Ridiculous Old Comic Book Ads

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  1. OV

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    Old Comic Book Ads

    If you're from that era, as a naive impressionable kid, you wanted just about every incredible advertised you saw. How, back in the day, these advertisers were allowed to get away with some of these claims, boggles the mind. Anyway, these were great fun. Any others you really wanted your parents to buy?

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    Rat Bastard Odd Vaark...I loved my Sea Monkeys!!!! :)

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    WTF??? I could have gotten a real monkey and all I got were some damn sea brine Sea Monkeys?? Now I am pissed! :mad:
     
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    Man, I loved all those ads. I couldn't afford a lot of them though. I remember sending away for the set of Revolutionary solders because the colorful illustration stirred my imagination.

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    A few weeks later I got a tiny box with these crappy little plastic things...

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    I was crushed!
     
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    :mad:And I saw exactly zero boobs with my X-ray specks!
     
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    Thank gawd there is truth in advertising these days b/c my wonder bra really is a wonder...:D
     
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    Great Post! Very cool - if you like these types of ads, you'll love the book, "Mail Order Mysteries"

    https://www.google.com/search?q=mail order mysteries&biw=768&bih=905&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=IvaJVaasDdPYoATRxLd4&sqi=2&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&norc=1&zx=1435104807021
     
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    So Domo...make any money? Or do you still that stuff in your basement?? :giggle:
     
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    Do you know of anyone who actually sold that magazine, Grit? I never saw it, never knew anyone who sold it.

    Sounds like it's either a Gay bondage magazine, or the name of a radio station that charges its interviewees to get their interviews on the air.

    This one is my favorite add. I believe Kim Jong Un bought 250 of these:

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    Anybody remember the Submarine they advertised?
     
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    :haha: your parents paid $2.98 plus shipping for a box....

    (that is sweet :) )
     
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    I bought one of those monkeys. His name was "Elliot."
     
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    :giggle:The 1960s version of Nigerian Prince email....
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    I remember a few years ago Wiggy was talking about Grit on his show. I think someone called in who sold Grit when he was a kid.
     
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    I bought this one and remember it being comparable to the bags of army men you buy at the dime store.
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