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!
This still from Destination Inner Space doesn't look too intriguing, but there's more after the jump!
Destination Moon pressbook!
Destination Moon poster!
Devil Girl From Mars pressbook!
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!
Vintage Dick Tracy coloring book!
Dick Tracy Copmobile by Ideal!
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!
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!
Dick Tracy Message Set! Sorry the seller photographed it with so much glare, as with the other items below!
Dick Tracy Movie Viewer!
Dick Tracy Plainclothesman's Kit!
And this Dick Tracy puppet finishes off the Dick Tracy stuff!
Next up, it's Earth Vs. the Flying Saucers! Above, you see lobby cards! Below, some larger versions!
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!
This is a 1969 model!
A Kenner catalog page from 1971 promoting the toy line!
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: