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Title: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on February 05, 2010, 01:22:53 PM
Hey- I ran across some pretty neat finds today online that I thought all The Hardy Boys fans here would enjoy.
First off, I found the audio file for the 1978 LP album released with 2 original mysteries, simply titled "The Hardy Boys". (Featuring "The Disco Conspiracy" and "The Mystery of the Missing Iceman".) This was obviously released as a tie-in merchandise album to The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries show of the 1970s.
(See this site for a little more info on this collectible, along with many others- http://hardyboys.bobfinnan.com/hbom.htm)
And see this site for the actual MP3s (http://franklinmintblog.blogspot.com/2009/02/hardy-boys-1978.html)
[Note: If you poke around enough on this guy's blog, he's also got an entry on some of the albums produced from The Hardy Boys cartoon show band from the '60s- there's a link for one of the albums, but unfortunately it seems to be no longer valid.]

This site has lots of great info on The Hardy Boys cartoon from 1969! There's lots of neat, rare band photos and ads for the show and for live appearances from the band. There's also recent interviews with some of the members and information on their present whereabouts. For anyone who's ever been curious about this cartoon, this is definitely a very cool site of information.
http://www.popcultureaddict.com/music/hardyboys.htm
(Tons of cool info and pictures of The Hardy Boys 1969 cartoon series!)
(WARNING- includes nude pic from Playboy article!)

I also ran across this site, but I don't think this is really the same '60s cartoon rock band. However, they are called "The Hardy Boys"- but I think they're just borrowing the name.
http://noiseboxmusiccollection.blogspot.com/2009/11/hardy-boys-wonderful-lie-ep.html
(Not sure if this is really the 1969 Hardy Boys cartoon band, but anyway)
 
Enjoy. 8)
 
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: tomswift2002 on February 05, 2010, 08:10:22 PM


I also ran across this site, but I don't think this is really the same '60s cartoon rock band. However, they are called "The Hardy Boys"- but I think they're just borrowing the name.
http://noiseboxmusiccollection.blogspot.com/2009/11/hardy-boys-wonderful-lie-ep.html
(Not sure if this is really the 1969 Hardy Boys cartoon band, but anyway)
 

The 1960's Hardy Boys band, based on the cartoon, only released 2 albums and the song "White Lie" was not apart of either album, and it definitely wasn't on the 78's and 33's that Disney released in the 1950's.  And in the 1970's the only "Hardy Boys" albums released were the LP's by Shaun Cassidy and the one LP with the 2 stories.

Plus I was reading the write-up on that link and it sounds like that "Hardy Boys" was a UK band that was popular in Japan.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: hardygirl847 on February 06, 2010, 02:13:24 AM
This is just too weird to me. Frank and Joe are brothers that solved mysteries. I have a hard time getting into the whole cartoon and music thing. Just my opinion. :)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on February 06, 2010, 02:27:13 AM
Frank and Joe Hardy still solved mysteries in the cartoon series. Chet "Chubby" Morton was there for the ride too, along with newly created band members Pete Jones and Wanda Kay. If The Hardy Boys can be adapted to live action TV shows, why not a cartoon? The thing you have to remember with this cartoon is that it was created by Filmation in 1969. They were riding off the success of The Archies cartoon that started in 1968 and of course, this cartoon featured Archie and the gang singing songs in their band along with having various adventures. "Sugar Sugar" got to be a huge bubblegum pop rock hit. Hanna-Barbera also started airing Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? at the same time in the fall of 1969 (Sesame Street also started airing that fall too, for that matter- but that's just an aside. ;D). Anyway- suffice it to say that it was a popular trend at the time and thus The Hardy Boys were now a rock and roll band that used their touring schedule as a cover to be out solving mysteries. They were really compact mysteries of course, because it's a 30 minute show with 2 songs at the start and end, if I understand correctly, and a mystery in-between. I have one comic book based on the show- it's pretty decent really- just rather compact, like I said- similar to the 1990s Hardy Boys live action show. (as far as pacing goes- not necessarily style and setting, obviously.)
   The site I listed is more about the actual live actors who portrayed The Hardy Boys rock band, as seen in the cartoon, and actually went out on real tours and everything and even had a few hits like "Love and Let Love". Live actors portraying The Hardy Boys band were seen in the credits of the cartoon (and they were dressed like their cartoon counterparts)- but otherwise they were pulled together just to form the actual real life band. It's kinda like how The Monkees band was originally just a band created for the live action TV show, but kinda took a life of its own from there and really took off. The Hardy Boys didn't quite do as well as The Monkees, but they certainly have some '60s bubblegum pop rock fans who remember them. And obviously the diehard Hardy Boys fans who are still jonesing to actually see the cartoon series beyond the clips on Youtube. I enjoy the one comic book I have based on the series- but I'd like to see the show itself someday. Maybe it will be released on DVD eventually...
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: tomswift2002 on February 06, 2010, 10:09:16 AM
The Hardy Boys didn't quite do as well as The Monkees, but they certainly have some '60s bubblegum pop rock fans who remember them. And obviously the diehard Hardy Boys fans who are still jonesing to actually see the cartoon series beyond the clips on Youtube. I enjoy the one comic book I have based on the series- but I'd like to see the show itself someday. Maybe it will be released on DVD eventually...

Well they managed to do well enough to get 2 albums released. 

And I would like to see the series on DVD since I wasn't around when the show was airing.  But from what I've heard, because no one knows right now where the show is or who owns it, it could be that if it ever gets a DVD release we might see it, here in North America anyway, in a PAL converted to NTSC way, since, apparently when Hallmark owned the Filmation back catalogue in the 1990's and they converted all the Filmation shows that they had to digital, "only PAL-format copies were made with the original film prints apparently discarded". (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filmation#Ownership)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: NancyDrew on February 06, 2010, 12:42:12 PM
This is just too weird to me. Frank and Joe are brothers that solved mysteries. I have a hard time getting into the whole cartoon and music thing. Just my opinion. :)

Same here as well. I just never did. But I do enjoy the 70's show. I thought I woudn't but found otherwise.

But thank you! :)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: hardygirl847 on February 06, 2010, 11:50:36 PM
I'm not saying the cartoon was bad or the idea of the band was bad either. I am just into it. Like Nancy, I wasn't sure I'd like the 70s series. Truth be told, if I found it 13 years ago, I probably wouldn't. But I love it now!! I am still waiting for season 3 to come out!! I love me some Parker Stevenson! hehe

BTW I love "Sugar, Sugar"!
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: tomswift2002 on February 07, 2010, 01:09:10 PM
I am still waiting for season 3 to come out!! I love me some Parker Stevenson! hehe

You might want to head over to Shout Factory's website and send them a note or log onto their forums and let them know that you'd like to see Season 3 on DVD.  I was just told within the past week that Shout has signed an agreement with Universal to release the rest of Universal series that Universal has abandoned.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: hardygirl847 on February 07, 2010, 06:07:11 PM
Thanks tomswift! I did just that. I sent them an email. If I get one in return, I will pass it along. :)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: hardygirl847 on February 08, 2010, 04:51:08 PM
I got a reply...and sadly it's not good news. They do not have any plans on releasing Season 3. I was told that it could change and to check back. But I'm not holding my breath on this one. :(
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on February 08, 2010, 05:50:26 PM
You never know. There's always hope. Shout! Factory has been known for releasing titles that no one else would bother with- and because of the core group of fans getting the word out, they do make some sales. If there's enough demand, they might consider it. That's one reason I kinda do hope The Hardy Men movie gets made, if only to inspire either Universal or Shout! to get around to releasing Season 3 on DVD!
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: hardygirl847 on February 09, 2010, 12:22:23 AM
I honestly hope there is another way of getting Season 3! I DO NOT want the Hardy Men movie to be made for many reasons.

*sighs* Only time will tell...neither one are for sure yet.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: tomswift2002 on February 09, 2010, 05:58:05 PM
I DO NOT want the Hardy Men movie to be made for many reasons.


I think a lot of people are "counting their chickens before they've hatched" on the movie.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: hardygirl847 on February 09, 2010, 06:41:40 PM
Meaning that it won't be made???? :)

Yeah I suppose so. However, if the irony in my life has anything to do with it...the more we don't want it, the more likely it will happen.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on June 22, 2010, 06:01:49 PM
Found another incredible article on the history of Corgi's Rolls Royce toy car from The Hardy Boys cartoon series, which also offered great insight into the creation of the cartoon itself and a little history about The Hardy Boys in media as well. Check it out.
http://www.toycollector.com/index.php?option=com_myblog&show=The-Hardy-Boysa-Rolls-Royce-Corgia-s-Most-Obscure-and-Grooviest-Character-Toy.html&Itemid=157
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: hardygirl847 on June 22, 2010, 10:51:27 PM
Cool find MacGyver! Very old school....lol I still can't say I have joined the bandwagon for the cartoon series. I know it was made in the 60s, but I can't help wishing it was more like the cartoons today. I imagine the Hardys in more of a New Adventures of Jonny Quest, or Ben 10 Ultimate Alien type of cartoon. The action, dialog, and violence are interesting, funny, and exciting. I realize they would have less supernatural or alien features in their storylines, but I would love to see some real Casefile type of action.

There I go again...wanting what I can't have. Oh well...a girl can dream, right? :)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on June 23, 2010, 12:46:45 PM
Quote
Cool find MacGyver! Very old school....lol
Yeah- I like a lot of old(er) things. 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: hardygirl847 on June 25, 2010, 11:34:52 AM
That's cool!! :) Do you collect them too?
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on June 25, 2010, 04:23:13 PM
Some of them. Many of The Hardy Boys books would fall in this category. ;)
But yeah- mainly I just like a lot of older TV shows from the '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s and that's where I start to get more selective. I like some shows from the '90s and some from the 2000s but not nearly as many. Somewhere in the late '90s, I stopped being much of a regular TV viewer honestly. I also enjoy music and movies from all these various time periods too. And I collect some TV shows on DVD and/or VHS, and some video games, but it's mainly the various book series that I like that I collect.
    But yeah- there are some pretty cool things from yon olden days- but I appreciate newer things too. Remember the past, enjoy the present and look forward to the future! :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: hardygirl847 on June 30, 2010, 01:48:48 PM
lol Yeah I guess they do fall into this category. Sometimes I forget that! :)

Very cool that you collect all of that. I agree...."Remember the past, enjoy the present and look forward to the future! :) 8)" So very true!!
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 05, 2011, 08:19:04 PM
Just ran across a neat production cell from The Hardy Boys cartoon series here- http://funkystuffblog.com/funkystuffblog/2010/11/29/the-hardy-boys-peter-jones/

and a great interview with Bob Crowder, who portrayed Pete Jones on the cartoon series and was a famous session drummer- he helped record Stayin' Alive by The Bee Gees! :) 8)
http://popcultureaddict.com/bobcrowder-htm/

Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 12, 2011, 08:59:36 PM
Okay- I knew about the model kit for The Hardy Boys van from The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries TV show. But I had never heard of this one- apparently it's another version of the van that was released- but this one also worked as a Viewmaster of sorts. :) 8) Check it out- http://plaidstallions.blogspot.com/2011/03/hardy-boys-in-3d.html
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on July 13, 2011, 03:34:24 PM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wafflewhiffer/4605349511/

Just saw this on Flickr- some cards from the back of Hostess Twinkies box back in the '70s- with parodies of popular '70s TV shows, including The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries :)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on February 14, 2012, 08:19:56 PM
Ran across this (http://www.retroist.com/2009/11/14/saturday-morning-memories-the-hardy-boys/) online- but I'm pretty sure the links don't work anymore.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on February 16, 2012, 06:28:45 PM
Okay- so in the continuing quest to track any further information on The Hardy Boys cartoon series (and other Hardy Boys productions as well of course)- I ran across this page (http://entertainmentrights.com/classic-media-brings-50-years-of-tv-to-new-network/) from Entertainment Rights. Now I'm pretty skeptical of this site as it's copyrighted 2008 and seems to have no way of contacting the author. Nonetheless, it does have this update from just 10 days ago- so maybe it's still current. I can't remember where now, but I had read somewhere that when Filmation folded, the rights to the cartoon had eventually wound up at Classic Media. Apparently, this is a branch of Entertainment Rights- and it would seem that this is their Web site. Anyway, according to this article, a new retro-style network is supposed to be starting up this summer in the USA, to be entitled PBJ. It would be a 24 hour network, featuring great titles like Mr. Magoo, The Archies, The Lone Ranger, Gumby and Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids. I'm not sure who has the rights for all of these, but I do know that The Archies and Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids were both Filmation series- and at least 1 variation of The Lone Ranger was as well, I'm pretty sure. So if this company does indeed own the rights to The Hardy Boys, it's possible this cartoon could be run again on this channel!
     I will have to keep looking further into this and try to contact this group somehow for some confirmation- but it's definitely very interesting news if it's all on the level. :D
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: Hardy on February 17, 2012, 02:51:09 AM
Very cool, MacGyver! ;D I really hope this is a real network (and one I can get!) and that they air the Hardy Boys cartoons! 8) I love cartoons so this would definitely be a channel I'd like to watch (so would others in my family). Can't wait to hear what you find out! :D
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: tomswift2002 on February 18, 2012, 04:35:37 PM
Classic Media does own a ton of Filmation shows (because they purchased the library from Hallmark years ago, who had purchased it from L'Oreal).  Unfortunately, when Hallmark had the rights, they transferred the shows to Digital Betacam tape but in the PAL format (what is used over in Europe and a few other places for an analog TV signal, just like here in North America and over in Japan NTSC is used for analog broadcast).  So, unfortunately for which ever shows Classic Media has, they can never remaster the shows into true HD.  But PAL does allow for the shows to have 625 lines of resolution, which is better than NTSC's 525, plus with PAL the frame rate is at about 25 fps's (much closer to film's 24 fps) than NTSC's 30 fps.  But that refresh rate on the PAL tapes makes the video look softer than on NTSC.  So, hopefully, if the Hardy Boys cartoon ever gets released on DVD, before just releasing NTSC copies of the PAL masters (if that is how the cartoon currently exists and if it is owned by them), Classic Media will drop the video down to film's 24 fps and allow the sound and video to play normally on NTSC discs.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on February 18, 2012, 06:22:23 PM
Well, I didn't understand all the technical aspects of that, but yeah- hopefully any DVD release of the cartoon would have a good rendering on DVD, in both NTSC and PAL (i.e. Region 1, Region 2, etc.)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on March 09, 2012, 12:31:04 PM
(http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/196/351799260tp.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/196/351799260tp.jpg/)
(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/6392/351799305tp.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/706/351799305tp.jpg/)

View Master reels from The Secret of the Caves adaptation that was released in the early '70s as a tie-in with The Hardy Boys cartoon.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on March 09, 2012, 04:29:05 PM
Wow! Storyboards from "The Mystery of the Chinese Junk" episode of The Hardy Boys cartoon!
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7015/6474095439_a3f48fe045_o.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7015/6474095439_a3f48fe045_o.jpg)
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7146/6474095309_536fa7daea_o.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7146/6474095309_536fa7daea_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: Hardy on March 11, 2012, 05:03:47 PM
Hey, that's pretty cool!  8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on March 11, 2012, 10:31:17 PM
Yeah, I thought so- especially considering how hard it is to find much of any solid info on this cartoon...
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: Hardy on March 11, 2012, 11:39:53 PM
That's part of the fun, searching for clues, digging around, detecting. 8) 
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on March 12, 2012, 08:26:34 AM
Very appropriate for The Hardy Boys ;)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: Hardy on March 12, 2012, 09:22:43 PM
That's what I was thinking.  8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on March 13, 2012, 08:13:57 PM
Here are some animation cels (http://98.189.208.194/snow/1416140/2/hardy.html) from The Hardy Boys cartoon. :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on March 13, 2012, 08:21:27 PM
And another storyboard from The Hardy Boys cartoon- episode "The Melted Coins" :) 8)
(http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_21812/subcat_83536/HB1.JPG) (http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_21812/subcat_83536/HB1.JPG)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on March 13, 2012, 08:23:30 PM
And one from "The Mark on the Door" episode.
(http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_21812/subcat_83536/HB2.JPG) (http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_21812/subcat_83536/HB2.JPG)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on March 13, 2012, 08:25:22 PM
"The Yellow Feather Mystery" episode
(http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_21812/subcat_83536/HB3.JPG) (http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_21812/subcat_83536/HB3.JPG)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on March 13, 2012, 08:26:44 PM
"The Haunted Fort" episode
(http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_21812/subcat_83536/HB4.JPG) (http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_21812/subcat_83536/HB4.JPG)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on March 13, 2012, 08:28:16 PM
"The Flickering Torch Mystery" episode (featuring an appearance from Fenton Hardy!)
(http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_21812/subcat_83536/HB5.JPG) (http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_21812/subcat_83536/HB5.JPG)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on March 13, 2012, 08:29:44 PM
"The Sinister Signpost" episode
(http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_21812/subcat_83536/HB6.JPG) (http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_21812/subcat_83536/HB6.JPG)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: Hardy on March 13, 2012, 08:40:33 PM
WOW! So cool, MacGyver!  8) I love this kind of thing!  8) Thank you so much for finding and sharing these!!! :) I looked at the storyboards real quick and clicked on one of the cels - really cool! ;D I wanted to go ahead and thank you and save the link to check out more of the cels and look at the storyboards some more!  8)  :)  8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on March 13, 2012, 08:53:09 PM
You're welcome, Hardy Sleuth. :)
The numbering on the storyboards is also really helpful for figuring out the correct episode order for the show.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on March 13, 2012, 08:54:40 PM
And here's a really nice Hardy Boys painting that was used for a jigsaw puzzle released in the late '70s in conjunction with The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries TV show. :) 8) Apparently, the painting can be yours for a thousand bucks.
(http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_4245/subcat_18580/Hardy%20Boys.jpg) (http://cdn.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_4245/subcat_18580/Hardy%20Boys.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on March 13, 2012, 09:03:34 PM
Unfortunately can't make this one out too well- but here is a storyboard from the mysterious "Episode 31" of The Hardy Boys cartoon! :) 8)
(http://images.cloud.worthpoint.com/wpimages/images/images1/1/1110/17/1_ac726b47a12faa4c04636ffb0ef99887.jpg) (http://images.cloud.worthpoint.com/wpimages/images/images1/1/1110/17/1_ac726b47a12faa4c04636ffb0ef99887.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on March 13, 2012, 09:06:05 PM
And here's one from "The Mystery of the Aztec Warrior" episode
(http://images.cloud.worthpoint.com/wpimages/images/images1/1/1110/06/1_8a7ab59ccff95f37e784a788e95ba74b.jpg) (http://images.cloud.worthpoint.com/wpimages/images/images1/1/1110/06/1_8a7ab59ccff95f37e784a788e95ba74b.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on March 13, 2012, 11:44:00 PM
Another storyboard from "The Mystery of the Chinese Junk" episode
(http://images.cloud.worthpoint.com/wpimages/images/images1/1/1110/06/1_21ebdc6277d169ced86ffa98c9a54327.jpg) (http://images.cloud.worthpoint.com/wpimages/images/images1/1/1110/06/1_21ebdc6277d169ced86ffa98c9a54327.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on March 13, 2012, 11:45:12 PM
And here's one from "The Mystery of Wildcat Swamp" episode
(http://images.cloud.worthpoint.com/wpimages/images/images1/1/1110/17/1_9ab484801ba9b1c7f78896b83445c68e.jpg) (http://images.cloud.worthpoint.com/wpimages/images/images1/1/1110/17/1_9ab484801ba9b1c7f78896b83445c68e.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: Hardy on March 14, 2012, 04:37:01 PM
And here's a really nice Hardy Boys painting that was used for a jigsaw puzzle released in the late '70s in conjunction with The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries TV show. :) 8) Apparently, the painting can be yours for a thousand bucks.

I wouldn't buy it! ;D

The four most recent storyboards aren't showing up for me, just a red x.

I'm loving seeing the animation cels, they are cool! 8) I wish I could buy some! But it would be difficult choosing which ones! ;D
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on March 15, 2012, 12:34:33 AM
Hmm- yeah, I'm seeing that now too. Try going to the site directly here (http://www.worthpoint.com/inventory/search?query=Hardy+Boys+%2B+story+board&_action_search=Submit&adquery=Search+Price+Guide&categoryurl=&img=yes).
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: Hardy on March 15, 2012, 05:23:18 PM
That worked! :) Thanks, MacGyver!  8) Sure would be cool to have some of those books on that page! 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on March 15, 2012, 11:40:35 PM
You're welcome, Hardy Sleuth. :) Yeah- I'm not sure if any of those items are actually for sale on that page- most of them seem to be Ebay links usually...
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 12, 2012, 11:53:18 PM
Cool commercial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ih3DY5cabg) for the '70s Kenner Hardy Boys action figures! :) 8)
Keep playing that song to distract the villian, Joe and I'll find the clues and solve the case and catch the bad guy!
Wow- we make a great team, Frank! Da doo ron ron ron- da doo ron ron.....
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: Hardy on April 14, 2012, 10:34:04 PM
Cool commercial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ih3DY5cabg) for the '70s Kenner Hardy Boys action figures! :) 8)
Keep playing that song to distract the villian, Joe and I'll find the clues and solve the case and catch the bad guy!
Wow- we make a great team, Frank! Da doo ron ron ron- da doo ron ron.....

Lol, just watched the commercial, definitely styled after the TV show rather than the books. The guitar decoder seems like a cool idea.  8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 15, 2012, 10:45:04 AM
Yeah- the figures were specifically marketed with the TV show in mind- the boxes features a picture of Shaun Cassidy as Joe Hardy and Parker Stevenson as Frank Hardy, respectively.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 15, 2012, 10:45:39 AM
And I liked the guitar decoder too. :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 17, 2012, 10:44:46 AM
In case anyone hasn't seen this, here's an advertisement for The Hardy Boys cartoon from comic books of that time-
(http://www.tvparty.com/vgifs12/hardyboys.jpg) (http://www.tvparty.com/vgifs12/hardyboys.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: Hardy on April 17, 2012, 04:46:49 PM
Another neat find, MacGyver, I hadn't seen that before either, thank you! :)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 17, 2012, 10:13:51 PM
No problem. :)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 18, 2012, 11:45:56 AM
And we can't forget The Hardy Boys Game! :) 8) (From 1969, based on the cartoon series.)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/419FmwS8LfL._SL500_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/419FmwS8LfL._SL500_.jpg)
And The Hardy Boys Mystery Game: The Secret of Thunder Mountain (from 1978, based on The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries show.)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71t1HuOOaXL._AA1147_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71t1HuOOaXL._AA1147_.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 18, 2012, 12:02:25 PM
Here's a look at the actual gameboard for the 1969 game-
(http://img1.etsystatic.com/il_fullxfull.306549669.jpg) (http://img1.etsystatic.com/il_fullxfull.306549669.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 18, 2012, 12:05:26 PM
And an even better look at the box for the 1969 Hardy Boys Game- on a pretty groovy floor tiling too. :)
(http://img2.etsystatic.com/il_fullxfull.315657058.jpg) (http://img2.etsystatic.com/il_fullxfull.315657058.jpg)
And here are the game cards- (http://img2.etsystatic.com/il_fullxfull.315657114.jpg) (http://img2.etsystatic.com/il_fullxfull.315657114.jpg)

And here's a look at the inside of the box with the basic storyline of the game and the rules-
(http://img1.etsystatic.com/il_fullxfull.315531025.jpg) (http://img1.etsystatic.com/il_fullxfull.315531025.jpg)

Looks like a simple enough but still fun little game. You apparently encounter both explosives and a pirate's ghost in this game, as well as a sinister character (who seems to be a turban-wearing Arabic dude) and a shark attack. And I'm guessing this golden idol that is the object of the quest is buried at sea somewhere, as the boys are depicted as deep sea diving. Apparently, Wanda Kay decided to sit out this adventure, but she does make an appearance in the top right hand corner of the game board, singing with the band.
    I also think that in both the box cover art and the game cards art, Frank looks like he's either really tired or really high- or both.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 18, 2012, 12:21:06 PM
And wouldn't want to leave the '70s board game out- here's a closer look at the inside of The Hardy Boys Mystery Game: The Secret of Thunder Mountain-
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-hl_2yaB-uo0/TmG5RX1ndYI/AAAAAAAAAVg/5IHWne3caNY/s1600/IMAG0607.jpg) (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-hl_2yaB-uo0/TmG5RX1ndYI/AAAAAAAAAVg/5IHWne3caNY/s1600/IMAG0607.jpg)

Considering this one has cards and spaces on the game board marked as "Evidence", it looks like this board game is more of an actual mystery (i.e. crime) to solve, rather than just a treasure hunt as the 1969 game seems to be. (Well, I guess you can solve the mystery of where the treasure is located in that sense- but not the mystery-solving that involves stopping crime that The Hardy Boys usually are involved in...though they've had their share of treasure hunting in the books, like The Secret of Pirates' Hill, but those books most always included a criminal element somewhere in there too...)
According to this description (http://www.tonymoreira.com/2011/09/stuff-that-time-forgot-hardy-boys.html) of gameplay, the winner has to collect all of the required evidence cards, so this game bears similarity in gameplay to the 1969 board game after all.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 18, 2012, 12:44:00 PM
The Hardy Boys Plus 3 cartoon band-
(http://www.museumofuncutfunk.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Cartoon_Hardys_2_copy.jpg) (http://www.museumofuncutfunk.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Cartoon_Hardys_2_copy.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 18, 2012, 03:33:38 PM
One of the jigsaw puzzles released in conjunction with The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries in the late '70s. I like the camera it looks like Joe is holding- perhaps it's infrared? :)
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_f_vuJiN9ZO8/R6lkBdDHcEI/AAAAAAAAAgc/RlBV7w1VA8w/s1600/HardBoysMysterJigsaw.jpg) (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_f_vuJiN9ZO8/R6lkBdDHcEI/AAAAAAAAAgc/RlBV7w1VA8w/s1600/HardBoysMysterJigsaw.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 18, 2012, 03:39:21 PM
For those who picked up The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Season 1 on DVD when it first released, you may recall that the original release came with a reproduction of a classic Dynamite magazine cover. Here are a few scans  (http://www.retrohound.com/dynamite-oct-1977-hardy-boys-cover/) of the October 1977 issue of the magazine, including the cover story on The Hardy Boys! :)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: AlwaysAJoefan on April 18, 2012, 04:07:50 PM
For those who picked up The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries Season 1 on DVD when it first released, you may recall that the original release came with a reproduction of a classic Dynamite magazine cover. Here are a few scans  (http://www.retrohound.com/dynamite-oct-1977-hardy-boys-cover/) of the October 1977 issue of the magazine, including the cover story on The Hardy Boys! :)

I have the magazine and the poster is hanging on my wall, right under Secretariat. :D
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: Hardy on April 18, 2012, 06:58:38 PM
I also think that in both the box cover art and the game cards art, Frank looks like he's either really tired or really high- or both.

