Sunday, May 31, 2009

Spider-Woman Cosmic Connection!


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

Spider-Man and Hulk Motorcycle!


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

Marvel Super-Heroes Sparkle Paints by Kenner!


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

Marvel Super-Heroes Sparkle Gun!


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

Marvel Super-Heroes Sleeping Bag!


Spidey's joined here by perennial toy co-star the Hulk, plus Captain America!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Shrinky Dinks!


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

Secret Wars Party Stuff!


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

Secret Wars Coloring and Activity Book!


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

Super-Heroes School Stickers!


This seems like a product designed for a short shelf-life... after all, once the back-to-school season is done, it would be cleared soon, wouldn't it?

Friday, May 22, 2009

Spider-Man Rub-N-Play!


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!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

1960s Marvel Super-Hero Rings!


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

Marvel Super-Hero Rings, Part 2!


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

Marvel Super-Hero Rings!


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

Quick-Draw Toy!


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!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Marvel Super-Heroes Puzzle!


This 1960s puzzle appears to use a version of the same artwork as seen on the Marvelmania posters!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Marvel Super-Heroes Puzzle!


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

Marvel Super-Heroes Puzzle!


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!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Marvel Heroes in Pro Magazine!

Not sure why someone thought that Superheroes and Football was a great mix (it sure didn't work for NFL SuperPro)... but here's some pages from the magazine it happened in!



Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Spider-Man Power Records Album!


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!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Marvelmania Posters!


This set of posters were sold in the late 1960s. I'm not sure who did the art on 'em, because the inking style throws me off!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Pinball Games!


These late 1970s items look pretty cheesy to me... and so they are! I always wondered why kids would want to get these home pinball games that can't even keep a score...

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Last of the Marvel Philly Stickers!


Now, if the seller of all those stickers had just had a higher-resolution set of photos in their auction, I would've separated out each sticker, and only presented the Spidey-related ones here!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Marvel Philly Stickers!


It's been so long since I saved this photo, I can't recall what was meant by "philly" in the file name! These are similar to the Topps stickers of the 1970s, though!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Marvel Super-Heroes Pens!


It's hard to see from this photo, but there's absolutely a Spider-Man pen in this group!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Pencil Caps and Erasers!


You may be getting the feeling there was a lot of merchandise with the Hulk and Spider-Man together... and there was!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Marvel Patches!


Remember when patches were all the craze? Looking at these now, it's hard to understand why they were so popular... but I guess the manufacturers did the best they could!

Saturday, May 2, 2009