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Thread: Cardboard Playsets

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    Cardboard Playsets

    So how many cardboard playsets have been made and what do they look like?
    This, in my opinion, was the first, and is considered my Grail piece. Warren Paper Products 1937 Dr. Huer's Laboratory:


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    wow...that is pretty cool. i wonder how many actually still exist

    do the Mego sets count as cardboard? I mean they are cardboard just covered in vinyl....Batcave, Apes City, Ape Fortress, Hall of Justice

    there was also Moon Base Alpha from Mattell which was cardboard covered in vinyl too
    more recently, in the 90's for Star Wars they had card board Jabbas Palace and the Cantina from Mos Eisle. Vnitage Star Wars had quite a few sets that had card board backdrops, I think they were all exclusives to Sears or something - cantina, hoth, tattoine

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    Hmmmm....

    I remember back in the late 70's/early 80's Voortman made a series of cardboard playsets and cards that came on the boxes of their snacks. The story was very Battlestar Galactica, but I don't remember too much more, and haven't been able to track down any info.

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    Mr. Action had cool cardboard backdrop/playsets, right? Didn't you have those AAAAA?
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    Here is the Palitoy cardboard Death Star playset. I actually like this one better than the Kenner one.







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    That Palitoy playset's quite impressive.. Hard to determine which (Palitoy or Kenner..) I would buy.

    I've been thinking about those 1973 Ideal Kmart sets.. I BEGGED for my mom for the Spidey one for a whoppin' $3.49 or something at the time (the Batman one was impressive as well..), never got one.

    I'm sure they were sold for a buck each when they were being closed out.

    Finally bought it still wrapped for $80 earlier this year.

    DON'T KNOW what it is, but to a 10yr old, with nothing else out there (just before Mego WGSH's hit..), with ALL the characters beautifully drawn front and back, it was beautiful.
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    Jestoy had a Space Place set for Barbies w/ cardboard backdop and floor and plastic accessories. Sears had a Space Control Center/recording studio set that was held together w/ clips, w/ an AM radio console. (I have these two sets). I think Sears also had a disco club set made the same way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by david_b View Post
    That Palitoy playset's quite impressive.. Hard to determine which (Palitoy or Kenner..) I would buy.
    Always prefered the Kenner Death Star.
    You just can't beat that elevator and the working trash compactor!
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    Dr Who Wheetabix pieces. I have scans of bunches of these. Keep thinking about printing them out.

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    Good idea for a thread as I really wonder how many cool cardboard playsets can exists?

    What about this one, it's as cool as the Death Star:

    Custom models :
    www.baronsat.net

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