100 Little Dolls for $1.00 was my first lesson about truth in advertising. These ads appeared in the back of comic books. They promised:
Of course I wanted these dolls! I pictured opening a box that contained dolls that looked like Barbie and Ken, or better yet, my beloved Liddle Kiddles.
What the box actually contained looked more like this:
They were teeny, tiny plastic figures that looked more like little cake decorations. Sigh. A lesson learned!
Do you remember the ads for 100 dolls in comic books? Did you ever order anything else advertised in the comic book ads? I'd love to hear from you in the comments section, below.