The only true independent, fun-time media experience a kid could have was...Kenner's "Give-A-Show Projector! Hours and hours could be had in a dark room, watching these little 7 fame slides of all your favorite movie and TV stars, both real and cartooony. Written out of character and drawn off-model...and we didn't care.
Kenner was satisfying a need and a wnat and we loved it.
Make that present tense...we love it...since Unca Jeffy's Toy Box still contains his!
Such grand entertainment from the lowet-tech of devices. An on-off toggle switch and a baby light bulb. I don't know where I'd find one if mine ever burns out...but search I shall.
Slides came with the projector, with plenty more available to add to your veiwing collection. Even the box that holds the slides makes me happy inside.
The boxes came with just a few slides and a holder/devider which kept them seperarated. Once you've hoarded as many as I ended up with though, you tossed the dividers. A good 60 or so slides hides in my toy box.
Here's the first batch of slides in my collection, just to let you see the wide variety of fun home-theatre laughs and thrills you could share with your friends!
"Huckleberry Hound" (with Yogi Bear making a cameo), "Popeye", "Woody Woodpecker" and "The Three Stooges" (in cartoon form)...
"Rocky & Bullwinkle", "Lassie", "Mighty Mouse" and "Peter (it's obvious that Disney didn't sign a licensing agreement here) Pan"...
The list goes on and on and the party never ends.
For those wishing to see even more, there's a nifty little blog found here, wherein the author takes painstaking steps to present these awesome little slides in a true digital age form. Check it out.
Talk to you soon. I got a show to give!