From the July 1978 cover-dated DC books... I think I've read that Batman issue at least once before! The cover certainly looks familiar. And I have no idea what the DC Super-Stars Society thing was about... I don't ever remember seeing anything for it beyond that one ad!
From the same month, I think I've only got photos of the Superman one in my photo library... these are kind of like a stained glass deal, except that in the metal frame is these bead-like plastic balls that were kind of melted together... that sort of thing was apparently popular for a while in the 1970s!
From the August 1975 cover-dated DC's, there's another tabloid book advertised!
I've never found Lite-Brite to be a particularly effective method of creating pictures of superheroes or cartoon characters myself...
Remember a while back I showed you a picture of a kids tv-type toy with Batman and Wonder Woman on it, and I said I thought it was some kind of bootleg item? Here's a photo of what I believe is the same thing with the box. Like I said, I'm pretty sure it's an unlicensed product, but I could be wrong.
Not a bad way to incorporate the Super Friends into a Parcheesi game -- I especially like the appearance of the Hall of Justice there!
You know, when you're limited to two colors, that can make it challenging to do something really good... especially if you can only use 100% of either color or 100% of both. As cool as this lunch bag design is, if I were to redo it, I would use some screens to really make the thing pop!
Yes, I wish I had every one of these magnets on my fridge. Don't you?
From 1975, here's a full-page ad for the Megos that appeared in some catalog or other!
Here's two different assortments of DC superheroes figurines made by Gulliver! In the time I've been collecting photos for my blogs, I've noticed there's been a LOT of cool stuff sold in Argentina -- I don't know if that's still the case or not, but if it is, I've gotta get down there some day!
Now, that's what I call a gym bag!
By "instant stained glass," I'm guessing it means "printed on clear plastic that will stick to your window."
Here's an oldie but a goodie, from the June, 1969 cover-dated DC comics! Palisades Park was immortalized and made legendary to comics fans all over the USA thanks to ads like these -- the park must've got a good deal on the advertising, considering how small the readership portion was that could've taken advantage of the coupons!
This ad from the June, 1976 cover-dated DC books features a lot of Batman goodies -- have I shown photos of any of the actual products here yet?
This house ad from the same month is advertising two different tabloids of interest to Batman fans!
Yes, Superman's the biggest image in this ad from the June, 1977 cover-dated DC books... but look at the bottom -- you could get this as Batman, too!
It's a two-fer on this ad from DC's March, 1978 cover-dated comics, with the Caped Crusader featured in both of them, particularly so on the Batman Family issue, which I may have already featured some artwork from!
From the May 1974 cover-dated DC comics, here's the half-page version of the stickers ad I've shown before!
Look at the bottom of this ad, from the May '74 DC's... that's advertising the Famous First Edition reprint of the very first comic Batman appeared in -- and it was a tabloid-sized book.
You'll definitely see the supercase and that poster on this blog some day! This ad appeared in the May 1977 cover-dated DC books.
When I first saw this listed on eBay, I thought, "Cool! Superheroes Bingo -- instead of numbers, it's all characters, and you need to know who's who in order to win!" And then I saw the second photo, and realized that B-I-N-G-O was replaced with different heroes.
I like my idea better.
I may have a separate photo of the Batman book cover in my files... I know I have another photo of the wrapping paper, assuming I haven't posted it already!
If you ask me, stuff like this Color and Play set should never go out of print!
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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