Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Marvel September 1972 Ad #3


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Originally uploaded by waffyjon.
Here's an ad for another hobby that's seen better days... slot car racing! I know that all the kids in my neighborhood were interested in them, and my family used to have a pretty neat slot car track with loop-the-loops and all!

I can only imagine that the hobby became less popular when video games became more popular, especially racing games. Let's face it, the modern video racing games offer a much more realistic experience than slot cars, eh?

Still, you never know... things may turn around for the hobby, if someone comes up with a new variation on slot cars that appeals to the kids... perhaps something that uses these mini RC cars, with a track that can be reconfigured in different ways?

Jon

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