Thursday, December 31, 2009

1984 Super Powers - Slide 000-320-113 & 114 - Batman and Robin!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Kenner 1984 Slides 050-202-11 & 12 - Care Bears!

Obviously, as you can imagine, by this point Kenner was marketing the Give-A-Show Projector to the very little kids! But there were still glimpses of greatness to come (especially after today and tomorrow's Care Bears videos)!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Kenner 1983 0531-001-16 - Scooby Doo!

And this wraps up the 1983 slides in my collection!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Kenner 1983 0531-001-05 & 06 - Yabba Doo!

Apparently, Yabba Doo was another of Scooby's relatives, with a more country flavor to him than most of the other family tree... I don't recall ever seeing Yabba Doo in any cartoons, though! Scrappy Doo makes an appearance here, too!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Kenner 1983 Slide 440-001-13 & 14 - The Ewoks!

Here is one of two Ewoks stories from the 1983 set that I actually have in my collection. Kind of an odd story how these came to be in my possession: I bid on a 1983 Give-A-Show set that was all Scooby-Doo and Flintstones, but when I opened the package up, it had 14 of the 16 slides from that set, plus four two-part Ewoks stories, plus a few other miscellaneous items I'll be sharing in the weeks to come!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Kenner 1981 Slide 461-001-01 - Scooby Doo!

And we're into the 1980s stuff, starting with this set! This set was comprised entirely of Scooby-Doo, Yogi Bear, and the Flintstones... hopefully it won't get monotonous!

I should note that there are a few 1970s sets I'm missing from my collection... so we may dip back into that era again if I ever acquire them!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Magna-Slide #71-72 - Mickey and Donald at Walt Disney World!

And that's it for the Magna-Slides for a while, but they will return! Back in September I won a bunch of these, and they'll be turning up here sooner or later!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Magna-Slide #68-70 - The Aristocats!

I'd posted the Chad Valley Aristocats edition before, compare it to this one!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Magna-Slide #15 - Tinker Bell!

For a few days, we're back to the Disney Magna-Slides, but don't fret, the Kenner stuff will be back before you know it!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Chad Valley Star Wars!

This is the next-to-last Chad Valley set I'll be presenting here... and it's a doozy! I'll let the opening title crawl explain it...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Kenner Star Wars!

OK, this is a rarity for the Give-A-Show Blog... I'm presenting a Kenner set all in one video! I was originally planning on first creating this version, and then editing smaller sections together to make it into multiple parts, and then posting the complete version, but then I figured that many people might be watching the full version on YouTube before seeing it here anyway... today, it's the Kenner set, and then tomorrow, it's the Chad Valley version, which is very different (not only from this, but also from the movie itself!)!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

See-A-Show 1964 - Dennis the Menace!

Picked up a small batch of See-A-Show cards a while back, and figured this was as good a time as any to present them here!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Chad Valley 1975 Planet of the Apes, Part 1!

Been looking forward to presenting these for a while... of all the Chad Valley sets, I think this one is the coolest of them all! It's a complete story, although I don't know that it's necessarily an adaption of one episode of the series (there's a few incidents in the overall story that were the basis of a full episode on the show). I wish I'd had these done when I was doing Planet of the Apes Month at the Random Acts of Geekery!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Kenner 1974 "Blue" Slide 7 - Star Trek!

Kenner's second Star Trek Give-A-Show story... and this one isn't much closer to Star Trek than the previous one was!

Apparently nobody at Kenner was familiar with the Tractor Beam, eh?

Monday, October 5, 2009

Kenner 1974 "Blue" Slide 5 - Charlotte's Web!

A VERY condensed version of the Hanna-Barbera animated movie based on the E.B. White classic!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Kenner 1974 "Blue" Slide 4 - Speed Buggy!

Oddly enough, this is listed as "Speed Bugg" on the slide itself!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Kenner 1974 "Blue" Slide 1 - Fat Albert!


As promised, we're back to a Kenner Give-A-Show set, this one released in 1974!


Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Chad Valley 1974 Robin Hood, Part 2!

Coming up next: Back to a Kenner item!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Chad Valley 1974 Robin Hood, Part 1!

As promised, here's part 1 of the Sliderama Projector Set based on Disney's Robin Hood!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Chad Valley 1974 Alice in Wonderland Part 2!

