Thursday, November 24, 2016
For this Thanksgiving (in the US, anyway), here's an extra-large helping of Cool Stuff!
First up is this copy of Edgar Rice Burroughs' At the Earth's Core, with a movie tie-in cover!
Next, here's the paperback adaptation of Futureworld!
Our next book cover is The Man Who Fell To Earth, which apparently hadn't been made into a movie yet when this edition was printed!
Here's a paperback edition of Science Fiction in the Cinema, a book I don't believe I've ever read.
Here's another book about SF films!
And we're back to another paperback edition of an SF classic that was adapted into a movie, although this hadn't been adapted yet!
This edition of Visit to a Small Planet had already been made into the movie starring Jerry Lewis!
And here's the last of the novels, I think... based on the movie this time, it's Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea!
Seeing this SF TV Poster Magazine #1 for sale reminds me of how much SF there was on TV for a brief time in the 1970s! Note the cover featuring TV's Incredible Hulk, Lou Ferrigno -- did I ever mention we both have November 9th birthdays?
I'm not too sure which scale this "Great Heroes Case" was designed for... it could be for Megos, or for Super Powers/Secret Wars!
I don't usually come across very much Shadow merchandise when I'm browsing eBay... but here's a bagatelle game featuring the character, which I'm assuming was produced in the 1970s when there was a burst in interest in him!
And here's a still from one of the Shadow movie serials!
One of these days, I've got to see for sure which of the Shogun Warriors figures I've got photos of in my files! Not sure which one this is!
Here's a Japanese Mazinger!
And here's a Japanese Vanguard in the larger scale!
Next, some Six Million Dollar Man items! Here's a UK Annual, which either collected comics from the UK or from Charlton's comics along with some text stories!
Argentinian cube puzzle!
I'd never heard of "Bionic Bits" cookies before, but I can see here they gave you a nice collectible cup to use after the cookies were eaten!
Bionic Bustout model kit!
Next, here's some instruction booklets for the Six Million Dollar Man action figure! I figure someone might be interested in checking these out!
Bionic Woman Halloween costume!
Bionic Woman activity book!
Steve Austin Belt Buckle!
Six Million Dollar Man card pack!
This Six Million Dollar Man playsuit is pretty much dead-on to the version worn by the action figure!
Compare that to the actual Halloween costume! Why they didn't just use the playsuit with the mask?
The Bionic Couple made the cover of this issue of Marvel's Crazy magazine!
This paperback book was probably put out in a hurry after the Bionic Woman spin-off started airing... wouldn't surprise me if it was a Scholastic Books selection!
Honestly, what kind of market was there, really, for funny money with TV characters on them? Then again, I keep seeing souvenir shops selling fake drivers licenses for TV characters...
The 1970s had an explosion of puzzle books! It seemed like just about every major license had one at times!
Six Million Dollar Man lunch boxes!
Here's a Mission to Mars outfit for the Steve Austin action figure! Seeing this reminds me of back in my days when I'd sell toys and comics at local conventions... I had a table at the Greater Seattle Area Toy Show, and one item I had was a naked Six Million Dollar Man. My brother watched my table while I looked around and found someone had a couple of outfits for Steve on the card for a pretty cheap price, so I bought them all, went back to my table, put the astronaut outfit on my naked Steve Austin, and was able to sell it for more than the combined price of what I paid for the outfits plus what I was selling the naked doll for!
Here's a few more of the Six Million Dollar Man model kits!
I knew there were movie cassettes for this show for the hand-held movie viewer Kenner had, but I didn't know about the desktop viewer before!
Here's a sampling of Six Million Dollar Man novels, none of which I've read (although I did read Cyborg by Martin Cadin, which the show was based on).
These type of puzzles are known as "oil can" puzzles, because they were sold in those round containers reminiscent of the old oil cans that motor oil used to be sold in back in the day!
As you can see, there were a number of different puzzles put out!
Power Records put out a few Six Million Dollar Man records.
Here's an issue of Sci-Fi Monthly featuring Lee Majors!
Here's some Bionic Stickers, but I don't think they were sold as part of what I've got below... it's more likely they were included in Kenner's action figures, or sold in vending machines.
And we'll wrap this up with this Six Million Dollar Man watch!