What makes this book great is not only does it show the vintage ad in all is gritty washed-out newsprint glory. But it also shows you pictures of WHAT you actually got when you sent away for the item.
I can only imagine some poor kid gleefully excited when their Polaris Submarine arrived thinking it was at least going to be made of plastic so they could take it for a spin around their parents pool. And upon opening it being stung with the cold bitter reality it is made of cardboard in the shape of something that resembles a minnow rather than a nuclear submarine.
And if they were to launch it in their parents pool, their $6.98 investment would have been reduced to soggy cardboard. Then again, even if it were made of plastic, getting into a swimming pool with something that has a top that has the potential of getting stuck isn't be best idea on the planet.
This book is a great find for anyone who has wondered the truth behind those X-Ray Specs, Smoking Pets and Charles Atlas Books.
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