??? Well, since Frank and Joe don't ever do drugs, we know he's not high. 8)

Quote from: MacGyver link=topic=1890.msg65642#msg65642
Considering this one has cards and spaces on the game board marked as "Evidence", it looks like this board game is more of an actual mystery (i.e. crime) to solve, rather than just a treasure hunt as the 1969 game seems to be. (Well, I guess you can solve the mystery of where the treasure is located in that sense- but not the mystery-solving that involves stopping crime that The Hardy Boys usually are involved in...though they've had their share of treasure hunting in the books, like The Secret of Pirates' Hill, but those books most always included a criminal element somewhere in there too...)

Yep, they definitely had to fight crime in The Secret of Pirates' Hill, including attempted murder, and they were successful. 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 18, 2012, 09:30:42 PM
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Well, since Frank and Joe don't ever do drugs, we know he's not high. 
Well, I know of course- I just had to make a little joke about the illustration there- something just seems a little off... ;D
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 18, 2012, 09:31:58 PM
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I have the magazine and the poster is hanging on my wall, right under Secretariat.
Cool! I've got the poster too- at one time, I had it hanging on the window of my little cubicle at work (when I worked at a place that encouraged employees to do such things...)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: AlwaysAJoefan on April 18, 2012, 10:34:40 PM
I took some pics of the HB dynamite magazine, but just the HB stuff. I also took some of the two Dynamite magazines that had Shaun Cassidy on them. And the articles about him. :) I can post them if anyone's interested. :)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 19, 2012, 07:29:43 AM
Sure, that'd be cool. Thanks, AlwaysAJoeFan.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 19, 2012, 11:54:03 AM
Here's a much bigger scan of the full comic book ad for ABC's Saturday morning lineup of 1969 that includes a little promotional blurb about The Hardy Boys cartoon. In this particular copy, Chet's hair obviously didn't get quite the right printing or perhaps the comic had just faded through the years....
(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4133/5215696891_0c7176373e_b.jpg) (http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4133/5215696891_0c7176373e_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: AlwaysAJoefan on April 19, 2012, 12:29:10 PM
Instead of posting all the pics, I'll just post a link to my album. :) http://s1139.photobucket.com/albums/n554/PsychoGeek917/Celebrity%20stuff/Shaun%20Cassidy/
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 19, 2012, 12:30:58 PM
Ah- even better. :)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 19, 2012, 02:20:11 PM
Don't forget to get your Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew T-shirts! :)
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-AXyRSTVkMN8/Td0WldH1NqI/AAAAAAAAHCc/kSovicToaR4/s1600/hardy+boys.jpg) (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-AXyRSTVkMN8/Td0WldH1NqI/AAAAAAAAHCc/kSovicToaR4/s1600/hardy+boys.jpg)
(ad commonly found in comic books in the late '70s- love the wording in the ad. Don't let anything stop you from getting one of these babies! And don't just buy one- buy several! ;D
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 19, 2012, 03:43:53 PM
A pretty cool little book released in conjunction with The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries television show that actually offers quite a bit of good and cool information on the show, its history, actors and actresses, producers and creators and everyone else involved, etc.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7flXD8YD2n0/Txv6iyTJsoI/AAAAAAAABJY/JAJuc9-Jeo4/s1600/nancydrewhardyboysscholastic.jpg) (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-7flXD8YD2n0/Txv6iyTJsoI/AAAAAAAABJY/JAJuc9-Jeo4/s1600/nancydrewhardyboysscholastic.jpg)
(This is the later version that was released after Pamela Sue Martin had left the show and Janet Louise Johnson had taken on her role as Nancy Drew.)
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ysdcCupd0LA/Txv6czZXrMI/AAAAAAAABJQ/7vzTGcfxn3k/s1600/hardyboysnanceydrewscholastic.jpg) (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ysdcCupd0LA/Txv6czZXrMI/AAAAAAAABJQ/7vzTGcfxn3k/s1600/hardyboysnanceydrewscholastic.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: tomswift2002 on April 19, 2012, 09:35:04 PM
I've got a copy of the top cover and I see that one quite a bit.  I don't think the second cover had s many print runs since I've never seen it before but I had heard about the title change.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 20, 2012, 08:02:20 AM
Yeah, I've got the first one too. It'd be interesting to compare it with the later version. I would think the main changes would be to replace Pamela Sue Martin's information with an interview with Janet Louise Johnson. It might be cool to pick this up sometime as it may offer some updated insights into the show as it stood in early 1978.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: tomswift2002 on April 22, 2012, 07:44:49 AM
From what I'vebeen told, only the cover was changed to reflect the new title.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 22, 2012, 05:21:58 PM
Hmm- then why bother to put Janet Louise Johnson's picture on the cover? This bears further investigation...
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 23, 2012, 03:14:14 AM
This was pretty cool! After church Sunday afternoon, I went out to an antique mall I'd been wanting to check out for a while- didn't find what I wanted really, unfortunately- but found a few smaller antiques places on the way. And in one of those, I found a Shaun Cassidy 45 record! :) 8)  So I now have "Joe Hardy" (from The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries) singing That's Rock 'N' Roll (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEzjpPfkFg4) on this single release. (I Wanna Be With You is the song on the B side.) It's not technically really related to the show or anything, but it is a song that he performed on the show and it was a cool and fun thing to find. (Unfortunately, I don't have the part I need in order for 45s to play correctly on my turntable, but maybe I can find a substitute...)
[quick update here- I was able to MacGyver a solution! ;) ;D :) 8)]
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 23, 2012, 03:43:01 AM
Quote
Hmm- then why bother to put Janet Louise Johnson's picture on the cover? This bears further investigation...
Okay, I found a copy of that version of the book for sale here (http://www.etsy.com/listing/90239307/the-hardy-boys-and-nancy-drew-by-peggy). The seller included a picture of one of the pages in the book- it looks like a replica of the first page of the first version of the book- but Janet Louise Johnson's picture has replaced that of Pamela Sue Martin's. I wonder if the rest of the content merely expands on the first version to include info on Johnson (which I would hope that is all it would do) or if it replaces the info on Martin altogether with info on Johnson alone.
     That particular copy is not in the best shape, but I would like to track down a copy eventually- I'm intrigued now.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: tomswift2002 on April 23, 2012, 08:58:26 AM
This was pretty cool! After church Sunday afternoon, I went out to an antique mall I'd been wanting to check out for a while- didn't find what I wanted really, unfortunately- but found a few smaller antiques places on the way. And in one of those, I found a Shaun Cassidy 45 record! :) 8)  So I now have "Joe Hardy" (from The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries) singing That's Rock 'N' Roll (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cEzjpPfkFg4) on this single release. (I Wanna Be With You is the song on the B side.) It's not technically really related to the show or anything, but it is a song that he performed on the show and it was a cool and fun thing to find. (Unfortunately, I don't have the part I need in order for 45s to play correctly on my turntable, but maybe I can find a substitute...)


I've also got a Shaun Cassidy 45, Do You Believe In Magic/Teen Dream (Magic is "A" side, with Dream being the "B" side) that is a scarcer version of the single, since it's a White Label Promo Copy (I've also seen on Ebay a promo copy of "Magic" where both sides has the same song, but one version is in Mono and the other is in Stereo, since back in those days, if the 45 was being used by an AM radio station, they'd be broadcasting in Mono and would want the track mixed in Mono, but FM stations would play the Stereo version).
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 23, 2012, 10:38:29 AM
Far out, man! Totally groovy. ;D And very cool. 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 23, 2012, 11:21:37 AM
Here's a nice site (http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/tv-shows/The-Hardy-Boys/) detailing the voice actors for The Hardy Boys cartoon. Pretty cool to see pictures of the characters matched up to pictures of the voice actors and actresses. And the site has some really nice screen captures for the main characters of the show: Frank, Joe, Chubby (Chet), Pete and Wanda Kay.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 24, 2012, 09:17:01 AM
I found some Filmation production cels from The Hardy Boys! :) 8)
(http://www.bigdlager.com/ebay/filmation_hardyboys_pan2.jpg) (http://www.bigdlager.com/ebay/filmation_hardyboys_pan2.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 24, 2012, 09:17:46 AM
(http://www.bigdlager.com/ebay/filmation_hardyboys_pan3.jpg) (http://www.bigdlager.com/ebay/filmation_hardyboys_pan3.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 24, 2012, 09:18:15 AM
(http://www.bigdlager.com/ebay/filmation_hardyboys_pan5.jpg) (http://www.bigdlager.com/ebay/filmation_hardyboys_pan5.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 24, 2012, 11:30:55 AM
Reed Kailing, who portrayed Frank Hardy in the live band The Hardy Boys, in promotion for the cartoon series The Hardy Boys, has a great site (http://www.reedkailing.com/about-reed.php?id=17) that details a lot of information about his time with The Hardy Boys band, as well as some cool pictures of the live band.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 24, 2012, 12:33:16 PM
Check out this Brazilian site (http://schmidttvalenha.blogspot.com/2010/09/os-hardy-boys-hardy-boys-1969.html) (so the text is in Portuguese, but if you can't read that, you can still enjoy the pictures) for a number of cool screencaptures from The Hardy Boys cartoon, including a really nice picture of the Rolls Royce toy car that Corgi produced for the show.
 :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: Hardy on April 24, 2012, 06:00:13 PM
Lots of cool stuff to check out, thanks! :)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 24, 2012, 08:22:39 PM
No problem. :)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 24, 2012, 08:25:55 PM
I wonder if maybe the blonde-haired girl in The Hardy Boys production cels I posted earlier is supposed to be Callie Shaw. I don't know what episode it's taken from or if Callie ever even showed up on the cartoon, but it could be her. It would be neat. :)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: Hardy on April 24, 2012, 11:02:13 PM
I wonder if maybe the blonde-haired girl in The Hardy Boys production cels I posted earlier is supposed to be Callie Shaw. I don't know what episode it's taken from or if Callie ever even showed up on the cartoon, but it could be her. It would be neat. :)

I agree that would be cool if Callie is in the cartoon, she should be. 8) The first time I saw a clip of the Hardy Boys cartoon show was on You Tube and as I watched the song performance, I had thought the girl in the video was Callie, but now I know otherwise.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 25, 2012, 09:00:50 AM
Well, I don't know how true all the episodes are to the books (from what I've seen they are generally super-condensed versions of the books, but they actually do stay somewhat true to the main plot), so some episodes should have Callie because she does show up in the books. Of course, so does Iola for that matter, and with her brother Chet already constantly being on hand, you'd think Iola might show up too. I would love to see the other chums on here too- Biff, Phil, Tony and Jerry. Of course, with them being in a band and already having Wanda Kay and Pete Jones as regular cast members too, I think they would probably wind up filling the role of additional friends that may have shown up in the book...
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 26, 2012, 12:20:11 PM
This (http://www.tvobscurities.com/articles/magicabc/) sounds like it would be cool to track down...
ABC aired a special called The Magic of ABC, on September 7, 1977- which was their fall programming preview, which was hosted by a young David Copperfield and featured a number of ABC stars to help him perform magic tricks- including Parker Stevenson and Shaun Cassidy, on hand to promote the premiere of the 2nd. season of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries - I'd be interested to see the clip of their appearance (I wouldn't mind seeing the rest of it for that matter- I enjoy magic and I love classic TV like this.) :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 26, 2012, 05:52:31 PM
Well, what do you know? I found it (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdsURZNvb5A&feature=relmfu) on Youtube! :) 8)
(I don't know if the whole special is on there, but a lot of the various segments can be found- the bit with Dick Van Patten and Adam Rich [of Eight is Enough fame] and Kate Jackson [of Charlie's Angels] and the bit with Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams [of Laverne & Shirley] and others.)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 26, 2012, 06:02:26 PM
Parker and Shaun weren't exactly in character but they definitely still felt like Frank and Joe there- haha. That was fun to watch. This aired for the Fall 1977 season at the start of the 2nd. season for the show. Parker mentioned he and Shaun being back as The Hardy Boys and I noticed they didn't mention Nancy Drew at all. But then- this was also at the point where Pamela Sue Martin's character was being diminutized and eventually, she left the show over it and then Janet Louise Johnson filled in as Nancy Drew for three episodes at the end- and then it was just The Hardy Boys for the third season. Anyway, enjoy this little bit- fun stuff and David Copperfield does some cool magic tricks. :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: Hardy on April 27, 2012, 12:05:30 AM
Well, I don't know how true all the episodes are to the books (from what I've seen they are generally super-condensed versions of the books, but they actually do stay somewhat true to the main plot), so some episodes should have Callie because she does show up in the books. Of course, so does Iola for that matter, and with her brother Chet already constantly being on hand, you'd think Iola might show up too. I would love to see the other chums on here too- Biff, Phil, Tony and Jerry. Of course, with them being in a band and already having Wanda Kay and Pete Jones as regular cast members too, I think they would probably wind up filling the role of additional friends that may have shown up in the book...

It would be impossible to squeeze all that takes place in one book into a short amount of time. Since Callie is Frank's girlfriend, and Iola is Joe's girlfriend, and they help on cases sometimes, I would definitely think they should be there. 8) And I agree also that Biff, Phil, Tony, and Jerry should be on the show also. :) And so should Chet, with his own name, which leads me to a question - is the character named Chubby supposed to be Chet? ??? Why change his name?
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 27, 2012, 08:39:31 AM
Well, since the character is called Chubby Morton and more or less looks like most books' descriptions of him, I'm guessing it's supposed to be Chet. As for the Chubby thing, I just think of it as a nickname or gimmick for the band. Kinda like how Michael Lee Aday uses "Meat Loaf" as his stage name.
     And it could be that the writers of the cartoon decided that "Chet" was not a real popular name anymore and they just decided to use the nickname Chubby. You know- it's like every band has to have at least one member with a goofy nickname or something. ;D
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: Hardy on April 29, 2012, 01:15:42 AM
Well, since the character is called Chubby Morton and more or less looks like most books' descriptions of him, I'm guessing it's supposed to be Chet. As for the Chubby thing, I just think of it as a nickname or gimmick for the band. Kinda like how Michael Lee Aday uses "Meat Loaf" as his stage name.
     And it could be that the writers of the cartoon decided that "Chet" was not a real popular name anymore and they just decided to use the nickname Chubby. You know- it's like every band has to have at least one member with a goofy nickname or something. ;D

Lol, I would think Chet would be more popular of a name than Chubby. ;)

Chet is an athletic big guy, playing football, baseball, etc., and in The Four-Headed Dragon, it says he is a fast runner when he needs to be and that's pretty cool. I think when they say "husky" in quite a few of the books, it's more accurate. I guess the nickname should have been "Husky Morton". ;D
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 29, 2012, 06:19:18 PM
Perhaps, but "Chubby" definitely works better than "Husky"- lol.  ;D
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 30, 2012, 10:54:56 AM
Here's another look at the 1978 "The Hardy Boys: The Mystery of Thunder Mountain" board game, this one offering a look at the instructions.
(http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/12/hardyboysboardgame.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/715/hardyboysboardgame.jpg/)

Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 30, 2012, 10:57:06 AM
And here's another screen capture from one of the episodes of The Hardy Boys cartoon.
(http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/9718/hardyboyscartoon.png) (http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/9718/hardyboyscartoon.png)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on May 03, 2012, 10:53:30 PM
I found a video clip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8r7lCW1L5c&feature=related) of one of the episodes of The Hardy Boys cartoon on Youtube- in Portuguese. This is a clip from the actual storyline in an episode (as opposed to the musical numbers, a number of which are posted on Youtube in English) and this gives you an idea of how the pacing of the story went- yep, it's pretty much like this- super fast!
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: Hardy on May 03, 2012, 11:12:34 PM
I found a video clip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8r7lCW1L5c&feature=related) of one of the episodes of The Hardy Boys cartoon on Youtube- in Portuguese. This is a clip from the actual storyline in an episode (as opposed to the musical numbers, a number of which are posted on Youtube in English) and this gives you an idea of how the pacing of the story went- yep, it's pretty much like this- super fast!

Hang on, I've got to go learn Portuguese...;D

Thanks, MacGyver, it will be interesting to check out! ;D I've watched a couple of classic cartoons on You Tube before in different languages and I could follow what was going on even without knowing the language. Some things are universal. :)

Oh, and thank you for that screen capture from the cartoon, too! :)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on May 04, 2012, 09:20:47 AM
No problem- I've been kind of on a hunt for any more information on either the cartoon or '70s show (or other media productions for that matter.) I've always been a fan of The Hardy Boys in general, but lately I've been getting really big on the various shows based on the books- maybe because some of them have finally recently been released to DVD and I've been able to watch a lot of them for the first time.
Speaking of which, I recently acquired this book (http://www.amazon.com/haunted-house-Flight-Nowhere-Stories/dp/0448161974/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1336140773&sr=8-1) (The Haunted House & Flight to Nowhere by Glen A. Larson and Michael Sloan) and this one (http://www.amazon.com/Hardy-Boys-Nancy-Drew-Dracula/dp/0006916627/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1336140828&sr=1-1) (The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Meet Dracula by Glen A. Larson and Michael Sloan). These books are novelizations of episodes from The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries and just from flipping through them, I can confirm that they are not quite verbatim, but definitely very close novelizations of the episodes. I wouldn't say they are a real "must have", especially if you already have the TV series on DVD- but they were certainly a boon for fans in the late '70s when VCRs were just starting to hit the market and only those who could afford these rather expensive at the time machines would enjoy them.  The books include a lot of nice black and white photos from the episodes in question and that's pretty cool. It's a good way to relive the episodes.
         
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on May 04, 2012, 09:36:14 AM
Here are the covers of the books I was talking about-

(http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/hardyboys/images/4/46/Hauntedhouseflighttonowhere.jpg) (http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/hardyboys/images/4/46/Hauntedhouseflighttonowhere.jpg)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41MRjvuKSKL._SL500_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41MRjvuKSKL._SL500_.jpg)

(For the first one- The Haunted House & Flight to Nowhere, the two stories here are adapted from "The Mystery of the Haunted House" and "The Flickering Torch Mystery" episodes. The inside title page of the book actually says that the first story is adapted from "The House on Possessed Hill", but it's definitely the pilot episode ["The Mystery of the Haunted House"] being adapted here.
And of course, the second book is an adaptation of the Second season opener "The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Meet Dracula" (Parts 1 and 2).)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on May 04, 2012, 01:20:34 PM
Promotional material for The Hardy Boys cartoon series (and The Hardy Boys band of course :)) from the Wheels album release on LP.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-B1PPXgq_v1Q/TndogVLIv5I/AAAAAAAAJWY/Ls_fJX5tSB4/s320/Hardy+Boys_Wheels_LP_photo.jpg) (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-B1PPXgq_v1Q/TndogVLIv5I/AAAAAAAAJWY/Ls_fJX5tSB4/s320/Hardy+Boys_Wheels_LP_photo.jpg)
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zuKQRliAAdM/TndooY2Md0I/AAAAAAAAJWc/mKnE87-BXuc/s320/Hardy+Boys_Wheels_LP_cast.jpg) (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zuKQRliAAdM/TndooY2Md0I/AAAAAAAAJWc/mKnE87-BXuc/s320/Hardy+Boys_Wheels_LP_cast.jpg)

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-pqauVai8iGE/TndotSkBWZI/AAAAAAAAJWg/XghQYuC6bgs/s320/Hardy+Boys_Wheels_LP_notes.jpg) (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-pqauVai8iGE/TndotSkBWZI/AAAAAAAAJWg/XghQYuC6bgs/s320/Hardy+Boys_Wheels_LP_notes.jpg)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6c703AFCVBY/Tndot7UeX5I/AAAAAAAAJWk/WIZDcqard9k/s320/Hardy+Boys_Wheels_LP_fan+club.jpg) (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6c703AFCVBY/Tndot7UeX5I/AAAAAAAAJWk/WIZDcqard9k/s320/Hardy+Boys_Wheels_LP_fan+club.jpg)
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-dcf9tlIkGvg/TndounXZ7EI/AAAAAAAAJWo/HwPUZZLZ_i8/s1600/Hardy+Boys_Wheels_LP_logo.jpg) (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-dcf9tlIkGvg/TndounXZ7EI/AAAAAAAAJWo/HwPUZZLZ_i8/s1600/Hardy+Boys_Wheels_LP_logo.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on May 04, 2012, 01:26:56 PM
Cool color promotional picture from The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries :)
(http://s4.hubimg.com/u/4985335_f520.jpg) (http://s4.hubimg.com/u/4985335_f520.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on May 04, 2012, 01:37:28 PM
Pocket Flix movie reel based on The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries- this looks to be something sort of like a Viewmaster, but with the difference being that it shows actually video clips, as far as I can tell. It looks like it was mainly around in the late 1970s- neat collectible for the '70s show if you can find it.
(http://www.fanboy.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/05-startrek-pocket-flix-viewer.jpg) (http://www.fanboy.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/05-startrek-pocket-flix-viewer.jpg)
You can go to this Web site (http://www.fanboy.com/2011/12/a-vintage-70s-handheld-video-viewing-gadget.html) to see more pictures and read a little more about it.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on May 04, 2012, 01:38:38 PM
I'm not sure what acting production this was from, but I just thought this picture of Shaun Cassidy as a cowboy was funny.
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_DVJdR5ND_xQ/Sjm0ZtPnO9I/AAAAAAAAC0Y/sNBnxQMrHoI/s400/Shaun_Cassidy_cowboy.jpg) (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_DVJdR5ND_xQ/Sjm0ZtPnO9I/AAAAAAAAC0Y/sNBnxQMrHoI/s400/Shaun_Cassidy_cowboy.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: AlwaysAJoefan on May 04, 2012, 03:19:06 PM
I'm not sure what acting production this was from, but I just thought this picture of Shaun Cassidy as a cowboy was funny.
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_DVJdR5ND_xQ/Sjm0ZtPnO9I/AAAAAAAAC0Y/sNBnxQMrHoI/s400/Shaun_Cassidy_cowboy.jpg) (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_DVJdR5ND_xQ/Sjm0ZtPnO9I/AAAAAAAAC0Y/sNBnxQMrHoI/s400/Shaun_Cassidy_cowboy.jpg)

I believe that's from Once Upon a Texas Train, which happens to be awesome. :D ;D
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on May 04, 2012, 03:59:46 PM
Cool- thanks for the ID, AlwaysAJoefan. :)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on May 05, 2012, 06:37:52 PM
Here's another video clip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bA0mkvmEHsA&feature=player_embedded) of an episode of The Hardy Boys cartoon, along with the ending credits. (This one is in English. :))
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on May 07, 2012, 02:12:15 PM
I know I posted a page of this site in another thread somewhere, but anyway- I'll post it again here (http://www.tvsinopse.kinghost.net/h/hardy-boys1.htm). There are some good screen captures from both the Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show. :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on May 07, 2012, 03:26:05 PM
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Yeah, I've got the first one too. It'd be interesting to compare it with the later version. I would think the main changes would be to replace Pamela Sue Martin's information with an interview with Janet Louise Johnson. It might be cool to pick this up sometime as it may offer some updated insights into the show as it stood in early 1978.
I just got the second edition of this book in the mail today! And yeah, it's pretty much what I thought- it more or less swaps out Pamela Sue Martin's chapter for one on Janet Louise Johnson- but it still leaves a portion of the interview the author had with Martin as well. There are pictures of both Johnson and Martin and it kinda gives Pamela Sue Martin a nice send-off and talks some about the episodes Janet Louise Johnson did, particularly emphasizing the most recent at the time, "Arson and Old Lace". As far as I can tell, the book didn't make any mention about Season 3 as to what direction it would take and so forth. The writing at the time left it hopeful that Johnson might return for further episodes as Nancy Drew in the future.
       And the copyright date is 1977 and 1978 (since material from the earlier edition still comprises most of the book.) Most everything else is pretty much still the same. It's not a huge thing really, but it is a nice little collectible to have from the show and it's nice to see the cast changes in Season 2 acknowledged, as well as Pamela Sue Martin's reason for leaving. (Basically, she didn't like getting her separate series get shoved into one vehicle with The Hardy Boys- and I guess I can't really blame her for that too much...) Perhaps if they had kept her separate episodes consistent with the number of solo adventures The Hardy Boys had during the second season, along with some crossover episodes, things might have worked out differently. But they probably had to go with whichever one got the most positive response I guess...
    Oh well- an interesting little addition to my Hardy Boys (and rather limited Nancy Drew) collection. :)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on May 08, 2012, 11:01:58 PM
Nothing to get too excited about, but here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ydilj89lZ0k) are ABC's Fall 1978 promos that do feature Shaun Cassidy and Parker Stevenson as The Hardy Boys. :)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on May 08, 2012, 11:04:31 PM
However, this might be more interesting- ABC's Fall 1978 preview special (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nQm_ErNPvE) (Part 1) [here (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIIA6M80sKw&feature=relmfu)'s Part 2], which hopefully features Season 3 of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, which of course, at that point, would just be known as The Hardy Boys.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: Hardy on May 11, 2012, 02:13:35 AM
No problem- I've been kind of on a hunt for any more information on either the cartoon or '70s show (or other media productions for that matter.)

