Oobject Comic Book Ads

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What I particularly like about this ad its its minimalist simplicity and lack of any real attempt to enhance what's promised with a decent drawing that looks like it might be more than a pile of toilet rolls and some tissue paper.

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…favorite pets, along with rats, cockroaches, termites.

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Who on earth would buy their kids this?

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In counterfeit money.

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Comes with a certificate of authenticity. Which is a bit strange considering neither Dracula or his castle are real, let alone the soil.

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Unlikely to work unless your parents have just dropped acid.

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Put it on and nobody can see you. Go to your local toy store and take everything you want without being seen, while wearing a giant plastic helmet and see if you can avoid extended juvenile detention.

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In an act of marketing genius or insane deception, depending on the way you look at it, bags of extremely uninteresting dormant plankton were sold as a fabulous alien eco-system. there was even a TV show spinoff, featuring them.

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A really really bad idea.

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While I was having nightmares about potential nuclear holocaust, it seems that for everyone else it was fun to play with weapons of mass destruction.

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Possibly the most iconic comic book ad of all time. The promise: naked women wherever you looked. A dream that has only recently been fulfilled thanks to the TSA and airport security.

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DISCUSSION

I had one of these (the grenade). It isn't as impressive as it sounds as it uses a cap like you would use in a cap gun. Of course, my folks also let us make our own ninja weapons, run around the woods with real semi-automatic rifles, and ride half broke horses. My folks may not have been the best role models for parenting.