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Dracula, Frankenstein, and The Alien Glow Putty (Larami, 1979)

Glow Putty Set 1979

Glow Putty Alien 1979

Blessings upon you, Larami, for these and your many other contributions to my wasted and wonderful childhood.

(Images via Horrorpedia and eBay)

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Flashlite (Larami, 1983)

AD&D Flashlight 1983-3

AD&D Flashlight 1983

AD&D Flashlight 1983-2

Who needs torches and oil when this “handy” flashlite [sic] is available at the local marketplace? Reduce your encumbrance, adventurers!

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Pencil Sharpeners: Strongheart and Warduke (Larami, 1983)

AD&D Pencil Sharpener-3

AD&D Pencil Sharpener-4

AD&D Pencil Sharpener-1

AD&D Pencil Sharpener-2

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.

D&D Pencil Hydra 1983

D&D Pencil Hydra 1983-2

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Visor Glasses (Larami, 1983)

AD&D Glasses-1

AD&D Glasses-2

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.

Visor Glasses

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Fantasy Flyer (Larami, 1984)

AD&D FF 1984

Image is via Cyclopeatron. Check out the red version, in package, at Tome of Treasures. With the exception of Strongheart, all of the art used is by Timothy Truman, as seen in The Art of the Dungeons & Dragons Fantasy Game.

The smaller Fantasy Flyers are here.

Battlestar Galactica and Buck Rogers Sunglasses (Larami, 1978-1979)

BSG 1978

Buck Sunglasses 1979

If you think cyborgs don’t need protection against harmful UV rays, you are an insensitive ass and may be guilty of speciesism.

(Images via eBay and eBay)

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Yo-Yo (Larami, 1983)

AD&D Yo Yo 1983-1

AD&D Yo Yo 1983-4

AD&D Yo Yo 1983-2

AD&D Yo Yo 1983-3

Yup. I haven’t found one in the package yet, but here’s proof that it exists.

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Fantasy Flyer (Larami, 1983)

AD&D Flyers 1983

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 Wallet (Larami, 1983)

D&D Wallet

AD&D Wallet 1983

AD&D Wallet 1983-3

AD&D Wallet 1983-2

Don’t let those spare gold pieces get away! This attractive money purse will fit snugly under any tunic and most suits of chainmail.

Check out Larami’s other AD&D offerings at Tome of Treasures, including the Umber Hulk Bubble Blower.

(Images via royalshowing/eBay)

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Pinball Games (Larami, 1983): ‘Castle Maze’, ‘Myths & Magic’, and ‘The Quest’

AD&D Pinball 1983

AD&D Pinball Castle 1983

AD&D Pinball Castle 1983-2

AD&D Pinball Myths 1983

AD&D Pinball Quest 1983

AD&D Pinball Quest 1983-2

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.

D&D Pinball Flyer


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