Since I'm a serious fan of the Hardy Boys and cartoons/animation, when I first found out online about a Hardy Boys cartoon, it caught my interest immediately and the cool cels and songs and clips from it fascinate me. ;D

Another friend of mine has the Season 1 and Season 2 DVD sets of the 70s TV series and we've watched some of the episodes so far. :)

I believe that's from Once Upon a Texas Train, which happens to be awesome. :D ;D

Kristy, you must be a Shaun Cassidy expert! :)

I know I posted a page of this site in another thread somewhere, but anyway- I'll post it again here (http://www.tvsinopse.kinghost.net/h/hardy-boys1.htm). There are some good screen captures from both the Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show. :) 8)

Looking forward to checking this out and the clip of the cartoon - thanks, MacGyver! :)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on May 11, 2012, 09:48:56 AM
You're welcome, Hardy Sleuth. I appreciate your enthusiasm for all things Hardy Boys (including the various media productions and spinoff items.) :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: AlwaysAJoefan on May 11, 2012, 10:21:30 AM
Kristy, you must be a Shaun Cassidy expert! :)

Just a little. Plus, the movie was a spin-off from the two Over-The-Hill-Gang films, which I love. ;D
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on May 13, 2012, 06:12:43 PM
Interesting Hardy Boys blog  (http://thehardyboys.canalblog.com/albums/gadgets_et_accessoires__/index.html) that I saw posted somewhere else- I think it's in French, but it seems to have book covers from all over the world- and a few things related to the '70s TV show. Interesting blog to look at for The Hardy Boys in general.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on May 14, 2012, 03:42:34 PM
Toonarific.com (http://www.toonarific.com/show_pics.php?show_id=1600) has some good screencaptures from The Hardy Boys cartoon. :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on May 14, 2012, 03:43:57 PM

TV Guide ad for ABC's Fall 1970 Saturday morning lineup, which still included The Hardy Boys cartoon for its second season. :) 8)
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3297/3274075306_13e6f969d1_z.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3297/3274075306_13e6f969d1_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on May 15, 2012, 08:33:30 AM
Promotional ad for the '70s show :)
(http://www.moviestore.com/library/photos/283/283847.jpg) (http://www.moviestore.com/library/photos/283/283847.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on May 15, 2012, 08:44:32 AM
(http://www.moviemarket.com/library/photos/283/283312.jpg) (http://www.moviemarket.com/library/photos/283/283312.jpg)
You can find the picture in the previous post and the one above and a couple of other promotional photographs from the '70s show at this site (http://www.moviemarket.com/Photos/T100147_C83312.html).
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on May 15, 2012, 09:20:11 AM
Since I already posted an ad for just The Hardy Boys, here's an ad for just Nancy Drew, highlighting both components of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries :) 8)
(http://www.pamelasuemartin.net/television/nancy_drew/images/ad.jpg) (http://www.pamelasuemartin.net/television/nancy_drew/images/ad.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on May 15, 2012, 10:02:27 AM
I'm not sure who put this out, but it looks like a magazine devoted to The Hardy Boys (as a tie-in to The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries it looks like)- issue #2. Given the 40 pence price on the cover, I have an idea it was primarily a British publication, but it could've crossed to other countries too.
(http://ts3.mm.bing.net/images/thumbnail.aspx?q=4646180224762998&id=053e8969c7067774c188f9704fe032d1) (http://ts3.mm.bing.net/images/thumbnail.aspx?q=4646180224762998&id=053e8969c7067774c188f9704fe032d1)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: Hardy on May 15, 2012, 04:15:25 PM
You're welcome, Hardy Sleuth. I appreciate your enthusiasm for all things Hardy Boys (including the various media productions and spinoff items.) :) 8)

:) The Hardys are cool and it's so much fun getting to talk about everything with other true Hardy Boys fans. 8)


Just a little. Plus, the movie was a spin-off from the two Over-The-Hill-Gang films, which I love. ;D

You seriously know your stuff, Kristy! 8)

The blog will be fun to see what worldwide book covers it has displayed, I think it's great that Hardy Boys books are in many languages. 8) Cool seeing the cartoon screen captures and ad - and Toonarific - that's a site I'm going to check out more, since, as you know, I love cartoons. ;D Thanks, MacGyver! :)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on May 16, 2012, 12:30:09 AM
You're welcome, Hardy Sleuth. I enjoy sleuthing around online for such interesting finds- and it's fun sharing it with other Hardy Boys fans so they can enjoy it too. :D
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: Hardy on May 16, 2012, 04:28:12 PM
You're welcome, Hardy Sleuth. I enjoy sleuthing around online for such interesting finds- and it's fun sharing it with other Hardy Boys fans so they can enjoy it too. :D

It's very nice of you to share this cool stuff you find, it's appreciated! :) 8)

TV Guide ad for ABC's Fall 1970 Saturday morning lineup, which still included The Hardy Boys cartoon for its second season. :) 8)
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3297/3274075306_13e6f969d1_z.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3297/3274075306_13e6f969d1_z.jpg)

Look, Kristy, at what MacGyver found! 8) I'd love to get to watch "Will the Real Jerry Lewis Please Sit Down!" - that should be a funny show! 8) Maybe they will air it, along with the Hardy Boys cartoon ;D, on some channel we can all get! ;D

Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on May 16, 2012, 10:16:12 PM
Wish granted. :) (At least partially- you can watch the opening theme song and closing theme song and a few bumper clips on Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%22Will+The+Real+Jerry+Lewis+Please+Sit+Down%3F%22+%2B+episode&page=1). Hopefully someone will get this Filmation classic released to DVD someday soon too. There was a comic book series that ran based on Will The Real Jerry Lewis Please Sit Down as well- I've seen a few issues available at my local comic book shop before. :)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: Hardy on May 17, 2012, 05:41:30 PM
Wish granted. :) (At least partially- you can watch the opening theme song and closing theme song and a few bumper clips on Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%22Will+The+Real+Jerry+Lewis+Please+Sit+Down%3F%22+%2B+episode&page=1). Hopefully someone will get this Filmation classic released to DVD someday soon too. There was a comic book series that ran based on Will The Real Jerry Lewis Please Sit Down as well- I've seen a few issues available at my local comic book shop before. :)

WOW! 8) MacGyver, that's awesome! :) Thank you so much!!! 8) And so cool there are comic books! 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on May 18, 2012, 10:39:46 AM
You're welcome, Hardy Sleuth. I love the title of that cartoon. ;D
As to the comics, DC Comics published both a The Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis title (in 1952) and The Adventures of Jerry Lewis title (in 1957)- neither one is exactly cheap. (At least not in mint condition.) The latter title ran through about 1971, from what I can tell- so it went for quite a while and it would've been just long enough to have been published at the same time the cartoon was running. If you're interested in tracking down either of those comics, I would recommend checking your local comic book store, antique malls [also great for classic Hardy Boys books ;)] and Ebay. I also like this site (http://www.milehighcomics.com) for comic books- it's one of the largest comic book stores in the USA. And the Web site usually has cover scans of their various titles [even ones not currently available], and sometimes even has scans of the first few pages of a comic book. :)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: Hardy on May 20, 2012, 12:12:54 AM
You're welcome, Hardy Sleuth. I love the title of that cartoon. ;D
As to the comics, DC Comics published both a The Adventures of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis title (in 1952) and The Adventures of Jerry Lewis title (in 1957)- neither one is exactly cheap. (At least not in mint condition.) The latter title ran through about 1971, from what I can tell- so it went for quite a while and it would've been just long enough to have been published at the same time the cartoon was running. If you're interested in tracking down either of those comics, I would recommend checking your local comic book store, antique malls [also great for classic Hardy Boys books ;)] and Ebay. I also like this site (http://www.milehighcomics.com) for comic books- it's one of the largest comic book stores in the USA. And the Web site usually has cover scans of their various titles [even ones not currently available], and sometimes even has scans of the first few pages of a comic book. :)

Yep, I have that site on my mental list of ones to look at ever since you shared it with us to see the first couple pages from some of the Hardy comics and I was really excited at getting to see them! :) I like looking on there at the cover scans and inside pages for series I like. :) Good comic books and cartoons are fun and cool! ;D
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on May 21, 2012, 03:51:10 PM
Found a few cool pictures on Jean Rasey's IMDB.com entry (http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1540274176/nm0711106). (She portrayed George Fayne on Season 1 of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries of course!)
Click through her pictures for a classic shot of her, Pamela Sue Martin and George O'Hanlon, Jr. from their time together on the classic '70s series. And she's got another picture dated April 3, 2011 where she had an impromptu reunion for The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, meeting up with Pamela Sue Martin and Parker Stevenson! :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on May 23, 2012, 08:19:31 PM
I don't know where I got this from- I saved it somewhere on the Internet some years ago and kinda rediscovered it today. It's apparently a picture from The Hardy Boys cartoon, but it must be an early production design production picture, because pretty much everybody but Chubby (Chet) looks a good bit different.
(http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/4812/thehardyboyspromo.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/444/thehardyboyspromo.jpg/)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: tomswift2002 on May 24, 2012, 07:03:33 AM
I don't know where I got this from- I saved it somewhere on the Internet some years ago and kinda rediscovered it today. It's apparently a picture from The Hardy Boys cartoon, but it must be an early production design production picture, because pretty much everybody but Chubby (Chet) looks a good bit different.
(http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/4812/thehardyboyspromo.jpg) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/444/thehardyboyspromo.jpg/)


Or it looks like it might've come from a comic book.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on May 24, 2012, 08:38:31 AM
That could be too. I'm not really sure where it came from- just thought it was interesting. Of course, given that there's a description of a day of recording for The Hardy Boys in the studio, I'm thinking it could even possibly be some early promotional material included with one of the LP releases or 45 singles or something. Or some kind of press packet perhaps.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on May 28, 2012, 01:35:59 AM
A promotional ad (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ydilj89lZ0k) for ABC's Fall 1978 season, featuring Parker Stevenson and Shaun Cassidy making appearances as The Hardy Boys :)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on June 04, 2012, 10:54:48 AM
A call sheet for the "Voodoo Doll" (Parts 1 and 2) episode of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries
(http://images.cloud.worthpoint.com/wpimages/images/images1/1/0709/29/1_da33bb7e9ede27f6bb6f5f8567ce5641.jpg) (http://images.cloud.worthpoint.com/wpimages/images/images1/1/0709/29/1_da33bb7e9ede27f6bb6f5f8567ce5641.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on June 11, 2012, 03:47:22 PM
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That could be too. I'm not really sure where it came from- just thought it was interesting. Of course, given that there's a description of a day of recording for The Hardy Boys in the studio, I'm thinking it could even possibly be some early promotional material included with one of the LP releases or 45 singles or something. Or some kind of press packet perhaps.
I've found the origin of this picture- it's from ABC's Super Saturday Club materials that were sent to members. Read more about at this blog (http://booksteveslibrary.blogspot.com/2005/09/abcs-super-saturday-club.html) (with pictures!) :) 8)


Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on June 11, 2012, 03:49:58 PM
Found this page (http://www.lddb.com/laserdisc/28553/19-008/The-Hardy-Boys:-The-Mystery-of-the-Haunted-House-(1977)) at LaserDiscDatabase for the release of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries pilot episode "The Mystery of the Haunted House" onto a DiscoVision label LaserDisc back in 1978.
(http://www.lddb.com/cover/ld/28501-28600/28553.jpg) (http://www.lddb.com/cover/ld/28501-28600/28553.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on June 24, 2012, 10:39:00 PM
I ran across this video link (http://www.bread.moonfruit.com/#/the-hardy-boys/4564383074) at a Bread fan site that has a nice condensed version of the "Defection to Paradise" (Parts 1 and 2) episodes of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, mainly featuring David Gates' main appearances and Bread's musical highlights. And you do get to see Frank and Joe in there and get a rough idea of the plot, so those who haven't seen Season 3 before may want to be wary for spoilers.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on August 14, 2012, 04:05:09 PM
I may have posted this before, but here's a classic logo for The Hardy Boys portion of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries
(http://media-cache-ec6.pinterest.com/upload/44050902575689496_08ytNvhh_c.jpg) (http://media-cache-ec6.pinterest.com/upload/44050902575689496_08ytNvhh_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on August 21, 2012, 03:50:40 PM
Found a cool behind-the-scenes photo (http://raymondaustin.com/Hardy%20Boys~.jpg) from the shooting of the "Defection to Paradise" (Parts 1 and 2) episodes of The Hardy Boys. 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on August 21, 2012, 03:56:06 PM
Some pretty cool press release pictures and newspaper articles about Janet Louise Johnson taking over form Pamela Sue Martin as Nancy Drew on The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries and some nice screen captures from "Mystery of the Avalanche Express" episode right here (http://zebradelic.blogspot.com/search/label/Janet%20Louise%20Johnson). :) 8)
(For real Janet Louise Johnson or Janet Julian fans [the professional name she adopted later], if you click on the "Janet Julian" link on that page, you can find tons of cool screen captures from her other movie and TV show appearances, including cool, classic shows like Simon & Simon, Knight Rider [the 1980s original, of course] and Swamp Thing (yep- the 1990s live action series based on the DC Comics character.))
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on August 21, 2012, 04:03:50 PM
And don't worry- here's a page for the show's original Nancy Drew, Pamela Sue Martin. And for all her fans wondering what she did after The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, here's (http://zebradelic.blogspot.com/search/label/Pamela%20Sue%20Martin) a cool collection of screen captures from appearances she did on two classic late '70s shows, Fantasy Island and The Love Boat. :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on August 21, 2012, 04:06:13 PM
And I also ran across a Web site (http://www.yourprops.com/Hardy-Boys-treasure-coins-original-screen-used-movie-props-The-Hardy-Boys-Nancy-Drew-Mysteries-TV-1977-prop-53801.html) that houses a virtual museum of screen-used props, including some treasure coins from "The Mystery of Pirate's Cove" episode of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (which is Nancy Drew's first episode in the series.)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on August 31, 2012, 01:41:52 PM
I can't remember if I've posted this before, but if anyone is interested- the theme song for The Hardy Boys cartoon is available on an officially released CD! :) 8) - I actually have a copy of this CD- bought it a while back for all the cool cartoon theme songs on there and then realized that a party with The Hardys was in store too! :)
You can find the album at Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/Toon-Tunes-Action-Packed-Peter-Fernandez/dp/B00005MLXD/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1346438361&sr=8-3&keywords=%22Toon+Tunes%22)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on September 13, 2012, 12:33:57 PM
I ran across this blog (http://saturdaymorningarchives.blogspot.com/2010/12/literary-toons-hardy-boys-1969.html) mentioning The Hardy Boys cartoon and I found it interesting that it mentions that the cartoon was rerun in syndication in the 1970s, presumably to cash in on the success of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries live action show that was airing at the time. Does anyone know anything on this? I'm curious on this- I didn't know the cartoon was ever run again beyond its initial airing from 1969-1971.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: tomswift2002 on September 17, 2012, 10:16:34 AM
I ran across this blog (http://saturdaymorningarchives.blogspot.com/2010/12/literary-toons-hardy-boys-1969.html) mentioning The Hardy Boys cartoon and I found it interesting that it mentions that the cartoon was rerun in syndication in the 1970s, presumably to cash in on the success of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries live action show that was airing at the time. Does anyone know anything on this? I'm curious on this- I didn't know the cartoon was ever run again beyond its initial airing from 1969-1971.

I know that 20th Century Fox had the syndication rights to the series upto the late-1980's.  Unfortunately, because Filmation no longer exists and its assets have been scattered all over the place, it is unknown if anyone has reaired this cartoon since the 80's, or even if they could get permission too reair it.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on September 17, 2012, 11:16:12 AM
Okay, thanks for the information. Yeah, it seems doubtful that the cartoon would have reaired anytime past the end of Filmation (which was somewhere around 1988 or so, I think- I know Bravestarr was its last production and that cartoon started in 1987, with a movie version in 1988.)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on September 17, 2012, 11:28:31 AM
Well, I've run across yet another picture inspired by the While The Clock Ticked cover- this one also featuring Nightwing and Robin standing in for Frank and Joe, respectively.
(http://pics.livejournal.com/icon_uk/pic/000czx2p) (http://pics.livejournal.com/icon_uk/pic/000czx2p)

(I think I like the version of this similar scenario I've posted earlier in this thread better, but I do appreciate the reference to Bob Kane in this one, creator of Batman, along with Bill Finger.)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on September 17, 2012, 11:32:36 AM
I was excited to find a decent scan from the opening credits theme song sequence for The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, featuring the show's version of the While The Clock Ticked cover, with Parker Stevenson in there as Frank and Shaun Cassidy there as Joe. This is one of the coolest things the show did with the theme song credits, I think- I love how they worked both The Hardy Boys in there, as well as Pamela Sue Martin in as Nancy Drew on the Nancy Drew books. :) 8)
(http://pics.livejournal.com/icon_uk/pic/002dhw1z) (http://pics.livejournal.com/icon_uk/pic/002dhw1z)
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Post by: MacGyver on September 17, 2012, 11:38:01 AM
A marker activity book of some sort from the '70s show.
(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ3KKC7KSRwuGfGGhFee6YT0w2RNk4dwjo_SE8S4LBY6DNbazG9ApBy7ILb) (http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ3KKC7KSRwuGfGGhFee6YT0w2RNk4dwjo_SE8S4LBY6DNbazG9ApBy7ILb)
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Post by: MacGyver on September 17, 2012, 11:39:11 AM
And a little Shaun Cassidy overload (http://plaidstallions.blogspot.com/2008/12/shaun-cassidy-overload.html)- I didn't realize they had pants with his image on it available in the 1970s, but I'm not surprised. lol. ;D
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on September 17, 2012, 11:40:10 AM
Joe's not the only one who can sing. ;) ;D
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_aOQLE4Fqk3w/SZM9-_OgnpI/AAAAAAAACGg/fVoVEU2zK6o/s320/vlcsnap-00014.jpg) (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_aOQLE4Fqk3w/SZM9-_OgnpI/AAAAAAAACGg/fVoVEU2zK6o/s320/vlcsnap-00014.jpg)
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Post by: Hardy on September 24, 2012, 10:19:54 PM
I'd never seen that drawing of Nightwing/Robin before you posted it, MacGyver, I like the Bob Kane reference, too. :)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on September 24, 2012, 10:54:51 PM
If you like that, you should see the ones I posted in this thread (http://www.hardyboyscasefiles.com/forums/index.php?topic=1849.105) (which, now that I think about it, is really where that picture should have gone too- but oh, well.)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on October 22, 2012, 12:04:41 PM
Can't recall if I've posted this before or not, but here's a 1981 ad (http://hardyboys.bobfinnan.com/bt40h.jpg) to TV stations for rerunning The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries- and the ad confirms that there are 46 hours available for the station to run, which makes sense since there are 46 episodes total. (In the past, there had been some confusion as to just how many episodes of this ran or were produced.)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on November 15, 2012, 11:59:38 AM
Here are some great wallpapers (http://yetanothertvwallpaperblog.blogspot.com/2010/12/hardy-boys.html) to use for your computer for the 3rd. Season. :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on November 15, 2012, 12:01:29 PM
Here's (http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1234350848/nm0756827) a great behind-the-scenes picture from "The Secret of the Jade Kwan Yin" episode of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries with guest star Bill Saito posing with Parker Stevenson and Shaun Cassidy.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on November 15, 2012, 12:14:01 PM
For those interested, there is a Yahoo! Group dedicated to The Hardy Boys portion of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries- (also focusing on the acting and otherwise careers of Parker Stevenson and Shaun Cassidy in general. I don't think they really focus on the Nancy Drew end of it, with Pamela Sue Martin or Janet Louise Johnson's careers.) But anyway- there (http://tv.groups.yahoo.com/group/thefrankandjoehardyclub/) you go.
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Post by: MacGyver on November 15, 2012, 03:28:21 PM
Didn't know where this would best fit- but I ran across a recent picture of Parker Stevenson- a fan met him at a convention earlier this year (circa May 2012) apparently and relates her encounter- and a picture (http://maximumtuneage.blogspot.com/2012/05/chasing-z-and-other-assorted-chiller.html) of course.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on December 06, 2012, 10:03:10 PM
Here's a scan from an Archie comic from the 1970s with an ad for The Official Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Fan Club! :) 8)
(http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/5843/hardyboysnancydrewfancl.jpg) (http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/5843/hardyboysnancydrewfancl.jpg)
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Post by: MacGyver on January 03, 2013, 01:10:42 PM
I can't remember if I've posted this before or not, but here's a nice close up  (http://www.toystable.com/WebStore/published/publicdata/TOYSTABLE/attachments/SC/products_pictures/af3953a_enl.jpg) of the Pocket Flix movie cassette that was released as a tie in to The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries in the late 1970s.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on January 03, 2013, 01:14:28 PM
Here are some nice pictures of Corgi's Rolls Royce toy that was released as a tie in to the 1960s The Hardy Boys cartoon (which included miniature figurines of the Hardy Boys Plus Three band.) I know I've posted the front view (http://www.hakes.com/product_images/14/98853/001_big.jpg) before, but I don't know if I've posted a picture of the back (http://www.hakes.com/product_images/14/98853/002_big.jpg) of the package, which I've just found here.
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Post by: MacGyver on January 03, 2013, 01:34:09 PM
This is one of the backgrounds that was painted for use in The Hardy Boys cartoon from Filmation.
(http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/2404/hbbackground.jpg) (http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/2404/hbbackground.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: VLoneWolf on January 03, 2013, 04:55:24 PM
WoW the cars in the paniting look close to some of the books.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on January 03, 2013, 05:02:14 PM
Maybe Filmation sourced it from some of The Hardy Boys books.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: tomswift2002 on January 04, 2013, 08:34:55 PM
Here are some nice pictures of Corgi's Rolls Royce toy that was released as a tie in to the 1960s The Hardy Boys cartoon (which included miniature figurines of the Hardy Boys Plus Three band.) I know I've posted the front view (http://www.hakes.com/product_images/14/98853/001_big.jpg) before, but I don't know if I've posted a picture of the back (http://www.hakes.com/product_images/14/98853/002_big.jpg) of the package, which I've just found here.


