Blessings upon you, Larami, for these and your many other contributions to my wasted and wonderful childhood.
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These were part of a very large lot of licensed D&D items that sold on eBay, many of which allegedly came from the TSR archives. There was a third sharpener identified on the package as a Deadly Grell, but it was actually a five-headed hydra, as seen below. A similar hydra makes an appearance in the AD&D Characters Coloring Book, also from 1983. A series of “bendable monster” figures, including a Deadly Grell and a five-headed Hydra, was released by LJN in 1983-1984.
If you find yourself in the Hall of the Fire Giant King without adequate UV protection, won’t you consider this fine pair of sunglasses with a sun visor attached? Larami made at least one other set of “Visor Glasses” for the Knight Rider license. I’m not sure how rare the AD&D set is, but it’s the only one I’ve ever seen.
P.S. Item is for sale. Email me at 2warpstoneptune [at] gmail [dot] com if interested.)
Item is sold.
UPDATE (9/14/15): I’m adding a picture of a different set below.
Early in 1984 a group of Wisconsin nerds dressed up in homemade ring mail took several fantasy flyers to the steam tunnels and played “Dungeon Frolf” for two consecutive days and nights. One of the nerds never came back, and it’s Larry Elmore’s fault!
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Pinball Games (Larami, 1983): ‘Castle Maze’, ‘Myths & Magic’, and ‘The Quest’Published August 1, 2014 D&D , D&D Non-Gaming Merchandise , D&D Toys , Larami Toys , Larry Elmore , Pinball 2 Comments
With Dragon Duel, we now have four AD&D handheld pinball games, all of them made by Larami. The packaging is different on these (cards instead of a box), and they appear to be smaller. Tome of Treasures suggests that there are at least five of the pinball handhelds. I wouldn’t be surprised if there were more.
All of the art is by Larry Elmore. The card art, as well as the game art for Castle Maze, are from the 1983 Basic Set cover. The game art for Myths and Magic is from the Mountain of Mirrors (Endless Quest series) cover. I’d be much obliged if someone can identify the original source used for The Quest. I know I’ve seen it before, and I’m nearly positive it’s Elmore, but I can’t dig up a match.
The regulation D&D pinball machine, also featuring the Elmore painting from the Basic Set, didn’t come out until 1987.