Monday, February 23, 2009

Cool Stuff: Planet of the Apes Stuff!

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This Frisbee-style flying saucer toy is from AHI, who probably produced more POTA stuff than any other licensee except maybe Mego!

Here's a look at the Topps cards for the Planet of the Apes TV series:
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I've discovered on the Planet of the Apes online archive that the POTA coloring and activity books shared a LOT of pages between each other!

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I'm not sure why AHI thought Planet of the Apes parachutists made sense... although I suspect they made AHI some bucks!

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Half sheet for the first movie!

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The awesome Planet of the Apes Fortress from Mego!

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There were a few Mix N Mold kits made... I see these turn up about once a month!

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"Oil Can" puzzles!

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As goofy as these plush figures are, the puppets made by the same company are goofier, somehow!

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The classic poster - click to supersize!

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Collector rings!

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Swedish POTA Comic, issue 4!

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Target set! I think I've seen this on the eBay just once!

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Bubble bottle Zaius!

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AHI's Wind-Up Walking Zaius!

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And we wrap this up with this classic poster - click to supersize!

Next time... a utility belt, some movie posters, the Rocketeer (just because), and a few superhero toys!

Next time:

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:56 AM

    What a fabulous array of memorabilia! To this day I am in awe of the amount of merchandising that series of films engendered. And particularly nice is the stuff associated with the short-lived, dismally-rated TV series. Or, as my wife says about that show, throw in a fiery red Torino and casting for Starsky & Hutch is complete!

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  2. What's amazing to me is, every time I think I've got a photo of every POTA collectible (based on the original stuff, anyway, and produced prior to 1980 or so), something else shows up!

    I may have to start a POTA blog one of these days...

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