TSR Module Product Display (83?)
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Post Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:27 pm 
 

ScketreWhisp® wrote:Ok

I am the "idiot" that paid the $382.00 for this MIB TSR Display with a shrink copy of the game.

Here is what it looks like assembled, and I added another shrink wrapped version to it....

This will look awesome at the Con with some various "old school" stuff sitting on it for sale :)


Thanks for sharing the hi-res pics! Nice touch with the Basic sets. I think that's the coolest TSR collectible. From the era when TSR wasn't afraid to advertise using demon heads. I can't imagine a better use than sales display at an old-school con.

Here is the box it came in, and a close up of the date on the box... looks like 1980, so not sure the actual year this was used


The TSR Face Logo was used from ~80-82, so this display is surely from that time period. I'm not sure if the date in the Face Logo changed or not.

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:41 pm 
 

MetamorphosisSigma wrote:Very nice  8) .

Does anyone know if there was ever a freestanding floor version of this display? I've seen the Holmes Basic cardboard display featured in the print ad with EGG's daughter, but was wondering if there was B/X or AD&D floor display from 1980 - 1983ish similar to the one pictured above. I seem to recall one (and would love to have one), but I'm far from certain.


Yes:
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The ad here has a date of 1982 (the Face Logo in the ad still sports a 1980 date). This is from a Games Retailer magazine, scan courtesy Acaeum member Alexander1968.

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:58 am 
 

Too bad I didn't see this:




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Post Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:16 am 
 

I guess that answers my question :). Thanks Zenopus/ScketreWhisp

  

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Post Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:27 pm 
 

ScketreWhisp® wrote:Here is the box it came in, and a close up of the date on the box... looks like 1980, so not sure the actual year this was used


the date with the logo is definitely not when they were created/used. I'm sure that was a typo on the early key art of the face logo. I think the point of purchase merchandisers were created either towards the end of 1981 or early 1982.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:25 pm 
 

Very pretty, Doug (even though I need a higher screen resolution!). Would've been even better if you'd picked up a stack of modules at the same time? :)

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misterspock wrote:the date with the logo is definitely not when they were created/used. I'm sure that was a typo on the early key art of the face logo. I think the point of purchase merchandisers were created either towards the end of 1981 or early 1982.

*nods* 1980 is the (c)/tm date for the logo; as can be seen on the back of the belt buckles, too.


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 2:40 pm 
 

awesome!  8)  If I had it, perhaps I'd use it in the store...  :P

  
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