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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Aquaman Patch - 1970s

sgI bought the Aquaman patch shown here awhile ago, and it was one of the first things I ever posted on the Shrine. I love how Arthur kinda looks like he's dancing.

But apparently I didn't know the whole story, because F.O.A.M. member Andy Luckett recently sent me this pic, showing the AquaPatch in its plastic sleeve (marked down from 90 cents to 45 cents) and an interesting inclusion--a second patch, featuring a "Baroom" sound effect--you know, the kind of sound Aquaman made all the time.

Why do I get the feeling some manufacturer had barrels and barrels of sound effect patches originally made as part of the Batman TV show merchandising juggernaut, and then got stuck with them when the novelty wore off, so they figured hey why not throw them in with other superheroes?


Anonymous said...

"Baroom". Isn't that the sound Nixon's head is constantly making on Futurama?


Anonymous said...

I think it was supposed to say "Bar room" 'cause he looks like he's drunk-dancing to me!

I have a similar Wonder Woman patch, obviously from the same company, although not in a package and, sadly, without the bad word balloon. She's even in a similar pose, but in her case, it looks like a take on a standard Andru/Esposito running pose.

Paul K.

chunky B said...

I think you should end all your posts with BAROOM!

Adama said...

Man, I was thinking it said Bar Room as well. Arthur does kinda look like he's had one too many. It would explain the embarrassing pose...

Anonymous said...

>"Baroom" sound effect--you know, the kind of sound Aquaman made all the time<

If Mera served those damn sea beans to you at every second meal, you'd have that problem too!

-Craig W.

Plaidstallions said...

One of my favourite heroes and hangouts, combined at last.

Anonymous said...

I always thought that pose was supposed to be from the JLA Running shot, Rob, that you actually have on your JLA blog, right above "Current Membership." Check it out and see what I mean. :-)

Anonymous said...

Great catch, Russell!

Sure looks like that to me.

-Craig W.