Photos of disappointing items from old comic book ads

Kirk Demarais is the author of the delightful-yet-innocence-crushing book, Mail Order Mysteries. I interviewed him about the book, which reveals the disappointing truth behind fantastic-sounding products such as X-Ray glasses, voice throwers, 7-foot remote control monsters, and secret spy scopes, on our Gweek podcast, episode 19.

On his Secret Fun Blog, Kirk has posted a lengthy entry about the items that arrived too late to be included in the book. He also shows how he took photos of the often-tiny items for the book.

The Lost Mail Order Mysteries