Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Faceballs from Amsco

Did these ever see release? This ad is the first time I've heard of them but it seemed that Amsco was about ten years ahead of the Madballs trend. Not only do you get Superheroes and Monsters but Planet of the Apes as well. The cards for these are fantastic, if anybody knows if they existed, drop a comment!

9 comments:

Jon K said...

I've never seen any of these in my eBay trolling for pics for the Random Acts of Geekery or other blogs!

Anonymous said...

I'm fairly certain I had the spiderman one, but it could just be a false memory, since I had just about every spiderman toy I could find back then.

They were spongey and eventually the "skin" would flake off after a while, similar to the nerf footballs of the time.

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John III said...

I don't remember these at all either.

bionic said...

Wow. These are pretty much the greatest things I have ever seen in my sad life. Thanks for the new obsession!

krainville said...

Yes, I have the Captain America! The art is slightly different on the produced piece...

Anonymous said...

Yes, they existed! The Sunday comic strip "Uncle Art's Funland" gave some "Planet of the Apes" balls away as prizes for their CONTEST ENTRY PUZZLES during 1975!

Mark said...

I have seen the Apes one on eBay before, but like most Apes items they hard to come across these days, and when you do, they cost a small fortune.

diego de la noche said...

I had the Spiderman face ball, and they did have the flaky nerf skin. They were also not very dog-resistant.

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