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.
The daily blog featuring photos of Batman-related merchandise going up through the 1970s, with a few 1980s items thrown in here and there! Your comments are welcomed!
Please note that I do not have any of these items for sale, and the vast majority of them are items I do not own at all. The photos were collected from eBay auctions over the years, and I wanted to share them with you all!
If you're interested in tracking down any of these items, I wish you luck, and hope that these posts help give you the information you need to find them offered on eBay! If you do purchase any of these items as a result of these posts, I'd love to hear about them -- and if you have better photos of anything I post here, I'd love to see them, too, and share them with my readers! You can email photos to me at waffyjon at comcast dot net. And if you link to a Batcave Trophy Room post, please let me know, and I'll add your blog to the blogroll!
I have been a Navy journalist, word processor, graphic designer, medical assisting student, cook, and truck driver, and am currently an eBay seller as well as an employee at a big retail store. I have been and always will be into comics, sf, tv, cartoons, monsters, oldies rock, and lots of other stuff.
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