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15 Pictures That Will Make You Want To Order From Magazines Again

Kirk Demarais

Once upon a time, before the internet had even really been conceived of, advertisers decided to put their toy ads in the back of comic books and magazines, and kids had to physically send mail to them in the hopes of getting the next coolest toy. It was an imperfect system that often resulted in getting some pretty lame toys, but in the case of these 15 ads, it's totally worth revisiting them for the nostalgia trip.

I'm amazed this isn't a euphemism for something...

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All that Spider-Man stuff looks awesome!

Marvel

Because every kid was super excited about bicycle safety.

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I'm not sure how badly I wanna learn from this guy...

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Because who doesn't want a soup poster?

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Wait, an actual monkey? I seriously doubt it.

MentalFloss

There's way too much stuff to even go into detail here...

Cracked

The ads just get weirder from here folks...

We all fell for this one at least once...

MentalFloss

Okay for real though, Lego was always a wise investment.

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Seriously, Spider-Man was all about the ads apparently.

Marvel

Jaws 2 was gonna be the next great summer blockbuster, right guys?

Amblin

Guess Superman had to get in on the action too.

DC

A REAL spaceship?! No way!

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I definitely know a few people who had the official NFL football.

NFL

Print your own monsters! Rad!

Flashbak

Did you ever order anything from the back of a magazine? Were you pleased with what you got?

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