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Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on December 20, 2018, 09:00:36 AM
Quote from: archiecomicscollector on December 15, 2018, 11:29:44 PM
I bought (4) Josie and the Pussycats Frame-Tray Puzzles by Whitman, c. 1971 and The U.S. of Archie Vinyl Record by Peter Pan Records, c. 1975 at a local antique store today.

Wow, that's a find!  Usually all you find in those stores is junk. What I mean is, people are sharper these days in terms of recognizing that old stuff (particularly character merchandise) has collectible value due to an awareness of eBay, etc.

Especially something like puzzles, because finding those completely intact with the original box and all the pieces still there is hard.
Very true! I love the hunt, but its becoming harder and harder to find items for my collection in antique stores. I do however seem to come across A LOT of Archie-themed Welch's jelly glasses and McDonald's Happy Meal toys.
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General Discussion / Re: Latest Hauls, what did you buy?
December 15, 2018, 11:29:44 PM
I bought (4) Josie and the Pussycats Frame-Tray Puzzles by Whitman, c. 1971 and The U.S. of Archie Vinyl Record by Peter Pan Records, c. 1975 at a local antique store today.

:smitten:
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Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on November 01, 2018, 11:54:31 PM
Quote from: archiecomicscollector on November 01, 2018, 10:11:49 PM
And I love that both series incorporate a few Easter eggs or references for fans. For example, Sabrina carries a vintage Archie Comics thermos in Episode 1 and a poster of Archie's Madhouse can be seen in Harvey's bedroom in Episode 5 or 6 of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

Oh, so the story is set during the 1960s like in the comic book?  8)

It definitely seems like it, but there are a few references that make me wonder if it is set in the present. Check out What Year Does Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Takes Place? on CBR.com for more information.
https://www.cbr.com/what-year-chilling-adventures-sabrina-takes-place/
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And I love that both series incorporate a few Easter eggs or references for fans. For example, Sabrina carries a vintage Archie Comics thermos in Episode 1 and a poster of Archie's Madhouse can be seen in Harvey's bedroom in Episode 5 or 6 of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
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I'm currently watching Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. I'm on Episode 6, and I am really enjoying it. I honestly could have binge watched the entire series over the weekend, but I'm trying to stretch out the series a bit. I need to reread the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comics (c. 2014 - ), as I believe they were even darker than Netflix's version, but the series is far closer to its comic version than Riverdale is to Archie Comics. Riverdale is definitely a guilty pleasure, and I see it as a different universe, as its loosely based on the characters.
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I purchased my holy grail - Archie's Car Featuring Archie, Veronica and Hot Dog by Aurora, c. 1969 - recently :D I have been searching for this model kit for years, and I finally found one in perfect condition!
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I just picked up a set of Archie Bendy Figurines by Jesco, c. 1989 at a local yard sale  :smitten:


I already had Archie, Jughead, Reggie and Veronica, but, I was willing to buy a few duplicates, as it included Betty, and I have been looking for her forever!





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Exciting!  :D  Thanks for sharing.
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I just bought a complete set of Archie Comics pogs, c. 1995. I loved pogs as a kid, but I never knew they made a set with my favorite characters!
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I just preordered a second set of Archie Meets Batman '66 for my dad, as he loved watching the television show :D I'm looking forward to us reading the issues together.
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Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on June 04, 2018, 04:08:28 AM Has there ever been a guide published to Archie collectibles, like by Schiffer or Krause or one of those publishers that specialize in collectibles guides?
Good to know!

I haven't seen or even heard of one, but I've come across a few Archie collectibles (board games, Welches drinking glasses, etc) mentioned in collector's guides focused on toys from television shows.
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Quote from: DeCarlo Rules on June 03, 2018, 04:57:40 AM
I see you have a number of the Bantam mass-market paperbacks from the 1970s, and the Mike Pellowski RIVERDALE HIGH novels from the 1990s. Here's a list of some other ones you should be on the lookout for if you don't already have them:

Price Stern Sloan   BETTY & VERONICA Mad Libs by Roger Price and Leonard Stern   Sep-05   
Price Stern Sloan   ARCHIE loves BETTY & VERONICA Mad Libs by Roger Price and Leonard Stern   Dec-14   
         
