Ever since I saw a Monorail featured on the Wonderful World of Disney, I have been infatuated with them. Despite my Mother’s stern warnings I saved up and bought a money order for a mail order monorail I found in a magazine. I am not sure it was this comic ad, I remember sending around 5 dollars for mine. I wish I could say I was disappointed in the quality of the toy, but I cannot. The stupid thing never came! I checked off days on the calendar waiting for it and nothing. After a month I asked my Mother what I could do about not getting my toy? She said, probably nothing. I was much less trusting about mail-order after the monorail incident. It left me with such a bad taste in my mouth that even much later in life, I was averse to sending away for stuff via check or money order.
Luckily the Internet broke me of that.
Here is an ad posted by jbcurio, that is very similar to the one I sent away from:
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