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Saturday Morning Shoe Store3623

Collector keefriffhards private msg quote post Address this user
When I was a kid I wanted to impress a girl called Susan... so instead of wearing sneakers one day I wore some leather shoes with tassels to class... bad idea... well, I noticed this might be even worse an idea: I saw the back of one of my books has this ad to have yourself a "Saturday Morning Shoe Store"... I wonder how many kids actually did this (or maybe it was for Dad to see?)
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Collector keefriffhards private msg quote post Address this user
Any other ad's anyone thinks might have been a really weird idea to clip a coupon on?
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Collector Savage_Spawn private msg quote post Address this user
The x-ray vision glasses did not work.....
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Collector Savage_Spawn private msg quote post Address this user
The sea monkeys did work but were creepy....
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Collector Savage_Spawn private msg quote post Address this user
Did love the army men box, but they did not love me or my sadistic brother....
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Collector keefriffhards private msg quote post Address this user
Some of this stuff is totally un-PC now...I actually remember at some flea market coming across some of these shoes... I am not kidding, they were made out of bulletproof 1/4 inch thick steer hide that was like steel....
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Collector esaravo private msg quote post Address this user
Get rich selling seeds! But I guess that would depend on the type of seeds.


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Collector KCBatmanFan private msg quote post Address this user
I have a book called "Mail Order Mysteries" that's all about the stuff from the comic ads, with pictures of the actual items.

It doesn't have the shoe store or the seeds, but does have everything else on this thread so far. I spent years wondering about some of that stuff.
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COLLECTOR drchaos private msg quote post Address this user
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The sea monkeys did work but were creepy....


I also bought see monkeys from a comic book.
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The sea monkeys did work but were creepy....


I also bought see monkeys from a comic book.


I felt bad for them, seemed like kind of a "doomed" existence... but then again.....
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Collector Drogio private msg quote post Address this user
What was the deal with the X-ray glasses? We're they just cardboard with holes in them....a gimmick to make people think you were checking out their skeletal figure?
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What was the deal with the X-ray glasses? We're they just cardboard with holes in them....a gimmick to make people think you were checking out their skeletal figure?


Strangely enough, there is a feather sandwiched into each "lens" that diffracts the light and creates an offset image.
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Collector jrs private msg quote post Address this user
But what are we to do if a guy kicks sand in our face at the beach? There's an ad for that...
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Collector Savage_Spawn private msg quote post Address this user
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What was the deal with the X-ray glasses? We're they just cardboard with holes in them....a gimmick to make people think you were checking out their skeletal figure?


Strangely enough, there is a feather sandwiched into each "lens" that diffracts the light and creates an offset image.


Didn't remember the feathers, just spirals on the lenses and you couldn't really see through them let alone through anything else. Probably a good thing, might have scarred me for life if I saw through my familys clothes
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Collector martymann private msg quote post Address this user
GREAT THREAD!




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Collector keefriffhards private msg quote post Address this user
Yes, the glasses have feathers around the rims that make a shadow image smaller than the person... and I think the log cabin and submarine ones are cardboard boxes....
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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
Would like to know more about the 7ft Polaris nuclear sub imo
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COLLECTOR kaptainmyke private msg quote post Address this user
40 year mystery solved: https://misternizz.wordpress.com/2011/07/28/my-obsession-with-acquiring-a-polaris-submarine/




I can't help but drop this meme down upon reading the entire article:




@DarthLego u gotta see this brah
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Collector keefriffhards private msg quote post Address this user
I love that submarine link.. wow! Also find it hard to believe that Doctors researched Lifebuoy soap... but I know the black gag soap was real... I got it and used it on myself and it was a mess... it was a real bar of soap with an obvious hole carved in it with black dyed stuff that came out.
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Collector keefriffhards private msg quote post Address this user
So let's see... the reason why these ad's could promise such bizarre value for a few dollars was because nobody ever believed them enough to buy that stuff... so WHY were they there? Do you think (???) to add filler to the books to make them look more like adult magazines of the time? (And just, JUST in case some kid wrote in, with a few bucks, make sure and have a cardboard submarine (just ONE) on hand? But what kid didn't want this? Go tell Dad and for some reason he isn't concerned, scared or worried... maybe he knew they aren't going to send live grenades to some kid in Dubuque Iowa.. but it DOES say replica, so assume you load a small cap in one end and pull the handle a certain way and when you throw it the cap goes off...
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