Jan 26, 2012

Gambar Oemboel - Wayang Theme Playing Card

A full version of Gambar Oemboel with the theme of "Wayang".

What is Gambar Oemboel?
Gambar Oemboel (GO) is another form of comics. Popular toys in 1970 - 1980 in Indonesia. This sheet is cut into pieces and then thrown by 2 or more players. When its fall and pictorial side is visible you win, if the inverse mean loose. There are many themes of GO including American superheroes. Drawn by unknown artist

However, GO in the period 2000 until now increasingly unpopular. No reprint. There is only GO as antiques. Hunted by collectors to provide memories of the past.

Now, GO are not as popular as decades ago. GO has rarely played in a sense as before. They contain fragments of faces or scenes in movies, sitcoms, and soap opera which was famous at that time. For example: Teletubies, Meteor Garden, Sin Chan, Doraemon, Spongebob and Squarepant, and others. 

Memories of GO cannot easily separated from 'Indonesian 70's born" 
source: Facebook @ PTGO (Penggemar Toelen Gambar Oemboel)

Jan 22, 2012

Gong Xi Fat Choi - Water Dragon 2563

Welcoming the Year of  the Water Dragon.
From Golden Rabbit 2562 turned into Water Dragon 2563. Dragon symbolizes changes. Hopefully there are a lot of good changes in 2012. Happy New Year!

I show here graphical label of plastic rope with image of the dragon.

NAGA SAKTI = magic dragon
tali ulet = tenacious rope
kwalitet terjamin = guaranteed

Jan 1, 2012

Happy New Year 2012

Happy New Year 2012 to you dear friends. Wishing you every success.
I show here an old-fashioned shoebox (circa 1980).

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