Saturday, July 4, 2009

Colorforms: The 'virtual' A-Frame house.







The reason for making a colorforms version of the A-Frame is unclear. Maybe after a kids sugar crash its just easier to move around cut outs rather than actual 3-d furniture. =-) Looking at the box art, i wonder how the sales would have been affected if they had marketed it as 'The Barbie Califronia Dream House'. Has a nice ring to it and southern California blonds and Malibu was very popular at the time.





















Darker version. The colorforms play set, after dark. 

5 comments:

  1. Grew up in a basic a-frame.

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  2. Ad that includes this Colorforms set, Chicago Tribune, Nov. 16, 1980
    http://twitpic.com/dkj087
    I don't know if the link will work. If it doesn't, you can try copying and pasting.

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    1. Thank You, I have posted a picture from the link (easy snapshot and crop). Looks like I didnt post a picture of the ut outs/furniture, will have to get on that.

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  3. I love your website so much! Thank you for all of the restoration tips, photos and introducing me to all these awesome extras!

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    1. thank you so much! its a passion alright. LOL

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