Monday, December 31, 2007

Found on eBay!

I promised that next time around, I'd start out with a Prefab Four...


Betcha you thought I was referring to the Monkees, eh? Well, for a lot of people my age, the Banana Splits probably bring back as many fond memories as the Monkees do! Sadly, word is that there's not a good enough set of prints available for Warner Brothers to ever consider releasing the series on DVD!


As you can imagine, at my age, the Hanna-Barbera cartoons were a big part of my childhood, especially on Saturday mornings. Oh, to be sure, as I've written before, the Filmation series have a special place in my heart... but you know, the Hanna-Barbera shows got all the licensing!

Dastardly and Muttley and Their Flying Machines was a spin-off of Hanna-Barbera's Wacky Races show... in this series, Dick Dastardly and Muttley were placed in World War I, head of a squadron of rotten pilots (rotten in the sense of how effective they were, mostly), assigned purely to capture a pigeon who always evaded their traps.


Despite what you see here, I've seen evidence that there are more fans these days of Muttley than of Dick Dastardly!


Devlin was a one-season wonder from Hanna-Barbera that, as you can imagine, was developed to take advantage of the popularity of Evel Knievel! I don't think I ever saw the show when it was originally on, but I did catch a rerun on Cartoon Network a number of years back, and was delighted to find that former Monkee Mickey Dolenz voiced Devlin's mechanic!


Above you see an inflatable of Droop-A-Long, who was the deputy to Riccochet Rabbit! As Riccochet was the fastest gun in the west, Droopy (as he was usually referred) was the slowest gun in the west... and talked slow, too! They were part of the Magilla Gorilla show.


I trust that I don't have to tell you guys who Huckleberry Hound is! This bath mat would appeal to my son greatly, but not because of Huck, but because of the train!


I'm pretty sure the art for this Huckleberry Hound Giant Storybook was by the same guys who did the art for Dell's Hanna-Barbera comics!


Hey, there's Magilla Gorilla himself there! I don't know if that cat was a regular on the show or not... I'm guessing it was just there for the sight gag.


This Quick Draw McGraw boardgame is kind of a surprise to me, because the box art style looks very 1970s, and I thought the Quick Draw merchandising was mostly in the 1960s! Still, Charlton was doing Quick Draw comics then...


Ah, and there's Ricochet himself... and I see that I misspelled his name a few entries above! You can see Droopy in the background there.

More Hanna-Barbera stuff next time I show off pictures that I... Found on eBay!


Happy New Year!

Well, it'll be 2008 for some of you as you read this, I'm sure!

Today was a good day here, overall... as I posted last night, today was Krypto's birthday, and to celebrate it, he was left home all alone.

Well, okay, I'll explain that. Jessi was only working a half day today, but since the Head Start she works at (that Tristan attends) was not in session today, Tristan couldn't go with her, so I brought him to the woman who watches him on days he doesn't have school and we're working. Since Jessi's work is close to her best friend's house, and since said house is next to a HUGE hill with a trail, and since it's a good hike, and since we're back on the weightloss trail ourselves, Jessi decided she wanted to go for a hike on that hill (she ended up doing about six miles, all told). And since KO is a pretty calm dog on her own, KO was able to go with Jessi to work, and along with her on the hike.

But I made up for it... tonight's dinner was the last of the leftovers of our Christmas Eve Roast Beef, and as I trimmed the fat off of pieces before warming them up, I gave Krypto a few treats from there.

After dinner, since we had leftover juice and gravy from the roast, as well as cooked carrots, I decided to whip up a doggie birthday cake to celebrate his birthday. How does one make a doggie birthday cake? Well, I have a recipe I used to follow, but tonight I pretty much improvised... leftover juices, gravy and carrots in the mixer, followed by whatever flour and corn meal we had (which wasn't much), two eggs, some baking soda, and a little bit of Bisquick mix to get the consistency right, poured into a cake pan that had been greased and floured, then baked at 400 for about 20 minutes. Once it cooled, I cut the dogs each a piece (wrapping up half the cake to freeze, leaving six pieces in the fridge for the next few days), put each piece on a plate, brought them to the living room, and set the plates down in front of the dogs.

Krypto finished his piece in about three seconds. KO took twice that long.

It's always nice to know your cooking's appreciated, eh?


