Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Cool Stuff!

Time for a bunch of cool stuff, all things that I've seen offered on eBay in the past that I thought you guys might want to check out!

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This still from Destination Inner Space doesn't look too intriguing, but there's more after the jump!

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Destination Moon pressbook!

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Destination Moon poster!

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Devil Girl From Mars pressbook!

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Dick Tracy puzzle, with Hemlock Holmes and Go-Go Gomez! You'll see more of those guys in a Children's Book Theatre installment this month!

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Vintage Dick Tracy coloring book!

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Dick Tracy Copmobile by Ideal!

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Dick Tracy Copter!

Speaking of that Dick Tracy book coming up on CBT, here's the original art for it -- hope it doesn't spoil the story for you!
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It's pure coincidence that this came up for "Cool Stuff" the same month the story came up in Children's Book Theatre... in fact, when I created the CBT posts (you know, the ones you didn't see yet), I had forgotten I'd had the above photos!

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Dick Tracy Message Set! Sorry the seller photographed it with so much glare, as with the other items below!

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Dick Tracy Movie Viewer!

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Dick Tracy Plainclothesman's Kit!

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And this Dick Tracy puppet finishes off the Dick Tracy stuff!

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Next up, it's Earth Vs. the Flying Saucers! Above, you see lobby cards! Below, some larger versions!
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Pressbook!

Been a while since I posted some Easy-Show Projectors, here's some I don't believe I've shown before. As of this writing, I still have yet to win one of these on eBay, probably because I'm on a tight budget!
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This is a 1969 model!

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A Kenner catalog page from 1971 promoting the toy line!

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A 1968 model!

I'd imagine that any of my readers who are, say 10 years or more younger than I am (or more) can't quite understand the fascination I (and others in my age group) had and continue to have with toys like the Easy-Show Projector, or the Give-A-Show Projector, Screen-A-Show Projector, and other toys of that type. This was way before DVDs or VCRs, it was before the internet or cable TV! Back then, you got to watch a show when it aired, and then if you wanted to see it again, you had to wait for a rerun! With the toys above (plus View-Master, can't forget that one), you got to experience shows with your favorite characters whenever you wanted to (at least, whenever you had fresh batteries for the projector-type toys).

Let's finish off this installment with some Empire Strikes Back stuff, since I don't often feature anything related to Star Wars here:
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