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Monday, July 17, 2006

From the Vault #874

Check this out! A MARVEL HEROES RETURN foam boomerang flyer:

I remember getting a bag of 12 of these 11-inch foam toys one Wednesday back in 1997 in our comic shipment as a promotional tool to help bring attention to the "patch things back up" Marvel Heroes Return titles. Besides creating mayhem in the store amongst the employees for ten minutes, we were at a loss to understand how to use these to help sell the books. The best we could come up with was whipping them at customers and bonking them on the head with them as they came in the store, and then politely asking them if they had any interest in the upcoming relaunches. Needless to say, we may have inadvertently helped people NOT get that crappy Rob Liefeld Captain America.

So, in a way, it worked.

But, hey, at least they're not X-ZYLOs!

Heh heh heh.


At 7/23/2006 10:53 PM, Blogger Manager Ken said...

Hey, I was just on the X-ZYLO's website and watched their promo video for this product and it looks like a blast! Everyone is running around, laughing and just having fun! Maybe we should carry this product in the store...Oh,,,wait...(tee-hee inside joke)....Hey, at least they're not "Break Keys"...(ouch! Ken, old boy, you are a WHIP!) Hahahahaha..


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