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a ghost.. a real ghost.. has no need to die.. what is he except a being without access to the universe that he has not yet managed to forget? ~ randall jarrell
Ghost & bat
my ghost toy catalogue ~ an inventory of ghost toys & collectibles old & new including toxic toys, toxic's library & halloweeniana..
Gumby comic book ad
New Gumby Comic Books are here!!
Gumby's back!! Click here for info..

vintage recipes for children

  • ludwig von drake animal pancakes
    deliciously classic or wonderfully gross, these vintage recipes for kids from the golden magazine for boys & girls or jack & jill magazine are fun even if they don't make it to your table..
    ~ copyright 2012 all rights reserved

kids' meals

  • art creations
    kids' meal boxes, buckets, bags & cups for various promotions from over the years ~ (a work in progress, there are more of these to come..)
ghost pix album ~ rpg videogame screenshots, lol kitties & all kinds of goodies..
toxic was here album ~
vintage socal birthdays & halloweens, etc..
~ copyright 2008 all rights reserved
ghost at the gate's items Go to ghost at the gate's photostream
if you love gumby, then you'll love my friend zane loco's youtube channel 'all things animated'
Collector's Corner LBPT
Gumby's childhood home
visit gumby's childhood home..
baker's tour painting by bren..
gumby trapped on the moon..
gumby rain spirits by bren..
the snowman by bren..
blue star drive-in (toxic toys)
Blackbird's outpost
blackbird's outpost dollscape..
Halloween house icon
ghost's halloween house..
Floorsleeper (blue house)
floorsleeper/blue house dollscape..
Lilac house
lilac house..
Raven's rest
raven's rest house..
Charlotte house
charlotte house..
caution! zombarbies!
Box of bees
box of bees installation..
Patchwork playhouse
patchwork playhouse..
xyz dollscape
Annie's saturday house
annie's saturday house..
Hiding places
hiding places installation..
Autumn butterfly album
autumn butterfly installation..
Doll medicine icon
doll medicine dollscape (warning graphic content)
My friends
monkey lab installation
Toxic dollies
toxic dollies dollscape
Never open your eyes
never open your eyes dollscape (warning graphic content)
Collidescope icon
collidescope dollscape (warning graphic content)
Migraine dolls sickroom
migraine dolls sickroom dollscape
The haunted forest
the haunted forest installation
pandora installation
lost hollow digital art album (warning graphic content)
Spooky trees
january trees photo album
cemeteria photo album
Ghost garden
ghost garden album
Butterfly trials
butterfly trials album
Mr horse
halloween photo album (warning graphic content)
dreamcatcher/dreamkeeper (warning graphic content)
Bad blood icon
bad blood by bren
Ld icon
little deaths
Spiroscience icon
Closet skeleton icon
closet skeleton
in a ghost house..
Little dolly
doll chest
Little miss diagnoses x
little miss dx

other cool sites ~

friendlyghost gamepage..
my comic book page..
gumby in christmas crisis (powerpoint show by bren)

ghost stories
(blood & butterflies..)

  • these are excerpts from the book toxic & i wrote about our childhood... it's called 'brenda was here'.. let me know what you think/comments? p.s. stories here are non fiction/true. (privately hosted ~ if you're interested in reading this just ask:)

mindless art

  • the tingler
    an album of mindless random drawings including vintage television & retro kid shows ~ old vhs tape covers etc..

    ~ copyright 2008 all rights reserved

toxic tricks & treats

  • ghost & toxic
    pages from toxic's own autobiography & schoolwork..

the kitties

  • boopy
    our kitties ~

backyard birdies

  • autumn
    i love all the different birds we see here in portland..


  • zbots
    collector cards, trading cards, card games & stickers etc..


  • pogs
    assorted pogs..

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Playmobil African Wild Life

I hope you had a good time building this vintage electric giant doll house. I know how it does it feel when you are having a new toy. Toy can be our instrument to release stress. For girls, doll house is one of the best toy that they can have.


this house is large enough that even as a grown person i was able to hide inside it with it closed & play with my kitties through the windows.. ;)

Kelly Lockwood

That's the same dollhouse I bought for daughter about 20 years ago and now she is looking for it for her daughter. Where can we buy it?


good luck with that, i'm afraid, the ad & instructions were pre '.com' era & don't even show a company name that i can see, maybe one might be available still in box on ebay?


i recommend this contemporary playhouse by discovery kids to anyone looking ~



I had one of these! My grandmother bought it in the mid 80's from a mail in offer from some tabloid. I played with it for hours and hours. This brings back great memories especially since I lost my grandmother last week. Thank you for posting.


i'm sorry for your loss, i was fortunate enough to grow up in my great grandmother's house with 2 grandmas & i always felt it was such a privelege to have had that time with them before they passed.. take care ~


I had this in the mid 80s. So neat to see it again after all these years!



donna woodburn

I have been looking for this for years. This was one of my favorite toys as a child I love seeing it. Do you know where else I could check for one? I have looked on ebay


hi donna ~
i was able to find several available here ~

other times i've searched i couldn't find one so this is good news!

thanks for visiting!
~ bren


Hi I just bought two of these in boxes with all original parts still sealed . I am will to sale them .


How do I get a hold of Charlotte? I am interested in one of the cardboard houses.


charlotte ~ i just forwarded wayne's email address to you! :)

Nina Taylor

I just found one these im charity shop for £2.99 in uk lol


oh, nice snag, nina ;) kitties like these too!

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