Interesting how the back says that it is a "1912 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost" that the Hardy's are apparently driving around in.  Of course its also funny that the toy was made in Great Britain.

Quote from: VLoneWolf
WoW the cars in the paniting look close to some of the books.

Well with the Grosset & Dunlap books the Revisions of #'s 1-38, and the Detective Handbook, were happening between 1959 and 1973, plus during that same time #'s 39 - 52 were released, while the cartoon was only the air from 1969-1971, so the artists for the books and the cartoon were undoubtedly using cars that were on the road at that time (probably a good portion of which were from the 60's, with some from the 50's and 40's still on the roads) as models for the books and the show.  Plus, the artists probably didn't want to get into any copyright or patent issues regarding the looks of the various cars from the 50's and early 60's, so they were probably trying to use the more standard models instead of the ones with fins and other design styling.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on January 05, 2013, 01:00:14 AM
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Interesting how the back says that it is a "1912 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost" that the Hardy's are apparently driving around in.  Of course its also funny that the toy was made in Great Britain.
Yeah- I wonder if the cartoon ever explains how Frank and Joe came to acquire a Rolls Royce to tool around in? (a 1912 one at that!) A grateful client, perhaps? As to the toy being made in Great Britain....? Maybe the cartoon did well there? I don't know on that one- but it is interesting.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on January 10, 2013, 10:24:18 AM
Here's one the girls will probably enjoy-
(http://www.stuckinthe70s.com/images/TBStar0477.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on January 10, 2013, 11:48:07 AM
Another one the girls would probably enjoy best- this site (http://lostinthepast.shunpike.net/h/) has a number of screen captures from The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries- It's mostly Season 1 and some Season 2 episodes. And the screen captures are mostly of guys, as this basically seems to be screen captures of actors someone thinks look hot, from what I can tell- lol. (Be warned too- there are screen captures from a variety of movies and TV shows and some are pretty erotic.)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on January 22, 2013, 04:56:34 PM
The Official Hardy Boys Fan Club kit. (based on the '70s show.)
(http://media-cache-lt0.pinterest.com/upload/80924124525430958_aW9yMokA_c.jpg) (http://media-cache-lt0.pinterest.com/upload/80924124525430958_aW9yMokA_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on January 22, 2013, 04:58:11 PM
The Hardy Boys Fan Club card (based on the '60s cartoon.)
(http://media-cache-ec2.pinterest.com/upload/127578601914688127_Q7oEwTYK_c.jpg) (http://media-cache-ec2.pinterest.com/upload/127578601914688127_Q7oEwTYK_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: Judah-Ben-Hur on January 23, 2013, 11:57:40 AM
ebay has several Pan backgrounds, and cels of Frank and Joe for auction right now if anyone is interested.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on January 23, 2013, 12:27:48 PM
What exactly are Pan backgrounds? I presume you mean from the cartoon? Thanks for the tip.
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Post by: VLoneWolf on January 23, 2013, 05:05:36 PM
I don't think I have ever wacth the cartoon.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: Judah-Ben-Hur on January 23, 2013, 05:55:21 PM
What exactly are Pan backgrounds? I presume you mean from the cartoon? Thanks for the tip.
A Pan is a camera move, where the camera travels left or right in the same shot. A pan background , unlike the traditional background that fits the animation board/desk, is long and is pulled through slowly to achieve the panning effect. An example would be those repeating hallways that classic Scooby doo cartoons use when the gang has a run cycle.
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=hardy+boys+animation&_sacat=0&_odkw=hardy+boys&_sac=1&_osacat=0&_from=R40
^ The first listing here shows a similar set up with Frank and Joe running over a long pan background. Pans can also go other directions, such has vertically as seen in Walt Disney's "Snow White"
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on January 23, 2013, 11:36:16 PM
Oh, okay- that kind of pan... I thought you meant a brand name at first. Thanks for the explanation.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: Judah-Ben-Hur on January 24, 2013, 03:33:34 AM
No prob!
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on January 24, 2013, 11:24:04 AM
This site is sadly no longer in existence, but I remember when it first became popular- it was a real fun site to visit for TV shows and movies and other things of the past. Thankfully, Internet Archive has saved some captures of this site- Yesterdayland! Check out the archived page  (http://web.archive.org/web/20020206232206/http://www.yesterdayland.com/popopedia/shows/saturday/sa1080.php) for The Hardy Boys cartoon. :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on January 24, 2013, 11:28:54 AM
I can't believe I haven't posted this before. Who can forget the classic metal lunch boxes that were licensed for The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries? :) 8) I do believe I've run across these before at antique stores- but I definitely don't have the money to spend on them, cute as they might be for a collectible.
(http://web.archive.org/web/20020208200904im_/http://www.yesterdayland.com/images/popopedia/shows/lunchboxes/lb1155.jpg) (http://web.archive.org/web/20020208200904im_/http://www.yesterdayland.com/images/popopedia/shows/lunchboxes/lb1155.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on January 24, 2013, 11:34:54 AM
And check out Yesterdayland's archived page (http://web.archive.org/web/20020202030706/http://www.yesterdayland.com/popopedia/shows/primetime/pt1178.php) for The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries too. It's interesting to read fan memories of the show particularly. :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on January 24, 2013, 11:35:48 AM
And Yesterdayland even has an archived page (http://web.archive.org/web/20020208200904/http://www.yesterdayland.com/popopedia/shows/lunchboxes/lb1155.php) for the lunchboxes based on The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries. :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on January 24, 2013, 11:43:35 AM
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This site is sadly no longer in existence, but I remember when it first became popular- it was a real fun site to visit for TV shows and movies and other things of the past. Thankfully, Internet Archive has saved some captures of this site- Yesterdayland! Check out the archived page for The Hardy Boys cartoon. 
According to one of the posts on this site, a user remembered seeing this cartoon series in reruns in 1984 on an independent Chicago TV station, so I guess that answers an earlier question about whether or not the cartoon ran in reruns.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on January 24, 2013, 11:45:31 AM
Another user on that site mentions a special that sounds like it would be worth tracking down.
According to the post- "The live band actually performed on prime-time tv for the ABC 1969 Saturday Morning Preview Show. The show was hosted by the casts of "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir". They performed "Love and Let Love"." So apparently the live action Hardy Boys band performed to promote the cartoon series- I wonder if I could find this Saturday Morning Preview Show on Youtube somewhere...I'll have to look around for it when I get a chance. :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on January 24, 2013, 11:59:09 AM
Also, if you've never seen it, Bob Finnan's Unofficial Hardy Boys Home Page has a great article  (http://hardyboys.bobfinnan.com/hbtv.htm#60a) on The Hardy Boys cartoon, well worth checking out. I just discovered that the author of that article also has a follow-up piece here (http://hardyboys.bobfinnan.com/bt17.htm). (He also offers an episode guide for the cartoon series that seems to match up with the one I posted in another thread (http://www.hardyboyscasefiles.com/forums/index.php?topic=1815.msg70051#msg70051).
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on January 24, 2013, 12:04:26 PM
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ebay has several Pan backgrounds, and cels of Frank and Joe for auction right now if anyone is interested.
Is this one of the ones you were talking about?
(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQCyR6no_x3qodcR9yKHQjAUEEOW5P0rM095dVJuRQyaB89QR_z) (http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQCyR6no_x3qodcR9yKHQjAUEEOW5P0rM095dVJuRQyaB89QR_z)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on January 24, 2013, 12:15:58 PM
Here's the Nancy Drew lunchbox that was produced for The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries series.
(http://auctionimages.s3.amazonaws.com/13600/6113/2183717_2GD0ZD238.jpg) (http://auctionimages.s3.amazonaws.com/13600/6113/2183717_2GD0ZD238.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on January 24, 2013, 12:36:25 PM
This isn't really related to the cartoon of '70s TV show, but I thought I'd point out that Nancy Drew also received her own board game back in 1957, I believe it was.  :) 8) (I've actually seen this in person at a bookstore before, but I definitely didn't have the money for this...quite an expensive collectible!)
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-5VBBVbztWt8/T4nv7Di68FI/AAAAAAAAFeQ/J0tumINOOoQ/s1600/ndgamesentassample.jpg) (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-5VBBVbztWt8/T4nv7Di68FI/AAAAAAAAFeQ/J0tumINOOoQ/s1600/ndgamesentassample.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on January 24, 2013, 01:03:08 PM
And there were also these kinds of activity books released for Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys- mainly around the '70s, I believe- I don't know if all of them were necessarily meant to tie in to the 1970s show...
(http://www.campx.ca/NancyDrewSecretCode.JPG) (http://www.campx.ca/NancyDrewSecretCode.JPG)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51PktktOWsL._SL500_AA300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51PktktOWsL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/519%2B0%2BGj6cL._SL500_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/519%2B0%2BGj6cL._SL500_.jpg)

but these definitely were...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3045/2755525968_4bcccd62e7.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3045/2755525968_4bcccd62e7.jpg)

(http://www.campx.ca/NancyDrewSecretCodes.JPG) (http://www.campx.ca/NancyDrewSecretCodes.JPG)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on January 24, 2013, 01:21:52 PM
The Hardy Boys Adventure Activity Books also came in a boxed set.
(http://hardyboyspage.tripod.com/hbset1.jpg) (http://hardyboyspage.tripod.com/hbset1.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on January 24, 2013, 01:48:02 PM
Here are some pictures of the cover and some of the pages of The Hardy Boys Secret-Code Activity Book-
link. (http://www.etsy.com/listing/87586244/the-hardy-boys-secret-code-activity-book)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on January 24, 2013, 04:43:44 PM
This seemed like the most appropriate thread for this- I just happened to run across a brief article catching up with Parker Stevenson to hear about what he's been doing lately. He apparently has been doing photography work as of late and has a Web site here (http://www.parkerstevensonshadowworks.com) 8)
The article (http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/10/19/where-are-now-baywatch-star-parker-stevenson-trains-lens-on-hollywood-keeps/) is pretty recent- from October 19, 2012.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on February 09, 2013, 10:11:41 PM
Well, I got another Hardy Boys collectible book in the mail the other day! It's one of the activity books I posted pictures of above- this one.
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41l857jehsL._SL500_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41l857jehsL._SL500_.jpg)
It's a pretty fun little book- it has a lot of codes to crack based straight out of the original 58 classics. And of course, since this book was published in 1977, it was neat to see an order form for Hardy Boys books in the back that only listed 56 titles, since The Firebird Rocket and The Sting of the Scorpion would not have been printed yet. (Hardy Boys #58 was printed in 1979.) And of course, this activity book was meant as a tie-in to The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries
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Post by: tomswift2002 on February 11, 2013, 11:53:06 AM
Well Tempo Books was an imprint of Grosset & Dunlap (they are well known in Tom Swift area for reprinting 10 different Tom Swift Jr.  Books in paperback in North America, first in 72 and then in 77), so the order form is no surprise, since it's the same company.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on February 11, 2013, 01:02:50 PM
Yeah- Tempo Books did a lot of these activity books- didn't realize it was an imprint of Grosset & Dunlap- thanks for that tidbit.

Also, for anyone interested, the book has codes based on the following books- The Tower Treasure, The Secret of Pirates' Hill, The Secret of Skull Mountain, The Clue of the Broken Blade, The Twisted Claw, The Ghost at Skeleton Rock, The Flickering Torch Mystery, and The Secret of the Lost Tunnel. There are also random black and white pictures from the show throughout the book- including 3 of Joe either playing the guitar or singing. [Shaun Cassidy should forever be grateful for this show, as The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries definitely played up his singing career quite a lot. Though to be fair, it seems that Joe has more of the personality of a rock star lead singer than I could see Frank doing. I could see him more in the background as a keyboard player or bass guitarist maybe though. Or running the sound board.] Don't worry- Frank shows up in some of the pictures with Joe too.
     All of the 16 short chapters give very brief and condensed versions of some of the events of the books listed above. (Namely the events involving the Hardy Boys deciphering a code, of course.) So there are some short snatches of dialogue throughout the book and since this book is obviously trying to keep in continuity with the TV series, some elements of the books are altered a bit. For instance, Frank and Joe call on Callie Shaw to help them in The Tower Treasure- which definitely doesn't happen in the book. But this activity book was published in 1977, which is when the first season of the show was on- and Callie Shaw was a recurring character in that season and played more of that kind of helping role. Fenton Hardy is also mentioned and Aunt Gertrude shows up as well- so it's all in keeping with the first season of the show. The Secret of Pirates' Hill part even has Aunt Gertrude joining Frank and Joe in their detective work- which seems funny, as I can't picture her doing that in the books. ;D
Chet Morton shows up as well in The Ghost at Skeleton Rock, which is in keeping with the book.
It's a fun and interesting little collectible. :) 8)
     
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: tomswift2002 on February 13, 2013, 05:16:03 PM
You have to remember that when the show premiered, Shaun Cassidy was rocketed to teen idol status, and for anything even remotely connected to the show, Shaun was the selling token for marketers, hence why Cassidy was seen more (not to mention, but Cassidy was on the cover of "Tiger Beat" for something like 32 months at one point).
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on February 14, 2013, 05:13:38 PM
I figured this was the best place for this. I just ran across an interview (http://tvmegasite.net/prime/articles/stevenson.shtml) with Parker Stevenson from 2012. It mainly talks about his photography work that he's doing now, but it also mentions some about the McTaggart's Fortune movie he worked on with Pamela Sue Martin. And it asks a little bit about The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries. I thought it was really cool that Parker mentioned that he's continued to maintain a good friendship with Pamela Sue Martin. (I had actually read this somewhere before.) What I hadn't read before was this bit about Shaun Cassidy. Parker said that he and Shaun were still good friends too and try to see each other at least once a year to catch up on life. I thought that was so cool! He had nothing but nice things to say about both Pamela and Shaun and I thought that was really nice to see. All three of them could be classified teenage/young adult stars who continued to grow in their careers from there. It's nice to see that all three have kept out of trouble and all seem to be really nice and doing pretty well. :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on February 26, 2013, 09:35:32 AM
WOW! Had a great Hardy Boys collectible find at a local Goodwill thrift store the other day!
I found this book (along with some others), all for 50 cents. (It's a clearance center that goes by weight of the books for prices- you never know what you might find- if you're willing to dig in the bins long enough.)
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61p7m3KftvL._SL500_SY300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61p7m3KftvL._SL500_SY300_.jpg)
Sure- the book is all written in with people's names all in it and such- but it's rather hard to find one of these kinds of books in unused condition, since it's a word search book made to be used and thrown out when completed. It was certainly a nice and unexpected find. And the word searches are based on the books in The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories series (the classic original 58 titles.) And of course, there are also the pictures of Shaun Cassidy and Parker Stevenson to tie it back to the 1970s show that was current at the time.
Anyway, I was ecstatic to find this. :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on March 05, 2013, 06:01:38 PM
There are 24 word search puzzles in this book and while most of them have already been done or at least started, there are still a few that haven't been done at all and don't have any markings on them! That's pretty neat to find, considering that this is definitely the kind of book that most likely would have been thrown out after the puzzles were completed. It does contain some pictures from the TV series- one of Joe singing, of course- but at least 3 that I can recognize as being from "The Mystery of the Haunted House" episode. This book was released in 1977, right when The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries series started, so it would definitely be aiming to promote the series- I don't know if it was released ahead or during the first season though. (Since the first season started in January 1977 as a mid-season replacement, it may have come later after the series picked up some steam.)
    Anyway, the puzzles feature words taken from generic terms related to the Hardy Boys books- like "police words" or mystery words". But there are other specific categories based directly on the books. (These took words and terms from the actual stories.) Other categories, like "Hardy Boys Mysteries I", had words from the titles of the books [all 56 at the time! The order form in the back of the book only lists up to #56 The Jungle Pyramid, since #57 The Firebird Rocket and #58 The Sting of the Scorpion hadn't been released yet!)
Here is a rundown for each one.

1. The Secret of the Old Mill
2.  Police Words
3. The Great Airport Mystery
4. Hardy Boys Mysteries I (puzzle contains titles of #1-16)
5. What Happened at Midnight
6. The Hardy Boys' Family and Friends
7. Chapter Titles: The House on the Cliff (just as it sounds- this one utilizes chapter titles from this book)
8. The Hardy Boys on Water
9. The Mystery of the Spiral Bridge
10. Hardy Boys Mysteries II (puzzle contains titles of #17-32)
11. The Hardy Boys Are...
12. The Mystery of Cabin Island
13. Mystery Can Be Anywhere
14. The Disappearing Floor
15. Chapter Titles: The Yellow Feather Mystery (just as it sounds- this one utilizes chapter titles from this book)
16. Detectives' Tools
17. Wheels (Hey- this is the name of the second album The Hardy Boys band from the cartoon series released! But this puzzle is talking more about actual wheels and vehicles in The Hardy Boys series- not Wheels the album. ;))
18. The Secret of the Caves
19. Hardy Boys Mysteries Are...
20. The Melted Coins
21. Hardy Boys Mysteries III (puzzle contains titles #33-53 and The Hardy Boys Detective Handbook)
22. A Taste Of The Yellow Feather Mystery
23. Mystery Words
24. The House on the Cliff

Another fun book to add to the collection. These are the kind of books I'm not terribly worried about seeking after too hard, but I'm certainly happy to pick them up when I run across them at such cheap prices! It is a pretty cool book that serves as both a Hardy Boys collectible in general and specifically a collectible for The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries show as well and that's pretty cool with me. These activity books and such are definitely somewhere on my radar...but there are other titles I'm trying to find as well.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on March 07, 2013, 04:44:20 PM
I knew the 1950s Hardy Boys serials from The Mickey Mouse Club had a coloring book released based on the likenesses of Tim Considine and Tommy Kirk, but I didn't know another coloring book was released in the late '70s, most likely as a tie-in to The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries- I just saw this book on Amazon.com - While the cover art does not look like the likeness of Parker Stevenson and Shaun Cassidy, it still seems like the book may have been released due to the popularity of the TV show at the time.
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/417XGY1cqpL._SY300_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81rxiwkkE7L._SL1500_.jpg) :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 09, 2013, 01:24:22 PM
For anyone interested, I found a place selling Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys by Peggy Herz and it includes some picture scans of some of the book pages, as well as the back cover and front cover. I thought those who haven't checked this book out yet might like to take a look (http://www.antiquemall-usa.com/home/27-nancy-drew-and-the-hardy-boys.html). (And for 7 bucks, it's a pretty decent price.)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 09, 2013, 01:32:56 PM
I'm pretty sure I posted the lunchbox released for The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries a while back. Here is the thermos that came for The Hardy Boys.
(Nancy Drew got her own lunchbox as well.)

(http://manorhousedesigns.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/blog-072.jpg) (http://manorhousedesigns.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/blog-072.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 09, 2013, 01:59:40 PM
Collectorholics.com (http://www.collectorholics.com/hardy-boys-tin-metal-lithographed-lunchbox-pail-1977-character) has some nice pictures of The Hardy Boys Mysteries lunchbox that was released in conjunction with the '70s show. :) 8) (You can buy it for about 25 dollars- not too bad a price for this collectible in nice shape.)
(http://www.collectorholics.com/image/cache/data/Collectibles,%20Lunchboxes,%20Pez/HARDY-BOYS-LB-A-500x500.JPG) (http://www.collectorholics.com/image/cache/data/Collectibles,%20Lunchboxes,%20Pez/HARDY-BOYS-LB-A-500x500.JPG)
(http://www.collectorholics.com/image/cache/data/Collectibles,%20Lunchboxes,%20Pez/HARDY-BOYS-LB-D-500x500.JPG) (http://www.collectorholics.com/image/cache/data/Collectibles,%20Lunchboxes,%20Pez/HARDY-BOYS-LB-D-500x500.JPG)
(http://www.collectorholics.com/image/cache/data/Collectibles,%20Lunchboxes,%20Pez/HARDY-BOYS-LB-C-500x500.JPG) (http://www.collectorholics.com/image/cache/data/Collectibles,%20Lunchboxes,%20Pez/HARDY-BOYS-LB-C-500x500.JPG)
(http://www.collectorholics.com/image/cache/data/Collectibles,%20Lunchboxes,%20Pez/HARDY-BOYS-LB-B-500x500.JPG) (http://www.collectorholics.com/image/cache/data/Collectibles,%20Lunchboxes,%20Pez/HARDY-BOYS-LB-B-500x500.JPG)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 09, 2013, 02:08:15 PM
Here is a picture of the other sides of the lunchbox, as well as a look at the insides, with the thermos in place.
(http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/2/8/9/0/1/9/webimg/643214543_tp.jpg) (http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/2/8/9/0/1/9/webimg/643214543_tp.jpg)
(http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/2/8/9/0/1/9/webimg/643214510_tp.jpg) (http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/2/8/9/0/1/9/webimg/643214510_tp.jpg)
(http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/2/8/9/0/1/9/webimg/643214528_tp.jpg) (http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/2/8/9/0/1/9/webimg/643214528_tp.jpg)(http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/2/8/9/0/1/9/webimg/643214214_tp.jpg) (http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/2/8/9/0/1/9/webimg/643214214_tp.jpg)

I see we got the sweet van pictured on the bottom of the lunchbox, with a picture of Frank and Joe driving the van on the top- nice! And Frank and Joe adorn the sides. :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 09, 2013, 02:18:18 PM
And here is a picture of The Nancy Drew Mysteries lunchbox.
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iqvXKIUfKRM/TIyTHaZGBrI/AAAAAAAADP0/FzwLBVSseAE/s1600/c+007.jpg) (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_iqvXKIUfKRM/TIyTHaZGBrI/AAAAAAAADP0/FzwLBVSseAE/s1600/c+007.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 09, 2013, 02:30:02 PM
(http://www.nancydrewsleuth.com/nancydrewlunchbox.jpg) (http://www.nancydrewsleuth.com/nancydrewlunchbox.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 09, 2013, 02:42:52 PM
Here is a picture of the Nancy Drew lunchbox with the thermos.
(http://auctionimages.s3.amazonaws.com/13600/6113/2183717_2GD0ZD238.jpg) (http://auctionimages.s3.amazonaws.com/13600/6113/2183717_2GD0ZD238.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 09, 2013, 02:51:46 PM
Here are some pictures of the sides of the Nancy Drew lunchbox.
(http://users.sisna.com/drbarela/apr2013092.jpg) (http://users.sisna.com/drbarela/apr2013092.jpg)
(http://kookykitsch.com/Portals/0/productimages/4245_127c5.jpg) (http://kookykitsch.com/Portals/0/productimages/4245_127c5.jpg)

And here's a nice close-up of the front. :) 8)
(http://www.greatestcollectibles.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/1977-Nancy-Drew-Mysteries.jpg) (http://kookykitsch.com/Portals/0/productimages/4245_127c5.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 09, 2013, 02:54:02 PM
And here's the other side.
(http://kookykitsch.com/Portals/0/productimages/4245_2d418.jpg) (http://kookykitsch.com/Portals/0/productimages/4245_2d418.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 09, 2013, 03:07:31 PM
The thermos that came with it.
(http://thumbs4.ebaystatic.com/m/mUTYF82URCRMnnvXyEEBZwQ/140.jpg) (http://thumbs4.ebaystatic.com/m/mUTYF82URCRMnnvXyEEBZwQ/140.jpg)

The inside.
(http://img0.etsystatic.com/000/0/6356479/il_fullxfull.273772524.jpg) (http://img0.etsystatic.com/000/0/6356479/il_fullxfull.273772524.jpg)

Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 09, 2013, 03:18:56 PM
Apparently the Nancy Drew lunchbox used the same image on the front and back.
(http://img0.etsystatic.com/000/0/6069551/il_fullxfull.230665804.jpg) (http://img0.etsystatic.com/000/0/6069551/il_fullxfull.230665804.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 09, 2013, 03:19:58 PM
Nice close-up of the artwork.
(http://img2.etsystatic.com/000/0/6069551/il_fullxfull.230665858.jpg) (http://img2.etsystatic.com/000/0/6069551/il_fullxfull.230665858.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 09, 2013, 03:23:10 PM
And I just found a picture of The Nancy Drew Mystery Activity Book by Tony Tallarico. :) 8)
(http://images.cloud.worthpoint.com/wpimages/images/images1/1/0207/07/1_bbc37e71450bb9d4230b90452d8edc95.jpg) (http://images.cloud.worthpoint.com/wpimages/images/images1/1/0207/07/1_bbc37e71450bb9d4230b90452d8edc95.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 09, 2013, 03:29:41 PM
I've been trying to find a picture of the top and bottom of the Nancy Drew lunchbox, but as far as I can tell, it doesn't look like there is any further artwork on either one. It looks like it is just a smooth red cover of paint there.
You can kinda see it in this picture.
(http://www.thestrong.org/online-collections/images/Z001/Z00105/Z0010581.jpg) (http://www.thestrong.org/online-collections/images/Z001/Z00105/Z0010581.jpg)

It is neat to note that the Nancy Drew lunchbox seems to depict a scene from "The Mystery of Pirate's Cove", the first Nancy Drew episode of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, where Nancy and Ned are exploring at the base of the lighthouse. Also, the top scene shows Nancy struggling with a man, which seems to be the scene at the climax of the episode where Nancy is struggling with the villian at the top of a cliff.

