Friday, August 26, 2011

The Shadow Merchandise Gallery

As a collector, one of the bigger mysteries I've enjoyed is the interesting amount of merchandise that appeared in the 1970s devoted to the character "The Shadow" whose heyday seemed to be at least 30 years prior to my birth.

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Anonymous said...

Hello from Italy, Plaid
regarding the crimefighter deluxe electric car I think it's a retooling of another toy since it's an adaptation of a 1971 Porsche 917 K, (see here
Nice taste in cars indeed!

terrific blog! compliments & ciao

Neal P said...

With the nostalgia craze of the early 70s, I wonder if whoever owned The Shadow license thought they could cash in on people's interest in all things from the 30s and 40s. There was also a lot of Doc Savage merch around at the time. I think he may have been just a little too dark for people's sensibilities back then.

Plaidstallions said...

Hey Anonymouse, thanks for the intel! That's what I love about sharing toy information!

rob! said...

Holy sh*t that's cool!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post! I actually received the deluxe edition Shadow vehicle for Christmas the year it came out. I still have it although most of the little driving posts that went on the bottom are lost. I can't tell you if its a retool or anything other than I thought it was awesome. (I was aware of the Shadow back then as a kid due to my sister's Shadow paperback collection and my brother's Shadow comic book collection.)


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