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Polaris Sub from Comic Books: Reality Bites!

Postby Tom Dougherty » Mon Jun 11, 2012 9:36 pm

Sure, those of us of a certain age all remember that advertisement on the inside cover of the comic books:

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I mean, it promised something that looked like a miniature Polaris submarine!!
But, what did you really get when you scrapped together $7.00 (plus 75 cents shipping) to buy one of these submarine kits? Remember, $7.00 was a small fortune in the 1960's; a Renwal Polaris cutaway model was only $2.99, for comparison,
Well, for all of us who never had the cash and wanted one of these very badly, you can finally get over it!
Because, here's what it actually looked like when delivered and assembled:

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Looks more like an F-117 than a Polaris sub...
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Re: Polaris Sub from Comic Books: Reality Bites!

Postby secrtwpn » Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:00 pm

So THATS what it really looked like. I could never afford the $7.00 bucks.........
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Re: Polaris Sub from Comic Books: Reality Bites!

Postby Tom Dougherty » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:16 pm

Just a small step up from playing in the box the new washing machine came in....
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Re: Polaris Sub from Comic Books: Reality Bites!

Postby JWLaRue » Thu Jun 14, 2012 12:51 pm

You're just disappointed that it didn't really come with a working nuclear reactor. :mrgreen:

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Re: Polaris Sub from Comic Books: Reality Bites!

Postby Alexander The Great » Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:30 pm

Very funny, Jeff! :D

'Please add another $2.00 for a working nuclear reactor.' Ha, Ha! :lol: :lol:

I remember seeing this in my comic book. If I only had $7.73... :mrgreen:

It's not really much, it is indeed small, the ad shows the kids way too small, out of proportion, etc. :wink:
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Re: Polaris Sub from Comic Books: Reality Bites!

Postby Casey Thrower » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:19 pm

Tom Dougherty wrote:Sure, those of us of a certain age all remember that advertisement on the inside cover of the comic books:

Image

I mean, it promised something that looked like a miniature Polaris submarine!!
But, what did you really get when you scrapped together $7.00 (plus 75 cents shipping) to buy one of these submarine kits? Remember, $7.00 was a small fortune in the 1960's; a Renwal Polaris cutaway model was only $2.99, for comparison,
Well, for all of us who never had the cash and wanted one of these very badly, you can finally get over it!
Because, here's what it actually looked like when delivered and assembled:

Image

Looks more like an F-117 than a Polaris sub...



My mother ordered one for me around 1966. She was so mad when she found out what it was, she sent it back for a refund. Don't know if she ever got her money back.
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Re: Polaris Sub from Comic Books: Reality Bites!

Postby Tom Dougherty » Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:12 pm

My mother ordered one for me around 1966. She was so mad when she found out what it was, she sent it back for a refund.

And there went your chance to become a major world power....
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Re: Polaris Sub from Comic Books: Reality Bites!

Postby Casey Thrower » Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:48 pm

That's the most blatant bit false advertising I ever seen in my life. ;)
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Re: Polaris Sub from Comic Books: Reality Bites!

Postby Jeffrey J » Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:44 pm

hey, I can relate to that ad. I bugged my Dad for a few years it seems like for one of those things........ As usual Dad knew better ! Still, it looked very cool in the ad. thanks for posting. Jeff Jones
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Re: Polaris Sub from Comic Books: Reality Bites!

Postby subkraft » Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:23 am

...and they did a Sherman tank too, from memory.
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Re: Polaris Sub from Comic Books: Reality Bites!

Postby kurt250 » Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:53 pm

i remember the tank. but 6.98 !!! that was a fortune to a kid back then. just think how many airfix model planes that would buy. my friend rick was the only millionare i new back then. he got, are you ready for this. $2.50 a week for a allowance! boy to be rich. kurt250
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