Sunday, 22 June 2008

Competition time!

Aaaah, the early '80s, a time when soap carving was touted as a way to make the school holidays more enjoyable. A time when multinational companies happily encouraged children to have fun with knives. A time when Fairy advertised in comics for Christsakes!

click the ad to size up the soap

I suppose that the thinking behind this was that kids would pester their parents to buy Fairy soap and that the adults would then stick with the brand. If so, I bet it didn't work.

I wonder how many kids tried to shove their carvings into an envelope?

I'm guessing fewer than 201.

scan taken from 2000AD prog 170 (26th July 1980).

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