Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Cool Stuff: More Marvel-Ous Merchandise!

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Time for another installment of "Cool Stuff," featuring photos of collectibles I think will interest my readers. These are all saved from eBay auctions of the past, but there's always a possibility someone's offering them now! Today's installment looks to be at least mostly Marvel items.
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First up is this generically-packaged puffy stickers featuring Marvel heroes! As you can see, there's the usual suspects here... Captain America, the Hulk, and Spider-Man (including one that someone's no doubt referred to as "exploding fart Spider-Man"), but what's interesting are some of the other choices... Hellcat, Hercules, the Black Widow, Shang-Chi, and the Valkyrie! I'd imagine that for some of them, this was only their second appearance on licensed product since the days of the Slurpee cups!
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Here's another three sets of Marvel puffy stickers, and as you can see from the header card, they're from outside the USA, but some of the character choices here are even less obvious than the first one! Nice to see all the Cap, Hulk, and Spidey figures (and there's the exploding fart Spidey again on the middle one), but these also include the Thing, Doc Doom, Spider-Woman (not too much of a stretch, considering they were plastering her on everything in the late 70s), Ms. Marvel, the Falcon, the Torch, Nick Fury (probably only the second licensed Fury product, again since the Slurpee cups), Ghost Rider, Daredevil, and Iron Man! Nice selection of poses, too!

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I've posted pictures of some of these Marvel hand puppets before, but I don't think I had pics of the display box with them. The head sculpts are pretty decent, but they really went the easy way out on the bodies themselves, didn't they?

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I had no idea that there were Marvel cups available at Orange Julius at any time, much less a She-Hulk one!

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I believe this was the poster for the first series of Marvel Slurpee cups, but I could be wrong!

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Red Sonja button!

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This Spidey-Hulk motorcycle toy is one of the oddest toys featuring the two characters ever!

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I don't get why they did this sparkle toy as a licensed product, as it has nothing to do with either character, other than figuring kids aren't able to distinguish what fits and what doesn't!

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Here's a poster promoting an appearance by Stan Lee at Carnegie Hall in 1972... Who's represented here? Looks like the top row is Captain America, Daredevil, Mr. Fantastic, and Ant-Man, second row is Stan himself (maybe, i could be Dr. Strange), Spider-Man, and Thor, third row is the Falcon, Invisible Girl, Hulk, and Namor, then fourth row is Vision, Iron Man, Nick Fury, Human Torch, and the bottom row looks like Black Widow, Thing, Silver Surfer, and Conan. Anyone disagree with me?

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These Marvel stickers were probably vending machine items.

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Marvel Stick-Ons from Cracker Jacks!

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Sub-Mariner bumper sticker!

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Subby pennant!

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Superhero stamps!

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This Marvel Super-Villains fold-out must've been something offered to licensees.

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Silver Surfer poster!

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Time for some Secret Wars items, beginning with these glitter stickers!

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Secret Wars Falcon Jet-Copter!

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Secret Wars water guns!

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Thor bracelet!

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Thor bumper sticker!

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Thor Halloween costume!

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Here's a pair of Thor Secret Wars motorcycle toys made by Gulliver in South America!

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And if you thought the Thor motorcycle was bizarre, here's a reminder of the 1960s Marx tricycle toy!

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Thor patch!

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Thor pennant!

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Thor poster!

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Back in the day when I was doing toy buying and selling at local shows, I had one or two of these TV trays!

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X-Men poster!

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And we wrap up this installment with these vintage Yancy St. Journal issues!

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