I love old comic books ads. They are extremely deceptive and awesome.
Take the 132 Piece Roman Soldier Set for instance.
The image depicts a violent and intense battle taking place on a beach in rome. Skirts flap in the wind, daggers shine in the sun, and soldiers scream as the last minutes of their futile lives flash before their own bloodthirsty eyes.
Only $2.25 (around $8.60 in today’s money) and you can wage your own bloody battles, just like the one pictured here!
Weeks go by and finally the package arrives. Your sweaty overweight palms make quick work of the wrappings. You quickly tear open the box, empty the contents and find…
That’s right, cheap plastic, two dimensional junk. You would have been better off saving your money and pretending that the dirt and twigs from the front yard was a Roman army.