Sunday, December 30, 2007

Flashback: He's Here!

Originally posted March 2, 2005:

krypto origin2
Originally uploaded by waffyjon.
Krypto arrived today! His plane arrived at Sea-Tac on schedule, and even as I type, he's sitting on my lap!



This would, of course, be the post from when Krypto arrived... and what I didn't show with this post was any photos of his arrival!


Of course, these days, he's much bigger and I'm a bit smaller!

Monday, December 31st, marks Krypto's third birthday!

krypto collar

And while this is a more recent picture of him, he still wasn't full grown even in this shot! We took Krypto and KO with us to PetSmart today to buy dog food and clearance bones, and decided to weigh them, and today, Krypto tipped the scales at 92 pounds!


Monster Mondays!

We start out this week's Monster Mondays post with the Creature from the Black Lagoon!


I've written a lot about this movie before, so I'll just let the lobby cards speak for themselves...




Check out this lot of bizarre masks designed to resemble the Creature! I'm guessing someone may not have wanted to pay a licensing fee...


Remco certainly paid fees to Universal. Most of us are probably aware of the Remco monster action figures, but I was surprised to find they did hand puppets, too, under the "Monsters at Home" line! Here's the Creature one, and it's pretty neat!


Moving on to The Creature Walks Among Us (which was the final film of the Creature series, but next in alphabetical order), here's the 8mm box art... or at least one release's box art, anyway! Kind of boring, isn't it?


I'll be the first to admit that I don't understand the thinking behind this installment... it was decided that a scientist would perform operations on the Gill-Man (as he's referred to in the movies themselves) to make him a surface-dweller type (as Sub-Mariner would call him)... and this pretty much means the Creature would end up looking very different...


I've got to wonder if the stuntmen just didn't want to wear the full suit much!


Getting away from the Creature... anyone remember Mattel's Thingmaker? It was one of the coolest toys of my childhood, but because of the heat involved, and too many kids getting burnt because they were stupid, the toys got pulled from the market...


I've never seen or heard of this movie before, but it was too nifty to pass up sharing with you!


And finally, our third 8mm box art for this week... with the Curse of the Fly! Although I think that The Fly itself didn't really make much of an appearance in that installment... but I could be misremembering.


Sunday Funnies: How to Draw Blondie!

From the "Draw 50 Famous Cartoons" book I bought at Half-Price Books, here's how to draw Blondie Bumstead (the former Blondie Boopadoop, if I recall correctly)!



Found at Half-Price Books!

I thought that title would be an amusing one... although there's no pictures here!

Today, after taking in the Model Train exhibit at the Washington Historical Museum in Tacoma with Jessi, Tristan and my parents, Jessi and I went out to Half-Price Books in Tacoma to take advantage of their 20% off sale, especially since I had a $50 gift card for there leftover from my birthday!

Here's what I picked up there:

DVDs: King Kong the Animated Series Vol. 1 & 2 (two-pack, the Rankin-Bass series from the 1960s), plus a mess of Classic Media's Jay Ward show DVDS (Best of Rocky & BUllwinkle Vol. 1 & 2, Best of dudley Do-Right, Best of Peabody & Sherman, Best of Boris & Natasha, Best of Fractured Fairy Tales).

Comics: Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane 104 (aka DC Giant G-75), Superboy 164, and Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen 131 (aka DC Giant G-74)

Books: Defenders of the Earth: Ming the Menace (on clearance, a storybook based on the pilot episode of Defenders of the Earth), Monster Madness (what can I say? I'm a sucker for books about monster movies) and Draw 50 Famous Cartoons by Lee J. Ames (another clearance book that I'll definitely be slapping on the scanner and sharing with you guys!).

A pretty decent haul, all told!


Found on eBay!

Time for another bunch of cool stuff that I... Found on eBay!


As promised, it's some Forbidden Planet stuff, like this lobby card above!


And here's another lobby card... and yes, in case you've never seen "Forbidden Planet" (and if so, you should do yourself a favor and buy the DVD and watch it, soon!), she pretty much wears dresses that short the whole movie!


One of the most amusing things about Forbidden Planet is how often you could spot suff from the movie (like the costumes, props, and even Robby!) would show up in other, much lower-budgeted sci-fi movies afterwards!


Told you her dresses were short the entire movie...


