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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Toys Magazine - 1973

New for 1973--The Aquaman Sea Sled!

This incredibly obscure find is from a 1973 issue of Toys magazine, courtesy F.O.A.M. member Brian Heiler, who regularly explores the delights found within catalogs and trade magazines over at his Plaid Stallions blog. Thanks Brian!

I'm lucky enough to actually own the Aquaman Sea Sled, which I wrote about in the first few weeks of the Shrine. But I'm curious about something--here's the sled as it was sold:
...if you look close at the sticker shown in the article, you can see its a different picture than the one that ended up on the final product. I wonder what that original art was? Perhaps an Aquaman comic book cover used just for placement...rest assured, the Shrine won't rest until this mystery is resolved!!

On a separate note, I like how in the article they brag that the sled is "100% bouyant"--as if anything less than that would be acceptable. 90% bouyant would still mean poor little Alex Kintner is under water, desperately gasping for air.


Sean Tiffany said...

I agree...if Alex had only had the official Aquaman 100% bouyant sea sled at his side we might have experienced a whole different kind of movie. Who needs Quint when you have the King of the Seven Seas on your side?!

Russell said...

Wow, that is one obscure cultural reference. I love it!!!

Have a good day, everybody!!

Wings1295 said...

Interesting find. Funny how Aquaman just can't have the sled to himself, though. The faces of 6 other heroes have to be there, too. Dammit!

TheGLCorps said...

For a second I thought that was Wonder Woman sliding topless. lol

Agree with Wings too, did they really have to throw all those faces there?! Its so cluttered.