America’s Magazine definitely wasn’t playing when it came up with this ambitious photo-shoot.
Typically when one thinks of sex and toys, one’s mind turns toward the sort of items one might find stocked by HUSTLER Hollywood. But the November ’79 issue of HUSTLER depicted a different type of erotic plaything altogether.
“The Toy Shoppe” might have been set in an environment of lighthearted diversions, but it wasn’t playing around when it came to artistic ambition. The photo-set centered on a toy soldier and a ballerina doll coming to horny life after the shop owner closed up for the night.
“They sit quietly on the shelf all day long, eagerly waiting for the day to end. When the lights go out, it’s time for the real fun and games to begin,” the text accompanying the photo set offered.