1964 Remco, Johnson & Goldwater Dolls, Sealed in Boxes

1964 Remco, Johnson & Goldwater Dolls, Sealed in Boxes

Here are the two American Presidential candidates for 1964.....as plastic doll caricatures sealed in their original boxes. The Democratic  candidate is "LBJ himself". On the Republican side is the U.S. Senator from Arizona, Barry Goldwater. I believe that both dolls are "bobble-heads" although this is not stated on the box. 

Both LBJ and Goldwater come sealed in red, white, and blue window display boxes. "President Lyndon B. Johnson" and "win with Barry" were printed along the upper window edge. The bodies are identical, wearing black suit with white shirt and black tie, although there is one big difference. Lyndon's left hand is relaxed against his side. The right hand is held out in a friendly gesture of shaking. Barry on the other hand holds his left hand clenched into a fist. His right arm is slightly raised with fingers spread apart giving it a different type of well known gesture. The oversized heads are excellent caricatures of the actual candidate. 

The scenery behind each figure is also meaningful. Behind Johnson is the White House, while Barry stands before his political convention attendees. Lyndon's original rubber band holds him securely to the backing card. Barry's rubber band split leaving him loose in the box. The rubber band lies at his feet. Each figure is accompanied by a red, white, and blue metal campaign button. One with "LBJ" on it and the other "Barry". 

The boxes for these toys are as individualistic and just as significant as the toy itself. LBJ's has the Presidential seal and the Democratic donkey. The instructions on the bottom of the box has a small illustration of the LBJ doll. The sides of the Goldwater box prominently feature a large "AuH2O". Au is the atomic symbol for Gold. H2O is of course, water. The candidate's home state of Arizona was printed below the Goldwater symbol along with the Great Seal of the United States. "Senator Barry M. Goldwater" was printed in large text at the bottom. The instructions on the underside include an illustration of the Goldwater doll. 

The back side of the boxes is also a partial window die cut at the bottom. The square sticky pad for adhering the doll to a car dashboard was packaged in this space. 

The entire box was then shrink-wrapped and a yellow "sticks to dashboard" circle was applied to one corner. The shrink-wrap is original on both boxes.

Size: Box approx. 7" x 5" x 3". Doll 5½"

Sold: Oct. 2008

Price Sold: $ 61


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