Good tread Sanford, I did find this Micronauts ad, but I scanned it a while ago. It was in a Micronauts comics if I remember well, but I may be mistaking for another from the era. I have scanned bunch of toy ad from Marvel comics of the era, mostly Dazzler, Shogun Warrior and Micronauts:
Also some French ad from Picsou magazine (Disney's Scrooge McDuck), Pif Gadget and Héritage Comics (which were translation of US comics). One of the cool things of being a French Canadian kid was to get both comics from the US and Europe!
This ad isn't for an action figure,but I always wanted the Star Trek Phaser Set models in the top of this ad. Thanks to Playmates and Art Asylum,I now have a phaser,communicator and tricorder but I am too old to go out and play with them now. Well,I guess I could but....
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Wow, this thread is a huge nostalgia bomb! Especially the "100 pc. Toy Soldier set" ad. I'm particularly fond of the hand-drawn ads, particularly the Buck Rogers/LOTR one. I love that one of the spaceships apparently flew right below Sam, Frodo and Aragorn to get up front.
Also, is it me, or does $3.99 a figure seem kind of steep considering this was around 30 years ago? Modern GI Joe figures go for $6.99 (although I think prices just went up.)
From the first 5 random 80s comics at hand... couldn't resist. I could happily spend all day scanning/uploading retro ads. This thread got my girlfriend and I yacking on about Glo-bugs and Glo-worms. Nostalgia is so contagious. Hmm, I shoulda' hunted out the Karate Kid ad...
Here is my contribution to the thread, one close to my heart. I enjoyed all the posts in this thread(except maybe the Popples, no offense)and I have no recollection of having or seeing the ad of "Gre-gory" but I probably at least saw the ad as I was buying comics at that time. Very interesting stuff.
... I enjoyed all the posts in this thread(except maybe the Popples, no offense)and I have no recollection of having or seeing the ad of "Gre-gory" but I probably at least saw the ad as I was buying comics at that time. Very interesting stuff.
Yeah, I was kind of trolling with the Popples lol. Cool entry with the Star Trek. I was also surprised by not recognizing Greg-Gory, so it was a good excuse to revive this great thread.
Haha that Trek ad is great. "Treckie" is hilarious. And "galactical"... Dealers never get Ilia right. Usually they spelled it Llia, but this guy did Illia At least he didn't say Dr. Spock.
I have also noticed that on occasion someone not familiar with Trek on ebay will try to sell a Decker figure and will call him Captain Kirk. I guess I could understand that, with the yellow outfit. I get a little giggle when someone refers to Spock as "Dr." Spock. This is probably in the top ten of my favorite threads.
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I’ve been scanning and cleaning up toys ads from comic books for my own enjoyment for years. I’d been seriously considering starting a thread for this sort of stuff when WHAM!, this old thread resurfaced! This is great timing as many of the ads I had considered using have already been posted. So, here are some others, more or less in chronological order.
Now, besides comic books, I’ve also been preserving ads from magazines, notably toy and hobby industry trade publications. The ads in these magazines were aimed at toy wholesalers and retailers and even manufacturers in hopes of generating additional licensing. These were never intended to be seen by the general public. The artwork for some of these presentations is pretty spectacular. I will get around to posting these, but would it be appropriate to put them here with the comic book ads or should I start a separate thread? Here are a couple of examples.