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Mail-Order Mysteries
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Mail-Order Mysteries

Mail-Order Mysteries

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9781608870264
      • Author: Kirk Demarais
      • Binding: Hardcover
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Rediscover your sense of wonder!

Mail-Order Mysteries reveals the amazing truths (and agonizing exaggerations) about the actual products marketed to kids in the 60s,70s, and 80s. Pop-culture historian Kirk Demarais shares his astonishing collection, including: 100 Toy Soldiers in a Footlocker, Count Dante's World's Deadliest Fighting Secrets, GRIT, Life-Size Monsters and many more!

With more than 150 extraordinary, peculiar, and downright fraudulent collectibles, Mail-Order Mysteries is a must-have book comic book fans everywhere. Trust us.


Kirk Demarais is a freelance creator and author of Life of the Party, a visual history of the S.S. Adams Prank and Magic Company. He wrote and directed Flip, an awardwinning short film inspired by mail-order novelties, and he codirected Foot, an animated film distributed by bobblehead maker FunKo.


Jesse Thorn is the host and creator of The Sound of Young America radio show on Public Radio International, where he has interviewed such guests as Mark Evanier, Weird Al Yankovic, and Judd Apatow. He is also the founder of production organization Maximum Fun, as well as the host of The Grid, a cultural recommendation program on the Independent Film Channel (IFC). He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Theresa.

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