Monday, November 15, 2010

"Oil Can" puzzles!

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One of the odd things in the 1970s was the emergence of the "oil can" style box for puzzles. Many puzzles were released in this style of container as well as a more standard box. I'm guessing the reason for the "oil can style" (so called because they're the same size as the old-fashioned oil cans, naturally) is that they would allow for more flexible display than standard puzzles. I've got photos in my files of all sorts of these, featuring other superheroes, monsters, Planet of the Apes, and more!

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