Welcome to Pitchman-A-Go-Go. Each Thursday I grab a comic, scan an ad and then wish we had shelled out the money, cut out the coupon and sent away for the wonders that awaited us.
This week- Tank Trap/Cannon Ball (1972). This is a great double ad that was for GAMES! Not just plastic figures, you got an actual games with actual EXPLODING pieces (either tanks or bridges depending on the game). Heck, even the word 'exploding' was exploding, so this must really really explode. Both games were shipped in 'handsome simulated book form' and the CannonBall game came with a 3 sq ft plastic play mat (so it was 1.5 ft by 1.5 ft. WOW!)
You could even order extra exploding pieces or even get 64 Cowboys and Indians on the Warpath. How could you NOT order this?
You have to love an ad that has Nazis and Confederates in it. There's so much action on this page it looks like the love child of Sgt. Rock & Jonah Hex.