OK, after this set -- the 1970 Chad Valley Tom & Jerry Set -- we'll be dropping the Chad Valley coverage for a short time... and getting back to the Kenner stuff again, with some more Chad Valley here and there!
This time around, I'm looking at some ads from All For Love #1!
Wow, where to begin with this first one, for the Body Massager Co.? Given the name of the company, I'm guessing what they're selling is a vibrating massager that you were supposed to apply to wherever you wanted to lose weight the most. Amazingly, there are still gadgets of this type (although in a "girdle" form, I believe) still being sold today, even though there's no evidence that they actually work!
Original Appearances: Ricochet Rabbit segments of The Magilla Gorilla Show (1964)
Other Appearances: Ricochet Rabbit segments of Peter Potamus and his Magic Flying Balloon (1964), Yogi's Ark Lark, Yogi's Treasure Hunt, and a variety of children's books, comics, records, and toys.
Biography: Droop-A-Long was the deputy to Ricochet Rabbit in the western town of Hoop 'n' Holler (sometimes spelled “Hoopen Holler). Like many Hanna-Barbera pairings, Droopy (as he was known) was a complete slowpoke, compared to the much faster and exuberant Ricochet. Even Droopy's bullets moved in slow motion.
Powers: The ability to be real slow and shoot slow... if that could be considered a power!
Group Affiliation: Law enforcement of Hoop 'n' Holler.
Miscellaneous: There were only ten segments of Ricochet Rabbit on the Magilla Gorilla Show, although it was enough to get Ricochet and Droopy on a Magilla Gorilla record. They were replaced by Breezly & Sneezly. Oddly enough, Breezly & Sneezly were also on the later Peter Potamus program, and when that segment was dropped, 13 new episodes of Ricochet replaced them!
A “prototype” of Ricochet Rabbit was in the following cartoon:
Next, we have an Ace Buckley tale, art by Max Plaisted, which was Ace's last appearance. Ace is a time traveler, and he and his partner, Toni Stark (yes, really!). Ace and Toni arrive in 1824 to meet Simon Bolivar, the liberator of South America.
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