For its part, The Hardy Boys lunchbox looks like it's depicting a scene from "The Mystery of the Haunted House", the first episode of the series, as well as the first to feature The Hardy Boys, where Frank and Joe are exploring "The Haunted House" club.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 22, 2013, 08:01:43 AM
Here's a great comic book ad for ABC's 1970 Fall season, promoting the second season of The Hardy Boys cartoon series.
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8464/8406034937_0e38f9a87a_o.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8464/8406034937_0e38f9a87a_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 22, 2013, 09:32:48 AM
I mentioned actually finding a copy of the Frank Hardy action figure produced for The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries at an antique store a while back in another thread (http://www.hardyboyscasefiles.com/forums/index.php?topic=2559.0) (but not actually purchasing it as I couldn't afford the money). But anyway, I thought someone might enjoy this page (http://mipaginadeshauncassidy.blogspot.com/2013/02/el-muneco-oficial-de-shaun-cassidy-1978.html) with some nice pictures of the Joe Hardy action figure, both in box and out of the box.
 (The blog seems to be based out of Mexico, so it's all in Spanish, but Google.com actually offers a Web site translator if you're interested in reading everything on the site in English. Or you can just look at the cool pictures! :) 8))
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-rZt62xsflWM/UR2i9qb0R0I/AAAAAAAAApA/VmRRJOpoqUY/s640/47134a_lg.jpg) (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-rZt62xsflWM/UR2i9qb0R0I/AAAAAAAAApA/VmRRJOpoqUY/s640/47134a_lg.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 22, 2013, 09:36:07 AM
Not too surprisingly, while Shaun Cassidy had an official figure released in his likeness in the form of his Joe Hardy character on the '70s show, as pictured in the previous post, there have apparently also been knock-off figures (http://mipaginadeshauncassidy.blogspot.com/2013/02/el-muneco-pirata-de-shaun-cassidy-1979.html) made in his likeness as well. (Or at least capitalizing on his popularity.)
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Bt1Mv9M3uI4/UR2iCdD-QjI/AAAAAAAAAoE/EuxwvE97SP8/s640/SHAUN+PIRATA+1.jpg) (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Bt1Mv9M3uI4/UR2iCdD-QjI/AAAAAAAAAoE/EuxwvE97SP8/s640/SHAUN+PIRATA+1.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 22, 2013, 09:40:14 AM
And from this same same blog, here's a cool look (http://mipaginadeshauncassidy.blogspot.com/2013/02/mi-credencial-del-hardy-boys-club-1978.html) at the contents of The Official Hardy Boys Fan Club kit. :) 8)
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-JLwtHd8hqTk/URczKRAD5XI/AAAAAAAAAkE/RAHBbvIC6zU/s320/FOLDER+DEL+HARDY+BOYS+FAN+CLUB_1978.jpg) (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-JLwtHd8hqTk/URczKRAD5XI/AAAAAAAAAkE/RAHBbvIC6zU/s320/FOLDER+DEL+HARDY+BOYS+FAN+CLUB_1978.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 22, 2013, 10:58:01 AM
Here is a nice close-up look at one of the reels from the Viewmaster set released in conjunction with The Hardy Boys cartoon series. This set had scenes from "The Secret of the Caves" episode [based on the book of the same name] (the Viewmaster release is actually titled, "The Mystery of the Caves" though.)
(http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/4954/hardyboysviewmaster1.jpg) (http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/4954/hardyboysviewmaster1.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 22, 2013, 11:04:40 AM
You can see the cover for this release here (http://hardyboys.us/hbom.htm).
And here's the back of the reel I posted in the last post.
(http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/9005/hardyboysviewmaster1bac.jpg) (http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/9005/hardyboysviewmaster1bac.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 22, 2013, 11:25:14 AM
Okay- here's the two covers (first one released in 1969, the second style released in 1970.)
(http://hardy-boys.com/Anim_TV_viewmaster2.JPG) (http://hardy-boys.com/Anim_TV_viewmaster2.JPG)
(http://hardy-boys.com/Anim_TV_vm.jpg) (http://hardy-boys.com/Anim_TV_vm.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 23, 2013, 10:31:28 AM
This is just a random observance, but I noticed that the three main stars of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries went to work on some of the same shows after they had finished with the '70s series. Both Shaun Cassidy and Parker Stevenson appeared on episodes of Murder, She Wrote and Matlock (but, alas, not the same ones)- Parker Stevenson and Pamela Sue Martin both appeared on different episodes of The Love Boat (in Parker's case, multiple episodes- but again, not the same one as Pamela.) [Herb Voland (Chief Collig on the '70s show) and Susan Buckner (the second actress to portray George Fayne on the '70s show) also appeared on The Love Boat- but not the same episodes.]
- and Shaun Cassidy, Parker Stevenson and Pamela Sue Martin all appeared on Alfred Hitchcock Presents (again, none of them in the same episode). But it's still a neat little thing to note. It'd be kinda fun to watch all of their episodes of those shows back to back just to see the familiar guest stars. :) 8)

Also, William Schallert (Carson Drew on the '70s series) appeared on an episode of Matlock (but not the same one as either Shaun or Parker). What's funny is that William Schallert and Edmund Gilbert both have had such long careers that both actually appeared on the original version of Mission: Impossible (in the 1960s) [but not the same episodes] whereas Parker Stevenson appeared on the 1980s revival series of Mission: Impossible. Also, William Schallert as well as Edith Atwater (Aunt Gertrude on the '70s show) appeared on Alfred Hitchcock Presents too - the 1960s version. ;) [different episodes]. (And of course, as I already mentioned, Shaun, Parker and Pamela all appeared on different episodes of the 1980s revival series.)
And William Schallert and Parker Stevenson both appeared together in North and South, Book II (a 1980s miniseries on TV).
They also both appeared on an episode of Hotel (but different episodes.)

Lisa Eilbacher (Callie Shaw) appeared together with Parker Stevenson in a 1981 TV-movie called This House Possessed. Lisa Eilbacher and William Schallert also both appeared on two different episodes of The Twilight Zone (the 1980s revival series). William Schallert also appeared in Twilight Zone: The Movie as well as the original '60s version of The Twilight Zone. And both he and Lisa Eilbacher and Edith Atwater (Aunt Gertrude on the '70s show) appeared on different episodes of Bonanza as well. William Schallert appeared for a couple of episodes on The Waltons and Lisa Eilbacher appeared on an episode as well [not the same as William's episodes.] Janet Louise Johnson [now known as Janet Julian] (second actress to portray Nancy Drew on the '70s show) appeared on The Waltons in a different episode as well.
      Lisa Eilbacher starred on Midnight Caller for a while from 1990-1991 and William Schallert also appeared on an episode of this show in 1989- so he didn't quite get to appear together with Lisa Eilbacher. He and Lisa Eilbacher and Jack Kelly (Harry Hammond in Season 3 of the '70s series) also appeared on different episodes of Gunsmoke. [Jack Kelly also appeared in a 1953 movie called Gunsmoke, but I don't think it has anything to do with the TV series.]
     And I'm pretty sure I've noted this somewhere before, but Edith Atwater (Aunt Gertrude on the '70s series) appeared together with Herb Voland (Chief Collig in a few episodes on the '70s series) in a 1960s show called Love On A Rooftop. Edith Atwater and William Schallert and Susan Buckner (the second actress to portray George Fayne on the '70s series) also all appeared on Switch (in different episodes.) Another fun thing to note for Edith Atwater- I don't know if this was intended as a tribute or not, but it may well have been- in her last acting appearance before she died, she appeared on an episode of Family Ties called "Auntie Up"- and her character on that show was Gertrude "Aunt Trudy" Harris. :) 8)
       
And a number of the cast of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries appeared together in a movie before they all wound up working together on the show later on. The movie is a 1974 movie called Our Time, which starred Parker Stevenson and Pamela Sue Martin and also had appearances from Edith Atwater and George O'Hanlon, Jr. (Ned Nickerson on the '70s show).
George O'Hanlon, Jr. and William Schallert also both appeared in episodes of "CHiPs"- though not in the same episodes.
But they did both appear together in a late 1980s miniseries called War and Remembrance! :) 8)
   And both made appearances on Magnum, P.I. (but in different episodes.)
     Also interesting to note- Pamela Sue Martin appeared on the original 1970s version of Fantasy Island and George O'Hanlon, Jr. appeared on the 1990s revival version of Fantasy Island.
Also, George O'Hanlon, Jr. appeared on an episode of Baywatch, which of course, Parker Stevenson starred on as Craig Pomeroy- but they weren't in the same episode together.
      And both William Schallert and Jean Rasey (George Fayne on the '70s series) appeared on episodes of Barnaby Jones and Lou Grant (but not the same ones.)
       Jack Kelly (Harry Hammond in Season 3 of the '70s series) and William Schallert both appeared in episodes of Sugarfoot, The Lucy Show, Banacek, Ironside and Marcus Welby, M.D.. (but not the same ones.) But they both appeared in the same episode of The Bionic Woman! :)
Also, Edith Atwater (Aunt Gertrude) appeared on an episode of Ironside too, but not the same one as William Schallert or Jack Kelly. Jack Kelly and Edith Atwater also both appeared on different episodes of The Rockford Files.
       Herb Voland (Chief Collig) and William Schallert both appeared together in a 1977 TV-movie called Tail Gunner Joe.
And William Schallert also appeared with Anne Lockhart in the 1985 TV-movie Gidget's Summer Reunion. (And she of course played two different roles on The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries- Sarah Masters in "The Mystery of the African Safari" and Jess in "The Last Kiss of Summer" (Parts 1 and 2).) And her mother, June Lockhart, made an appearance in the "Dangerous Waters" episode as Mrs. Migley, as well.)
     And Ruth Cox (Bess Marvin on the '70s series) also appeared in Happy Days, as did Gary Springer (Chet Morton on the '70s series), but in different episodes.
     Susan Buckner (the second actress to portray George Fayne on the '70s series) also appeared in B.J. and The Bear, as did Jack Kelly- but in different episodes.
    Susan Buckner and Herb Voland also both appeared on Starsky & Hutch- in different episodes.
Herb Voland and Ed Gilbert (Fenton Hardy on the '70s series) also both appeared on Wonder Woman in different episodes.
Ed Gilbert and William Schallert both appeared on The Six Million Dollar Man in different episodes.
   Ed Gilbert and William Schallert also both appeared on Combat! in different episodes.
Ed Gilbert and Jack Kelly also both appeared on The Name of the Game in different episodes.
Ed Gilbert and William Schallert both appeared on different episodes of The F.B.I. as well.
And Janet Louise Johnson (second actress to portray Nancy Drew on the '70s series) [now known as Janet Julian] also appeared on Murder, She Wrote in different episodes than either Shaun Cassidy or Parker Stevenson.
She also appeared on Falcon Crest, as did Parker Stevenson. She and Jack Kelly both appeared on different episodes of Alias Smith and Jones. She and Jack Kelly also appeared on different episodes of The Fall Guy. She and William Schallert both appeared on episodes of Enos and The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo. And she and Jack Kelly also appeared on different episodes of B.J. and the Bear.
           And lastly, while I'm going through the cast of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, I noticed that Robert Karnes shows up in four of the Nancy Drew episodes as the same character of Sheriff King. ("The Mystery of Pirate's Cove", "The Mystery of the Diamond Triangle", "A Haunting We Will Go" and "Mystery of the Fallen Angels")- It's a shame we didn't have Chief McGinnis on the show, but it was nice to have a consistent authority figure in the form of a police sheriff for Nancy Drew to deal with. At least for The Hardy Boys side we actually got a few appearances of Chief Ezra Collig.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 23, 2013, 10:38:39 AM
And if anyone is interested in seeing the 1974 movie Our Time, that featured 4 actors and actresses together before they all wound up working together on The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (those people in question being Parker Stevenson, Pamela Sue Martin, George O'Hanlon, Jr. and Edith Atwater)- it is available from Warner Archive on DVD (http://www.amazon.com/Our-Time-Pamela-Sue-Martin/dp/B003L8JTNC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1366731394&sr=8-2&keywords=Our+Time)! :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: tomswift2002 on April 23, 2013, 06:21:27 PM
MacGyver you forgot that with William Schallert he appeared in the "Star Trek" TOS back in the sixties, plus he made a reappearance on "Star Trek Deep Space Nine" in the 90's.  DS9 also had, in a later episode than Schallert's, Paul Popowich, who, while not bing n the 70's series, did play Joe Hardy in the 1995 series.

Plus Roger Carmel appeared in Star Trek TOS twice; there was also Diane Muldaur who appeared in TOS twice, and for 20 of the 22 episodes of TNG's second season.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 24, 2013, 09:19:04 AM
Ah! Can't believe I forgot the Star Trek connections- I think I meant to put those together separately and forgot. It took a while to compile that list there- lol. Thanks for the reminder. :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on May 02, 2013, 12:08:04 PM
For everything you ever wanted to know about Parker Stevenson and Shaun Cassidy, track down these unauthorized biographies! ;D
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61awIpKup%2BL._SS500_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61awIpKup%2BL._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on May 02, 2013, 12:32:25 PM
I don't know if I've mentioned this collectible on here before or not. It's meant as a tie-in to The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, as you can see it clearly has Shaun Cassidy and Parker Stevenson pictured on the front as The Hardy Boys. So I presume the stories it tells are set in the TV show's continuity as well. In any case, for those who may not be familiar, once upon a time in the 1970s largely- though this trend lasted some into the 1980s too, records [i.e. LPs and/or 45s] were often released to capitalize upon a television show or movie or comic book, etc. And in 1978, this was released for The Hardy Boys.
(http://www.tvtoys.com/auctions/IMG_3533.JPG) (http://www.tvtoys.com/auctions/IMG_3533.JPG)
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_IqWOPMHbs0E/SZ6x8GhcjbI/AAAAAAAACHA/bKcxTL_3KNk/s1600/hardy_boys_bk.jpg) (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_IqWOPMHbs0E/SZ6x8GhcjbI/AAAAAAAACHA/bKcxTL_3KNk/s1600/hardy_boys_bk.jpg)
It features two Hardy Boys stories- "The Disco Conspiracy" and "The Mystery of the Missing Iceman", which you can listen (http://franklinmintblog.blogspot.com/2009/02/hardy-boys-1978.html) to on your record player with all the sound effects and music and all.
        From what I've heard, the stories were not all that great, and Shaun Cassidy and Parker Stevenson do not actually appear on this record to record their voices or anything. But nonetheless, it's an interesting little collectible from the show and by extension the books.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on May 02, 2013, 12:43:29 PM
I found this cool photostream on Flickr where a fan has made "mini LPs" (i.e. converting the original LP release to a replica CD) from a lot of classic Saturday morning cartoon series LP releases- and it includes The Hardy Boys cartoon, along with some other Filmation classics! I thought someone might like to see these (http://www.flickr.com/photos/michelle_66/3200530839/in/set-72157612589131511).
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3328/3200530839_2dd8027a98_o.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3328/3200530839_2dd8027a98_o.jpg)
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3348/3200530983_d5e725d20a_o.jpg) (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3348/3200530983_d5e725d20a_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on May 02, 2013, 01:01:03 PM
Wow- Shaun Cassidy met Chewbacca! :) 8) ;D
(http://img0.etsystatic.com/006/1/5993387/il_570xN.381041340_agsr.jpg) (http://img0.etsystatic.com/006/1/5993387/il_570xN.381041340_agsr.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on May 02, 2013, 01:07:36 PM
I am pretty sure I have posted the puzzles released in conjunction with the '70s show before, but I don't know if I've posted this one-
(http://img1.etsystatic.com/007/0/6566541/il_fullxfull.372304701_7v49.jpg) (http://img1.etsystatic.com/007/0/6566541/il_fullxfull.372304701_7v49.jpg)
(http://img1.etsystatic.com/000/0/6566541/il_fullxfull.299261457.jpg) (http://img1.etsystatic.com/000/0/6566541/il_fullxfull.299261457.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on May 02, 2013, 01:09:19 PM
And here's this other one too- apparently, this puzzle has 121 pieces, so it's a bit more challenging than the other one.
(http://img1.etsystatic.com/011/0/6229748/il_fullxfull.430613541_g9v7.jpg) (http://img1.etsystatic.com/011/0/6229748/il_fullxfull.430613541_g9v7.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on May 02, 2013, 01:12:33 PM
And of course The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew were featured in kids' magazines like Dynamite!, which I've posted about earlier in this thread. Another magazine that featured them is Supermag.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3158/3046134908_0d4039eb8c.jpg) (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3158/3046134908_0d4039eb8c.jpg)
Here is a list (http://www.rassoodock.com/data-pages/supermag.html) of all the issues from this magazine, with information on who's featured in which issue, so you know which ones to look for in the thrift stores or online, etc. :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on May 02, 2013, 01:16:01 PM
I posted about the various board games based on The Hardy Boys earlier (http://www.hardyboyscasefiles.com/forums/index.php?topic=1890.msg65639#msg65639) in this thread.

Here's a product description for "The Hardy Boys Mystery Game: The Secret of Thunder Mountain" board game (based on the 1970s show) that I found on Amazon.com-

"In search of stolen gems, the Hardy Boys traveled to Thunder Mountain on their motorcycles. There they found pieces of evidence that helped them solve the robbery. Now you must gather your own pieces of evidence in order to win this game. It's exciting. Which player will be the first to discover Who?, What?, Where?, or When? It's fast. Your playing piece is a motorcycle. With it you travel around the board trying to gather the pieces of evidence that you need. It's a game that involves some strategy. Being a detective tests your concentration and memory. Join the Hardy Boys in a new adventure. See if you, too, are unable to solve the Mystery Of Thunder Mountain."

(I'm thinking they meant "able" in that last sentence- lol. ;D)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71t1HuOOaXL._SL1147_.jpg) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71t1HuOOaXL._SL1147_.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: tomswift2002 on May 03, 2013, 07:10:09 AM
I've got a copy of "The Secret Of Thunder Mountain" game which I piked up at a garage sale about 20 years ago for about 25 cents (of course my copy is one of the scarce Canadian editions where everything was printed in both English and French).  It's interesting. 
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on May 03, 2013, 09:58:05 AM
Oh, nice! Yeah, if I ever found a copy of this board game (American or Canadian edition), I'd love to grab it up for my collection- if I can find it for a good price. I don't care to spend a ton of money to track down a board game, even one that does look pretty cool like this one.
But some people get really into board games, as evidenced by this site (http://www.boardgamegeek.com). :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: tomswift2002 on May 03, 2013, 09:08:00 PM
Apparently the American version is easier to locate than the Canadian one.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on May 07, 2013, 12:41:28 PM
Here are some pictures from the 1975 Dynamite issued that featured Parker Stevenson and Shaun Cassidy as The Hardy Boys! :) 8)
(http://img0.etsystatic.com/001/0/5116996/il_fullxfull.360591700_objh.jpg) (http://img0.etsystatic.com/001/0/5116996/il_fullxfull.360591700_objh.jpg)
(http://img0.etsystatic.com/004/0/5116996/il_fullxfull.360591696_7kfa.jpg) (http://img0.etsystatic.com/004/0/5116996/il_fullxfull.360591696_7kfa.jpg)
(http://img0.etsystatic.com/003/0/5116996/il_fullxfull.360591704_le4c.jpg) (http://img0.etsystatic.com/003/0/5116996/il_fullxfull.360591704_le4c.jpg)
(http://img1.etsystatic.com/004/0/5116996/il_fullxfull.360599177_bnxs.jpg) (http://img1.etsystatic.com/004/0/5116996/il_fullxfull.360599177_bnxs.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on May 16, 2013, 01:57:51 PM
Here's something fun to do with your Frank and Joe Hardy action figures from the '70s show, if you're fortunate enough to own these collectibles (for a decent price anyway.)
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7447/8723065695_cddf19d283.jpg) (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7447/8723065695_cddf19d283.jpg)
Joe Hardy has apparently met up with Kelly Garrett of Charlie's Angels and is helping her with some shopping. Cute. :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on May 16, 2013, 02:05:58 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8514/8549652401_1d24dacb85_o.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8514/8549652401_1d24dacb85_o.jpg)
Pamela Sue Martin's autograph! What a nice collectible for these fans. :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on May 16, 2013, 02:19:32 PM
I have a feeling I may have posted this before but just in case I haven't- here's a great comic book ad for The Hardy Boys cartoon! (Pete looks a bit lighter than usual though- obviously the color was a little off on this one.)
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8464/8406034937_c652f30869_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8464/8406034937_c652f30869_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on May 16, 2013, 02:25:26 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8472/8397043468_b9799375ce_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8472/8397043468_b9799375ce_b.jpg)

The Hardy Boys record player! It is technically a tie-in merchandise item for The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries show- but of course, since Shaun Cassidy was hugely known at that point for both his acting career as Joe Hardy and his singing career- of course, he gets top billing on this. You can barely make out Parker Stevenson's name in there as well, as we see his likeness depicted in the background, holding a flashlight shining on his and Shaun's names. And there's a drawing of The Hardy Boys' van and their motorcycles. Pretty cool! :) 8)
And yes, of course- that's a Shaun Cassidy album playing too! ;)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on May 16, 2013, 02:41:17 PM
Here's a website (http://laservideodisc.tripod.com/discovision/id5.html) cataloguing LaserDisc releases and it includes the release of "The Mystery of the Haunted House" episode of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries to LaserDisc, under the "DiscoVision" label. This was apparently first released in March 1979, according to this other site (http://www.blamld.com/DiscoVision/Television_Movies/19-008.htm). :) 8) (And last appeared in the October 1980 catalogue. The original price of $5.95 doesn't seem too terrible, I suppose- but that is kind of a lot to pay for 1 episode of a show, especially when you can get individual episodes online digitally for like maybe a dollar or two.)
(http://www.blam1.com/DiscoVision/Television_Movies/images/19-008_front.jpg) (http://www.blam1.com/DiscoVision/Television_Movies/images/19-008_front.jpg)
(http://www.blam1.com/DiscoVision/Television_Movies/images/19-008_back.jpg) (http://www.blam1.com/DiscoVision/Television_Movies/images/19-008_back.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on May 16, 2013, 02:54:09 PM
And for anyone wondering what a LaserDisc player is- (http://www.blamld.com/DiscoVision/images/VP-1000A.jpg) (http://www.blamld.com/DiscoVision/images/VP-1000A.jpg).
It's essentially the forerunner of DVDs and Blu-Ray discs. :) 8)
Here's a nice page  (http://www.blamld.com/DiscoVision/VP-1000_10-80.htm) about it.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: tomswift2002 on May 17, 2013, 08:37:57 AM
Of course Laserdisc only played analog video, unlike DVD players that play digital video.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on May 17, 2013, 09:03:57 AM
Good point. Still, it was pretty cool for its time. The only time I remember ever seeing anything on LaserDisc is in the mid-'90s when my school was still using them to show videos for science class. I just remembering thinking- "Wow! What is that CD the size of an LP?" ;) ;D
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: tomswift2002 on May 18, 2013, 04:44:46 AM
I know that I've seen and held an actual Laserdisc, but as far as I can remember, I've never seen any video from a Laserdisc.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on June 18, 2013, 12:05:21 PM
Here's a site that bills itself as a museum of games- and this is their entry (http://gamesmuseum.uwaterloo.ca/VirtualExhibits/TV%20Games/hardyboys/) for The Hardy Boys board game based on the '70s show.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: tomswift2002 on June 18, 2013, 08:52:26 PM
Here's a site that bills itself as a museum of games- and this is their entry (http://gamesmuseum.uwaterloo.ca/VirtualExhibits/TV%20Games/hardyboys/) for The Hardy Boys board game based on the '70s show.

