I remember as a child always looking at the entrances at a store, where there would be 3 to 4 gumball machines lined up, to see what toys they had in them... It was always right at the entrances or exits of grocery or department stores, begging you to stop, look, and seemingly call you to put a coin in for your chance at a toy displayed on the front of the machine...hmmm, the memories!
I can still recall all kinds of goodies displayed, a tiny doll, tiny cards, a cute necklace with a 'peace' sign, but getting exactly what you see on the front, wasn't always as easy! Today, I received one of those vintage gumball machine toys, a 'ship in a bottle'! This miniature I've seen on the front of those machines, but never in my life would I have thought to able to get one, and thru the internet!! LOL
here at Bibbi Lou's Bounty! Nicely, packed inside the Altoids tin you see above, the seller made sure this little treasure made it safely to me!!
I also received a small packet from Yahoo Japan below...
here. Though, I think it was made for 1/6 playscale and a calf, it ended up being Taby's. She wanted it for display with her Neemos!