Before we get into part two, I should mention that the music (for the most part) on both parts came from a two-disc LP called "Alice in Wonderland, A Musical Fantasy." The album was independent of the version this set is based on, but I thought it worked!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Chad Valley 1974 Alice in Wonderland Part 1!

OK, so I decided to do the Chad Valley 1974 Alice in Wonderland Sliderama set in two parts (I'll be following it up with a two-parter based on Disney's Robin Hood to wrap up the month). According to the wonderful Chad Valley Give-A-Show site (the owner of which has graciously allowed me to use his scans of the Chad Valleys slides) has this to say about the set:

Based upon the 1972 Joseph Shaftel film production of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, this set tells an entire story, rather than being a collection of 32 short snippets as seen in previous sets.

Hence, doing it in two parts! I would've done it in one, but it was longer than YouTube allows!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Chad Valley 1973 World of Walt Disney, Part 8!

Next: Another Chad Valley set, featuring Alice in Wonderland... but not the Disney version!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Chad Valley 1973 World of Walt Disney, Part 4!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Chad Valley 1973 World of Walt Disney, Part 1!

And we're on to another Chad Valley set, this one featuring "The World of Walt Disney"! This set apparently stayed in regular production until 1977 (I'm not aware that Kenner produced any Give-A-Show Projector set beyond its original release)! Here's the first of eight parts:

Friday, September 18, 2009

See-A-Show 1967 - The Mighty Thor!

And with Thor, we wrap up this look at See-A-Show cards... at least until I can either get more in my collection, or until I get someone else to donate scans of some cards!

Next: Another Chad Valley 1970s product!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

See-A-Show 1967 - Spider-Man!

The Spider-Man story card actually feels like it could've been adapted from one of the Spidey cartoons! Of course, given they only had seven panels to tell the story, letting us know how Spidey got in the situation he starts out in is left to our imagination...

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

See-A-Show 1967 - The Incredible Hulk!

Here's the Hulk entry... and an odd one it is, at that! First, the Hulk's reading, then he's actually running from the police, is being accused of something very odd to accuse the Hulk of... and then there's how it's resolved! Watch for yourself:

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

See-A-Show 1967 - Fantastic Four!

The Fantastic Four got a double-length story, taking two cards of the set this came from!

Monday, September 14, 2009

See-A-Show 1967 - Daredevil!

Starting five days in a row of See-A-Show card videos featuring the Marvel Superheroes! I think these, combined with the ones I did a while back, should be all of 'em! I should mention that the original scans for these cards came to me via artist supreme Al Bigley!

Rather an unusual choice for Kenner to use for their See-A-Show toy, given that DD hadn't appeared outside of the comic books at all! It appears whoever wrote the story for this one wasn't aware that Daredevil is blind!

Monday, September 7, 2009

TruVue Story Card #H501 - Donald Duck!

Something a bit different for the next week... about six or seven months ago, I purchased a set of TruVue story cards on eBay. Superfically, they resembled Give-A-Show Projector slides, except that they were a LOT smaller, and the individual slides themselves were actual film slides, as opposed to Kenner's printed-on-plastic slides!

Sawyer's TruVue was an early competitor to View-Master, so far as I can tell. Originally, their 3-D viewer used a card with each slide parallel to the other (kind of like Kenner's later See-A-Show). They were the original publishers of the Batman TV series View-Master, so to speak... sometime they merged with View-Master, and everything went from story cards to the more familiar discs! This set of slides came out in 1959, a year before Kenner's first Give-A-Show set.

These slides that I'm sharing now are all Disney items... there'll be more Disney in another month or so when I get around to scanning more of my Magna-Slides!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Chad Valley 1972 Tom and Jerry, Part 8!

Coming up tomorrow... I think I'll be sharing some Tru Vue Disney Slides! Or maybe it'll be some Kenner See-A-Show stuff...

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Chad Valley 1972 Tom and Jerry, Part 1!

At this point in time, Chad Valley pretty much had broken ties with Kenner. While their projector still looked like the standard Give-A-Show Projector, they had altered it. The slides now came with two stories, with each frame using a "wide screen" format so that they could fit pictures from two stories on each. This is why the stories have an "a" or "b" with the numbers. It actually made the Sliderama (as they now called it) a much better deal than the Give-A-Show, because they offered twice as many stories per set!

