March 06, 2012
MISSILE FIRING TANK FROM HONOR HOUSE
There is a subcategory of comic book mail-aways that could be labeled "Cardboard Vehicles" no that's too boring, how about "Corrugated Fiberboard Dream Machines." Actually I'll stick with the first one. The most often advertised Cardboard Vehicles include the Polaris Submarine, the Jet Rocket Space Ship, and the Missile Firing Tank (a Space Shuttle emerged later on.) Prior to this day, I, nor the internet at large has yet to witness any photographic evidence of the tank, and I think you sense what's about to happen. Yes, thanks to the unbelievable archives of Dan Goodsell of Tic Toc Toys and creator of Mister Toast you are about to witness THE MISSILE FIRING TANK!!...
Dan says "this came from a binder full of samples from the Gibraltar Paper company that made tons of instore cardboard displays from grocery and supermarkets. This was the only non-display item in the binder. On the back in pencil is written S. J. Wegman Company [the outfit behind Honor House] - Corrugated Tank. Most all the stuff in the binder was from the early 60's" (Thanks again Dan!!)