Monday, 22 February 2016
YOGI BEAR GETS TRANSFERRED...
As regular readers will likely already know, I'm a sucker for just about any form of YOGI BEAR merchandise. Why? Because the bold bruin was a prominent feature of my early childhood and reminds me of those far-flung days. Just received these 'dabitties' from the '60s, and though I can no longer recall if I ever actually had them when I was a kid, I'm glad to have them now!
"But why are they called 'dabitties'?" some of you may be wondering. Because you'd lick (or wet with a sponge) the back of your hand, place a cut-out transfer onto it, then dab on it 'til it had dried and the image had been 'transferred'. (I'm sure you divined the 'transfer' part for yourselves.) I don't know whether this was just a Scottish term or it was used across Britain - what were they called in your neck of the woods?
Now if anyone has a set of DALEK dabitties from the 1960s that they want to sell, I'd be a very happy man!
Posted by Kid at Monday, February 22, 2016