Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Raggedy Ann & Holly Hobbie Colorforms


Colorforms, invented by Harry Kislevitz, were paper-thin, die-cut vinyl sheet images and shapes that could be applied to a slick cardboard background board. The images stuck to the background via static cling and could be repositioned to create new scenes. The original box sets began appearing in the 1950s and featured bright shapes and "modern" basic designs, expanding into cartoon character sets.

The Colorforms I had as a child were Raggedy Ann and Holly Hobbie!

1981 Commercial
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4 comments:

  1. I had these too! What a flashback!

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  2. I loved Colorforms. The best part was the smell...Ha Ha.

    Michele
    Born 1966

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  3. I had these too when I was young .Any idea where I an get them now for my grand kids?


    Thanks
    Cheryl

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  4. I had these two specifically! I also had a Peanuts one.

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