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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

DC Toys Ad - 1977

One of the five thousand Heroes World merchandise ads that appeared in DC comics in the 70s and 80s, this one features precious little Aquaman material, but its significant because...

Well, ok, it's not significant, in even the most generous definition of that word. But it makes me laugh because, at the bottom, we see the SuperAdventure Colorforms Set, starring Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman...and that's it, apparently.

I can see why Robin would get left off, being a sidekick and all, but come on! Aquaman's right there on the box, for Neptune's Sake!

Sheesh--you are King of most of the world, and this is the respect is gets you?


Anonymous said...

I had those colorforms...Aquaman was green, if I remember correctly. I was not a big fan of colorforms, but I bought this one.

Rob, Robin is right there on the box, too, ya know.

I always thought that if the ad people cut out the name WONDER WOMAN they could have fit in both AQUAMAN & ROBIN (only one letter difference!).

And I also had those stickers. They were awesome.

Anonymous said...

What I want to know is why that set wasn't just called "Super Friends" when it clearly was meant to be, with those 5 characters.


Adama said...

What the heck is a comic saver? Is that a three ring binder? Was DC encouraging kids to PUNCH HOLES IN THEIR COMICS? I may faint...

Plaidstallions said...

I had that bat plane, shot it off in a busy mall. I was not popular that day.