Saturday, September 12, 2009

Batman Give-A-Show by Chad Valley!


You may not know this, but I collect the Kenner Give-A-Show projectors. They were produced from 1960 to sometime in the early 1980s. They were basically slide projectors, and came with cardboard strips (originally) that featured seven slides that told a simple story.

There were sets that included Superman, Spider-Man, Thor, the Fantastic Four, and Shazam, but none in the states featured Batman (well, there was one with the Super Powers Team, the renamed Super Friends, but I don't have that one in my collection yet).

In the UK, Chad Valley got the license to produce the Give-A-Show Projector, and their first few releases were almost the same as Kenner's, except that some slides were replaced with UK character slides. But after a while, Chad Valley produced their own original stuff... there was a Stingray set, a Doctor Who set... and then there was the Batman set pictured above.

If I ever win the lottery, I'll be able to afford to bid on this one when it comes up on eBay.


  1. Hi fellow fans there is one on ebay uk now...and i thought they were only things of fable unicorns...cheques in post etc im emptying my money box as we speak

  2. Thanks for the tip... I should've mentioned that I did get scans of the slides for this set, and I have them all converted to video and posted at the Give-A-Show Blog at

  3. hi this is the link to the projector