MastroNet Winter 2003
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Twentieth Century Fox's Terry Toon cartoon division was anxious to grab some of the TV market dollars away from Hanna Barbara. They approached their competition from two directions, creating a new TV cartoon show entitled The Deputy Dawg Show, in 1960, and repackaging their theatrically released "Hector Heathcote" cartoons as their new Hector Heathcote Show, in 1963. Amazingly, Deputy Dawg became so popular in the South that he made the reverse trip, appearing in theatrical release after being aired on TV! Colorforms released a large and small set for each of the shows, using artworks of absolutely outstanding quality. Contents for the Deputy Dawg sets of 1962 (small set - #190, large set - #2190): original cover art for small set (acr. - 13" x 8"); magnificent pap. col. cover art for large set, set on a colorful translucent tissue patchwork background (You have to see this up close! 17" x 14", w/red pos. pl. ov. for graytones. This was also used for the booklet.); original pap. col. of characters for bklt. art, using the shared original platform art as the background (platform executed in ink - 13-1/2" x 9-1/2"), and a separate original bklt. art (pap. col. - 6" x 6"); original vinyl art for both sets (ink); a full color Toy Fair mockup of the large set's full cover and all contents (now flattened but easily fixable - the original art is comparable to the finished works, done in mixed media); mech.'s for both sets' covers (both w/pl. ov. carrying ed. not.), the shared bklt. (w/tis. ov.) and platform, and two ad pieces; full sets of pos.'s for both covers, the bklt. and the platform, each with an attached proof w/ed. not.; full sets of eight prog.'s for both sets' covers (both w/ed. not. on the full proof) and an additional final proof for the large set's cover; 8" x 10" black and white photo of box cover and contents; and EX/MT examples of both games! Contents for the Hector Heathcote sets of 1964 (small set - #196, large set - #2196): original cover artworks for both sets (These were produced using pastels on board underneath an acetate transparency with original black ink line work - bright colors beyond belief! Each displays slight ticks of ink from the large transparencies, but they are still quite sharp. Separate from all of this are pl. ov.'s that carry the text stats and the black outline framing for the cover image, topped by a tis. ov. Small set - 15" x 10", large set - 22" x 18"); original shared platform art (ink on board - 16" x 12"); small set's vinyl art (ink); original cutting test sheet on thick board, done for small set's vinyl pieces' outlining; mech.'s for large set's ad and the shared bklt.; 8" x 10" black and white photo of large set's cover and contents; and a NM sample of the large game. "Jim Bolles" appears as the artist's signature for the work.
"Deputy Dawg" and "Hector Heathcote" Games - Four Games - 1962 and 1964
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