Vintage Christmas décor: See the best nostalgic pieces, read heartwarming stories KPRC 2 viewers shared
HOUSTON – From candles to custom ornaments, Houstonians are treasuring their Christmas décor. We asked our KPRC 2 Facebook followers to share their Christmas décor and received a stunning amount of submissions, some shared with special stories. Here are some of our favorite submissions and what people said about their holiday décor. But after deep research, my daughter found one in New York and to my surprise--THIS was the most treasured gift I received Christmas Day 2017. Love my Santa tree.
Gather up your old toys to make some money
HOUSTON – From Cabbage Patch Kids to Transformers, if you or your children saved any of your old toys, you may be sitting on a small fortune. The owner of a Houston vintage toy store says business is booming during the pandemic, with customers trading in their childhood treasures for cash every day. “Anything, I would say, from 2000 to now,” answered Daniel Blackbird, owner of Misfit Toys in Montrose, the Heights and West Houston. “Those toys are becoming very popular again.”He lists these five brands as the “holy grail” of toys:TransformersThundercatsTeenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesStar WarsGI JoeHow much can you make from your old toys? He says the most valuable vintage toys are still in the box, in excellent condition, but most of the collectibles he buys are good quality without the box.
The Tamagotchi virtual pet from the 90s is back
The virtual pet that was so popular in the 90s is coming to North America again in July, with a new product called Tamagotchi On Wonder Garden. Unlike the original Tamagotchi, the new one can go outside its house, celebrate your birthday with colorful balloons and a festive tune, and even travel to different lands. Parent company Bandai America first unveiled Tamagotchi On products in North America last year. The original Tamagotchi was reintroduced in North America in 2018, followed by a more modernized product in 2019. While the Tamagotchi brand has had regular launches in Japan, only a handful of those products have come to North America.
These are the vintage planes flying over Houston this Sunday
HOUSTON – This Sunday’s ‘Flight to the Finish’ flyover event presented by Lone Star Flight Museum will feature some of the most prominent aircraft that flew during World War II. The planes will depart from Ellington Field at 1:45 p.m. and travel to different parts of Houston, including downtown, the San Jacinto Monument and Memorial Park. These are the planes flying over Houston this Sunday:North American B-25/PBJ-1The B-25/PBJ-1 was a twin-engine medium bomber used by the U.S Military and the Royal Canadian Army, The Skytamer Archive stated. North American P-51 Mustang (Courtesy of Lone Star Flight Museum)North American AT-6/SNJThe AT-6/SNJ was the training plane for pilots prior to combat, explained the Vintage Flying Museum. Ryan L17 Navion (Courtesy of Lone Star Flight Museum)A-36 Bonanza (Photography Plane)Another one of the Beechcraft models emerged from Wichita, Kansas in 1937.