Thursday, December 09, 2010

Comic Book Advertisments!

Here's another ad from the 1974 Gold Key titles, and it's for the Disneykin play characters! These PVC figures looked like a great deal back then, didn't they? But looking at them now, they don't appear to be very good likenesses, do they?

From what I've been able to find out about Disneykins, it looks to me as though this ad was produced simply to clear out the last of the Marx Toys stock, as the series had just ended. If you want to know more about Disneykins, visit the Disneykins website.

Still another ad from the same Gold Key titles... or rather, two ads from them! First, let's look at the ad for the Free color film! This must've looked like a pretty good deal, especially since there was only a charge of a quarter for handling! There had to be a catch of some kind... my best guess is it was used to generate mailing lists.

Next, the ad for 100 free gifts! The bit here is that they send you a bunch of other catalogs along with it, so it was obviously intended to generate a customer base.

Here's the ad from the bottom of that page, for the inevitable Sea-Monkeys! It still amazes me that they were able to get away with these ads for so long... because the Sea-Monkeys looked NOTHING like what was pictured here! And believe it or not, they're still around! Check out the official website here, where they're much more honest than they used to be about what Sea Monkeys are!

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