I'm not sure when Aurora started producing puzzles, or how long it lasted... all I've found so far are the Poster Puzzles, like the Spidey one above. I think I have photos of a Hulk and Planet of the Apes one in my files.
Yes, they really made a Spider-Man space rocket toy.
I think I've showed the box for the Super Snooper before, but here it is with the toy itself!
Here's a non-RC version of the Spider-Boat!
A different view of the Spider-Man jeep (they made a Hulk one, too, believe it or not)
I'm not sure quite what the appeal of the Spin-Out Car was, although I suppose the kids liked 'em!
Here's another Spider-Cycle, but this one is a Stunt Cycle! It made sense for Batman -- would've been an excellent Captain America toy -- but not for Spidey. They made a Ghost Rider one, though, that's probably the most valuable AHI toy ever made these days!
OK, I guess that wasn't a Jeep above, but a buggy, as seen here!
The seller of this dangler/jiggler claimed it was an AHI item, but I don't think I've come across one that's on the card... I think Ben Cooper made a Spidey jiggler, though!
You all remember the issue of Amazing Spider-Man where he hopped into the Spidey-Boat, right? Yeah, me neither.
Another Spider-Cycle, this one from the Li'l Zips line of pullback vehicles!
Yes, here's a 2nd version of the Spidey paratrooper... I wouldn't be surprised if there was a third one!
Here's a loose version of the one I posted the other day... I guess you could pretend it was a web-spun parachute...
Here's the 1980 radio-controlled version of the Spidey-Boat!
And an RC Spider-Man Car! Apparently there was a design agreed upon between AHI and Mego, because they used a similar design (that didn't match the comics' Spider-Mobile that actually was a story element).
OK, let's get a few things in one posting today, shall we?
There were two different kind of motorcycle toys AHI produced for its licensed product... a friction style, and the pull-strap style (kind of like Kenner's SSP cars). Here's the latter variety for Spider-Man, and I have to say, this motorcycle is way cooler than the one Peter Parker rode for a while in the late 1960s!
There were a LOT of Spider-Cars produced by AHI. Given that you're pulling a string on the back to make this go, I guess it's kind of a wind-up mechanism for kids who can't handle a more standard wind-up key?
Here's the Action Straw, which I've posted before, but this may have had a card art variation?
Spider-Buggy! Toys like this one can still be found in dollar stores... and by that I mean toys that work like this one, where you pull the car back to wind it up, and then let it go!
I have no idea why AHI made this, other than to keep Spider-Man even with Batman so far as vehicles went (because that's what AHI tended to do).
Here's a bonus toy - an AHI Spider-Man flying disc, which I've shown you before on the package.
And here's a Spidey Jeep, if you can believe that!
I have to laugh at the line "The bank with a brain," because, you know, all it did was have slots of different sizes for the different coins, so dimes would drop in the first one, pennies in the next, nickels in the third, and quarters in the last one...
I think I've posted a photo of one of the 8mm Spidey movies before, here's two more! These were adapted/condensed from the Grantway-Lawrence 1960s series (probably condensed via cutting back on the web-swinging sequences that padded out some episodes).
During the short period of time when Marvel was producing their own coloring books under the Marvel Books imprint... it's the Green Goblin Vs. Spider-Man! Let's just not worry about if the story in this coloring book fits into any continuity, shall we?
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