Let's look at some cool stuff based on movies, shall we?
OK, maybe you don't consider this cool... I find it interesting, especially since the movie Dr. Doolittle was considered a flop when it was in the theatres, that there was so much merchandising on it. I'd imagine it's considered a success today, what with all the tv showings and video.
And I'd bet this coloring book went for a pretty penny, too!
Did you know there was an 8mm digest version made of At The Earth's Core? Now you do. Who does that guy in the lower left-hand corner remind me of? He looks like some character from a sci-fi movie or tv show I would've watched frequently.
Here's an action figure I've featured before in a "Monster Mondays" post at least once, when he was on the first release "Famous Monsters." Tomland later reissued the Fly as part of their Star Raiders action figure line, with a new name (they did the same with other figures in the line). Yes, this was supposed to make kids think they were part of the Star Wars line.
Next up is a lobby card from Jason and the Argonauts, my favorite Ray Harryhausen movie!
Here's a lobby card from Journey to the Seventh Planet... not very sci-fi, but with the babes in white bikinis, I'd imagine this lobby card got a lot of teenage boys in to see the movie!
Hmmm... this King Kong model kit (based on the Dino De Laurentis remake) should've been in my monster files!
Well, that may have been in the wrong place, but I know the next batch of photos aren't... next time, Cool Stuff will focus on some Marvel Superheroes merchandise!
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