It's the first of four installments of Cool Stuff for this month, and I'd imagine that I'm not the only one who would like to get at least some of these items as Christmas gifts!
First up, this 1978 Hot Wheels coloring book, worthy of inclusion if for no other reason than it has the car that was supposed to be Speed Racer's Mach 5, until something went wrong with negotiations or licensing (or something else)... the mold had already been made, so a bit of a reworking of the paint, and they came out with the car you see on the bottom!
Here's a few more Hot Wheels items... they did produce some very fun vehicles, especially when they got into the experimental cars and the like!
I've shown photos of the Captain Action Silver Streak before here (though it's been some time), but when I came across this photo of the box, showing all sides in great detail, I knew I'd have to share it!
Journey to the Far Side of the Sun pressbook! I love pressbooks, though I only have one or two in my collection of stuff.
Kenner Play n Show discs! This is one of two Kenner products I still have yet to add to my collection (the other being their Easy-Show Projector, with the 8mm film loops). I actually have one of these discs, which combines a record with, essentially, Give-A-Show Projector slides, but I don't have a player.
King of the Rocket Men lobby card -- one of my favorite movie serials!
Land of the Lost compass/direction finder! There weren't too many LotL products made, which always surprised me, given the popularity of the show. I mean, someone who was already producing plastic dinosaurs would've only needed to create molds of Marshall, Will and Holly, Chaka, and a few Sleestaks to add to the plastic dinos, and voila, instant playset!
Here's the original puzzle art for a 1976 Land of the Lost puzzle.
H.R. Pufnstuf frametray puzzle from 1970!
Lancelot Link coloring book! Got to add this to my collection some day...
Land of the Giants game!
Land of the Giants puzzle art from 1969! Apparently the humans being threatened by one of the giants' cats was considered pretty iconic, eh?
Land of the Giants Spaceship Toothpick Kit by Remco! Hey, this is turning into a mostly LotG post, isn't it? Guess that could only mean next is...
Land of the Giants trading cards!
There's that cat again...