Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Comic Book Ad of the Day!

Alert the media! Flash the Bat-Signal! Let the clarion cry of battle be trumpeted! Fire a Fantasti-Flare! The Comic Book Ad of the Day has returned to the Random Acts!

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This first one in the triumphant return was scanned from an August, 1979 Marvel title, from the inside front cover, if I'm not mistaken, but the same ad appeared in DC books, too, appropriately!

Corgi, as you probably know, was a major manufacturer of die-cast cars and other vehicles, and their heyday was probably in the 1960s and 1970s, with their licensed stuff. They did Batmobiles and Bat-Boats, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the Beatles Yellow Submarine, vehicles from Gerry Anderson's Thunderbirds... even a Starship Enterprise and Space: 1999 Eagle Spaceships!

Of course, they're still in business to this day... when we visited the Museum of Flight in Seattle last month, I saw the original USS Enterprise as well as the Enterprise D in Corgi form (and I would've bought 'em, too, if they weren't $30 each), and I see that on the Official Corgi Website that they're even doing Harry Potter stuff these days! If you want to check our their entire line, they've got downloadable catalogs in PDF format.

But I doubt that any of the vehicles pictured above are part of their current offerings.

Jon

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