c. late 1960s. Made in Japan. No copyright. 9″ long clear soft plastic container holds six opaque yellow balls, each with two different art images on inside. Includes non-Universal monster images of Frankenstein, Creature and Wolfman,plus Witch, Skeleton, and Alien images for a total of 12. Cylinder has chips and cracks at one end, o/w still tight and Fine. Balls have tiny trace of wear here and there but overall group is VF/Exc. Nicely designed. (G – $100 to $200)
I have no idea what they are specifically saying in this version of the Scooby Doo, Where Are You theme song. But judging by the tone of the song, I cannot think they line up. This one sounds peppy and almost a little Country Bear Jamboree.
I have been digging through a backlog of old bookmarks — Mostly things I meant to post last year (some even the year before that). While doing so I found this gem which had been making the rounds on the web a while ago and I remembered why I wanted to share it on the site. Not because of its poorly done plot or even its disco ambiance, both of which are wonderful, but instead one thing about this commercial bothered me. They play Chewbacca like he is some sort of ape. Now I love apes as much as the next person, maybe more, but it is wrong to insult a hero of the Rebellion and new Republic, by making him seem like some sort of grunting primate.
Tofugu has a post that discusses the cultural difference between the United States and Japan by comparing out version of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer. It is an interesting incite into cultural perception that is both interesting and humorous.
If they had Sega Saturn ads like this over here then I would have bought one when they came out! I challenge every single person to watch all these without ending up singing ” Sega-taaaa-San-shiro”, I put it to you that it is impossible or at the very least improbable. The last one which is actually the music video that was released and is my personal favorite. These adverts ran for over 20 episodes which no doubt can be found uploaded by the magical dwarfs/elves of youtube…
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