From a 1972 Gold Key Disney-themed comic book, here are a few samples from a huge (16-page) Kenner toy insert, innocently stapled into the innards of said publication! Lest you think such blatant consumerism is a present-day trend, dig this tip to crass commercialism! Once again, I'll comment as we go, so get your engine (or electric toothbrush) started, and let's dive in, as you click each image to enlarge!
|I had the SSP cars, and the "Smash-Up Derby!" Those things worked like gangbusters!|
|Oh, where to begin? This ad tells kids about the endless fun they'll have with the also-oddly-named GABBIGALE doll! Berate your lazy pals, as they sleep in and miss badly-animated cartoons! Take years off your pet's life! Insult broadly-depicted ethnic groups! Snitch on your siblings! And, don't worry, since young African-American gals can get in on the hijinks, too! And, when those gals grow a little older, they can visit the Easy-Bake Oven factory! Gets them set for the role they'll assume in just a few years, right?|
|Here's another fun toy I had! I wonder why this one hasn't made a return visit to modern toy shelves, as, in today's "everyone's a winner" society, it'd be a big hit! Why spend years honing your artistic talent, when you can simply look like a hard-working, ever-toiling artist? Give every one of those kids a ribbon! They didn't mention the ungodly mess those sets made, too! In the next ad, the hot and heavy early 70s whittling craze (not to be confused with the concurrent wood-burning mania) is addressed, as kids too young for sharp knives can finally get in on the artistic act! So, they're gonna "catch it" from Mom if they get caught with knives? Did they really "whittle" those animals, canons, and almost sacrilegious shapes?|