A 1986 Transformers cup by Packer Plastics, featuring Ultra Magnus. On top of some of his parts colors being off - shins, chestplate, helmet - all his white parts are actually depicted as silver-grey, in contrast to the cup’s base white. Whether that change was due to printing on a cup or a genuine deco difference, I dunno.
Promotional flier for Georgia’s “House of Anime” store, whose giant catgirl mascot will conquer Atlanta(?) with the power of lens flares. I must have bought something from House of Anime at a local convention once, because I remember also having a paper grocery bag with the catgirl’s face on it.
The flier features a prominent appearance by Lime of Saber Marionette J, but my favorite part might be the 1999-era black and white screenshot of the store’s website. Netscape Navigator! For MAC! With a FAX NUMBER on it! … although, if you look closely at the background above the screenshot, it appears House of Anime owned a for-real RV with their logo and Lina Inverse from Slayers painted on the side, which is pleasantly insane (and helps explain the poorly-composited RV on the color half).
A NEW ENEMY HAS APPEARED. WHEN
WILL PEACE AND CALM
BE RESTORED IN THE WORLD?
THEY BEGIN TO BATTLE WITH THE
SHADY CHARACTERS OF UNTOLD POWER.
GOING TO HAPPEN TO
GOHAN AND HIS MATES.
NOW IS THE TIME TO COMBINE FORCES
AND FIGHT THE FOE.
The above reads better if you imagine it being said in an intentionally terrible fake English-or-Australian accent.
Oi, somefin’s gonna ‘appen to Gohan an’ his mates, wot. Better combine forces an’ foight the foe. Strewth.
One of two Dragon Ball Z pencil boards I got at a Hawaiian grocery store in the early 1990s. The other is here.
Hey, remember Invasion America? Supposedly ground-breaking entry into dramatic television animation for older North American viewers? … aired at night on the WB? … produced by Steven Spielberg…?
Yeah. That was about the reaction it got when it aired.
Anyway, the show got a couple of tie-in novels, and here’s the front and back covers to one of them. According to author Christie Golden’s Wikipedia entry, she has written many Star Trek and World of Warcraft novels, and also a series of stories about a vampire elf.
Front and back of a Dragon Ball Z pencil board, bought from a Hawaiian grocery store sometime in the early ’90s. (The “Klilyn” listed on the back is an alternate transliteration of “Krillin”.)
Various SD Gundam figurines, scanned from an April 1987 issue of Japan’s Comic BonBon. I recognize… the Zaku I. Friends pointed out some of the others as the Gelgoog, the Bawoo, and the “Palace Athena”.
Gundam is full of silly names.
Can you name all of these, dear readers?
Various Dragon Ball figurines, scanned from an April 1987 issue of Japan’s Comic BonBon. Most shocking to me is the existence of World Martial Arts Tournament Announcer merchandise, who may be my favorite recurring minor character in the franchise.
Front cover of an Inhumanoids trace and color book, which features some of the worst art I’ve seen in a children’s coloring book. Then again, maybe I’m spoiled by Steve Ditko’s work on Transformers.
“Ho, Tanngrisnir! Onward! Onward!”
oh my god