Archive for the 'Arts and Crafts' Category

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Modelling Clay: ‘Goblins and Dragons’ (DAS, 1982)

AD&D Modelling Clay-1

AD&D Modelling Clay-2

The “Wizards and Fighters” set is here.

Star Wars Sewing Patterns (McCall’s, 1981/1983)

Mccalls SW 1981

Mccalls ROTJ 1983

Not bad, but I prefer these.

(Images via Pattern Vault)

Dungeons & Dragons Paint-A-Figurine (Hasbro, 1984): Strongheart and Warduke

D&D Paint 1984

D&D Paint 1984-2

D&D Paint 1984-3

D&D Paint 1984-4

The Real Ghostbusters and Masters of the Universe Knitting Patterns (Intarsia, 1986/1987)

Real Ghostbusters 1986-2

Real Ghostbusters 1986-1



Not exactly Halloween-relevant, but I just couldn’t wait when I saw these. So much gold. That poor Ghostbusters kid. I hope he made enough money for some Nintendo games.

The Powers of Grayskull was supposed to be a 1987 Masters of the Universe spinoff, but the forces of justice prevailed, and we were not forced to endure another round of idiotic characters with names like He-Ro, who happens to be the guy standing next to He-Man. Not sure what’s going on with all the dinosaurs, and not sure why the designs have nothing to do with the cover of the product. The Cringer sweater is the best.

Jaws 2 Poster Art (Craft Master, 1978)

Jaws 2

Jaws 2-2

Found this one at Etsy. No badly burned corpse in a speedboat to color, unfortunately.

The Real Ghostbusters Poster Pen Set, (Craft House, 1986)

Ghostbusters 1986

Ghostbusters 1986-2

Yet another format made popular by Star Wars, it was well in decline by this time. Kids were too busy making stuff on computers. The last poster pen set associated with a major franchise/film may have been Jurassic Park (1992). There was also a Star Trek: The Next Generation set that came out around the same time.

Star Wars Poster Set (Kenner, 1977)

SW Poster Set 1977

SW Poster Set 1977-3

SW Poster Set 1977-2

One of many Star Wars poster sets, this one came with Kenner’s “Playnts” that dried out, as I recall, within a few hours. Were these posters also given away in a General Mills cereal promotion, or am I thinking of something else?

Universal Monsters Oil Paint by Number Sets (Craft House, 1975)

Frank 1975

Mummy 1975

Battlestar Galactica Cylon Raider Latch-Hook Kit (Clarion, 1978)

BSG Latch Hook 1978

BSG Latch Hook 1978-2

The Fonz Paint By Number Set (Craft Master, 1976)

Fonz 1976

Fonz 1976-2

The chrome lettering is slick!

(Images via eBay)




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