nickname 'toxic' i am referring to my own inner child (yeah i am a little bit dysfunctional.) i've also been known on the web for years as 'ghost' in part because i like to photograph old cemeteries.. & i also paint & write & create art installations, dollscapes, miniature houses & digital art so i have a gallery of my art up at gumbyland for anyone interested.. there are links in the sidebar & footer to all my different sites & pages ~
if you're looking for a particular toy or item please try the search box & the categories list in the sidebar, although i've found neither seems to really work to find all of the items i've posted, even with specific item names, so i've added an advanced google search below that. if that doesn't work, you might want to peruse through the archives.. each archived month has a page with 3 posts & you can click at the bottom to continue through all that month's posts.. there's even an inventory album in the sidebar with thousands of item thumbnails.. & you can ask a question anywhere using the comments, i am usually able to answer by the following day.. i try to go back & update old posts where appropriate so check back.
vintage kids & nostalgia buffs please feel free to comment on any of the posts new or old & share your memories here.. from here on i may or may not be posting every day, but don't worry i still have lots of cool stuff to share :D including highlights of fun old posts from the archives that i want to bring back ~
my toy room has changed since i first started posting, so this is an updated look (click on pix for the larger size) ~
update: the lost & found just had its 6th bday! after posting a toy or book every day for all these years i've found the typepad search just doesn't find hardly anything, so i removed it, but i've left the advanced search in the sidebar which works great!
bren (ghost) & toxic
p.s. Hey! we were featured :)
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