Tuesday, April 15, 2014
First up on this installment of "Cool Stuff" is this Spirit Coloring Book, which I recall was comprised of full-page splashes from Will Eisner's classic strip! More photos of cool items I spotted on eBay coming up after the jump!
This Star Trek Color and Activity book features better likenesses of Shatner and Nimoy than I'm accustomed to seeing on these kinds of things... although that Enterprise is seriously screwed up! Look where the saucer is connected!
As you can see, this Star Trek Activity Book was published to coincide with the 20th anniversary of Star Trek... those likenesses are off in a disturbing way, aren't they?
Here's another book from the same release period, and as you can see, the likenesses are a bit better this time around! Odd that they have Original Series Sulu, Kirk and Spock, but Movie Enterprise and Klingon War Ship, eh?
The AHI Phaser Ray-Gun is one of those items that I used to have when I was a kid... although I do recall feeling disappointed that they had the Gold Key Star Trek logo molded onto the side, and it was missing the "point" of the barrel.
I don't recall ever seeing the Spock Sky Diving Parachutist in the stores when I was a kid, but even then, I would've thought, "Wow, Spock doesn't use a parachute, he just beams down or takes the transporter!"
The AHI Enterprise Water Gun is a pretty cool concept... but obviously it squirts out of the deflector shield dish, and not from where the phaser banks should be!
This Star Trek coloring book must've been the very first one produced, and I'd love to get a copy of it one of these days (heck, I don't have any of the Trek coloring books in my collection at all).
These books were all produced around the release of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, as you can probably guess!
Here's the original artwork for a different Star Trek coloring book than any of the others I've shown you!
One enterprising (ouch!) eBay seller decided to come up with this combination of the Mego Kirk figure and the AHI Parachutists... and here's the result!
And here's two more coloring book covers!
Here's the original art and the actual book for the Mission to Horatius hardback children's novel!
Original art to some Star Trek Frame-Tray puzzles!
Next, we've got a Sticker Book to check out... and this is pretty darn rare!
But nowhere near as rare as this UK coloring book is!
And now, some Superman stuff, beginning with Superman II lobby cards!
Next, here's a 1939 jointed composition doll made by Ideal!
A 1940 card!
The 1940 Adventures of Superman Game!
1940s era birth announcement!
1940s Boys Beanie!
1940s Canvas Book Bag!
1940s Silver Statuette made by Del Weston!
1940s ashtray made by Scirocco!
From the same era and manufacturer, a cast figure!
1947 Supermen of America Kit!
1948 Superman Tie!
And we'll wrap up this installment with this 1949 valise!