From the sublime, we go to the ridiculous... Go West is one of the Marx Brothers movies that I think I saw once, a long time ago... and I'd imagine it's pretty much the worst of the movies that the Marxes made.


Even Groucho considered it terrible (well, he was the Marxes own worst critic, y'know). And now that I think of it, perhaps "The Big Store" is their worst... but like all their movies, there's always good stuff in them. I just can't think of what the good stuff in this one is!


Getting back to the real geekery, here's the Ben Cooper Green Hornet costume...

greenhornet_costmask the hat and mask! This could be the Ben Cooper Costume that's closest to what the character actually wore!


And here's the box that costume came in! Take a good look at the art on that box... that's a Golden Age Superman amd Batman there, as well as the Spectre! The Spectre?!?!? I'm sure Ben Cooper didn't produce a Spectre costume.

And Mary Poppins just doesn't fit there at all.


These Green Hornet walkie-talkies, made by Remco, look pretty neat, don't they?

Let's finish up this installment with some Beatles "A Hard Day's Night" memorabilia, shall we?


A Hard Day's Night was the Beatles' first, and finest (and funniest) movie...


Perhaps more saw Help!, but all the Beatles felt that AHDN was absolutely it, so far as they were concerned. John in particular really hated Help!, as I recall.


Next up on "Found on eBay," I'll begin with a prefab four who aren't the Monkees!


Saturday, December 29, 2007

Pop Culture Safari!

Hey, John of the retired This Is Pop Culture has started his new blog, Pop Culture Safari... he's just put up a few teaser posts right now, but he promises daily postings starting January 4th or so.

(Here's your plug, John... I'll add your new blog to the linklist here in the next few days... but the Random Acts of Geekery are missing on your linklist? Bummer...)


Flashback: Godzilla #1 Comic They Never Made!

Originally posted February 12,2005

Originally uploaded by waffyjon.
Here we have the first issue of Godzilla...

Oh, what's that? There was already a Godzilla #1?

Oh, okay... you mean the Marvel series of the 1970s, which created a Marvelized Godzilla? Or do you mean the Dark Horse stuff?

Nope, this is none of those!

Never before seen, this is the cover to Dell's Godzilla #1, based on the original black-and-white movie made by Toho!

Strangely enough, Dell didn't include this in the regular Dell Movie Classics line, but instead gave him his own title, probably intended as a one-shot!

This adaptation -- done in a hurry, to cash in on the movie -- doesn't feature quite as good a likeness of the Big G on the inside pages as they managed on this painted cover (Also, this cover doesn't appear as any of the movie posters -- but resurfaced recently for use as for the box art for a model kit). Needless to say, Steve Martin (yes, that was his name), the American reporter, bears no resemblance to Raymond Burr whatsoever. If I had to guess, I'd say the unknown writer and artist of this book only had a copy of the Americanized script, with only a few badly-printed photos to use for reference... and that the cover was done after the interiors.

The comic's a fairly straightforward retelling of the movie's story, although obviously compressed for space!


Yep, this was the first of my "Comics They Never Made!" Remember, this book doesn't exist!


Not too long after this post appeared, Cover Stories, a weekly column, started appearing under my byline at World Famous Comics, and this was also used there, too, in Column #4!

I did a whole series of these Godzilla Movie Adaptation mock-ups... but I skipped Godzilla Vs. the Thing, mainly because I couldn't find a decent poster on the web to use for the basis of the artwork!

I always wanted to do some Gamera Comics They Never Made, too, as sort of an accompaniment to these... and maybe even Gamera and Mothra one-shots, but never got around to it. In the case of Gamera (or Gammera, if you prefer), it was mainly a matter of not finding source artwork on the web.

There were a lot of other Comics They Never Made that I wanted to do... and maybe in the coming weeks, I'll share some of those with you!


Coming Attractions!

So, this is the 1,924th post of this blog... and February 11th will be the blogoversary... three years of this blog!

I am hoping that I'll somehow manage to make enough posts that on February 11, 2008, I'll make post number 2,000!

How am I going to do this? Well, there's a couple of things I've got planned.

First of all, there will be the regular Monster Monday posts, as well as the Give-A-Show Fridays, plus the four or five Found on eBay posts, comic ad galleries, and some new comics cover galleries.

