Friday, July 14, 2023

The JAWS Cup!

Just when you thought it was safe to go to the concession stand during a scary summer blockbuster movie, comes this original, theatrical, plastic promo JAWS cup from 1975 that I recently spotted at an antique mall. Featuring the iconic poster art on one side (nudity free modified too, no less!), plus a simple plug for the film and book on the other side. It just isn't summer unless some naked, wet damsel in distress is getting munched by an insatiable predator, ya know!


Mr. Cavin said...

That's awesome. It just amazes me what survives. I mean, yeah, there's no reason why a plastic cup shouldn't survive, exactly--but this was an ad, not a prize and 1975 was not a time when pop audiences were particularly noted for curating ephemera. Not like people today, collecting every possible little thing. And also, this has obviously not been in the hands of somebody who did have it safely tucked away in a display case. Naw, this thing was used the heck up. And it's still here anyway.

Did you buy it? Or was it, like, three hundred bucks?

Mr. Karswell said...

It was $25.00 so yeah, I put it back... if I hadn't found a handful of other reasonably priced things that same day I may have grabbed it.

Brian Barnes said...

The start of the summer blockbuster! They are getting a lot done with the limited color set, I like how the red is hatched to make the skin color.