Monday, November 30, 2009

Secret Wars Coin Bank!

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Wall Clock!

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Too cool... I wonder if any of these still work today?

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Centerpiece!

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Sorry I don't have a better photo in my files...

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Carry Case!

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Made in 1978, I'm not sure what this carrying case was designed to carry... action figures, cars, other stuff? I guess that if the manufacturer didn't specify, you could put anything in it, eh?

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Captain Action Flicker Ring!

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Free in specially marked packages of the Spider-Man costume and mask for Captain Action!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Cap Gun?????

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As I've noted before, when toy manufacturers licensed super-heroes, apparently there was nothing in the contracts specifying that the toys the heroes would appear on should have anything to do with the characters themselves.

Take this repeating cap gun... both Spidey and Captain America are on the card art. Does either one use a gun? No. Do any of the Marvel heroes of the time use a gun, especially one like this one? Maybe Nick Fury, but they weren't licensing SHIELD at all.

I guess they weren't making enough money with the version of this gun with card art from cop shows or something?

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Apparently they figured they'd sell enough of these they'd need to make caps available for refills, too.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Spidey Camera and Ideal Pocket Flix!

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It shouldn't surprise you that I'm all in favor of a Spider-Man camera... because it makes perfect sense! It would make even more sense if it was part of a Spidey utility belt that included a Spider-Signal and web-shooters, but I digress.

Pocket Flix was one of those ubiquitous late 1970s movie viewer toys, that you'd insert a film cartridge that was on a loop and watch very short edited-down cartoons, tv shows, or movies!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Calculator!

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Yeah... Spidey didn't ever use a calculator that I recall. I'd imagine Peter Parker could do just about any math problem you'd use this for in his head!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Buddy L Electronic Spider-Vehicles!

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I'd completely forgotten I had these in my photo collection!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Belt Buckles!

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This one was made in 1975...

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...and this one in 1979!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

Bubble Machine!

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Wow, this is kind of disturbing... just pop Spidey's head over (because his neck is hinged like Harry Potter's Nearly Headless Nick) and he makes bubbles through his exposed neck!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Bubble Guns!

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I'm not sure Spidey bubble guns make any more sense than Spidey sparkle guns or Spidey ball blaster guns...

Friday, November 13, 2009

Bubble Funnies!

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I'm guessing this was part of a series of mini-comics that were sold with a stick of gum in the early 1980s...

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Bubble Blower!

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Man, the Spider-Bike part of this certainly looks like the same thing that was part of the AHI Action Straw, doesn't it?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Bubb-a-Loons!

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When I was a kid, this stuff was advertised on TV as "Super Elastic Bubble Plastic," and it's being sold under all sorts of different names today!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Spider-Man Binoculars!

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Well, this isn't as cheap as yesterday's item, but it makes no more sense...

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Binocular Set!

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Here's another example of what happens when licenses are cheap to acquire... manufacturers of cheap rack toys like this one take items they're already producing and slap a new sticker on them, with no regard as to whether or not it makes any sense...