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    10 Items you REALLY got from comic book ads


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    Oh man, I have to watch this!!! Thanks for sharing!

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    Terrible voice over aside, fun watch. She picked some of the better/less disappointing ones though… the cardboard ships and space helmet were awesome props in an imaginative kid's realm.

    Those damn "animal farms" in Florida sold countess poor creatures for years, well into the late 70's. IE: Humans suck.

    Surprised the legendary 100 piece army/battle sets didn't make the list, as those flat scams were cheaper than the worst of the dime store bags of army men. My childhood friend *Robby* convinced his mom to order one of those footlockers and I still remember the look on his face when we opened it! <Hahaha!> Flung that junk (which scattered apart everywhere) into the toy box and pulled we pulled out the Micronauts!
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    There was a book published recently about this showing examples. I have that book. At work so I didn't watch the YouTube yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Confessional View Post
    Surprised the legendary 100 piece army/battle sets didn't make the list, as those flat scams were cheaper than the worst of the dime store bags of army men. My childhood friend *Robby* convinced his mom to order one of those footlockers and I still remember the look on his face when we opened it! <Hahaha!> Flung that junk (which scattered apart everywhere) into the toy box and pulled we pulled out the Micronauts!
    I actually sent off for the WWII footlocker set. They were so fragile that most of them where broken when I received them. I didn't like them at first but I started liking the airplanes. Unfortunately, the thin cardboard "footlocker" didn't last very long and ended being tossed. I had packed the flat toy soldiers away in my grandmother's attic for almost thirty years. I found them again with my other army men about two years ago when my uncle died.
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    The only thing I ever ordered were the buggy ice cubes. I still can't believe I wasted a week's allowance on them.
    For some reason though...I had to have them.

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    My sole comic s purchase was a Mego Falcon from Heroes World. I wasn't disappointed.

    The animal ads are disturbing, but the rest are fraudulant fun. Makes me think of the decoder ring in A Christmas Story. The wanting is better than the getting.
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    Sea Monkeys! I have no idea what I was truly expecting, but I'm fairly certain it wasn't brine shrimp
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    I ordered the "Remote Control Ghost" and the "Giant Frankenstein Poster".

    The Frankenstein "poster" was printed on two separate white plastic sheets (top & bottom), but was still kinda cool...it pretty much covered the back of my bedroom door.

    The "RC" ghost was a white balloon with a face printed on it, a square plastic white sheet, and a piece of white string.

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    There was an episode of a tv show...I think it was cold case...where a kid in the 70s died when he tried to dive to the bottom of the lake in the submarine. Looking back tho...how awesome would that submarine be as a GI Joe AT toy?

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