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Mail-Order Mysteries

Real Stuff from Old Comic Book Ads!

Kirk Demarais

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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.


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Seitenzahl 156
Erscheinungsdatum 11.10.2011
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-60887-026-4
Verlag Insight Editions
Maße (L/B/H) 27/17,4/2,2 cm
Gewicht 636 g
Abbildungen 200 Illustrations


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