Mail-Order Mysteries: Real Stuff from Old Comic Book Ads by DEMARAIS, KIRK

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Product Type : ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES

Vendor : CDSCH

SKU : 9781608870264

CONDITION : Brand New Book



Author: DEMARAIS, KIRK
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 156 pages
Release Date: 2011-10-11
Format: Hardcover
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 Footlocker
Count Dante's World's Deadliest Fighting Secrets
GRIT
Hercules Wrist Band
Hypno-Coin
Life-Size Monsters
Mystic Smoke
Sea Monkeys
Soil From Dracula's Castle
U-Control Ghost
Ventrilo 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. Kirk Dema
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