I need gorilla info – fast!

So I’ll just go check my preferred search engine of choice.

But back in pre-internet days, if I wanted to find out about gorillas, or leopards, or Indian elephants, I had to work for it. It usually involved a trip to the local or school library, or consultation with the hefty family encylopedia that was so heavy it required two people to lift it from the  bookshelf, or questions aimed at one of my more brainier friends or relatives. Or else, if I’d have known they’d existed in 1980-something or so, I could have collected Animal Cards!

Animal Cards. This four page UK promotional leaflet from Heron Books came inside a copy of Star wars Weekly from 1980. Readers were invited to become subscribers and receive card sets and a filing case in which to store them. The cards were printed with colour photographs, facts and information, and contained four different ways of filing classification depending on your favourite category. The promotional leaflet contains a written endorsement from the World Wildlife Fund.


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In other gorilla news…

US. Weird War Tals. 1974.

France. Pif Gadget. 1983.

UK. Planet of the Apes and Dracula Lives. #94. 1976.

1975 Penguin UK edition of Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle.

US. The Defenders. 1977.

9 thoughts on “I need gorilla info – fast!

  1. battleram

    It seems that interest in Gorillas in pop culture was really strong from the 50s-70s, and then started a slow decline from there. That’s my impression anyway. Great post as always!

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    1. The Vintage Toy Advertiser Post author

      Thanks battleram, and that’s an interesting impression. You reminded me that I have a 1977 King Kong ad that I’ve just found and added to this post. Also have a Dutch Donkey Kong ad coming sometime this week which can add too.
      Oh, and 3 very nice Italian MOTU ads for my He-Man section 🙂

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