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The metal Battle of the Planets lunch box included a plastic handle and a thermos inside. The thermos came in a variety of colors. 1979, by Thermos.

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The Battle of the Planets Poster Pen Set. This set was shrink-wrapped with two posters to color and a basic set of four different color felt-tip color markers. One of the posters was printed directly on the thick backing board, the other on a piece of medium thick paper. 1979, by Crafthouse.

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A puzzle meant for very young children, each of the pieces fit snugly into a heavy cardboard frame. 1979, by Western Publishing Company, Inc.

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The Battle of the Planets Magic Slate Paper Saver featured a drawing surface and plastic stylus. You could mark the surface with the stylus then lift the plastic to erase the drawing. 1979, by Western Publishing Company, Inc.

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Two Battle of the Planets iron-on transfer designs that were used on pajamas, robes and other children's clothing. The design on the left is just the transfer, the one on the right is on a pajama top as issued in 1979, by Sullcraft.

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Phoenix and Zoltar Battle of the Planets socks. These socks had foam-lined inner soles and thick vinyl bottom soles. An unknown number of other designs were made. 1979, by Sullcraft.

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A set of six prototype drinking glasses, most likely destined for release at Taco Bell restaurants. Unfortunately they only got as far as sample stages and were not mass produced. 1979, by Pepsico.

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A promotional T-shirt given out by Sandy Frank. When Frank traveled to TV conferences, he had T-shirts printed up for his various programs. This particular example was given out at an orphanage in Cannes, France while Frank was in town for the annual MIP-TV gathering. 1979-1980 by Sandy Frank Film Syndication.

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A promotional T-shirt given out at the December, 2001 Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention. Every attendee to the show was given an XL-sized shirt. It was done to promote the first two volumes of Battle of the Planets on VHS and DVD. 2001, by Rhino Home Video

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A set of four miniature buttons attached to a backing card. 2002, by Blue Grape Merchandising.

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One of the most ambitious items of Battle of the Planets merchandise during the property's resurgence was the ultimately unproduced fan club kit. Since there were so many elements inside it, this entry will provide a little bit of information after each item's image.

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The outer box for storing all of the fan club kit items. It was to have been a hard cardboard folder with a hinged top. It would have closed with a flap and Velcro button. It was approximately 9"x12"x2". All of the box's sides can be seen above, with the reverse main image viewable on mouseover.

 

The certificate of membership/certificate of authenticity. It would have included the member's individual membership number and would have been signed by "Chief Anderson."

 

A file folder for storing the Battle of the Planets newsletters and COA. Its reverse image can be seen on mouseover

The exclusive lithograph drawn by artists from Udon Studios. Proving nothing goes wasted, this image was eventually used as the cover for Dynamic Forces' Classic Issues Vol. 1 reprints of Whitman's original Battle of the Planets comics. The image was drawn by Omar Dogan. It would have been rolled inside the fan club box.

 

The Six Card Set with images from Wilson Tortosa, J. Scott Campbell and Alex Ross, as well as three images originally used on Japanese LaserDiscs by Michitaka Kikuchi (Gatchaman), Hiroyuki Kitazume (Gatchaman II) and Kazuhiko Tsuzuki (Gatchaman Fighter). The backs of the box and the cards can be seen on mouseover.

 

The membership card. It would have included the member's individual fan club membership number, as well as room for the member to add their signature. It was to have been printed on hard card stock at credit card size. The back of the membership card can be seen on mouseover.

 

A mock-up of the first volume of the Battle of the Planets newsletter. Each issue would have been four pages long and would have included interviews, reviews, ads and special offers for the latest merchandise.

The fan club kit was well into production when it was canceled. All art and text was done and finalized, the lithographs were printed and mock-ups were completed for all of the other items. Final, full-color flyers were printed up and distributed to various outlets and orders had been taken. But in the end it was decided there wasn't enough interest to keep the club afloat for its first year. 2003, by Dynamic Forces.

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