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"TOEI HERO WORLD CONFIRMS ADULT SIZED KAMEN RIDER BUMPER MOTORCYCLES, SO I GUESS I’M GOING TO JAPAN" by Chris Sims at comics Alliance
themarvelageofcomics:

Fliers for Marvel Slurpie Cups from 7-11

themarvelageofcomics:

Fliers for Marvel Slurpie Cups from 7-11

I’m back from my latest Japan trip, and I picked up some new Kit-Kats! This time around, I got Purple Potato, Pumpkin Pudding, Rum Raisin, and Yokohama Strawberry Cheesecake.”

Look at this…

One way to get me to pay attention to Heroclix again: make a Vince Price figure.

One way to get me to pay attention to Heroclix again: make a Vince Price figure.

mummyshark:

New on Dino Drac! I discovered something AMAZING yesterday. It’s only a slight exaggeration to say that this was a STILL-OPERATIONAL mom & pop video store. You gotta see it to believe it!!

Meanwhile Pepsi, the country’s second largest soft drink company, had tried to fight Coke by selling its sweeter product in a larger bottle for the same price. Still behind in 1940, Pepsi’s liberal chief executive, Walter S. Mack, tried a new approach: he hired a team of 12 African-American men to create a “negro markets” department.

By the late 1940s, black sales representatives worked the Southern Black Belt and Northern black urban areas, black fashion models appeared in Pepsi ads in black publications, and special point-of-purchase displays appeared in stores patronized by African-Americans. The company hired Duke Ellington as a spokesman. Some employees even circulated racist public statements by Robert W. Woodruff, Coke’s president.

The campaign was so successful that many Americans began using a racial epithet to describe Pepsi. By 1950, fearing a backlash by white consumers, Pepsi had killed the program, but the image of Coke and Pepsi as “white” and “black” drinks lingered.

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