Since I've recently won some issues of Castle of Frankenstein, I'll do reviews of those issues as I get them and read them. I've also managed to get Susan Hitchcock's book about Frankenstein from the library (Susan, what happened to the review copy you promised me?), and once I've read that, I'll write up a review of it, too.

And finally, I'm planning to do some "flashback" posts. I'll go through the archives of this blog, and rerun them, with some updated information (where applicable) added, or maybe some new thoughts. I'll probably do one of these every two days.

I'll try to do a minimum of two posts each day, and some days there may be three. And like I said, I'm hoping to hit number 2,000 on February 11!

Those of you who've been here from the beginning, and those of us who've joined me here along the way... stick around! It'll be fun!


Friday, December 28, 2007

Give-A-Show Fridays: The Checklist to Date!

Have a bit of an update to the Checklist for you... if you're not interested in the checklist, scroll down for a double-feature Western Give-A-Show post, or past that for a Comic Ad gallery!

Notes: When Give-A-Show was first produced, the slides were printed on plastic and mounted on cardboard frames. These frames had a single color of ink printed on them with the character, story name, copyright date, and two pictures of the character. Through the 1960s, this was the format, and so I've taken to using the color and year to distinguish each release from the other.

1960 Red Slides
1-Popeye-Popeye To The Rescue
2-Three Stooges-Moon Man Moe
3-Yogi Bear-All At Sea
4-Woody Woodpecker-Go, Go, Goat!
5-Huckleberry Hound-Jinks' Surprise
6-Quick Draw McGraw-Two Heads are Better Than One
7-Oswald-Bug Game Hunter
8-Buffalo Bill-Sknis the Thieves
9-Wild Bill Hickock-Deadly Ambush
10-Kit Carson-Indian Attack
11-Maverick-Take a Gamble
12-Wyatt Earp-Gunman's Choice
13-Annie Oakley-Shoot-Out
14-Classics-Hansel & Gretel

1961 Blue Slides
1-Huckleberry Hound-The One That Got Away
2-Popeye-A Day at the Seashore
3-Woody Woodpecker-Geronimo!
4-Three Stooges-Go To the Dogs
5-Rocky and Bullwinkle-A Ball for Boris
6-Lassie-Urgent Message
7-Mighty Mouse-Canaveral Capers
8-Classics-Peter Pan Foils Captain Hook
9-Casper the Friendly Ghost-He Who Laughs Last…
10-Heckle and Jeckle-Rough Stuff
11-Andy Panda-Balooney Business
12-Baby Huey-Wreckless Driver
13-Kenner Kids-The Haunted Mine
14-Roy Rogers-Trigger Has a Close Call
15-Captain Kangaroo-Bunny's Crazy Crop
16-Bozo-Bozo Booms a Bum
17-Classics-The Wizard of Oz
18-Classics-Robin Hood Meets Little John
19-Classics-Tom Sawyer & Huck Finn
20-Classics-William Tell
21-N/A-Stowaway in Space
22-Aesop's Fable-The Lion and the Mouse
23-N/A-Deadly Boomerang
24-N/A-Union Drummer Boy
25-Classics-Treasure Island
26-Popeye-Big Top Bullseye
27-Woody Woodpecker-Whew!
28-Three Stooges-Where There's Smoke… There's Fire?
30-Rocky and Bullwinkle-Bully for Bullwinkle
31-Roy Rogers-Headache for the Horse Thieves
32-Bozo-Joy Ride for Jumbo

1961 Green Slides
1-Huckleberry Hound-Huck's Magic Show
2-Yogi Bear-Flying High
3-Quick Draw McGraw-The Cannoneer
4-Pixie & Dixie-Painting the Town
5-Ruff & Reddy-Ruff Gets Rough
6-Snooper & Blabber-The Bear Facts
7-Auggie Doggie-Daddy Rings the Bell
8-Flintstones-A New Twist
9-Snagglepuss-Soars to New Heights
10-Flintstones-Fred Bowls a Boomerang
11-Aggie Doggie-Daddy Builds a Beauty
12-Huckleberry Hound-Huck Uses His Head
13-Yogi Bear-Unfunny Honey
14-Quick Draw McGraw-Mirror, Mirror on the Wall…
15-Ruff & Reddy-Whale of a Time
16-Flintstones-Double Trouble

