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I found this case as I was going through my extra boxes. I don't think I've opened it in ten years, and certainly not since I replaced the stereo in my car with a cd player. Carry cases like this are definitely relics now, but I remember how important they were during Cassette Days.

Not all cases were created equal, either. Some were designed in such a way that if you didn't put the case in just right it would stick out or break. My dad had an awesome hard case for his. I coveted it.

I only have one cassette player now, and it's in my kitchen. I listened to Duran Duran a few days ago and it took me back quite a ways. A mix tape took me back to my first semester at WSU. I found a homemade case sleeve that took me to the summer of '87 with my first live-in boyfriend.

What are your Cassette Days memories?
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This was a gift. The person that gave it to me had a knack for picking the dolls I was ashamed to want, but happy to get. This one goes on display. Haven't figured out where yet.


The half-naked man in the back belongs to [livejournal.com profile] bukephalus. Nice guy, gymrat, and good writer.
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Found while gathering my old high school junk from my dad's storage unit. This was their "new & compact" model, probably 1991. Probably.


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Posting the pictures I take with my phone is so unreliable I have to be by my computer to verify they posted at all. By the time I got home, realized my computer was borked, and then finally fixed it, none of the pictures I took today seemed important enough to retry.

At any rate, I did manage to take at least one picture y'all might be interested in.

Jackpot )
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These dolls were recalled back in 2003 due to complaints by the Christian Right. Thank you, Jesus freaks, for savin' mah bacon.


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That's almost a hundred bucks worth of doll, if not more. This economy does nothing for my collection - only two or three of the dolls I have are fetching more than $30. That's kinda disappointing. I blame Bratz.


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This doll is the oldest toy I have. I don't remember who gave it to me. Keep in mind I grew up in Alabama, and dolls like this were either antiques or not thought twice about. I imagine it's a collector's item by now, and is probably more valuable than all my collectible Barbie dolls put together. I don't even know what to call this doll -- a flippable pickaninny? Seriously, what the hell do I call it?

Here's one side:

When you lift up her skirt and flip her over...

She needs a little cleaning, but it's part of our history... and worth some coin. Anyone who wants to call me a racist for owning such an item and/or writing about it is wasting their time. I shouldn't have to defend myself over a childhood toy.
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None of my friends in Alabama had one of these. I think my dad bought it for me. The copyright on the back says 1978.