This 1966 book should really be reissued... it's a great papercraft concept, and I keep hoping I'll stumble upon some blog or website where someone's scanned the pages so I can print 'em out and build these things myself!
OK, so the last item isn't a paint by numbers, but it's close enough. I was never a fan of paint by numbers myself, mainly because paint brushes and I don't get along (which is why I'm not Alex Ross, among many other reasons). As you can see from the first picture above, unless you were a very good painter, your pictures wouldn't turn out nearly as nice as the box showed!
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!
OK, starting from the left... this first 8-track-tape is the Batman TV show soundtrack currently available on CD, which had previously been sold as an LP and cassette... I have to admit, I didn't know it came out on 8-track!
The album in the middle is a classic... the Marketts did this whole album of music, only the first track of which was from the TV show (and it was their version of the theme song), but it's well worth a listen, because there's a song for just about everyone, mostly instrumental except for one line of vocals, repeated over and over (the Robin song has the refrain "Robin, the boy wonder, Robin," sung over and over, while the Joker song has a Joker laugh all the way through it).
The 8-track on the right? Well, 2-track, anyway... that I have no idea about!
I have no idea if Husky had a license from Corgi to produce Corgi stuff under their own imprint or what... seems to me to be the only possible reason they produced this Batmobile and Batboat that looks to be from the same era as the Corgi ones!
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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