Saturday, February 5, 2011

Steven's Mini Projector - Beetle Bailey and Sarge

Friday, February 4, 2011

The Give-A-Show Blog is Back on Hiatus....

...but it will return in the (hopefully) near future, as this blog will be transformed into the Give-A-Show/View-Master Blog! I may have mentioned that I've started collecting View-Master reels, since they fit the basic format of the Give-A-Show (7 slides per reel, like the 7 images per slide strip). Unfortunately, getting these scanned involves a lot more time, since I need to get my brother to scan them for me... but I'm hoping that I'll be able to resume regular posting of videos again in March or April at the latest! With luck, I'll be able to acquire a good transparency scanner of my own, and can step up production of these videos so that it'll be daily uninterrupted postings once again! And believe me, I've been amassing View-Master reels like a madman the past month and a half!

Steven's Mini Projector - Beetle Bailey

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Steven's Mini Projector - Blondie

This video is based on a film strip viewer produced in the early 1970s that apparently only featured King Features characters, and had limited distribution!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Talking Show Projector: Wacky Races!

With this post, it will be the last of the Kenner products for a while (because I don't have any more Kenner items, whether Give-A-Show, Talking Show, or See-A-Show that I haven't already done videos for). Coming up next, three videos based on Steven's Mini Projector (something I have virtually no information on), two based on Beetle Bailey, and one based on Blondie, and then a three-part Godzilla based on the View-Master reels... after that, we'll see! I've started collecting View-Masters, and as my brother (who has a transparency scanner) can get those scanned for me, I'll create the videos and post them here!

Friday, January 28, 2011

View-Master: Batman in "The Purr-Fect Crime," Part 1

I feel I should really apologize on this one... I tried to do different voices for the characters, but I think I only really succeeded with Robin. Naturally, I cannot imitate Julie Newmar... or Adam West, for that matter!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

View-Master: The Adventures of GI Joe, "Rookie to the Rescue"

This feature is based on one disc of the three-disc set, "The Adventures of GI Joe." Sadly, Spectergirl only posted this one on her blog.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

View-Master: Aquaman in "The Menace of the Land-Sea Beasts!"

The next four days, I'll be presenting videos based on View-Master discs! A few things before you check them out:

First, I need to thank "Spectergirl" and her View-Master 3-D Spectacular now in 2-D! blog, from which all of the images from the next four features came. It's thanks to her permission that I'm able to present these. Sadly, she hasn't posted anything new since August 10, 2010!

Secondly, I hope you'll forgive the voice-overs I did for these... since View-Masters only had pictures, all the text was either on the discs (as in the case of this video) or were in an included booklet (from which the voiceovers were scripted in the next three days' features). Perhaps I shouldn't have tried to do any different voices for this myself...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Kenner Screen-A-Show - Scooby-Doo!

And here's the last of the Screen-A-Show presentations that I have in my collection... hopefully some day I'll be able to acquire the remaining ones to present here!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Kenner Screen-A-Show - What in the World?

It's a game... and an ecological theme! This one features a variety of characters from Hanna-Barbera productions, like Scooby-Doo, the Harlem Globetrotters, Josie and the Pussycats, and the Hair Bear Bunch.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Kenner Screen-A-Show - Sabrina the Teenage Witch!

As with the Archie show I posted a few days ago, this is another ecology-themed tale. You may recall there was a Give-A-Show set that was all ecology-themed tales!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Kenner Screen-A-Show - Look Again Game!

Another of the Screen-A-Show games, this one features hidden images. Unfortunately, some of the hidden images were obscured in something brown, which doesn't scan well for me. This one used the Archie characters.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Kenner Screen-A-Show - Find It, Funky!

Unlike most of the Screen-A-Show shows, this one took the form of a game in which you're supposed to identify what's missing. I've enhanced this to show what's missing, on the rare chance you can't spot it in the time allotted.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Kenner 1971 "Red" Slide #16 - Gooney Bird!

And that wraps up the new Give-A-Show stuff... tomorrow: Screen-A-Show!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Kenner 1971 "Red" Slide #1 - Josie and the Pussycats!

First of all, let me thank you guys for your patience while you've waited for new posts! I just wish I could promise there'd be lots more to come! What we'll be looking at is 16 days of posts based on the 1971 "Red" Give-A-Show Projector set, then nine days of new Screen-A-Show features, and then four days of stuff based on View-Master discs... and then there should be three videos based on the Steven's Mini Projector (more on that later), and a three-part View-Master to finish up this current round of posts. So that should be... 26 days of new posts before going on hiatus again. Well, it could end up being 30 days, assuming I can track someone down to rip a 45 rpm record for the four new Talking Show Projector slides I've acquired!

So what's going on after that? Well, I know there's some Screen-A-Show cartridges I still don't own, and apparently there's a bunch of the Steven's Mini Projector films out there (well, at least six), as well as some Talking Show Projector slides (at least another four) that I don't own. There's also a lot of the See-A-Show cards that I either don't own or haven't arranged to get scans of. There's also some other similar products to the Give-A-Show Projector I haven't been able to get any of at all, like the Play-and-Show Projector (kind of a tv-screen record player thing) and a few other items that pre-date the Give-A-Show!

So far as actual Give-A-Show Projector stuff goes... there's one slide strip I'm missing from the late 1960s I really need to track down... aside from that, unless there's some mystery 1970s-era set I've never seen before, the only remaining Give-A-Show Projector sets were some of the last ones made... and they tend to show up for high prices! This would include the Ewoks set (which I've posted a few slides from already), as well as a Strawberry Shortcake set (which, to be honest, if I never manage to find -- cheap -- I won't be worrying about tracking down).

So basically, here's the deal: Assuming I can accumulate enough stuff mentioned above to make for at least a few weeks' worth of posts, once this current group is posted, the hiatus will be only temporary! In the meantime, enjoy these new videos!