1962 Green Slides
1-Huckleberry Hound-Huck's Magic Show
2-Yogi Bear -Flying High
3-Quick Draw McGraw-The Cannoneer
4-Pixie and Dixie-Painting the Town
5-Ruff & Reddy-Ruff Gets Rough
6-Snooper and Blabber-The Bear Facts
7-Auggie Doggie-Daddy Rings the Bell
8-Flintstones-A New Twist
9-Snagglepuss-Soars to New Heights
10-Flintstones-Fred Bowls a Boomerang
11-Auggie Doggie-Daddy Builds a Beauty
12-Huckleberry Hound-Huck Uses His Head
13-Yogi Bear-Unfunny Honey
14-Quick Draw McGraw-Mirror, Mirror on theWall…
15-Ruff & Reddy-Whale of a Time
16-Flintstones-Double Trouble

1962 Red Slides
1-Popeye and Olive Oyl-Victory at Sea
2-Three Stooges-Monster Monkey Business
3-Kenner Kids-Dive into Danger
4-Rocky and Bullwinkle-The Astronut
5-Woody Woodpecker-Jetty Propulsion
6-Roy Rogers-Mark of the Big Cat
7-Kenner Kids-Everglades Adventure
8-Huckleberry Hound and Yogi Bear-Poor Picnic Pickin's
9-Mr. Magoo-Magoo Gets a Checkup
10-Classics-Aladdin's Lamp
11-Dick Tracy-Case of the Missing Masterpiece
12-Mr. Ed-A Hitchin' Ed's Plans
13-Fury-Adventure With an Outlaw Stallion
14-Deputy Dawg-Bait From Outer Space
15-Mighty Mouse-A Whale of a Job
16-Classics-The Boy Who Cried Wolf

1962 Silver Slides
2-Rocky and Bullwinkle-Misguided Moosile

1963 Green Slides
1-The Flintstones-All'sWell That Ends Well
2-Huckleberry Hound-Smile, You're on TV!
3-Yogi Bear-Woodsman, Spare That Tree!
4-Jetsons-Rosie Gets Repaired
5-Quick Draw McGraw-Fastest Guitar in the West
6-Hokey Wolf-An Actor's Life
7-Touche Turtle-Blast Off For Balloon
8-Wally Gator-Wally Saves His Skin
9-Lippy Lion-The Dragon's Shadow
10-Auggie Doggie-Daddy Tries His Wings
11-Flintstones-Fred Thinks Big
12-Huckleberry Hound-The Right Caliber
13-Yogi Bear-His Kind of Hat
14-Jetsons-Elroy's Secret Weapon
15-Quick Draw McGraw-Gold Fever
16-The Flintstones-A Record Catch

1963 Blue Sludes
1-The Flintstones and Pebbles-Fred Takes a Flyer
2-Popeye-Undersea Surprise
3-Mighty Mouse-Two Can Play At That Game
4-Rocky and Bullwinekle-To Catch a Moose
5-Alvin and the Chipmunks-Picnic Surprise
6-Roy Rogers-Trip Trap
7-Dennis the Menace-Where's Cowboy Bob?
9-Mr. Ed-Now Who's Talking?
10-Dick Tracy-The Robot Wrecker
11-Three Stooges-Billboard Butchers
12-Captain Kangaroo-Who Stopped the Clock?
13-Mr. Magoo-Class Reunion
14-Casper the Friendly Ghost-The Braggin' Dragon
15-Superman-Journey Into the Past
16-Whirlybirds-Air Fishing
17-Bozo the Clown-Chimp Chaser
18-The Gooney Bird-Gorilla Tamer
19-The Kenner Kids-Rambunctious Rhino
20-Alvin and the Chipmunks-Alvin's Big Catch
21-Dennis the Menace-A Trip to the Museum
22-Lassie-Lassie Gets a Reward
23-Captain Kangaroo-No Feathers for Bunny
24-Bozo the Clown-It Looks Like a Real Lion

