Letters to the Editor

Another local toy

In addition to the Frisbee and Gumby, a third famous classic toy was created by a prominent San Luis Obispo County resident.

The late Tom Martin, who later became widely known as owner of Martin Outdoor Media, Martin Winery and Martin Resorts, began his career in the research and development section of Mattel toys. There, he created “Slime” a wildly popular “Jell-O-like” play toy, thus earning the enmity of a generation of American mothers who suffered the travails of trying to clean the gunk out of their home carpets.