MastroNet Winter 2003
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Captain Kangaroo's relationship with Colorforms' history is well known. As a sponsor for his show they supplied him with one of their earliest licensed sets, Popeye the Weatherman. Maybe you remember how every morning the good Captain showed us how to put the raincoat on Popeye's young companion if it was raining, or a sweater if it was cold, and so on. They supported him, and he almost single-handedly doubled their sales. It only seemed right that the firm would eventually produce sets based on the popular show's starring characters, including their greatest salesman as part of the company's line. These three sets are all produced in the company's early colored paper collage method. Each is an impressive example of the period's graphics, and each evoke a lot of memories. The first two sets listed here are entitled Captain Kangaroo and His Magic Zoo (1960, set #'s 193 - Small, and 2193 - Large). Production Pieces: original cover artworks for both games (#193 - 15" x 10-1/2", and #2193 - 20" x 16". Each has tis. ov. with all the text paste-ups), platform art (used for both games, it has tis. ov. containing text, with a few small pieces missing), and three different bklt. artworks (two on one sheet, done in black and white, and a third as a color work on a separate sheet); pos.'s for color and black and white booklets (5 total), the platform (4), and the large cover (4); five ad mech.'s (ranging from 11" x 14" to 17" x 21"); small game's final cover proof (trimmed for box mounting); and examples of both issued games (Small - MT contents in a VG box, Large - MT contents in an EX box). The third game is entitled Captain Kangaroo's Treasure House Game (1961, set #7001). Production Pieces: original cover art (18-1/2" x 11-1/2", w/tis. ov.), platform art (20" x 13"), and vinyl and spinners art (actual size, w/pl. ov. containing ink work, all covered by a tis. ov. w/ed. not.); mech. for cover (with areas left open for art placement, all covered with a wax paper ov. containing text) and an ad work; sets of eight prog.'s for cover and platform (finished proof in each set of eight has ed. not.); final proof for cover; and a NM sample game.
"Captain Kangaroo" - Three Games - 1960 and 1961
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