1964 Red Slides
1-Popeye-Popeye Booms Back
2-Dick Tracy-A Real Pepper-Upper
3-Mr. Magoo-Out of Step
4-Alvin and the Chipmunks-Fractured Football
5-Clyde Crashcup-3-Speed Omission
6-Casper the Friendly Ghost-Panic Stop
7-Barney Google & Snuffy Smith-Board Stiff
8-Bozo the clown-High Dive
9-Fury-Firey Rescue
10-Mr. Ed-No Pool Like a New Pool
11-Mighty Mouse-Punch for Lunch
12-Three Stooges-Tanks, but No Tanks
13-Captain Kangaroo-Growing Pains
14-Lassie-Timmy's Bad Break
15-Dennis the Menace-Come On In
16-Huckleberry Hound & Yogi Bear-Wash-Up for Supper

1965 Red Slides
1-Flintstones-A Sneeze to Please
2-Yogi Bear-Rocket Riding Ranger
3-Huckleberry Hound-Barrel Peril
4-Magilla Gorilla-Hare Raising Robber
5-Peter Potamus-Brainless Buccaneer
6-Jetsons-Supersonic Sissy
7-Jonny Quest-Warehouse Rescue
8-Quick Draw McGraw-Clobbers a Robber
9-Yogi Bear-A Punch for a Lunch
10-Huckleberry Hound-BarnStorming
11-Flintstones and Hoppy-Mammoth Dilemma
12-Quick Draw McGraw-Out of the Frying Pan
13-Magilla Gorilla-Sled Snack
14-Peter Potamus-Watta Melon
15-Flintstones and Hoppy-Kitchen Concert
16-Yogi Bear-Yogi's Buzz Bomb

1966 Blue Slides
1-Superman-Race Against Danger
2-Three Stooges-Aqua-Nuts
3-Popeye-One Track Mind
4-Mighty Mouse-Good Noose
5-Lassie-Lassie the Game Warden
6-Secret Squirrel-Shrink in the Drink
7-Mr. Magoo-Abused Car Lot
8-Fury-Fireman Fury
9-Alvin and the Chipmunks-Moon Munks
10-Captain Kangaroo-Acrobunny
11-Roy Rogers-Nellybelle to the Rescue
12-Rocky and Bullwinkle-Alley Antics
13-Bozo-Shoe In
14-Casper the Friendly Ghost-A Frosty Friend
15-Heckle and Jeckle-Double Play
16-Stingray-Stingray's Secret Weapon

1967 Blue Slides
1-Frankenstein Jr-Frankie, Jr Saves a Satellite
2-Yogi Bear-Crunches a Lunch
3-Huckleberry Hound-Hot Puck Huck
4-Flintstones-The Purloined Sirloin
5-Magilla Gorilla-Drive-In Ape Wash
6-Secret Squirrel-Smells a Rat
7-Atom Ant-Supermarket Showdown
8-Quick Draw McGraw-Female Felon
9-Space Ghost-Puny Pirates
10-Dino Boy-Whale of a Tail
11-The Impossibles-The Formless Foe
12-Space Kidettes-Frozen Assets
13-Precious Pupp-The Fortuitus Flue
14-Maw & Paw Rugg-All Tire(d) Out
15-Hokey Wolf-Art Thief Grief

1968 Red Slides
1-Superman-Asphault Ambush
2-Lone Ranger-Tunnel of Terror
3-Three Stoogets-Firehouse Frenzy
4-Captain Kangaroo-Mower Mayhem
5-Off to See the Wizard-Enchanted River
6-Lassie-Anchor Man
7-Casper-Postal Poltergeist
8-Spider-Man-The Frustrated Phantom
9-Fantastic Four-Vicious Vine
10-Rocky and Bullwinkle-Slingshot Sleuth
11-Gentle Been-Midnight Fright
12-Bozo the Clown-Salty Solution
13-Popeye-Deep Sea Dilemma
14-Thor-Melt the Monster
15-King Kong-Erroneous Eruption
16-Aquaman-All Clammed Up

1969 Gold Slides

2-Yogi Bear-Unplanned Vacation
5-Moboy Dick-Now That's Using Your Tail

1970 Blue Slides
1-Archie-Dead End
2-Dudley Do-Right-Bear Facts
3-Bugs Bunny-Stare Case
4-Captain Kangaroo-The Retriever
5-Tom & Jerry-Build a Better Cat-Trap
6-Casper-Nothing to Crow About
7-Mr. Magoo-Camera Bug
8-George of the Jungle-Bungleberry Picker
9-Sabrina, The Teen-Age Witch-Sand-Witch for Lunch
10-Apollo 11 Moonflight-First Man on the Moon
11-Superman-Tower of Power
12-Rocky and Bullwinkle-Hard Luck
13-Lassie-Perilous Precipice
14-Bozo the Clown-Dumbell
15-Popeye-Up a Tree
16-Flintstones-Oil That Glitters Is Not Gold