University of Waterloo!  Canadian University at that!  That's a nice thing for them to have, especially with the Hardys Canadian connections.

In the future I'm going to try to post to the Facebook page scans of a record I picked up recently.  "The Hardy Boys Love and Let Love/Sink Or Swim", the version issued in Portugal, which featured a very different cover than the American version
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on June 19, 2013, 09:08:09 AM
Nice! I'll definitely be interested to see that. :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on June 19, 2013, 09:11:25 AM
Quote
University of Waterloo!  Canadian University at that!  That's a nice thing for them to have, especially with the Hardys Canadian connections.
Definitely. The Hardy Boys series may have been started by an American (Edward Stratemeyer), but it would not be nearly as memorable except for the outstanding efforts of a Canadian writer (Leslie McFarlane). :) 8)
Always nice to have intercultural connections like that- along with Mexicans, Americans and Canadians are all North Americans anyway.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on July 15, 2013, 09:51:11 AM
I just ran across this very brief interview (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fndvJpBPiuU) with Shaun Cassidy about his experiences working on The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries. :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on July 17, 2013, 02:25:57 PM
One of the most interesting pieces of merchandise I've come across from The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries- I'm kinda suspicious on this as to whether it's really an officially licensed merchandise item or perhaps just a fanmade item. Nonetheless, here's a Hardy Boys poker chip.
(http://s.ecrater.com/stores/103327/49d833d81ee13_103327b.jpg) (http://s.ecrater.com/stores/103327/49d833d81ee13_103327b.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: tomswift2002 on July 17, 2013, 07:54:25 PM
One of the most interesting pieces of merchandise I've come across from The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries- I'm kinda suspicious on this as to whether it's really an officially licensed merchandise item or perhaps just a fanmade item. Nonetheless, here's a Hardy Boys poker chip.
(http://s.ecrater.com/stores/103327/49d833d81ee13_103327b.jpg) (http://s.ecrater.com/stores/103327/49d833d81ee13_103327b.jpg)

I've actually got that chip.   Unfortunately I still have no idea as to its authenticity, but it was on Amazon at the same time "The Ahidden Thrft' as released, but I don't think it was from the game company.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on July 18, 2013, 01:16:37 PM
Oh, that's cool. I didn't realize it was sold through Amazon.com - but then, Amazon also has a lot of bootleg stuff that gets sold on there too...
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on July 21, 2013, 05:57:11 PM
Wow- just found this cool video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O55DzXmidAE) on Youtube, offering an analysis of the The Hardy Boys Game, the 1969 board game that was released based on The Hardy Boys cartoon series.
 :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on July 24, 2013, 12:51:20 PM
I can't recall if I've posted this on here before or not, but has anyone ever seen this collectible from The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries show?
(http://www.notrecinema.com/images/filmsi/the-hardy-boys_263634_39362.jpg) (http://www.notrecinema.com/images/filmsi/the-hardy-boys_263634_39362.jpg)
It's a greeting cards set with the idea of kids painting and creating their own cards featuring the likenesses of the stars of the show.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on July 24, 2013, 12:54:08 PM
And don't forget to put up your posters of Frank and Joe!
(http://s.ecrater.com/stores/53906/50476db1f36b3_53906n.jpg) (http://s.ecrater.com/stores/53906/50476db1f36b3_53906n.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on July 24, 2013, 01:11:25 PM
Just a screen capture from The Hardy Boys cartoon series I ran across:
(http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/_img/shows/banner_1142.jpg) (http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/_img/shows/banner_1142.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on July 24, 2013, 01:34:37 PM
I do believe the excellent Nancy Drew fan site- (Nancy Drew Sleuth (http://www.nancydrewsleuth.com/ctv.html))- has more information on the Cartoonarama kit, as well as further pictures.

For instance: (http://www.nancydrewsleuth.com/cartoonaramabackbox.jpg) (http://www.nancydrewsleuth.com/cartoonaramabackbox.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on July 24, 2013, 01:42:04 PM
I've posted some material from The Hardy Boys Fan Club on here before- here's a look at the accompanying Nancy Drew Fan Club kit (http://www.oocities.org/soho/nook/3173/ndfc3.gif). (Both are based on The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries).
Also, check Pamela Sue Martin's Web site (http://www.pamelasuemartin.net/television/nancy_drew/nancy_related.htm) for a nice gallery of Nancy Drew collectibles related to the '70s show- including a cover of a German printing of a Nancy Drew book that used Pamela Sue Martin's likeness in the illustration. (In some European language Nancy Drew books, Nancy is known as Alice.)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on July 24, 2013, 01:45:48 PM
Also, check out this site (http://www.lib.umd.edu/RARE/SpecialCollection/nancy/fans.html).
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on July 24, 2013, 01:47:47 PM
Hey- this is cool! Here's a promotional picture from The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries- looks like it's from "The Mystery of the African Safari" episode.
(http://thumbs3.picclick.com/d/w500/pict/350560670458_/SHAUN-CASSIDY-PARKER-STEVENSON-THE-HARDY-BOYS-ORIGINAL.jpg) (http://thumbs3.picclick.com/d/w500/pict/350560670458_/SHAUN-CASSIDY-PARKER-STEVENSON-THE-HARDY-BOYS-ORIGINAL.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: VLoneWolf on July 24, 2013, 02:28:26 PM
Why is Nancy Drew called Alice?
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on July 24, 2013, 03:40:14 PM
Nancy Drew is called Alice Roy in France, but she's also called other names in other countries. Sometimes it is just because of some quirk on the part of the publishers where they decided that some other name sounds better than the one the character is known by throughout the world. From what I have read, I believe the reason for the name change in France is because "Nancy" is slang in some countries for something bad of a sexual nature. (I am not totally sure exactly what, but that is the explanation I have read.) And in some cases, the name is changed just because a particular culture and language may not have that name as a common name and so the publisher may decide that the books won't sell well there with that name- or it could just be because the name is hard or nigh impossible to pronounce in that language.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on July 24, 2013, 10:46:11 PM
Here's a 1981 promo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2JSjX-2Tm4) for reruns of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries on a local channel somewhere. :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: tomswift2002 on July 25, 2013, 07:36:01 AM
With Alice Roy, I believe Nancy's name was changed to that because Nancy is the name of a heavily polluted river in France.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on July 25, 2013, 07:54:23 AM
Okay- interesting. I hadn't heard that before.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on July 25, 2013, 09:27:43 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8405/8623715952_6fe5e9a592_b.jpg) (http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8405/8623715952_6fe5e9a592_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on July 25, 2013, 09:34:41 AM
The above ad is for a 1977 ABC Saturday morning cartoon schedule preview special, which featured Parker Stevenson and Shaun Cassidy and Pamela Sue Martin as Frank, Joe and Nancy, respectively. :) 8) (I believe I have posted somewhere here before (http://www.hardyboyscasefiles.com/forums/index.php?topic=1890.msg66074#msg66074) a separate special that Parker and Shaun appear as Frank and Joe Hardy in to promote the second season of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries as well, and the Fall 1977 ABC preview too (http://www.hardyboyscasefiles.com/forums/index.php?topic=1890.msg65834;topicseen#msg65834), but I haven't seen this one before. So now I will be curious to track this one down to watch their appearances.) :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on August 06, 2013, 12:38:22 PM
Whoa! Here's a pretty cool collectible for The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries. The Electric Company Magazine featured Frank, Joe and Nancy on the cover (with an illustration based on their portrayals by Parker Stevenson, Shaun Cassidy and Pamela Sue Martin, respectively) of the October 1977 issue! Cool drawing! (And doubly cool for me as a fan of The Electric Company and its parent show- Sesame Street- and of course, Jim Henson and all his Muppets creations in general.) :) 8)
(And hey!- it's also an issue that features a Spidey Super Story! [As fans may know, a live action Spider-Man appeared on The Electric Company on the original 1970s show. And I guess to balance out the Marvel Comics portion, DC Comics got represented as well with a live action appearance of Blue Beetle!])
(http://www.spiderfan.org/comics/images/electric_co_mag/039.jpg) (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-WLd852TSHug/Tphlo3BW7gI/AAAAAAAAE0A/051QnK7ByQc/s1600/cover.jpg)(http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/812/bfx1.jpg/) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/812/bfx1.jpg/)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: VLoneWolf on August 06, 2013, 01:55:21 PM
Did the magazine really have secrets about The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew?
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Post by: MacGyver on August 06, 2013, 02:51:16 PM
Probably secrets about the making of the 1970s TV show based on The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew. :) 8)
I don't know what all else the magazine may have covered- I don't have a copy of this, but I'd love to track one down.
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Post by: MacGyver on August 06, 2013, 03:55:55 PM
Well, I managed to find a quick look (http://wonderfulwonderblog.blogspot.com/2011/10/what-no-pumpkin.html) at this issue online from a Halloween blog (so the only scans there are of suggestions for alternative jack-o-lanterns for Halloween rather than a pumpkin.)
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Post by: MacGyver on August 09, 2013, 11:23:29 AM
This is a pretty rare find- a Hardy Boys watch released in conjunction with the '70s show. A Nancy Drew watch was also released.
(http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/65/9e/14/659e1458b0298d77f0ed25bebffab1b4.jpg) (http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/65/9e/14/659e1458b0298d77f0ed25bebffab1b4.jpg)
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Post by: MacGyver on August 09, 2013, 11:29:00 AM
Here's the Nancy Drew watch.
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_R_1DrTLoTfw/SW_cbcnOZBI/AAAAAAAAAXA/wSs60G-6SNI/s1600/ndwatch3.jpg) (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_R_1DrTLoTfw/SW_cbcnOZBI/AAAAAAAAAXA/wSs60G-6SNI/s1600/ndwatch3.jpg)

Read more (and see more pictures) of both watches here (http://nancydrewsleuths.blogspot.com/2009_01_01_archive.html).
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Post by: MacGyver on August 09, 2013, 11:31:25 AM
I've posted a picture of this before, but I ran across a picture that actually shows the box open and components inside, so here's another look at The Hardy Boys' Van Model Kit, based on The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries. :) 8)
(http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/71/21/16/712116070319c441456b1f8d6003ee5e.jpg) (http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/71/21/16/712116070319c441456b1f8d6003ee5e.jpg)
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Post by: MacGyver on August 09, 2013, 11:36:30 AM
I can't remember if I've posted this one before, but here's another Hardy Boys puzzle released in conjunction with the '70s show.
(http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/09/61/61/0961616b77b14122517ef9d3ee9f7f94.jpg) (http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/09/61/61/0961616b77b14122517ef9d3ee9f7f94.jpg)
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Post by: MacGyver on August 09, 2013, 11:45:09 AM
Here's an even bigger look.
(http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/33/f6/c8/33f6c80568542ac62ad2c936bcd5d317.jpg) (http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/33/f6/c8/33f6c80568542ac62ad2c936bcd5d317.jpg)
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Post by: MacGyver on August 09, 2013, 12:11:50 PM
Vintage 1970s stickers:
(http://bonanzleimages.s3.amazonaws.com/afu/images/1805/0707/IMG_9620.JPG) (http://bonanzleimages.s3.amazonaws.com/afu/images/1805/0707/IMG_9620.JPG)
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Post by: MacGyver on August 09, 2013, 12:25:42 PM
Some of the activity books released for Nancy Drew based on the '70s show.
(http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/0/4/6/3/7/0/webimg/551018966_o.jpg) (http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/0/4/6/3/7/0/webimg/551018966_o.jpg)
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Post by: MacGyver on August 09, 2013, 12:27:00 PM
I don't know that these were really based on the '70s show, but they were released around the same time, so they probably capitalized on the popularity of the show along with the popularity of the books themselves.
(http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/0/4/6/3/7/0/webimg/551019121_o.jpg) (http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/0/4/6/3/7/0/webimg/551019121_o.jpg)
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Post by: MacGyver on August 09, 2013, 12:31:52 PM
Oh wow! I just recently found (and became enamored with) the October 1977 issue of The Electric Company Magazine that featured a cool illustration of Frank, Joe and Nancy based on their portrayals on The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (Parker Stevenson, Shaun Cassidy and Pamela Sue Martin, respectively). And now I've found an issue of Pizzazz that also featured Frank and Joe on the cover, again illustrated in the likenesses of Parker Stevenson and Shaun Cassidy! (along with a bunch of other cool folks like Spider-Man, The Hulk, Thor, Charlie's Angels, Kristy McNichol and Fonzie!) :) 8) [January 1978 issue]
(http://img0.etsystatic.com/022/0/6578187/il_fullxfull.488432138_ieh8.jpg?ref=l2) (http://img0.etsystatic.com/022/0/6578187/il_fullxfull.488432138_ieh8.jpg?ref=l2)
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Post by: MacGyver on August 09, 2013, 12:34:49 PM
Some more pictures from the magazine-
(http://img1.etsystatic.com/021/0/6578187/il_fullxfull.488376777_or4n.jpg?ref=l2) (http://img1.etsystatic.com/021/0/6578187/il_fullxfull.488376777_or4n.jpg?ref=l2)
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Post by: MacGyver on August 09, 2013, 12:36:50 PM
(http://img0.etsystatic.com/017/0/6578187/il_fullxfull.488332144_2j2h.jpg?ref=l2) (http://img0.etsystatic.com/017/0/6578187/il_fullxfull.488332144_2j2h.jpg?ref=l2)
(http://img1.etsystatic.com/024/0/6578187/il_fullxfull.488376783_n3v9.jpg?ref=l2) (http://img1.etsystatic.com/024/0/6578187/il_fullxfull.488376783_n3v9.jpg?ref=l2)
(http://img0.etsystatic.com/017/0/6578187/il_fullxfull.488332176_h0dn.jpg?ref=l2) (http://img0.etsystatic.com/017/0/6578187/il_fullxfull.488332176_h0dn.jpg?ref=l2)
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Post by: MacGyver on August 09, 2013, 12:41:57 PM
I've posted one version released of Viewmaster reels from The Hardy Boys cartoon series, and here's the other one.
(Both are the same reels though- all based on The Secret of the Caves, even though the reel calls it The Mystery of the Caves.)
(http://img0.etsystatic.com/009/0/6255589/il_fullxfull.465470592_4kcz.jpg?ref=l2) (http://img0.etsystatic.com/009/0/6255589/il_fullxfull.465470592_4kcz.jpg?ref=l2)
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Post by: MacGyver on August 09, 2013, 12:43:27 PM
Here are some great closeups of the reels-
(http://img0.etsystatic.com/016/0/6255589/il_fullxfull.465470606_aki5.jpg?ref=l2) (http://img0.etsystatic.com/016/0/6255589/il_fullxfull.465470606_aki5.jpg?ref=l2)
(http://img1.etsystatic.com/013/0/6255589/il_fullxfull.465482921_c5mk.jpg?ref=l2) (http://img1.etsystatic.com/013/0/6255589/il_fullxfull.465482921_c5mk.jpg?ref=l2)
(http://img1.etsystatic.com/014/0/6255589/il_fullxfull.465482955_ho2e.jpg?ref=l2) (http://img1.etsystatic.com/014/0/6255589/il_fullxfull.465482955_ho2e.jpg?ref=l2)
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Post by: MacGyver on August 09, 2013, 12:49:42 PM
This set is dated 1970 Filmation Associates and comes with the minature storybook, as pictured above. Cool. :) 8)
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Post by: MacGyver on August 09, 2013, 12:55:58 PM
I don't know if I can really call this a collectible from the 1970s show or not. But here's one the girls will enjoy- a Shaun Cassidy puzzle.
(http://img1.etsystatic.com/017/0/8404927/il_fullxfull.488117665_73jb.jpg?ref=l2) (http://img1.etsystatic.com/017/0/8404927/il_fullxfull.488117665_73jb.jpg?ref=l2)
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Post by: MacGyver on August 09, 2013, 12:57:02 PM
(http://img1.etsystatic.com/020/0/8404927/il_fullxfull.488117799_hslk.jpg?ref=l2) (http://img1.etsystatic.com/020/0/8404927/il_fullxfull.488117799_hslk.jpg?ref=l2)

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Post by: MacGyver on August 09, 2013, 01:00:32 PM
Ah- here's the tie-in though. It's a 200 piece puzzle from 1978 and though it's small, the side of the box does prominently mention Shaun Cassidy as Joe Hardy of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (though by this point, they were just calling it The Hardy Boys Mysteries TV show on the box- but merchandising did that anyway, even before the 3rd. season I think, just to differentiate between The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew. Probably also because they were marketing the products to two different genders many times as well. (i.e. What I'm trying to say is that Nancy Drew products and Hardy Boys products were probably marketed separately- it seems that they were treated as two separate shows at times although they were both part of the same family- just two different productions within the same TV show.)
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Post by: MacGyver on August 09, 2013, 01:02:55 PM
I thought I had posted this before but I can't find it now so I'm posting it again:
Check out (http://plaidstallions.blogspot.com/2011/03/hardy-boys-in-3d.html) The Hardy Boys 3D Viewer Van toy from The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries- Nice!
(http://www.plaidstallions.com/images/tl/hardyboysvan.jpg) (http://www.plaidstallions.com/images/tl/hardyboysvan.jpg)
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Post by: MacGyver on August 09, 2013, 01:06:22 PM
And don't forget to check out  (http://www.plaidstallions.com/kenner/hardyboys.html) the catalog listings for the Frank and Joe Hardy action figures released based on the '70s TV show. Note that Joe has a silver jacket here; quite different from the red jacket he got when the actual release item came.
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Post by: MacGyver on August 09, 2013, 01:09:09 PM
And here's an inspirational quote I saw on the Hardy Boys Detective Agency forum- lol.

"We don't sweat. We don't strain. And our hair never gets messed up. Why? Because we're The Hardy Boys!'
- Shaun Cassidy(from the Shaun Cassidy Scrapbook)
 :) 8) ;D
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Post by: MacGyver on August 09, 2013, 01:22:30 PM
Some nice closeup views (http://www.mymodremod.com/?p=4177) of The Hardy Boys Mystery Game: The Secret of Thunder Mountain, based on the '70s show.
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Post by: MacGyver on August 09, 2013, 01:23:55 PM
The game board looks pretty cool when it's all set up.
(http://www.mymodremod.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/hb6.jpg) (http://www.mymodremod.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/hb6.jpg)
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Post by: tomswift2002 on August 09, 2013, 03:38:29 PM
Some nice closeup views (http://www.mymodremod.com/?p=4177) of The Hardy Boys Mystery Game: The Secret of Thunder Mountain, based on the '70s show.


Those are close ups of the American version of the game where everything was in English.  The Canadian Version looks pretty much like those pictures, but on things, such as the "Follow The Lead" cards, the font is smaller and there is a line under the English, followed by the same thing in French. 
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Post by: MacGyver on August 09, 2013, 03:57:25 PM
Okay- thanks for the clarification. I remember you mentioned you've got a copy of the Canadian version of the board game- from what I understand, that is a pretty nice and kinda rare thing to come by. 8) :)
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Post by: MacGyver on August 21, 2013, 03:18:33 PM
Just found this cool promo picture from The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries with Frank and Joe in front of their trusty van. :) 8)

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/d46ff0b93b6890d74c5a502bbe465b42/tumblr_mk3ud1qFJJ1qi8lhlo1_1280.jpg) (http://24.media.tumblr.com/d46ff0b93b6890d74c5a502bbe465b42/tumblr_mk3ud1qFJJ1qi8lhlo1_1280.jpg)
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Post by: MacGyver on August 21, 2013, 03:27:12 PM
And here's another one in black and white.
(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT-s0YxrPlgymvP5VDgDUdOGuyyoNeawQoWJjH4SDVf3geyB9tfDA) (http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT-s0YxrPlgymvP5VDgDUdOGuyyoNeawQoWJjH4SDVf3geyB9tfDA)
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Post by: MacGyver on August 21, 2013, 03:29:16 PM
(http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ls70rvJfxQ1qgqj2zo1_400.gif) (http://31.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ls70rvJfxQ1qgqj2zo1_400.gif)
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Post by: MacGyver on August 21, 2013, 08:02:34 PM
I'm pretty sure I've posted this before, but here are the Kenner catalog pages (http://totallyjem.jemmagic.com/kennerhardyboys.html) from 1978 and 1979, advertising The Hardy Boys action figures from The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries. I noticed that the original 1978 look for Joe and Frank are different from the figures shown in the 1979 catalog. I've only ever seen Frank and Joe as depicted in the 1979 catalog- does anyone know if the other versions were ever released? The difference with Frank is not as noticeable, but the original Joe figure has a silver jacket- quite a contrast from the red jacket that was used later.
(And yes, this is from a Jem! fan site. Apparently some of the Kenner designs for The Hardy Boys may have been reused for Jem figures. Oh well- that's cool. I remember watching Jem! as a kid in the '80s- fun cartoon. And I do believe it's still running on The Hub- or at least it was airing there again recently.)
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Post by: MacGyver on August 21, 2013, 08:13:12 PM
The house used as The Hardys' home on The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries with the filming sign in front of it. (I believe this is from back in late '70s when the show was in production and thus tour groups could see it on the Universal studio lots.)
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Post by: MacGyver on August 21, 2013, 08:52:52 PM
Here's a picture of Pamela Sue Martin from November 2012, meeting with a fan at a convention. Nancy Drew's still looking great! :) 8)
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-BqmbY5Yx61U/UKRfdHC7gtI/AAAAAAAAAYk/i8UWeAFilsE/s1600/psm.jpg) (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-BqmbY5Yx61U/UKRfdHC7gtI/AAAAAAAAAYk/i8UWeAFilsE/s1600/psm.jpg)

(Here's the blog entry (http://maximumtuneage.blogspot.com/2012/11/paying-off-six-million-dollar-debt.html) where this originally came from.)
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Post by: MacGyver on August 21, 2013, 08:57:10 PM
Promotional ad for The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries :) 8)
(http://thumbs2.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/mVIgROoScO5JCl91-mOfnlA.jpg) (http://thumbs2.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/mVIgROoScO5JCl91-mOfnlA.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on August 23, 2013, 01:51:45 PM
Quote
Whoa! Here's a pretty cool collectible for The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries. The Electric Company Magazine featured Frank, Joe and Nancy on the cover (with an illustration based on their portrayals by Parker Stevenson, Shaun Cassidy and Pamela Sue Martin, respectively) of the October 1977 issue! Cool drawing! (And doubly cool for me as a fan of The Electric Company and its parent show- Sesame Street- and of course, Jim Henson and all his Muppets creations in general.) :) 8)
(And hey!- it's also an issue that features a Spidey Super Story! [As fans may know, a live action Spider-Man appeared on The Electric Company on the original 1970s show. And I guess to balance out the Marvel Comics portion, DC Comics got represented as well with a live action appearance of Blue Beetle!])
(http://www.spiderfan.org/comics/images/electric_co_mag/039.jpg) (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-WLd852TSHug/Tphlo3BW7gI/AAAAAAAAE0A/051QnK7ByQc/s1600/cover.jpg)(http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/812/bfx1.jpg/) (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/812/bfx1.jpg/)

