Happy toy by antvision

Happy toy

I think most anyone who was a child growing up in the late '60s thru the '70s would recognize this familiar, iconic face as that of the cheerily colorful Fisher-Price Chatter Phone. Definitely one of my favorite childhood toys!

It had a pull-string so it could be dragged along behind you. And whenever you did, its big blue eyes would roll up & down in tandem with the clickety, clackety chattering sound made when its little blue wheels turned. Of course, it also had a rotary dial that triggered a bell inside whenever your wee fingers spun it 'round.

I would love it if I could pick up the bright orange receiver and call my 5-year-old self, way back in 1975. I'd want to tell him that everything is going to be okay, that HE is going to be okay, no matter how bad things get...
Anthony, this picture is great. I especially love the way one eye is in focus. Did you use a special lens? And what you wrote is beautiful and descriptive. The part about wanting to be able to call your 5 year-old self and what you want to say to him is so poignant it made me tear up. This is definitely one of those instances where text and imagery form art.
April 14th, 2010  
Beautiful. Really. All of it.
April 15th, 2010  
Thanks, you guys! :)
April 25th, 2010  
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