Saturday, April 11, 2009

Kenner 1972 Green Slide 006-441 - Help! It's the Hair Bear Bunch!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Kenner 1972 Green Slides - Checklist!


So at this point, Kenner decided to change how their Give-A-Show slides were numbered (yes, even from the 1970 and 1971 systems). There were still colors to designate the different series (you'll see this in the 1972 sets to come), but a longer number system was in place… for example, 006-441-01 was the first side in one set, but other sets that same year also started with 006. I'm not sure what the "006" stood for, because it was also used for 1974 releases! The frame also has the corners beveled, which I presume made them easier to insert in the projectors.

You'll also notice that Kenner started introducing two-part stories, or stories that used two slide strips. As I present these in video form, I'll include the two-part stories as one video. This set, colored green, also featured some "green" stories, in the sense of having an ecology theme!

1972 006 Slides (green)
441-01 – Help! It's the Hair Bear Bunch – Working for Peanuts Part 1
441-02 – Help! It's the Hair Bear Bunch – Working for Peanuts Part 2
442-01 – Harlem Globetrotters – Winging It Part 1
442-02 – Harlem Globetrotters – Winging It Part 2
443-01 – Sabrina – Bitter Lesson Part 1
443-02 – Sabrina – Bitter Lesson Part 2
444-01 – Scooby Doo – Going Ape Part 1
444-02 – Scooby Doo – Going Ape Part 2
445-01 – Bugs Bunny – Out of a Rut Part 1
445-01 – Bugs Bunny – Out of a Rut Part 2
446 – Funky Phantom – Chickenman
447 – Archie – Oil… Boil… Toil!
448 – Josie & the Pussycats – Sound Thinking
449 – Deputy Dawg – A Real Catch
450 – Lassie – Screeching Halt
451 – Captain Kangaroo – The Hat Trick

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Photo Parade!

Time for another quick look at other Give-A-Show-like products!


This 1961 Chad Valley release in the UK looks to be pretty much unique to the UK, although there could be a few slides in common with a Kenner release!


Here's a very old ancestor of the Give-A-Show Projector, the 1935 Dux Kino!


Here's another slide set for the modern-day Power Rangers Give-A-Show type toy!


This Chad Valley "Noddy" set even included a molded-in Noddy picture on the projector!


Here's another of the Fortuna sets!


This Tom and Jerry set was produced in 1972, when Chad Valley renamed the Give-A-Show Projector in the UK "Slidearama"!


This item here is a mystery to me... it could well be a legally licensed item produced for another country!


Here's another Chad Valley set... obviously Chad Valley got the idea that a themed set of slides would work well long before Kenner did!


And to wrap up this post, here's another Magnajector... as you can see, this one also came with an opaque projector function!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Kenner 1971 Talking Show Projector Slide 227 - Archie!

I had to sweeten the ending of this one... there was no music on the original recording!