Sunday, May 31, 2009
The photo is, sadly, too small for me to make out exactly what the point of this was, but it appears that you'd get these comic panels that had adhesive on them, and figure out the order to put them in to re-create the comic story!
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Apparently the manufacturer of a similar Batman and Robin Batcycle wanted a bit more mileage out of their molds, so they came up with this oddity! Somehow, I don't think the Hulk would put up with sitting in a sidecar... never mind FITTING in one! This Hulk is also way out of proportion to Spidey, for that matter!
Friday, May 29, 2009
Kenner produced the Sparkle Paints line in the 1960s, and this set came out in 1966.
Using simplified tracings from Marvel Comics, you would add their sparkle paint to the already-colored pictures to make 'em shine!
Thursday, May 28, 2009
One of those perennial rack toys here, I'm sure this same sparkle gun was produced with different stickers on 'em for years before and after this came out! Spidey's joined on this card by Captain America, Dr. Doom, and Doctor Octopus!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I remember when Shrinky Dinks first came out in the 1970s... I thought they were very cool! You'd get a few sheets of the plastic, plus coloring pens and some illustrations on paper you'd trace and color on the plastic. Then you'd cut 'em out, pop 'em in the oven, and the plastic would shrink down to about half the original size and get thicker at the same time! An enterprising friend and I took some of the sheets, traced a Darth Vader head onto 'em, used a paper punch to put a hole in the top... and after the oven time... presto! Darth Vader pendants! I don't recall if we actually sold any of them or not.
Never did get the set pictured above, though... I do have to wonder why it didn't occur to me to trace pictures from the comics!
Monday, May 25, 2009
I always found it ironic that they'd produce an item like this, with "WARS" in the name, and kids would have this stuff at a birthday party... but then I recall that there were Star Wars items like this, too!
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Marvel may have produced this tie-in coloring and activity book for the "Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars" mini-series, but it appears to be all about promoting the Mattel toy line of the same name! That vehicle was a toy called the Doom-Roller, if I recall correctly!
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Bopping back to the 60s again today, here's the original Marvel Super-Hero rings packaging... too bad there wasn't a photo of the ring itself, but note how prominent Spidey is on the card... plus you could color the Spider-Man figure on the card and cut it out, fold the flaps, and have a standee! Here's the back of the card:
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Yesterday, I showed you a photo of a bunch of these rings... today you get to see what apparently was the store packaging they were sold out of (at least, according to that seller)! If this is how they were presented in the store, no wonder none of the kids were buying 'em!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
These rings must not've sold very well, because I see them offered on eBay in lots like these all the time! They must be from the early 1980s. It was an odd character set... Spider-Man, Spider-Woman, Dr. Strange, Captain Marvel and Ghost Rider!
Monday, May 18, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
There had been a puzzle teaming Spidey up with Captain America in the 1970s, as well as one teaming Spidey with the Hulk... but this is the only one I've seen where Spidey's treating the Hulk as one of the bad guys... and Captain America's backing Spider-Man up!
Friday, May 15, 2009
I used to have this puzzle... it featured pretty much every then-current Marvel super-hero you could think of, and then some! If I only still had it, I could take a bigger photo of it than this one here, and you could have a chance of finding Spider-MAn on it!