Remember the ads in the back of the comic books?

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  1. Creepy Green Light

    Creepy Green Light I'd rather not care than to be aware

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    The ads in the back of the comic books & Boys Life were something I'll always cherish. The excitement and wonder how these items worked kept me fascinated. What were your favorite products? Some of mine were the U-Control 7 foot Ghost Monster. For a great read, I'd recommend Mail Order Mysteries by Kirk Demarais. He documents just about every ad there was. He shows you the ad and then states a few different things; What We Imagined, What They Sent & then final thoughts. This was my first lesson in mail/advertising fraud as a kid.

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  2. coubob

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    I mailed off for something once, back in the 70`s. Damned if i remember what it was though.
     
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  3. Kchoo

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    I ordered a few things... X-ray specs, Seamonkeys, And a hand buzzer.

    Loved them all... for only a buck... was a deal...of course, they got me with the accessories. I ordered several additional items for the seamonkeys and it added up.. took nearly everything in my piggy bank to do it, and I loved all of it. Was never disappointed.
     
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  4. Ritzy

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    Oh my god the FUN. I can BARELY contain myself
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  5. Creepy Green Light

    Creepy Green Light I'd rather not care than to be aware

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    That's awesome. Always wanted the X-ray specs but never sent off for it.
     
  6. Creepy Green Light

    Creepy Green Light I'd rather not care than to be aware

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    This short video is awesome and stars the author of the book, Kirk Demarais.

     
  7. Kchoo

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    Ooooh... I just remembered, I also ordered a switch blade pocket comb... haha...
     
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  8. Ritzy

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    My parents wouldn’t let me send for any of that stuff.q50
    Id mostly see them in older Casper and Wendy books.
    When I was 8-9 in ‘84-85 I thought this was a good deal:

    Famously they were the lame 2-D green men, thanks Mom&dad!
     
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  9. Ritzy

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    Opps
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  10. Creepy Green Light

    Creepy Green Light I'd rather not care than to be aware

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    Watch the video I posted. Kirk Demarais sent away for this very set. See what he received....lol.
     

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