Here’s another obscure group of toys from the 1970’s — these were produced by Gay Toys, Inc. (Warning: if you Google “Gay Toys,” you’re going to pull up products that are entirely unrelated to plastic boats.) Anyway, you know these are truly vintage items when various eBay sellers list them as “dime store” toys.
I actually remember receiving these as a tot. My Aunt Maureen bought them for me during a particularly long trip in what I called “the Blue Car” as a small child. (This was the same Plymouth Duster that would later become my first car in high school — I guess it was pretty new at the time. Its turn-signal mechanism made a mechanical clicking sound when it was used … as a child, I thought the car just clicked whenever it slowed or stopped.)