Hyperion/Miramax Books   Are You A BETTY or VERONICA? - A Quiz Book   Apr-05   
Hyperion/Miramax Books   BETTY & VERONICA's Guide to Life by Jasmine Jones   Apr-05   
Hyperion/Miramax Books   BETTY & VERONICA: Best Friends Forever by Jasmine Jones   Jun-05   
Hyperion/Miramax Books   The Ultimate BETTY & VERONICA Quiz Book #2   Sep-05   
Hyperion/Miramax Books   BETTY & VERONICA Stories: What A Catch!  by Jasmine Jones   Oct-05   
Hyperion/Miramax Books   BETTY & VERONICA's Guide to Crushes by Emma Harrison   Dec-05   
Hyperion/Miramax Books   BETTY & VERONICA Stories: She's Got The Look  by Jasmine Jones   Apr-06   [ unpublished? ]
         
Cider Mill Press Books   BETTY AND VERONICA: A Girl's Guide to the 'Comic' World of Dating by Amy Helmes   Dec-06   
         
Grossett & Dunlap   xoxo, BETTY & VERONICA: Living the Dream by Christa Roberts   May-11   
Grossett & Dunlap   xoxo, BETTY & VERONICA: We're With The Band by Adrianne Ambrose   May-11   
Grossett & Dunlap   xoxo, BETTY & VERONICA: In Each Other's Shoes by Adrianne Ambrose   Sep-11   



A key vintage Archie collectible to find if you can would be the Post cereal boxes from the late 1960s that had The Archies singles printed right on the back of the boxes, and the later Kellogg's cereals Josie & the Pussycats singles. While they may seem quaint in this age of downloadable MP3 songs, it's important to remember that at the time they first appeared, the idea of giving away song recordings as a cereal prize represented a then-revolutionary new cutting-edge technology. Only recently had print technology reached the point where an extremely thin clear plastic sheet could be imprinted with sound recording grooves and adhered over a colorful cardboard box, that could then be cut out using scissors by kids and played just like a normal 45 RPM vinyl single.

The rarest, most pristine condition would be to find an unopened cereal box, completely intact and carefully preserved, but it's doubtful there are actually any extant examples of that case. Next in desirability would be just the box with the top flaps unsealed and the inner bag of cereal removed, but otherwise just as originally sold. Completely acceptable to most collectors though, would be the complete cereal box where both top and bottom flaps had been unsealed and the box carefully flattened. Much more commonly found would be examples where the free prize cardboard single had been cut from the box, played a few times, and then saved (but beware of surface scratches that might render the song unplayable). Still, the graphics are nice, and since the songs themselves are commonly available recordings, you won't really be playing the record. Where the value fluctuates a lot is in how carefully the detached record was cut from the box using scissors (some kids were extremely careful and neat... others, not so much), and the hole for the record player spindle needed to be punched in the exact center of the cardboard (or pretty close) for the record to play correctly. Also beware of misprints -- some of the songs don't match what the label on the disc says, because they were doing several different premiums on different cereal boxes and there exist examples where the factory got the wrong vinyl overlay stuck on the wrong cardboard backing. Even if you manage to find just a sloppily cut-out cardboard single where the surface of the vinyl is scratched and unplayable, as long as the graphics on the backing cardboard are intact, it's worth something.


Thanks!  :smitten:


Yes, I have two versions of The Archies records by Post. They were cut perfectly from the box, but I haven't tried playing them. I also have one unopened mail-ordered Josie and the Pussycats record from Kelloggs.
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Speaking of crossovers....I'd love to see CW's Supernatural crossover with Archie's Weird Mysteries, similar to their Scoobynatural episode earlier this year. I loved watching Archie's Weird Mysteries in the early 2000s.
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I just purchased a few Archie pins, c. 1987 on eBay. I'm gradually sharing my Archie collection, including my recent purchase, on Instagram under @archiecomicscollector, if you are interested.
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I generally collect vintage Archie comics, but I just purchased subscriptions for Archie Meets Batman '66 (starting July 2018) and Vampironica. I'm SUPER excited for the Batman crossover! I plan to share it with my dad, as he grew up watching the campy live-action television show when it first aired. And I've heard good things about Vampironica from other fans. I'm looking forward to reading the series, especially as artist Greg Smallwood is local and he's a former coworker.