Thursday, September 3, 2009

Sillisculpts are Cutiesculpts

After doing a bit of research, we here at Hello There Cutie have learned that "Sillisculpts" are the name for these popular, but peculiar rubbery-hard, molded little statuettes. The subjects were either of cute and/or pathetic figures situated on a base with an adorable or humorous saying "carved" into it. These card store novelty items were introduced in 1968 by R&W Berrie and became quite a fad because these goofy knickknacks that had a much longer shelf life than the average greeting card and appealed to people of all ages. Other companies such as American Greetings produced their own line of statues well into the 1980s.

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