Sometime after 1970, Kenner decided to change how their Give-A-Show slides were listed. Since I haven't collected many post-1970 sets so far, I'm not sure if color is still a designator (the 1974 slides I have use blue printing, while the 1976 slides have kind of a purplish printing on them). The frame also has the corners beveled, which I presume made them easier to insert in the projectors.

1974 006 Slides (blue)
91-01-Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids-Tomato Catch-Up Part 1
91-02-Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids-Tomato Catch-Up Part 2
92-01-Scooby Doo-Seize and Freeze Part 1
92-02-Scooby Doo-Seize and Freeze Part 2
93-01-Josie and the Pussycats-Candy Landing Part 1
93-02-Josie and the Pussycats-Candy Landing Part 2
94-01-Speed Buggy-Speed Trap Part 1 (mislabeled as "Speed Buggs")
94-02-Speed Buggy-Speed Trap Part 2 (mislabeled as "Speed Buggs")
95-01-Charlotte's Web-Some Pig Part 1
95-02-Charlotte's Web-Some Pig Part 2
96-00-Help! It's the Hair Bear Bunch-Hat Whack
97-00-Star Trek-Space Cowboy
98-00-Archie-Ladder Splatter
99-00-Goober and the Ghost Chasers-Giving up the Ghost
01-00-Robin Hood-Hood-Winked
60-00-Bugs Bunny-Wabbitt to the Wescue

1974 612 Slides (red)
602-01-Valley of the Dinosaurs-Escape from Danger Part 1
602-02-Valley of the Dinosarus-Escape from Danger Part 2
603-01-Speed Buggy-Fire Drill Part 1
603-02-Speed Buggy-Fire Drill Part 2
604-01-Scooby Doo-Jungle Bungle Part 1
604-02-Scooby Doo-Jungle Bungle Part 2
605-01-Hong Kong Phooey-Sooper Scooper Part 1
605-02-Hong Kong Phooey-Sooper Scooper Part 2
606-00-Korg 70,000 B.C.-Peril on the Mountain
607-00-Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch-Tunnel Funnel
608-00-Addams Family-Creepy Campers
609-00-Bugs Bunny-Airborne Elmer
610-00-Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids-Rebuilt Racer
611-01-Star Trek-Project Iceberg Part 1
611-02-Star Trek-Project Iceberg Part 2
612-00-The U.S. of Archie-Boston Tea Party

1976 868 Slides (purple)
606-02-Land of the Lost-Grumpy's Rescue Part 2
606-01-Land of the Lost-Grumpy's Rescue Part 1
608-02-Shazam-Cliff Hanger Part 2
607-00-Far Out Space Nuts-Lunch Launch
608-01-Shazam-Cliff Hanger Part 1
610-02-Scooby-Doo-Mustery Train Part 2
609-00-Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids-Hole in One
610-01-Scooby-Doo-Mystery Train Part 1 (missing0
611-00-Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm-Scary Staircase
612-00-Josie and the Pussycats-A Feather in Her Cap
613-00-Great Grape Ape-Snow Foolin
615-00-Hong Kong Phooey-Clothesline Catapult
616-00-Speed Buggy-Sky High Scramble
619-00-Bugs Bunny-Fishing Frenzy
620-00-Harlem Globetrotters-Super Stuff

Notes: Either in 1977 or 1978, Kenner changed the slides again. Gone were the cardboard frames; instead, the entire slide strip was a single piece of plastic with solid black print for frames. I'm beginning to suspect that this was a contributing factor to fewer 1970s slides being available for collectors today!

1978 Slides
Black-1-16-Star Wars-Scene 1-16

Give-A-Show Friday: Western Double Feature!

First up, it's Wild Bill Hickock in "Deadly Ambush"!



Wow, that was exciting! Next up is Kit Carson in "Indian Attack"!



Next week on Give-A-Show Friday: Maverick, plus Wyatt Earp!