I want to show you some advertising gift and toy plastic fantastic`s which I found during the last years. I know this has nothing to do with serious collecting, but they are colourful, funny and cheap ;D. Sometimes you can buy them for cents. You may not believe it, but some of them are hard to find. I think most of them went straight into the waste bin. Here is the crazy part of my collection:
McDonalds birthday present camera from 1997 and a WD 40 can-camera from 1992.
A 35mm Pokemon camera from 1999 and a German Instamatic from the 1970`s.
1995 limited edition Canon Prima with tiger-design by Janosch (Illustrator of children`s books).
A 1990`s cigarette box camera and Kodak Peer-100 cigarettes Instamatic camera from a 1976 promotion competition.
Several can cameras for 110-cassettes from the 1970`s.
35mm can cameras from the 1980`s and 1990`s.
Two tire-type cameras made in Taiwan 1981.
A Instamatic dog camera with removeable nose from the 1970`s and a clown camera from the 1980`s.
Some Mickey stuff. The big one is a battery operated bubble camera.
A 1999 Polaroid Looney Tunes Taz camera.
Iceland Air plane camera made by Sparco Netherlands in 1993.
A baseball-, a talking- and a penguin camera.
This guy is named “Action Man”, he lost his shoes and has a integrated 110-camera.
Mickey, this is my opinion also and I like odd things of any kind just like my Donald Duck shaped popcorn machine ;D . They bring some coloured spots in my shelfs full of black "folder-soldiers". I would also like to say a word about the theme of "serious collecting": Just found an offer on Ebay for the Kodak Peer 100 camera ( picture 4 ): Starting bid 195.- USD ! cgi.ebay.com/Kodak-Peer-100-Camera-/300565039886
And I have the original packing with film, flash and manual too. Bought many years ago for about 5.- just for fun. The German website "Photographica World" estimates this item with 220 to 250.- EUR. WOW ! That`s a lot of money for a small piece of plastic...
I knew that this is a rare one ( about 100 or 200 built ), but