Mattel released a press release recently introducing a whole new line of GI Joe dolls meant to portray the well-known character “outside of combat.” What caught my eye was the faithfully portrayed vintage Vespa scooter for Joe to ride. Clearly Ken will have to step up his game if he wants to keep Barbie. To see the complete line, click here.
These seem to only be available in Europe (and maybe in Canada?)
Oh and in case you think this is the only feminine hygiene product to appear on ScooterSwag, click here.
Thanks to Alice D.for the photo and find!
This was a fun clip to watch even though I am still not sure why anyone would want a “Tytus.” I am also amazed when companies don’t keep archives of their products, past and present. But it’s a lot more common for them to forget their past in an effort just to keep up with the present. I think all companies need a docent/librarian.
For some less rare (but no less desirable) toys, visit Vespa Motorsport’s toy page where they have over five pages of Maisto, New Ray and Legos scale scooter models for great prices.
Wondering how people are taking to the new look for ScooterSwag? Love it? Hate it? Meh?
Well I should at least give you a tour. For example there’s an easier to find “Search” field at the top right just above the main photo. There you can look to see everything we’ve ever posted about Snoopy on a scooter (4 items as it turns out.) And you can check to see if I’ve ever posted about a certain item.
Then there are now two “Contact Us” fields where you can send your comments and your finds. The first is in the black menu bar. The second is at the top of the sidebar. Of course you can always e-mail me at tips AT scooterswag.com.
Also comments are a little easier to spot with a cartoon bubble to the right of each post’s title.
Finally there are social media buttons under each post for easier sharing.
So Cheers and Swag on!
PS: I will be creating a new Facebook page soon.
You can find these for under $3 each at Bath & Body Works stores or you can buy them in a set of other scents called “Ready, Jet Set Go” for $6.