Classic ad - Ride into adventure with Evel Knievel!

Classic ad – Ride into adventure with Evel Knievel!

Love that his name is trademarked in this ad… I remember beating the hell out this Evel action figure when I was a kid – I think I abused my plastic Evel more than Evel himself… Err, abused himself. Doing…

King Kong 1976 remake poster hits new heights in hyperbole

King Kong 1976 remake poster hits new heights in hyperbole

This King Kong poster for the 1976 remake features the most over-the-top ad slogan, ever. The most exciting original motion picture event of all time.   This line – and the poster – requires a bit of dissection. First, let’s look…

G.I.Joe Blueprints!

G.I.Joe Blueprints!

One of the coolest things about collecting G.I.Joe toys way back when the line was reformed in 3 3/4″ size in 1982 was that every vehicle and plates came with blueprints. Yes, it was all rubbish, but as a fan…

Star Wars t-shirts!

Star Wars t-shirts!

I remember these t-shirts fondly… When you were an eight year old and Star Wars came out, you HAD to have one. It was almost mandatory, to show that “yes, you saw it and yes, you loved it.” A friend of…

Lincoln Enterprises comic book ad! Star Trek!

Lincoln Enterprises comic book ad! Star Trek!

This ad for Gene Roddenberry’s company Lincoln Enterprises makes me drool. Look at all that classic Trek goodness! I’d still love to own that Enterprise Evolution poster or the 3-D Enterprise gold pendant. (In case you did not know, Lincoln…

Frazetta posters!

Frazetta posters!

I think every young geek in the seventies had at least one of these posters on his (or her) wall. Frazetta, man… that guy just BROUGHT IT. Here’s an ad for his posters, “from the original Conan paperback covers,” and the idea…

Very Very Special People

Very Very Special People

Since American Horror Story: Freakshow is getting lots of attention of late, I thought it would be appropriate to post this, a magazine ad for a book on human oddities from the mid 70s. “The struggles, loves, and triumphs of human…

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Toys!

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Toys!

Another scan from a Christmas Catalog, this one is the 1980 JCPenny page that features Buck Rogers toys! The “Laserscope Space Fighter” was never shown on the TV series, but it’s really cool. Here’s some more info on that toy….

Put a Marvel on your chest!

Put a Marvel on your chest!

This ad for Marvel T-shirts from the mid seventies is suffering from a bad case of Batman-itis. “Zap, Pow, or Kazowie?” Speaking of which, someone needs to put a video up remixing some of the Marvel movie fight scenes with…