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Mail-order Mysteries

Real Stuff From Old Comic Book Ads!
Demarais, Kirk (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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Rediscover your sense of wonder!Generations of comic book readers remember the tantalizing promises of vintage novelty advertisements that offered authentic laser-gun plans, x-ray specs, and even 7-foot-tall monsters (with glow-in-the-dark eyes!). But what would you really get if you entrusted your hard-earned $1.69 to the post office? Mail-Order Mysteries answers this question, revealing the amazing truths (and agonizing exaggerations) about the actual products marketed to kids in the '60s, '70s, and '80s. Pop-culture historian Kirk Demarais shares his astonishing collection, including:100 Toy Soldiers in a FootlockerCount Dante's World's Deadliest Fighting SecretsGRITHercules Wrist BandHypno-CoinLife-Size MonstersMystic SmokeSea MonkeysSoil From Dracula's CastleU-Control GhostVentrilo Voice Thrower... and many, many more!With more than 150 extraordinary, peculiar, and downright fraudulent collectibles, Mail-Order Mysteries is a must-have book comic book fans everywhere. Trust us.
Authors: Demarais, Kirk
Title: Mail-order mysteries
real stuff from old comic book ads!
Publisher: San Rafael, Calif. : Insight, 2011.
Characteristics: 156 p. :,col. ill. ;,26 cm.
Local Note: 53 172 226 242
Additional Contributors: Thorn, Jesse
ISBN: 9781608870264
Statement of Responsibility: by Kirk Demarais ; afterword by Jesse Thorn
Subject Headings: Toys Collectors and collecting. Collectibles. Comic art paraphernalia. Comic books, strips, etc., in advertising.
Topical Term: Toys
Collectibles.
Comic art paraphernalia.
Comic books, strips, etc., in advertising.
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