As you'll see as we continue to go through the 1970s, there was little duplication in licenses between Chad Valley and Kenner. You've already seen that Chad Valley had the Disney license (there'll be a few more Disney sets coming up, including a Robin Hood set based on that movie), and there'll be the Planet of the Apes set coming up based on the TV show!

The only duplication of licenses in the 1970s were the Six Million Dollar Man and Bionic Woman (as you saw during "Bionic Month") and Star Wars -- and the two companies did not share materials at all for those!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Chad Valley 1972 The Aristocats, Part 4!

Next up: The second Chad Valley Tom & Jerry Set, as we go from Chad Valley's Give-A-Show to the Sliderama, given that they no longer had the license for Give-A-Show Projectors anymore (not that the projector itself looked any different!).

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Chad Valley 1972 The Aristocats, Part 1!

We're into another Chad Valley set, this will be four parts altogether, with this set based on Disney's "The Aristocats"!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Kenner 1974 "Red" Slide 612-605 - Hong Kong Phooey!

Couldn't use Hong Kong Phooey's theme song for this one, as the copyright owner (well the owner of the music, not Hanna-Barbera or Warners) threw a fit!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Kenner 1974 "Red" Slide 612-602 - Valley of the Dinosaurs!

Kenner 1974 "Red" Checklist!

Yes, we're back to Kenner for a set of Give-A-Show slides!


1974 612 Slides (red)
602-01-Valley of the Dinosaurs-Escape from Danger Part 1
602-02-Valley of the Dinosaurs-Escape from Danger Part 2
603-01-Speed Buggy-Fire Drill Part 1
603-02-Speed Buggy-Fire Drill Part 2
604-01-Scooby Doo-Jungle Bungle Part 1
604-02-Scooby Doo-Jungle Bungle Part 2
605-01-Hong Kong Phooey-Sooper Scooper Part 1
605-02-Hong Kong Phooey-Sooper Scooper Part 2
606-00-Korg 70,000 B.C.-Peril on the Mountain
607-00-Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch-Tunnel Funnel
608-00-Addams Family-Creepy Campers
609-00-Bugs Bunny-Airborne Elmer
610-00-Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids-Rebuilt Racer
611-01-Star Trek-Project Iceberg Part 1
611-02-Star Trek-Project Iceberg Part 2
612-00-The U.S. of Archie-Boston Tea Party

As has been my wont in the past, the two-parters are being featured as a single video!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

1970 Chad Valley Tom & Jerry, Part 1!

OK, with this set -- the 1970 Chad Valley Tom & Jerry Set -- we'll be dropping the Chad Valley coverage for a short time... my plan right now is to get to the 1974 "Red" slides next, and then we'll hit another Chad Valley set (the Aristocats, probably done in one. That will likely be followed by a set of Tru-Vue Disney slides (more about that later), then the 1975 "Green" USA slides, then we'll be leaving the Chad Valley Give-A-Show stuff entirely...

...well, that's kind of a misnomer, because Chad Valley changed from Give-A-Show to Sliderama at about that time (1971 or 1972), and we'll have another Tom & Jerry set then! I'll be going into those, probably every other set, with some additional Disney Magna-Slides from Canada coming in there somewhere. I'm going to try to get enough Chad Valley Sliderama stuff in there so when I get to Kenner's Star Wars set, I can include Chad Valley's Star Wars set, too!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

1969 Chad Valley Daktari, Part 1!

Doing this one in two parts, because I'm not sure there's enough interest in Daktari these days to spread it out over four parts!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

1968 Chad Valley Joe 90, Part 1!

Joe 90 is another Gerry Anderson "Supermarionation" program, although one I'm pretty sure I've never seen... kind of a weird concept, as you'll see!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

1967 Chad Valley Jungle Book!

Here's another of those Chad Valley sets that I'm presenting as one video!

Monday, July 27, 2009

1967 Chad Valley Batman, Part 1!

Now, here's a series that I'm guessing many of you have been waiting for... the 1967 Chad Valley Batman Give-A-Show Set! Unfortunately, it's kind of a letdown... but here's part one anyway!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

1966 Chad Valley Winnie The Pooh!

So sometimes, just because I'm not sure if anyone's actually interested in coming back day after to day to watch a particular video series, I'll take an entire Give-A-Show set and create a single video of it... and that's what I've done with the 1966 Chad Valley Winnie The Pooh set!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Chad Valley 1966 Thunderbirds, Part 1!

