Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Cool Stuff!

Man, it feels like forever since I did one of these... there will probably be a few bonus Cool Stuff posts coming up this month, as I don't have time to do some of the features I'd planned to get to...

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First up is this AHI Lost in Space saucer gun... Now, I've never been a fan of LIS, but I do like checking out various AHI items, and this one sports some pretty neat card art!

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These LIS Walkie Talkies were repurposed for just about every license AHI ever had!

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This Outer Space Robot by AHI was probably manufactured after they lost (or abandoned) their LIS license, as it's basically the Robot from that show with a new head!

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Here's another Outer Space Robot, where they only changes they made from the LIS model was to use different colors of plastic!

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Here's two ads clipped from comics or magazines promoting Aurora's Prehistoric Scenes model kits. Believe it or not, these ads were being sold on eBay! This is something I've long hated seeing... I don't care how beat up a comic book or magazine is, please don't cut pages out of them and sell the ads separately... as long as the story's all there, I'll be happy to read them!

Speaking of the Prehistoric Scenes, here's a few of those kits that I don't believe I've presented before:
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Allosaurus!

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Cro-Magnon Man!

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Jungle Swamp!

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Giant Wooly Mammoth!

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Neanderthal Man! I had this one! He had the distressing tendency to drop his rock, as it was a snap-together kit, and the arms couldn't stay upright that long.

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The Pteranodon was another of the three kits that I had as a kid! This kit had a ball joint for the neck so the head could be posed.

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Spiked Dinosaur!

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Tar Pit!

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The T-Rex kit was one that I always wanted, but due to its size, it was out of my price range!

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Triceratops!

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Prehistoric Cave!

By the way, the other kit I had? Saber-Toothed Tiger.

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This Avengers Argentina pinball game is the first of many Argentina-based toys that I'll be featuring in this feature during the coming weeks, demonstrating that Argentinians have an amazing amount of cool stuff available for them to buy and collect!

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1966 Batgirl costume! Note the blonde hair (not red) on the mask, as well as the complete lack of proper coloring on the costume itself. Also note the golden age artwork used on the box, including the Spectre, which I'm pretty sure was never made as a Halloween costume!

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I really, really want to find one of these 1966 Batman Activity Boxes real cheap, just so I can scan and print out copies of it to display here in my office... as well as to post here, naturally!

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Here's another of those Argentina items, this one a Frisbee-type toy, featuring not only Batman and many of his villains, but also a badly colored Nightwing (Dick Grayson's adult identity), as well as Superman and Wonder Woman... and Astro Boy?!?

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Here's a few of the 1966 Batman-based pinball games made in Argentina!

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More Argentina goodies here... 1966 Batman "Plasti-Tokens"... which I'm not sure what you're supposed to do with!

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These Bat Cave Walkie Talkies are obviously intended to capitalize on Batman!

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This Flying Batscout toy should've really been a Jonny Quest toy... and they should've made a Whirly-Bat instead!

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Argentina wasn't the only country with unusual geek collectibles.... the above keychain was made in Belgium!

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The seller of this Batman figure called it a cake topper, but I recognize it as the painted version of the 1966 Marx Toys Batman!

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I have never seen a copy of this Batman children's book in real life... looks like great art, doesn't it?

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Batman Club Card!

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1966 Joker and Penguin records with figural sleeves!

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This Batman plasticine kit gave you everything you needed to make your own Batman figure... if your sculpting ability was up to it!

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This Riddler Bend-A-Bitty seems to be one of the rarest bendy figures out there, so imagine how surprised I was to find a seller with two of them up for grabs!

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Super Powers Batman Bop Bag!

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These unusual Batman collectibles are lids from bottles of Sta-Fresh Milk!

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Batman Valentines box!

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Japanese Batmobile toy!

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And we'll wrap this up with this cardboard Batman mask sold (or at least, manufactured by) Yogg Company!

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