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Monday, January 03, 2011

Aquaman Rubber Swim Mask - 1977

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With so much new Aquaman merchandise now being created, I don't spend a lot of time searching for things on eBay. But when I see goofy stuff like this that I can pick up for just a few bucks, I can't resist, if for no other reason than to get a post out of it.

An Aquaman Swim Mask is one of those "of course" items--if you're a manufacturer of kids swimming accessories, why not license the Super Friends name, slap Aquaman on the package, guaranteeing a few more units sold?

I guess we can be thankful someone was savvy enough to realize of all the Super Friends, the water-based Aquaman would be the best character for such an item, and we're spared the frustration of seeing Batman Brand Swim Masks (ironic though that the Super Friends logo used on the package is one sans Aquaman!).

This is the same company that made Aquaman Swim Goggles; I wonder if there are more pieces like this out there?

3 comments:

Wings said...

Would have been near-perfection had it been orange.

Russell said...

Every summer when I walk down the "beach toys" aisles at Target or ToysRUs I think to myself, "Why aren't there perennially Aquaman goods here?! I would buy them!!"

JasonMotesBowles said...

That had zilch-o to do with Aquaman! I can imagine begging for it as a child, then as soon as you opened it, all the Aqua-Goodness was GONE!