This one should definitely be of interesting to you Gerry Anderson fans out there!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Chad Valley 1966 Disneyland Part 1!

And today, we start looking at the Chad Valley 1966 Disneyland set!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Chad Valley 1965 Third Edition Slides!

Only a couple of unique slides in the 1965 Chad Valley Third Edition Give-A-Show set, and here they are:

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Ugly Mugly Magenta Slide 1 - The Beverly Hillbillies!

So, today, it's back to one slide a day for a while... I was doing two a day with the Doctor Dolittle stuff because it's basically one long story. Anyway, today starts out the one additional set of slides Remco released for their Ugly Mugly Projector, and they feature TV shows that I believe were all on CBS at the time. There were two Beverly Hillbillies slides, two Hogan's Heroes, two Wild Wild West, two Gunsmoke, and two Family Affair.

Interesting story as to how I got these in my collection. When I bid on the Ugly Mugly projector set with the Doctor Dolittle slides, I put in a bid for a dollar or two more than the starting bid, and managed to win with the starting bid, to my surprise (the only other set I'd seen in recent months had a starting bid of about 3 times what I paid for mine with postage). The seller was actually the seller's mother, and the seller didn't even know these were put up for sale by her mom, so it took me some time to get it.

Anyway, the package arrived, and when I opened it up, I was surprised and delighted to not only get the complete Ugly Mugly Doctor Dolittle projector and set, but also all ten of these slides, plus another set of Doctor Dolittle slides that was missing only one slide (plus an extra of #1)! I did some research, and could only find one place on the web that even mentioned these other slides at all -- that was a Hogan's Heroes fan site, that put a dollar value on those slides alone of about $50-100 each.

I'm still keeping a search for "Ugly Mugly" on eBay, just in case someone does offer this set in the package, so I can grab the photo of it to add here! And here's that photo:

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Ugly Mugly Doctor Dolittle, Parts 1 & 2!

So, in 1968, after Kenner had been producing the Give-A-Show Projector for about eight years, Remco decided to try to horn in on the action... oddly enough, they chose to do it as a Doctor Dolittle movie tie-in, which may have been what ultimately killed the line.

The projector they came up with was called an Ugly Mugly Projector, designed to look rather like a rhinocerous with multiple colors. Aside from the appearance, however, mechanically (or should that be electronically?), it was identical to the Give-A-Show. You still had to put the strip in (comprised of seven slides per strip, mounted on cardboard).

Another oddity of Remco's set-up is that each set of strips was only 10 strips, as opposed to Kenner's 16 strips. So far, I only know of one additional set of strips produced after this, all based on television shows that I believe were airing on CBS at the time, and you'll see those in about five days!

Oh, I should mention the other odd thing about this... Remco did a lot of licensed products in the late 1960s, but most of them were items that were things Remco had already been producing, but with a sticker on it for that character... so there were Star Trek items that resembled nothing on the TV series, for example! It's kind of odd that this would fit in more with Doctor Dolittle!

So, without further ado, here's parts 1 and 2!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

1962 Super Show Projector Slide 3 - Lassie!

Yes, I have posted a version of this before, as part of the Chad Valley stuff, before I knew it was part of the US set, too!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

1962 Super Show Projector Slide 1 - The Flintstones!

Today, we jump back in time to 1962, with the first of eight slide strips from Kenner's 1962 Super Show Projector set! Once I've presented all eight of these, we'll move on to Remco's 1960s "Ugly Mugly" Projector!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Chad Valley 1977 Bionic Woman Set - Part 4!

And with that, Bionic "Month" comes to an end on the Give-A-Show Blog a week early! But join me here tomorrow as we pop back to the 1960s for the Kenner Super Show Projector slides!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Chad Valley 1977 Bionic Woman Slide Projector Set - Checklist!

And here's the last of the "Bionic Month" sets, Chad Valley's Bionic Woman set! Unlike the Six Million Dollar Man set, this one didn't have double-length shows, plus there were fewer slide strips in the set, too!


So tomorrow we'll have strips 609 & 610, with two more strips each day, meaning that the 24th will be the final day of "Bionic Month," after which we'll travel back in time to the 1960s again to catch up with Kenner's Super Show Projector stuff!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Chad Valley 1977 Six Million Dollar Man - Part 8!

Next: Chad Valley's Bionic Woman set, which will wrap up Bionic "Month"!