MastroNet Winter 2003
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Like many of Colorforms' production sets, The Beverly Hillbillies set was produced in two sizes, with the smaller selling for $1.00 (set #244) and the larger for $2.00 (set #2244). Both games' production materials are represented here. The two sets shared the same black and white original platform art (outstanding line work, done in ink on board and measuring 21-1/2" x 11"), photographically cropped to a reduced size for the smaller set. (They also shared the same booklet art, represented here by a black and white mech.) The original artworks for the vinyl playing pieces were always done as two different arrangements. (The large set always used all of the drawings that the small set featured, with additional images added in.) We should mention that up to the point of these sets' production, Colorforms vinyl pieces were somewhat crude in design. They were rendered with minimalistic slashes of line, printed on a vaguely accurate shape. These two sets demonstrate a notable departure, with highly detailed linework caricatures of each of the show's stars and their accessories. Both sets of vinyl artworks are included here. The linework that we have mentioned so far, even though it is exceptional, is instantly forgotten when upon viewing the sets' original cover paintings, both produced by an artist who signed the name "Caraway." Both appear to have been executed in gouache on board, and each is a visual feast, each full of those early '60's pastel colors. (Sizes - 12-1/2" x 8" and 16" x 12-1/2", both with mechanical additions). The balance of the production pieces for both sets: mech. for small set's cover; final proof for large set's cover; and a NM example of the small game (with velcro tabs on the back, for Colorforms' display room mounting). These sets' artworks are second to none in the company's long history.
"The Beverly Hillbillies" - Both Games - 1963
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