Ever since I ran across this recently, I've been enamored with tracking down a copy... I haven't turned up much on that yet, but I did find an old Ebay listing (http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/electric-company-hardy-boys-nancy-139228804) for this item that gives a little insight on the contents.
Apparently, it features The Hardy Boys' and Nancy Drew's "Detective Tips". Sounds groovy! And of course, there's a 5 page Spidey Super Stories comic featuring Mysterio! :) 8)
Hopefully I'll be able to track down a copy someday- I just love that cover!
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Post by: MacGyver on August 26, 2013, 12:49:56 PM
If you need a costume for Halloween this year, you can always go as Nancy Drew or The Hardy Boys! :) 8) (http://www.plaidstallions.com/collegeville/19786.jpg) (http://www.plaidstallions.com/collegeville/19786.jpg)
(based on The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries show, of course. There are also Halloween costumes that were made for The Hardy Boys cartoon- I'll post some pictures when I find some good ones.)
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Post by: MacGyver on August 28, 2013, 05:50:21 PM
Not so much merchandise here, but I found this page  (http://hillplace.blogspot.com/2013/07/universal-appeal-ana-alicia.html) where Ana Alicia recalls some memories from filiming the "Life on the Line" episode of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, complete with a screen capture of Ana Alicia and Shaun Cassidy together in a scene.
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Post by: MacGyver on September 07, 2013, 03:07:22 AM
Some cool cels painted for The Hardy Boys cartoon.
(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Hardy-Boys-TV-Series-Cartoon-Animation-33-x10-Panoramic-Hand-Painted-Bkgd-002-/00/s/MjkzWDkyNw==/z/9sAAAOxyuMVSDTJV/$T2eC16hHJF8FFqIWbY3,BSDTJVHFcQ~~60_57.JPG) (http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Hardy-Boys-TV-Series-Cartoon-Animation-33-x10-Panoramic-Hand-Painted-Bkgd-002-/00/s/MjkzWDkyNw==/z/9sAAAOxyuMVSDTJV/$T2eC16hHJF8FFqIWbY3,BSDTJVHFcQ~~60_57.JPG)
(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Hardy-Boys-TV-Series-Cartoon-Animation-33-x10-Panoramic-Hand-Painted-Bkgd-002-/00/s/NzY4WDEwMjQ=/z/DCoAAOxy77hSDTJZ/$T2eC16VHJIIFHJJ1r0C5BSDTJYzRLw~~60_57.JPG?rt=nc) (http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Hardy-Boys-TV-Series-Cartoon-Animation-33-x10-Panoramic-Hand-Painted-Bkgd-002-/00/s/NzY4WDEwMjQ=/z/DCoAAOxy77hSDTJZ/$T2eC16VHJIIFHJJ1r0C5BSDTJYzRLw~~60_57.JPG?rt=nc)
(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Hardy-Boys-TV-Series-Cartoon-Animation-33-x10-Panoramic-Hand-Painted-Bkgd-002-/00/s/NzY4WDEwMjQ=/z/Tc0AAOxyPc5SDTJc/$(KGrHqFHJBsFIE2jpzs2BSDTJcB5zg~~60_57.JPG?rt=nc) (http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Hardy-Boys-TV-Series-Cartoon-Animation-33-x10-Panoramic-Hand-Painted-Bkgd-002-/00/s/NzY4WDEwMjQ=/z/Tc0AAOxyPc5SDTJc/$(KGrHqFHJBsFIE2jpzs2BSDTJcB5zg~~60_57.JPG?rt=nc)
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Post by: MacGyver on September 07, 2013, 03:08:13 AM
And another one. :) 8) (This one looks like it might have been reused from Filmation's Aquaman cartoon.
(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Hardy-Boys-TV-Series-Cartoon-Animation-Cel-Hand-Painted-Background-003-/00/s/NzY4WDEwMjQ=/z/gegAAMXQY8JRgA-I/$(KGrHqJHJEEFE3s)MdO8BRg!-ILfvg~~60_57.JPG) (http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Hardy-Boys-TV-Series-Cartoon-Animation-Cel-Hand-Painted-Background-003-/00/s/NzY4WDEwMjQ=/z/gegAAMXQY8JRgA-I/$(KGrHqJHJEEFE3s)MdO8BRg!-ILfvg~~60_57.JPG)
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Post by: MacGyver on September 07, 2013, 03:18:31 AM
Wow! Found the Corgi toy version of The Hardy Boys' Rolls Royce Silver Ghost from the cartoon series for sale online! (Only $300 for the item- still sealed in the box!) I certainly can't shell out anywhere near that kind of money for a collectible though......
(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Corgi-Toys-805-Hardy-Boys-Rolls-Royce-Silver-Ghost-MIB-/00/s/NTkyWDE2MDA=/z/j1oAAMXQGQRR9tyH/$T2eC16ZHJHkFFmGy7Z72BR9tyHZU3g~~60_57.JPG) (http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Corgi-Toys-805-Hardy-Boys-Rolls-Royce-Silver-Ghost-MIB-/00/s/NTkyWDE2MDA=/z/j1oAAMXQGQRR9tyH/$T2eC16ZHJHkFFmGy7Z72BR9tyHZU3g~~60_57.JPG)
(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Corgi-Toys-805-Hardy-Boys-Rolls-Royce-Silver-Ghost-MIB-/00/s/MTI1M1gxNjAw/z/b00AAMXQ4uJR9tyJ/$(KGrHqRHJE8FHi,EUrDrBR9tyIzQ4w~~60_57.JPG) (http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Corgi-Toys-805-Hardy-Boys-Rolls-Royce-Silver-Ghost-MIB-/00/s/MTI1M1gxNjAw/z/b00AAMXQ4uJR9tyJ/$(KGrHqRHJE8FHi,EUrDrBR9tyIzQ4w~~60_57.JPG)
(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Corgi-Toys-805-Hardy-Boys-Rolls-Royce-Silver-Ghost-MIB-/00/s/OTMwWDE2MDA=/z/bWQAAMXQTQpR9tyI/$T2eC16RHJH0FG0zNY8GNBR9tyIzHM!~~60_57.JPG) (http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Corgi-Toys-805-Hardy-Boys-Rolls-Royce-Silver-Ghost-MIB-/00/s/OTMwWDE2MDA=/z/bWQAAMXQTQpR9tyI/$T2eC16RHJH0FG0zNY8GNBR9tyIzHM!~~60_57.JPG)
(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Corgi-Toys-805-Hardy-Boys-Rolls-Royce-Silver-Ghost-MIB-/00/s/NDg0WDE0MDg=/z/G-YAAMXQ56ZR9tyK/$T2eC16NHJHYFFk,(h9v-BR9tyJ)!1w~~60_57.JPG) (http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Corgi-Toys-805-Hardy-Boys-Rolls-Royce-Silver-Ghost-MIB-/00/s/NDg0WDE0MDg=/z/G-YAAMXQ56ZR9tyK/$T2eC16NHJHYFFk,(h9v-BR9tyJ)!1w~~60_57.JPG)
(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Corgi-Toys-805-Hardy-Boys-Rolls-Royce-Silver-Ghost-MIB-/00/s/NzA4WDE2MDA=/z/Z6QAAMXQ56ZR9u~x/$T2eC16N,!ykE9s7tvVrzBR9u+wniyw~~60_57.JPG) (http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Corgi-Toys-805-Hardy-Boys-Rolls-Royce-Silver-Ghost-MIB-/00/s/NzA4WDE2MDA=/z/Z6QAAMXQ56ZR9u~x/$T2eC16N,!ykE9s7tvVrzBR9u+wniyw~~60_57.JPG)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on September 15, 2013, 12:32:24 AM
Clip from The Hardy Boys cartoon series in Portuguese! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEwSmyB_VHg&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: tomswift2002 on September 23, 2013, 09:04:11 PM
If you watch the music video for "Living Colour"'s "Glamour Boys", you'll catch a look-a-like head for the 1970's Kenner Frank Hardy doll (although the hair's painted yellow).
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on September 24, 2013, 09:12:26 AM
Nice! Thanks for the heads up. ;) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on September 24, 2013, 12:11:09 PM
Promotional picture of Pamela Sue Martin from The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries  :) 8)
(http://allthingsnancydrew.tripod.com/mediapics/pamelasue.jpg) (http://allthingsnancydrew.tripod.com/mediapics/pamelasue.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: VLoneWolf on September 24, 2013, 02:12:35 PM
That's cool.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on October 02, 2013, 02:20:10 PM
I think I may have posted pictures of some of these books before, but here are some pictures of The Hardy Boys Activity Gift Box that was released as part of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries merchandise back in the late 1970s. :) 8)
(http://img0.etsystatic.com/009/0/6158025/il_570xN.434353296_o50e.jpg) (http://img0.etsystatic.com/009/0/6158025/il_570xN.434353296_o50e.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on October 02, 2013, 02:23:55 PM
(http://img1.etsystatic.com/010/0/6158025/il_570xN.434358963_chop.jpg) (http://img1.etsystatic.com/010/0/6158025/il_570xN.434358963_chop.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on October 02, 2013, 02:24:32 PM
(http://img1.etsystatic.com/014/0/6158025/il_570xN.434358907_2cc2.jpg) (http://img1.etsystatic.com/014/0/6158025/il_570xN.434358907_2cc2.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on October 02, 2013, 02:25:09 PM
(http://img1.etsystatic.com/014/0/6158025/il_570xN.434359019_6wjt.jpg) (http://img1.etsystatic.com/014/0/6158025/il_570xN.434359019_6wjt.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on October 02, 2013, 02:25:29 PM
(http://img0.etsystatic.com/012/0/6158025/il_570xN.449356950_pvtl.jpg) (http://img0.etsystatic.com/012/0/6158025/il_570xN.449356950_pvtl.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on October 02, 2013, 02:34:23 PM
So I posted (http://www.hardyboyscasefiles.com/forums/index.php?topic=1890.msg68655#msg68655) some pictures from the 1977 Sears catalogue of a Shaun Cassidy overload of items a while back.
Here are some pictures of those Shaun Cassidy pants- which I just realized does indeed have "The Hardy Boys Mysteries" on them- so they were definitely still promoting The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries show. (It seems from the advertising that sometimes the Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew portions were considered to be separate shows- at least in the first season anyway. But they ran together with a joint title in the opening credits, so I just consider it one series that happens to focus on different characters in different episodes. I love them all anyway. :) 8))
(http://img1.etsystatic.com/018/0/6021670/il_570xN.480020243_h72h.jpg) (http://img1.etsystatic.com/018/0/6021670/il_570xN.480020243_h72h.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on October 02, 2013, 02:35:12 PM
(http://img1.etsystatic.com/017/0/6021670/il_570xN.480019793_9du1.jpg) (http://img1.etsystatic.com/017/0/6021670/il_570xN.480019793_9du1.jpg)
(http://img0.etsystatic.com/024/0/6021670/il_570xN.479988414_k6vx.jpg) (http://img0.etsystatic.com/024/0/6021670/il_570xN.479988414_k6vx.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on October 02, 2013, 02:36:01 PM
(http://img0.etsystatic.com/017/0/6021670/il_570xN.479988352_c9ml.jpg) (http://img0.etsystatic.com/017/0/6021670/il_570xN.479988352_c9ml.jpg)
(http://img1.etsystatic.com/018/0/6021670/il_570xN.480020003_7cx6.jpg) (http://img1.etsystatic.com/018/0/6021670/il_570xN.480020003_7cx6.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on October 07, 2013, 04:01:17 PM
The harder to find (in general- I'm sure it's easier to find if you in fact live in Canada ;)) Canadian version of The Hardy Boys: The Secret of Thunder Mountain board game based on the '70s show.
(http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/3c/f9/54/3cf954ae905563a864ea5a69f4e07a30.jpg) (http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/3c/f9/54/3cf954ae905563a864ea5a69f4e07a30.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on October 07, 2013, 04:08:04 PM
I can't remember if I've posted this one before- another puzzle based on The Hardy Boys half of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (Nancy Drew did get at least one puzzle too though, but unfortunately, her merchandise based on the show was a bit more limited...)

(http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/33/f6/c8/33f6c80568542ac62ad2c936bcd5d317.jpg) (http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/33/f6/c8/33f6c80568542ac62ad2c936bcd5d317.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on October 07, 2013, 05:26:39 PM
Great, classic picture of Pamela Sue Martin (the primary Nancy Drew on the '70s show and still one of my favorite Nancy Drew portrayers ever!) :) 8)
(http://nergalicious.files.wordpress.com/2007/12/nancy-drew.jpg) (http://nergalicious.files.wordpress.com/2007/12/nancy-drew.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on October 07, 2013, 05:30:47 PM
About the only publicity photo I've ever seen of Janet Louise Johnson as Nancy Drew on the '70s show. (Along with Shaun Cassidy as Joe Hardy and Parker Stevenson as Frank Hardy, of course. At the time she came in, the only Nancy Drew stories that were done were all crossovers with The Hardy Boys, so it figures that she would just have publicity photos with the boys of course.)
(http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/cc/cc/d4/ccccd457a58cab09610e3c03e7afa70a.jpg) (http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/cc/cc/d4/ccccd457a58cab09610e3c03e7afa70a.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on October 08, 2013, 08:21:17 AM
From what I understand, this is a pretty rare collectible from The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries show- these two puzzles in canisters! The Hardy Boys one is also available in a box- I'm pretty positive I've posted pictures of that on here before. But I don't think I've ever seen this Nancy Drew one in any packaging other than this canister. It's nice to see a puzzle even made for Nancy Drew- I was just lamenting a few posts ago about her lack of merchandise from the show- she didn't get nearly as much as The Hardy Boys, but there were some items- and this is one of them.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-KdKhxkDVczE/TgLHtVENxFI/AAAAAAAAB7Y/WD-J5UPRVJI/s1600/ndhbcanisterpuzzles.jpg) (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-KdKhxkDVczE/TgLHtVENxFI/AAAAAAAAB7Y/WD-J5UPRVJI/s1600/ndhbcanisterpuzzles.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on October 08, 2013, 12:06:57 PM
Wow- so I was just talking about these puzzles on here last night and today I happened across the Nancy Drew puzzle I posted above! And here's the version in a box. Cool! :) 8)
I've only ever seen pictures of the canister version before, so nice to finally see this box. Great artwork here! Is Nancy investigating an ogre or something here perhaps? That dude beneath the stairs looks pretty bad! Whoa!
(http://www.thestrong.org/online-collections/images/Z000/Z00069/Z0006914.jpg) (http://www.thestrong.org/online-collections/images/Z000/Z00069/Z0006914.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on October 13, 2013, 11:30:41 PM
Storyboards from episode 19 ("The Clue of the Screeching Owl") of The Hardy Boys cartoon series. :) 8)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Hardy-Boys-TV-Series-EP-19-Cartoon-23-pgs-Original-Storyboard-Copy-SB229-/00/s/NzI3WDk1MQ==/z/~YgAAOxyA7tSWDAO/$(KGrHqMOKo4FIdMNON(CBSWD!Neidw~~60_57.JPG) (http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Hardy-Boys-TV-Series-EP-19-Cartoon-23-pgs-Original-Storyboard-Copy-SB229-/00/s/NzI3WDk1MQ==/z/~YgAAOxyA7tSWDAO/$(KGrHqMOKo4FIdMNON(CBSWD!Neidw~~60_57.JPG)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Hardy-Boys-TV-Series-EP-19-Cartoon-23-pgs-Original-Storyboard-Copy-SB229-/00/s/NzQzWDk5Mw==/z/UV4AAOxyGqZSWDAS/$T2eC16R,!w4FIZyQ5!LZBSWD!RtuBw~~60_57.JPG?rt=nc) (http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Hardy-Boys-TV-Series-EP-19-Cartoon-23-pgs-Original-Storyboard-Copy-SB229-/00/s/NzQzWDk5Mw==/z/UV4AAOxyGqZSWDAS/$T2eC16R,!w4FIZyQ5!LZBSWD!RtuBw~~60_57.JPG?rt=nc)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Hardy-Boys-TV-Series-EP-19-Cartoon-23-pgs-Original-Storyboard-Copy-SB229-/00/s/NzY0WDEwMjA=/z/q1kAAOxygLxSWDAX/$T2eC16N,!)8E9s4l6bd4BSWD!WFzDQ~~60_57.JPG?rt=nc) (http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Hardy-Boys-TV-Series-EP-19-Cartoon-23-pgs-Original-Storyboard-Copy-SB229-/00/s/NzY0WDEwMjA=/z/q1kAAOxygLxSWDAX/$T2eC16N,!)8E9s4l6bd4BSWD!WFzDQ~~60_57.JPG?rt=nc)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Hardy-Boys-TV-Series-EP-19-Cartoon-23-pgs-Original-Storyboard-Copy-SB229-/00/s/NzY4WDEwMjQ=/z/5OcAAOxy8e9SWC~p/$(KGrHqF,!rcFI3gQU+J)BSWC+pcC8!~~60_57.JPG?rt=nc) (http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Hardy-Boys-TV-Series-EP-19-Cartoon-23-pgs-Original-Storyboard-Copy-SB229-/00/s/NzY4WDEwMjQ=/z/5OcAAOxy8e9SWC~p/$(KGrHqF,!rcFI3gQU+J)BSWC+pcC8!~~60_57.JPG?rt=nc)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Hardy-Boys-TV-Series-EP-19-Cartoon-23-pgs-Original-Storyboard-Copy-SB229-/00/s/NzY4WDEwMjQ=/z/6NUAAOxy86RSWC~u/$T2eC16V,!)UFIb8vN7pwBSWC+uJWKg~~60_57.JPG?rt=nc) (http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Hardy-Boys-TV-Series-EP-19-Cartoon-23-pgs-Original-Storyboard-Copy-SB229-/00/s/NzY4WDEwMjQ=/z/6NUAAOxy86RSWC~u/$T2eC16V,!)UFIb8vN7pwBSWC+uJWKg~~60_57.JPG?rt=nc)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Hardy-Boys-TV-Series-EP-19-Cartoon-23-pgs-Original-Storyboard-Copy-SB229-/00/s/NzY4WDEwMjQ=/z/Yc8AAOxy2O1SWC~z/$T2eC16FHJHgFFmGC3oPbBSWC+yVmH!~~60_57.JPG?rt=nc) (http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Hardy-Boys-TV-Series-EP-19-Cartoon-23-pgs-Original-Storyboard-Copy-SB229-/00/s/NzY4WDEwMjQ=/z/Yc8AAOxy2O1SWC~z/$T2eC16FHJHgFFmGC3oPbBSWC+yVmH!~~60_57.JPG?rt=nc)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on October 13, 2013, 11:33:12 PM
Pretty awesome cartoon cel from the cartoon series with The Hardy Boys Plus Three band.  :) 8)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Hardy-Boys-TV-Series-Cartoon-Animation-Original-Cel-Hand-Painted-Bkgd-1U717-/00/s/NzY4WDEwMjQ=/z/wRIAAOxy79JSVswf/$(KGrHqR,!lIFJF86y,2vBSVswfUQ9Q~~60_57.JPG) (http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Hardy-Boys-TV-Series-Cartoon-Animation-Original-Cel-Hand-Painted-Bkgd-1U717-/00/s/NzY4WDEwMjQ=/z/wRIAAOxy79JSVswf/$(KGrHqR,!lIFJF86y,2vBSVswfUQ9Q~~60_57.JPG)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Hardy-Boys-TV-Series-Cartoon-Animation-Original-Cel-Hand-Painted-Bkgd-1U717-/00/s/NzY4WDEwMjQ=/z/KI8AAOxyGqZSVswj/$T2eC16V,!)UFIbmk5kv7BSVswi6lKQ~~60_57.JPG?rt=nc) (http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Hardy-Boys-TV-Series-Cartoon-Animation-Original-Cel-Hand-Painted-Bkgd-1U717-/00/s/NzY4WDEwMjQ=/z/KI8AAOxyGqZSVswj/$T2eC16V,!)UFIbmk5kv7BSVswi6lKQ~~60_57.JPG?rt=nc)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on October 13, 2013, 11:35:53 PM
Here's another cool one with the cartoon version of The Hardy Boys! :) 8)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Signed-The-Hardy-Boys-Original-Animation-Cel-Background-1969-FILMATION-/00/s/NjgwWDE1MDA=/z/Tx8AAOxynhFRCDdP/$T2eC16R,!w0E9szNYheoBRCDdPRmsw~~60_57.JPG) (http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Signed-The-Hardy-Boys-Original-Animation-Cel-Background-1969-FILMATION-/00/s/NjgwWDE1MDA=/z/Tx8AAOxynhFRCDdP/$T2eC16R,!w0E9szNYheoBRCDdPRmsw~~60_57.JPG)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on October 14, 2013, 01:02:14 AM
Saw this on Youtube and figured this would be the best place for it. This is a little over an hour long interview (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uW9QQaAKs2Y) with Dal McKennon, voice of Chubby Morton on The Hardy Boys cartoon. :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on November 25, 2013, 04:03:39 PM
Nice recent blog piece (http://silverscenesblog.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-hardy-boysnancy-drew-mysteries-1977.html) about The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, even if some of the details are not accurate. (I gather the person who posted hasn't read the books very much...)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on December 12, 2013, 12:15:41 PM
I may have posted this before, but I thought it was interesting- yet another example of the Shaun Cassidy mania of the 1970s.
(http://hardyboys.us/Images/bt26c.jpg) (http://hardyboys.us/Images/bt26c.jpg)

Obviously aimed at girls, but the T-shirt does reference The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries show- so it's specifically Hardy Boys merchandise, not just Shaun Cassidy the musician merchandise.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on December 12, 2013, 12:17:44 PM
The Nancy Drew Sleuth site has some cool scans from The Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys Fan Club mailings on this page (http://www.nancydrewsleuth.com/cbooks.html). :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on January 08, 2014, 02:14:26 PM
Can't remember if I've posted this one- here's a record case released in conjunction with The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries. You may detect a slight emphasis on Shaun Cassidy here over Parker Stevenson. ;) ;D
(https://s-media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/36/f7/ac/36f7ac3204c033a4c50204826f25a2e8.jpg) (https://s-media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/36/f7/ac/36f7ac3204c033a4c50204826f25a2e8.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: tomswift2002 on January 09, 2014, 06:37:36 PM
Can't remember if I've posted this one- here's a record case released in conjunction with The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries. You may detect a slight emphasis on Shaun Cassidy here over Parker Stevenson. ;) ;D
(https://s-media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/36/f7/ac/36f7ac3204c033a4c50204826f25a2e8.jpg) (https://s-media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/36/f7/ac/36f7ac3204c033a4c50204826f25a2e8.jpg)

That makes sense, as Shaun was the one who actual sang on the series.  As "Wipeout" joked, Frank was always leaving when Joe performed.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on January 10, 2014, 01:55:11 PM
Well, yeah- true. But even in non-music related merchandise for the show, Shaun Cassidy most always tends to get top billing. (Poor Parker Stevenson- lol.) But then, Cassidy also got top billing on the show. I guess he was just better known due to his famous family. (David Cassidy on The Partridge Family, etc.)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on February 03, 2014, 02:31:51 PM
I know I've posted on the watches that were released in connection with The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries before- there was one for Nancy Drew and there was one for The Hardy Boys. I just saw one other one online that is devoted specifically to Shaun Cassidy as Joe Hardy- the picture looks similar- I wonder if this was a separate thing or if it was from the same watchmaker? (See the top of this page (http://hardyboys.us/bt36.htm) for the picture.)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on February 25, 2014, 03:03:46 PM
Wow- this looks like the ultimate Shaun Cassidy item for girls- a Barbie-size cutout of Shaun Cassidy! lol ;D (And as you can see in the pictures, it's still marketed with The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries show, as the copyright on his leg attests, not to mention the printed note on his chest- "Love, Shaun Cassidy as Joe Hardy". Though there's no comma on the item itself; perhaps this is meant as a verbal, subliminal command. ;) ;D)
(https://img0.etsystatic.com/033/0/7948253/il_570xN.567059000_dhjq.jpg) (https://img0.etsystatic.com/033/0/7948253/il_570xN.567059000_dhjq.jpg)
(https://img1.etsystatic.com/029/0/7948253/il_570xN.555204465_rk0b.jpg) (https://img1.etsystatic.com/029/0/7948253/il_570xN.555204465_rk0b.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on March 07, 2014, 11:06:12 AM
promotional photo of Pamela Sue Martin as Nancy Drew. :) 8)
(http://imgc.allpostersimages.com/images/P-473-488-90/71/7147/6TLM100Z/posters/pamela-sue-martin-the-hardy-boys-nancy-drew-mysteries-1977.jpg) (http://imgc.allpostersimages.com/images/P-473-488-90/71/7147/6TLM100Z/posters/pamela-sue-martin-the-hardy-boys-nancy-drew-mysteries-1977.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on March 07, 2014, 11:17:06 AM
Nice cartoon production cel from The Hardy Boys! :) 8)
(http://reenied.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Hardy-Boys-Original-Production-Cel.jpg) (http://reenied.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Hardy-Boys-Original-Production-Cel.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 01, 2014, 12:54:43 PM
Just ran across this other image from The Hardy Boys cartoon. Looks like it could be a magazine or print ad of some sort?

