Today’s Classic Comic Ad is like one of it’s main characters, it embodies good versus evil. It’s Marvel’s Crystar toy line from Remco. This 1983 ad shows off all the core characters and reminds you that it’s available at K-Mart. I don’t know if it was a line exclusive thing or not, but K-Mart was still probably the biggest major player back then. In recent years K-Mart has tried to make more of a grab for the toy market, which I can appreciate.
The ad itself shows off nice artwork and it depicts all the principle characters. I do think a little story or biography on the line might have helped it be a little more clear, as this is a bit vague. Of course any kid who saw the Remco line was likely to have their socks blown off because the translucent crystal figures were really unique in 1983. Heck, they’re still quite unique today. I’d love a new Crystar line. Actually, why the hell hasn’t Marvel done anything with Crystar? They own the property lock, stock and barrel.