Ad It Up: The Saga Of Crystar

Had I thought ahead a little more, I would have done some awesome blog synergy and posted a Crystar toy commercial over on Toy Chest Central yesterday for Toy Commercial Tuesday, but alas, I’m kind of flying by the seat of my pants here. Babies apparently don’t prepare for themselves, who’d a thunk it? Anyway, here we have a pretty rad looking ad for Crystar action figures that I scanned from the first issue of the 1984 Jack Of Hearts miniseries from Marvel. The Saga Of Crystar started life as an idea from Marvel Comics who pitched it around to various action figure companies. Remco bit and the results were a coordinated effort to make both toys and comics based on the idea. I’ve heard good things about the series and Danzig was clearly a fan, but I’ve also never gotten my hands on any of these toys. I’d be curious to find out why the ad is made up of artwork instead of actual toy images. For more information on the overall concept, check out the Wiki page and to see the figures, head over to The Virtual Toy Chest (no relation, but an awesome repository of action figure images).

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