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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
This playset at first looks like it's just another Colorforms toy, but the "Rub 'N Play" name makes me think it's more like those PrestoMagix toys, where once you've rubbed the image onto something, it's stuck there!
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:
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!
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!
Here's another of those items that included the Hulk along with the Web-Slinger... it's one of those drawing toys that helps kids to trace pictures, and I recall seeing something similar being offered on TV about ten years ago!
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!
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!
This was the second Spider-Man album from Power Records, and included stories that had previously been done as 45s! None of them are incredibly great, from what I've heard, but they are fun to listen to!
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