Ahhhhh the 1980s were a goldmine for costumed character appearances from toy lines weren’t they?Do you have photos like this in a drawer? Any fun memories of the experience? This is the kind of thing I’m looking for in my next book “Mall of Justice”. How you can get involved: I’m looking for your photos and […]
No, this isn’t a still from the upcoming Justice League movie (it’s too bright for one thing) this my friends is from a clever late 70s promotion for a company that seems to brilliantly pioneer what we call “Cosplay” today. Take a better look after the jump. You’ll be glad you did. Major props to […]
I have no idea who Crowd Pleasers is but I can only imagine they were not officially licensed by Lucasfilm and probably made a fortune doing this. Love Darth’s Kenner blaster, just like he never used. This is the perfect type of photo I’m seeking for my next book project Mall of Justice, a love letter to […]
This wonderful shot was sent into me by Twitter user @naturalbornheel who met Spidey at the Wonderland Mall (I’ve actually been there!) in San Antonio, TX during the Summer of ’79. This is the perfect type of photo I’m seeking for my next book project Mall of Justice, a love letter to the sensational personal appearances of our comic […]
It doesn’t get more 80s than this does it? The badguy from the Sectaurs meeting a kid with a Ghostbusters Tee shirt! Reminder: This is the kind of thing I’m looking for in my next book “Mall of Justice”. How you can get involved: I’m looking for your photos and your recollections! Even if you’ve submitted […]
Found this great photo in an old issue of FOOM (which I didn’t know I owned) from left to right that’s Stan Lee, Marie Severin, “Jazzy” John Romita and Roy Thomas wearing what has to be the first Spider-Man appearance suit ever. It’s Ditko influence is joyous. And Remember I’m still looking for your photos […]
It seems fitting that on the site’s tenth birthday to announce my second book. After the wonderful experience and success of Rack Toys, I am ready to start on Mall of Justice : Recollections of Meeting our Heroes. Mall of Justice is a love letter to the sensational personal appearances of our comic book, TV, movie […]
Spidey joined the winner of shopping spree back in 1981, I dream of these things sometimes…. Send me your mall appearance photos!
i’m almost positive this slide comes from a former Kenner file, especially seeing as these are the suits used in the mid 80s to promote the Super Powers brand. I’m loving that Batman suit….. Update: Someone was kind enough to tell me they have a similar slide with the Care Bears, this is the Cincinnati zoo and most definitely Kenner […]
I’d love to read their contract rider. Send me your mall appearance photos!