As an enthusiastic new fan of comics in the early-to-mid 1970's, my fascination for superheroes extended beyond the comics themselves and into a dizzying array of merchandise sporting their image. Some of my favorite products at the time were Mego action figures, Slurpee Cups, t-shirts, and superhero bubblegum stickers. However, as cool as that stuff was, there was an ad for a product that seemed to put them all to shame: Marvel-Hero Stick-Ons!
I craved those giant stickers like nothing else! I just had to paste them on my walls, doors, notebooks, lampshades, lunchbox, or whatver! Trouble is, my mom took one look at the ad and gave me the instant "thumbs down", reasoning (correctly) that the stickers would probably be murder to get off the walls. Of course, I was dumbfounded she couldn't see the awesome possibilities of affixing giant Marvel superheroes to the walls of our home (the nerve!)....but I got over it.
Still...I wonder if anyone else's mom actually did let them order this set of stick-ons from "Our Way Studios". Any fellow old-timers like me out there who had the Marvel (or DC) Hero Stick-Ons?...or even saw what they looked like on someone else's wall? Were they anywhere as cool as the ad implied...or did they just limply peel off in a matter of hours?