Friday, December 31, 2010

The Give-A-Show Blog Returns Tomorrow!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Give-A-Show Blog Will Be Returning January 1, 2011....

...and you can help! I have the missing 1972 set coming up, as well as some Screen-A-Show stuff, and even a few View-Master discs and something called "Steven's Mini Projector" (well, only three of those)...

...and then there's the four Talking Show Projector strips, which I need a 45 ripped to MP3, since I don't (at least, not currently) have a turntable. Anyone reading this interested in doing a quick turnaround ripping a single 45 to MP3, let me know at waffyjon at comcast dot net !

Sunday, June 27, 2010

The Give-A-Show Blog is On Hiatus!

At least until I'm able to add some additional items to the collection! Hopefully that will happen soon, but I think there's only one or two sets left I need to get!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Saturday, April 17, 2010

1960 "Red" Give-A-Show Projector - Complete Set!

As promised, starting today, the Give-A-Show Blog will be presenting complete projector set videos, hopefully in chronological order!

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Empire Strikes Back!

Once I've made the video, it goes here.

Starting tomorrow: For the first time here, you'll be able to check out complete videos of each release!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

1961 "Green" Slide #01 - Huckleberry Hound!

This is the last of the early 1960s sets I hadn't done videos of yet! After this series is presented here, up next should be "The Empire Strikes Back"!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Comic Book Advertisements!

Special thanks go to Darryl Heine, who recalled that he had some comics with these ads in them, scanned them, and emailed them off to me! All these ads promoted similar products to the Give-A-Show Projector!

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I believe these all appeared in one of Kenner's "Fun Books" which were inserted at various times in Gold Key comic books!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

1961 "Blue" Slide #23 - Deadly Boomerang!

This is the second of the 1961 "Blue" Slides that I believe was a forerunner of the "Kenner Kids".

Saturday, March 13, 2010

1961 "Blue" Slide #16 - Bozo the Clown!

Not sure why the original version of this vanished, but above is the video again... and if that disappears, click on the jump for an alternate video!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

1961 "Blue" Slide #13 - The Haunted Mine!

I've always thought that this slide, as well as the later "Deadly Boomerang" (#23 from this set) were the precursors to the "Kenner Kids"!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

1960 "Red" Slide #01 - Popeye the Sailor Man!

As promised, I've gone back to the beginning of things, before I started doing videos of these, and am creating videos of the 1960 and 1961 Give-A-Show sets!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Show a Show Film Strip - Tom and Jerry!

Another one that was probably unlicensed...

Tomorrow, it's back to Give-A-Show again, as I flashback to the 1960 set, and feature videos I didn't make back when I started this blog!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Show a Show Film Strip - Moon Landing!

For a better quality moon landing video, click on the label below!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Show a Show Film Strip - Red Boots!

Does anyone recognize this as an abbreviated version of some well-known tale by a different name? I called it "Red Boots" because it made as much sense as anything...

Monday, February 1, 2010

Show a Show Film Strip - The Cowboy!

Yes, this one ends without coming back out of the dream sequence!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Show a Show Film Strip - Bobo!

I don't know who Bobo is, either...

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Show a Show Film Strip - Archie!

One of the film strips in the set I bought is nothing but Archie stories, probably taken from the comic books. There's no copyright information on this saying these were officially licensed, so I'm assuming it was bootlegged. On the package, it was just identified as "Betty and Veronica."

These stories kind of start and stop abruptly... especially this first one!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Show a Show Film Strip - Aladdin!

Starting today, something a wee bit different! The Show a Show Projector was a toy manufactured by the same company who made the "Fortuna" and "Spectrum" (depending on what country you were in) Give-A-Show Projector knock-offs. These projectors could show film strips as well as slide strips. Some time ago, I won a pack of four slide strips (which I'd already featured here a while back) and four film strips for this toy, and I'm presenting them here pretty much as is, with some music and sound effects added. The quality of these strips was pretty bad, so you've been warned!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

1973 Screen-A-Show - Fat Albert!

Kenner's 1973 Screen-A-Show Projector was, more or less, a Give-A-Show Projector that could be used pretty much anywhere (assuming there was little enough light). The projector was mounted on a stand with a small screen (which could be removed for projecting onto a wall), and cassettes were inserted in the projector, which you'd advance to each frame. These cassettes had either one long story, or two shorter stories, with the shorter stories lasting 10-11 frames each (including a title frame).

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Magna-Slide #32 - Jiminy Cricket!

With this video, that's the last of the Disney Magna-Slides... at least, all the ones I have in my collection, anyway!

Tomorrow: Screen-A-Show!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Magna-Slide #1 - Mickey Mouse!

As promised, here's the first of 18 additional Disney Magna-Slide features!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

1993 Power Rangers!

I decided to be merciful and, instead of spreading this out over three videos, I made it just one video... so if you don't want to see this, come back tomorrow for the first of the Disney Magna-Slides that will take up the next 18 days!

A word about this set: The quality of these slides was very poor. As noted before, there's no story to be had here, just a bunch of stills, and these stills were printed on plastic just like all the other toy slides I've posted here (except for the TruVue, which were on film). Where this worked all right for stuff that was drawn, for photos, it was terrible, and very grainy, which is why this video looks so bad.

Tamfort, the manufacturer of this set, produced one extra set of slides of the Power Rangers, which I'm not at all concerned about adding to my collection after seeing this one! So far as I can tell, this was the only projector toy they produced, although they did produce a number of other toys (and may still be doing so). One of their other licenses was the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Friday, January 1, 2010

1984 Super Powers - Slide 000-320-115 & 116 - The Flash!

And with the first post of the new year, I'm presenting the last of the Super Powers stories... as well as the last Kenner Give-A-Show set for a while!

But that won't mean there won't be any videos here... I'll explain more after the video!

OK, here's the scoop: Tomorrow and for the next few days, the videos will be taken from the Power Rangers Power Slide Projector... but there's no story with those slides! It's just a bunch of stills. There's 70 slides all together, so I will likely look for some kind of way to make them not take too many days... maybe 14 slides per show for 5 days? Well, that seems too long... maybe I'll put 21 to 22 per day and make them only three days.

After that, I've got what's probably the last of the Disney Magna-Slides, which will fill in all the gaps in what I've already presented here.

After that, I have some Kenner Screen-A-Show stuff, and there'll be five of those.

And finally, I've got some actual film strips that the Fortuna people produced that I'll be working on, too.

Once I get through all those... then I'll be going back to the first Give-A-Show release, which I hadn't done videos for yet, and get those done.

Hopefully, by the time all these have been done and presented here, I'll have added another Give-A-Show set or two to my collection... because if I haven't, then this blog will be going on a hiatus for a while!