(http://www.planetdiecast.com/hwdphotos/uploads/110/1350/Cartoon_Hardys_copy.jpg?) (http://www.planetdiecast.com/hwdphotos/uploads/110/1350/Cartoon_Hardys_copy.jpg?)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 09, 2014, 02:22:56 PM
I know I've posted pictures of The Hardy Boys lunchbox released in conjunction with The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries show, but I can't recall if I've posted pictures of the sides of the box before- Frank and Joe both loom large on either side. Check out pictures at this  site (http://kookykitsch.com/Store/tabid/138/ProdID/4247/Vintage_1977_Hardy_Boys_Mysteries_Metal_Lunchbox_Shaun_Cassidy_Parker_Stevenson_No_Lunchbox_KingSeeley.aspx).
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 09, 2014, 02:27:36 PM
I think I've posted pictures of The Hardy Boys watch released in conjunction with the '70s show and the Nancy Drew watch as well. I've now found this watch on this site (http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/1978accessories.html):

(http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/7sf/78a/1978shauncassidywatch.jpg) (http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/7sf/78a/1978shauncassidywatch.jpg)

As stands to reason, Shaun Cassidy got his own watch (Note he's still marketed "as Joe Hardy") released just showcasing him. Hey- he was a huge music star in the 1970s- that's how merchandising works. :) ;D
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 09, 2014, 02:29:51 PM
I found a bunch of cool behind-the-scenes photos from "The Mystery of the Campus Terror" episode of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries on this site (http://www.gettyimages.com/Search/Search.aspx?query=z.i.H4sIAAAAAAAEAOy9B2AcSZYlJi9tynt_SvVK1-B0oQiAYBMk2JBAEOzBiM3mkuwdaUcjKasqgcplVmVdZhZAzO2dvPfee--999577733ujudTif33_8_XGZkAWz2zkrayZ4hgKrIHz9-fB8_In7dfLn91et__p97_nv8Gr_u2SK7yH_NX-PX-DUS-v-v8Wv-3_T8GvL8Ri-q9vUqnxbnRT7Tz-yDNx68zrN6Ov-imM3K_E2R1-NX-XmxzBf5sh1_UdX58-Jt_mZeNO7j02VbX__Y7s79e_f2dh_e-4l5264e3b07zabzfHecNU3ebvMf42Xe3n3X3rVNxz-9uvg9Lj_b_YUXn503ez-z8zP5rGirusjK_f2fubf3M9TkFzaf7R5-unP_053Rp7sPdx6MPt3f3b-Pfw92R3s7BwcP7o32Pt3Ze3gwun-wc2_34ejBw53dBw9Gu_cePLi__-lvApzTkpBOW8L61_THyj-Tuqral1mdLZpfWz_7tfD_3R38-puZ9r87_vmN6P-_3rvX183pOwPj1_T-5nezc_Prr6m_A9yvnZ1PbZf4w3zxay1a1979_utQk9J-Yf8Chr8u_VEvLDD5k3-l__96_NfEvtn5mxufh-8yjvbd88677m9uXIfv1sG7dedd9zeNOPeHn-MXDJ9Glq_sW8Ffv3Y-aew35g8mWe768X7_tXLX3Pv9125WK_u5_8evdTk1v_6a3u-_TlV7s2v_4q8muf-V-QvPrz27Wprff03zx6-D_zdrbxjBX792njkM_D_o95X_hf3j120CaOGfv_a7Z88djekP-0VWe7h5f_xGzbRa5U_WSxJ1BzX41AD8ccB5sHMfv_86xBRr2zz4i-jrDcn749d7kV_ljWXv_ycAAP__OTBCmq0EAAA.#). :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 09, 2014, 02:32:03 PM
Fairly recent picture of Pamela Sue Martin at a convention from 2012 here (http://maximumtuneage.blogspot.com/).
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-BqmbY5Yx61U/UKRfdHC7gtI/AAAAAAAAAYk/i8UWeAFilsE/s1600/psm.jpg) (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-BqmbY5Yx61U/UKRfdHC7gtI/AAAAAAAAAYk/i8UWeAFilsE/s1600/psm.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 09, 2014, 07:57:20 PM
Found this neat picture of Pamela Sue Martin as Nancy Drew. :) 8)
(http://allthingsnancydrew.tripod.com/mediapics/superdetective.jpg) (http://allthingsnancydrew.tripod.com/mediapics/superdetective.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on April 13, 2014, 01:47:52 AM
I found Shaun Cassidy's first album on LP at a local thrift store. :) 8)
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3740/13814879743_fdee5ebea6_b.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3740/13814879743_fdee5ebea6_b.jpg)
And it looks like it's even autographed by Shaun "Joe Hardy" Cassidy himself! :) 8)
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3668/13814860755_ece4a70fc3_b.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3668/13814860755_ece4a70fc3_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on May 24, 2014, 10:45:02 PM
Commercial (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26Q8nGEkN90) for the Kenner Hardy Boys action figures from The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries  :) 8)

And here's a promo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVefXQFZJo8) for 3rd. season episode "Dangerous Waters" from The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries. :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on May 24, 2014, 10:52:41 PM
Promo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8u2n0BsQ_0) for "Will the Real Santa Claus...?" episode of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: tomswift2002 on May 25, 2014, 08:05:34 PM
You know, on the DVD's for Seasons 1 & 2, I've always wondered if the "teaser" for the episodes were actually the previous week's trailer.  In the "Real Santa Claus" clip, it looks like ABC just cut out a couple of frames from the teaser.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on May 27, 2014, 08:19:00 AM
That very well could be. It's nice that the Season 1 and 2 DVDs included these- too bad Season 3 didn't maintain them. Every now and then, I still find some promos from the late '70s posted on Youtube though and it's fun to see the original airing ads.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on June 22, 2014, 10:56:01 PM
Just found a fun video someone put together featuring classic Filmation cartoons, including The Hardy Boys. Check it out!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5QKBREwWMk&feature=youtube_gdata_player
(Set to Sugar Sugar by The Archies. :) 8))
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on July 09, 2014, 12:57:49 PM
Here's a cool video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAQHdVIk6eY) of someone showing off the contents of the 1978 Parker Brothers board game The Hardy Boys: The Secret of Thunder Mountain. :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on July 09, 2014, 01:02:14 PM
I feel like I've posted this before, but just in case- here's a quick promo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zf9v0xjogY0) for the 2nd. Season premiere of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (featuring "The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Meet Dracula" (Parts 1 and 2) episode. :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on July 10, 2014, 02:07:50 PM
I'm pretty sure I've posted this page before, but it's apparently been updated and so I wanted to share this again. Check out The Museum of Uncut Funk's entry for Pete Jones (http://museumofuncutfunk.com/2010/11/29/the-hardy-boys-peter-jones/) of The Hardy Boys cartoon. Two things caught my eye while looking through this again. First of all, I noticed that among the cool cartoon cels and storyboards on there, there is one I hadn't seen before- featuring three female characters- Yvonne, Iola and Mary. Did these characters show up on the cartoon? Can I assume Iola is meant to be Iola Morton, Chet's sister? (I think I have read before that Iola did indeed show up on the cartoon.) Can anyone verify this? Also, who are these other characters depicted? I wonder if they actually appeared on the cartoon or were just considered as possibilities? Perhaps they were meant as girlfriends for the males on the show? (presumably Pete and Chet, since Joe and Iola already are boyfriend and girlfriend in the books and Frank goes out with Callie in the books.) Did Callie Shaw ever appear?
        Also of interest- I noticed the page is copyrighted 2013 Classic Media. I presume the Web site probably got those cels from the company that owns Filmation's cartoons- is this a good confirmation that Classic Media does indeed own this property? Perhaps it would be worth attempting to contact the company and ask about the possibility of getting this Hardy Boys cartoon on DVD. I would definitely love to see it available. Despite all the flaws of super rushed storylines and all, it's still the one Hardy Boys series that has done the most adaptations of the books and for that reason particularly I am interested in seeing this series. (Besides the fact that I love The Hardy Boys in all their incarnations and I love groovy cartoons like this and the cool "bubblegum rock" music.) :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on July 16, 2014, 10:25:35 AM
Here's a picture of the house used for The Hardy Boys' home in The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries in the Universal lot back in the late '70s.
 :) 8)
(http://members.shaw.ca/hardyboysnancydrew/universalpic.jpg) (http://members.shaw.ca/hardyboysnancydrew/universalpic.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on October 08, 2014, 11:04:17 AM
Joyce Brotman's and Arlene Sidaris' autographs! :) 8)
(http://seriesbookart.weebly.com/uploads/2/4/0/8/24088442/_9983681_orig.jpg?277)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: tomswift2002 on January 03, 2015, 07:59:23 PM
I just saw on iTunes Canada and Amazon.ca that all 5 Shaun Cassidy albums from 1976-1980 have been released as digital downloads and on CD (according to Amazon all the CD's were issued in 2012).  Songs from Shaun Cassidy's first two albums (Shaun Cassidy & Born Late ) were featured in the 1977 Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries.  Shaun Cassidy would make 3 more albums, including a "Live" in Concert album before quitting his music career.iTunes also has Shaun's 1980 single for the love theme to Star Trek The Motion Picture and a later mid-90's concert track.  Unfortunately there is no listing for his 1989 European single.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on January 05, 2015, 03:03:44 PM
Cool! 8) :) Thanks for the update on Shaun Cassidy's music on CD and digital download.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: tomswift2002 on January 12, 2015, 06:19:22 PM
Just to update my previous post, I ordered the CD of Shaun Cassidy's "Wasp" album from Amazon and just got it today.  The copyright on the CD indicates it was reissued in 2012 (it reads '2012, 1980 Curb Records'), but Curb Records, while it appears they reproduced the original LP artwork very nicely on CD (my LP copy is still shrink wrapped as it was at the store from Curb back in 1980, so I can't check everything), Curb kind of cheaper out as they went the MOD route, and instead of a pressed CD, the album is on a CD-R (that was obviously burned at a 32x or higher speed, so when you look at the back of the disc, the burn is very light).

Otherwise, the songs sound pretty good, and since this is a MOD release, I don't think Curb did any remastering to the songs, so these are pretty much straight transfers from the 1980 analog masters to digital.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on January 12, 2015, 07:31:04 PM
Okay- good to know. That's a bit disappointing to hear about the CD-R discs used instead of a pressed CD, but at least Shaun Cassidy's albums are out on CD in some form now.
And that's pretty cool that you still have some of the LPs still sealed in their original packaging. :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on March 14, 2015, 12:03:58 AM
ABC's 1978 Fall Preview lineup (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1roVqIIRuXg)- features a quick bit for The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries. :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on June 29, 2015, 12:45:02 AM
WOW! Here's an amazing find from The Hardy Boys cartoon show! It's an audio recording of a 45 record that was sent to fans who wrote to The Hardy Boys band! Check it out (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3ZtJ2Jzosc)! :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on August 27, 2015, 08:43:44 PM
Just found this neat ad (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoJ5B7SZ0rMl) for Mars candy bars from around 1969 or 1970 that features a young Parker Stevenson! (Frank Hardy on The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries of course!) :) 8)
(Also features Kathleen Beller from Dynasty, which, of course, Pamela Sue Martin also starred on after she starred as Nancy Drew on The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries.)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on August 27, 2015, 09:27:29 PM
And here's a 10 second ad (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4eYWL6Ebw4) on ABC for the "Death Surf" episode of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries. :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on August 31, 2015, 07:40:07 PM
I ran across this (http://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/gallery/remember-them-tv-characters-of-the-70s/ss-BBm5vwM?ocid=iehp#image-7) on MSN's page the other day- it's a gallery of TV characters from the 1970s. And I was so pleased to see that they included Parker Stevenson and Shaun Cassidy as Frank and Joe Hardy on The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries. (Would have been nice to see Pamela Sue Martin get included as Nancy Drew too, but it was great just to see the show get a mention.) :) 8)
(The Hardys are on slide 7, by the way.)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on September 01, 2015, 06:59:27 PM
Here's a 1978 ad (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82E-Fe09Xu0) and a 1979 version (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3aZ5nbcKr0) with Janet Louise Johnson, the second actress to portray Nancy Drew on The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries. :) 8)

I also ran across a 1988 Dodge commercial (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGyZ6A5ceOQ) starring her.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on November 11, 2015, 10:48:41 PM
Back when networks used to do cool things like this- here's a quick pre-emption notice (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWLUog2L6fg) from ABC for The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries with Shaun Cassidy and Parker Stevenson on hand to remind viewers to tune in next time and be mystified! :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on November 11, 2015, 10:56:12 PM
Here's a promo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjlJHT9Uhq0) for the "Sole Survivor" episode of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries and here's one (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3C9-hgz3iU) for the "Dangerous Waters" episode, when the show was just known as The Hardy Boys, in that third season.
Always cool to see these promo ads. :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on January 05, 2016, 08:25:02 PM
Wow! Just saw this (http://youtube.com/watch?v=SuAEYKQohf4) on Youtube today from The Hardy Boys cartoon series! :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on January 12, 2016, 04:09:50 PM
Here (http://seriesbookart.weebly.com/parker-stevenson.html) are some cool photos of a fan meeting Parker Stevenson at a convention- along with Stevenson holding a framed picture of the Wanderer cover art for The Mummy Case. Pretty cool! :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on February 26, 2016, 12:25:52 PM
An interesting find came up on Google Image Search.... apparently yet another TV promotion for The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries- a Hardy Boys playing card to go with that Hardy Boys poker chip. ;D
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1554/24909876079_c36d6aba67.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DXcCj4)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on May 17, 2016, 09:08:34 PM
I found this short video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3RziiKPz9s) on Youtube wherein a fan describes some of the contents of The Hardy Boys: The Secret of Thunder Mountain board game, based on the '70s show. Enjoy! :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on August 24, 2016, 02:31:12 PM
I just ran across this ad (http://tvguidegal.blogspot.com/2014/05/hardy-boys-mysteries-ad.html) for the premiere of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries from The Chicago Tribune TV Week, from the date of  January 30-February 5, 1977. Pretty cool! :) 8) It looks like they modified the cover of Mystery of the Whale Tattoo to create the book cover in the ad too, with the outline of standard books in the background. It's also interesting how The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew portions of the show were marketed as two separate shows, yet the opening (at least in Season 1) showed all three of them and credited all three like it's one show. (And it is.) That aspect of it I always find a bit confusing. But I suppose it makes sense too.
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-98ovUF7sceI/U3ezbG1agjI/AAAAAAAABYE/ZTw7o5b7SlQ/s1600/Hardy+Boys+Ad+CTVW+January+30-February+5,+1977+001.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on September 09, 2016, 09:12:07 AM
Here's the script for "The Lady on Thursday at Ten" episode of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries (the last solo Nancy Drew episode) on Amazon.com (https://www.amazon.com/Nancy-Drew-Thursday-Original-Script/dp/B01BQTPZZS/ref=sr_1_18?s=collectibles&ie=UTF8&qid=1473430001&sr=1-18&keywords=%22Nancy+Drew%22)
 :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: tomswift2002 on September 20, 2016, 09:13:08 PM
I just recently picked up on 16mm film an ad for TV GUIDE from November 1977 with a cover featuring Shaun Cassidy. 
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on September 22, 2016, 07:03:21 AM
Oh, nice!  :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on October 18, 2016, 01:03:06 AM
Not sure if I've posted this before, but I just ran across this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhJDO2p6HSE) on Youtube. Someone posted a segment from VH1's I Love the '70s Volume 2 series. This is the 1977 episode, wherein, (among many other things), commentators briefly review The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, but they only focus on the Nancy Drew episodes, with no mention of The Hardy Boys, unfortunately. (They may have covered them in the previous series though- I'm not sure.) Thankfully, they all very positive things to say about the show. :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on January 04, 2017, 08:42:40 AM
Here's a TV Guide ad for "The Mystery of Witches' Hollow" episode of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries.
 :) 8)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3761/19602185828_a07b4eed9a_b.jpg) (https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3761/19602185828_a07b4eed9a_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on January 08, 2017, 12:24:55 AM
I just ran across a recent audio interview (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBiJix6s9s0) with Shaun Cassidy (Joe Hardy on The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries)! :) 8)
It was posted on Youtube on January 5, 2017 and it's mainly about his current work on NBC's new show Emerald City (a modern take on The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum) It seems rare to find many public appearances from Shaun Cassidy, so it was really neat to find this. He does briefly mention his days on The Hardy Boys show and his music career, but the focus is of course, mainly on his new show. He also shares some about how he transitioned from being an actor and musician to a producer. I love how well grounded he seems to be and how he makes his family a top priority and always seems to keep a positive attitude. I also appreciate his humbleness as well- so I particularly enjoy seeing those times when he does make appearances here and there. :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on January 15, 2017, 01:39:30 AM
Here's a neat little retrospective post  (http://metv.com/lists/12-uncovered-truths-about-the-the-hardy-boys-nancy-drew-mysteries)from MeTV in honor of the 40th. anniversary of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries coming to television! It has 12 facts about the series and it makes for an interesting read. :) 8)
      It's kind of crazy to think the show is now 40 years old! I've been wanting to rewatch the episodes for a while anyway- now I really want to dig them out again.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on January 24, 2017, 12:16:02 PM
I just ran across a copy of script for sale (http://www.sonofnostalgiazone.com/proddetail.asp?prod=HardyBoysScript) from The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries. This is for the episode, "The Mystery of the Silent Scream". :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on January 31, 2017, 06:24:02 PM
It was really neat today to see Shaun Cassidy acknowledge the 40th. anniversary of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries TV show on his social media pages (http://www.whosay.com/status/shauncassidy/1246150?wsref=fb&code=QxOc6Co). :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on February 15, 2017, 10:09:18 AM
I ran across some mockups made by Topps for trading cards based on The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries that were never produced. They both feature Parker Stevenson and Shaun Cassidy as Frank and Joe Hardy. They probably had one with Pamela Sue Martin as Nancy Drew as well, but it hasn't surfaced just yet apparently.
Check them out here (http://toppsarchives.blogspot.com/2015/07/non-exacting-x-acto.html). :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: tomswift2002 on February 24, 2017, 04:55:02 PM
I just got in the mail today the 1978 LP "The Hardy Boys: The Disco Conspiracy/The Mystery Of The Missing Iceman".  It has a 1978 Universal Studio's copyright and photo's of Shaun Cassidy & Parker Stevenson, but according to the back neither one participated. 
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on February 27, 2017, 08:10:31 AM
Nice! :) 8) That's one sometimes forgotten piece of Hardy Boys memorabilia. I've heard reviews claiming it was pretty bad....but of course, I'd like to check it out anyway. Post your review of the stories when you can. One thing I am curious to know- even though Shaun Cassidy and Parker Stevenson didn't participate, I'm guessing that the LP is still intended to tie in to the '70s show (as evidenced by their pictures on it). Can you tell if anything in the story indicates that it's set in the 70s TV show universe rather than the Hardy Boys universe as per the original series? Thanks.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on February 27, 2017, 08:54:50 AM
I may have posted this before, but just in case I haven't- here's a comic book ad (https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7212/7288900206_059a690d9a_z.jpg) for the 1970-1971 fall TV season, featuring the second season of The Hardy Boys cartoon!
 :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: tomswift2002 on February 27, 2017, 02:35:45 PM
Nice! :) 8) That's one sometimes forgotten piece of Hardy Boys memorabilia. I've heard reviews claiming it was pretty bad....but of course, I'd like to check it out anyway. Post your review of the stories when you can. One thing I am curious to know- even though Shaun Cassidy and Parker Stevenson didn't participate, I'm guessing that the LP is still intended to tie in to the '70s show (as evidenced by their pictures on it). Can you tell if anything in the story indicates that it's set in the 70s TV show universe rather than the Hardy Boys universe as per the original series? Thanks.

There's nothing in either mystery linking them to the TV show.  Aside from the voice actor for Frank sounding a little like Shaun Cassidy, there is nothing. 
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on February 27, 2017, 03:15:40 PM
Okay- thanks for clarifying. I suppose it's just a marketing off the TV show name (as well as the books) opportunity without actually being directly tied to the TV show. (i.e. Sure, we'll slap Shaun Cassidy and Parker Stevenson's photos on the LP- that'll be sure to sell some records! No, they're not actually involved and it's not actually based in any way off the show- but the kids don't know that! lol!) ;D
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on February 27, 2017, 03:16:23 PM
Here's a pretty neat photo (https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/d5/5f/b1/d55fb1c280f9f675f179562d2138bb0d.jpg) of Frank and Joe from the '70s show with their classic van!

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/d5/5f/b1/d55fb1c280f9f675f179562d2138bb0d.jpg)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: tomswift2002 on February 27, 2017, 10:34:18 PM
Okay- thanks for clarifying. I suppose it's just a marketing off the TV show name (as well as the books) opportunity without actually being directly tied to the TV show. (i.e. Sure, we'll slap Shaun Cassidy and Parker Stevenson's photos on the LP- that'll be sure to sell some records! No, they're not actually involved and it's not actually based in any way off the show- but the kids don't know that! lol!) ;D

In terms of the story, you've got to remember that LP's could hold a maximum of 30 minutes audio per side.  In this case, both stories are about 12 minutes in length.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on February 28, 2017, 07:45:05 AM
Good information to know. A unique entry to the numerous cases The Hardy Boys have cracked. :) 8)
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: tomswift2002 on February 28, 2017, 05:17:29 PM
With The Disco Conspiracy I found that the plot was very similar to the Season 3 two-part episode Defection To Paradise, but heavily modified to expand it from a 12-minute story into a 100 minute story. 
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on March 01, 2017, 07:52:44 AM
That's interesting. I wonder when exactly the LP was released in 1978. (For example, I wonder if it was released in the winter/spring while the second season would be running or in the fall to usher in the third season?) In any case, I suppose it's possible the story was at least inspired by the 3rd. season "Defection to Paradise" 2 part episode- but it could also just be coincidental too.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: tomswift2002 on March 14, 2017, 10:32:07 PM
I just got from Australia today a 45 of Shaun Cassidy's "Hard Love/Right Before Your Skies".  "Hard Love" is from Cassidy's third album "Under Wraps", and this 45 actually has the cover image of that album imprinted on both sides of the vinyl.
Title: Re: Cool finds from The Hardy Boys cartoon and '70s show
Post by: MacGyver on March 15, 2017, 02:35:25 PM
Oh wow- all the way from Australia! Cool find. :) 8) I've got a Shaun Cassidy 45 somewhere from his first album, mainly because I got it from an antique store for a dollar and it has That's Rock 'N' Roll on it. :) 8)
I've also run across his first three albums on 8-track at one of the local thrift shops I go to from time to time. They've been sitting there for a while- I've almost thought about getting them- if I had an 8-track player. :D
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Post by: tomswift2002 on March 15, 2017, 03:19:13 PM
I've got an 8-track of his "Born Late" album that I picked up at a thrift store about 10 years ago for 10 cents.  I just picked it up because I thought it would be an oddity in my collection and someday maybe be able to show it as a piece of music history.
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Post by: MacGyver on March 15, 2017, 08:00:40 PM
That's cool. What's funny about the Shaun Cassidy 8-tracks I've seen at this thrift store is that they were stacked in a display case for 8-track tapes. But the first album seems to be permanently stuck inside the case- like the plastic's melded together. So I guess whoever buys it would get the Shaun Cassidy album with it, whether they want it or not. ;D
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Post by: MacGyver on May 01, 2017, 10:19:34 PM
Interesting podcast review of "The Mystery of the Fallen Angels" episode of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries here (https://wattc.simplecast.fm/7). I don't think the reviewers are familiar with the books or the series, for that matter. It seems this may be their first exposure to the show. So it's kind of interesting to hear from that perspective.
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Post by: MacGyver on September 15, 2017, 08:48:03 PM
Not strictly related, but I thought fans of The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries might enjoy seeing this '70s ad (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTawsawuVus) starring Pamela Sue Martin! :) 8)
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Post by: MacGyver on September 15, 2017, 08:53:31 PM
And here's an ad (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82E-Fe09Xu0) with the other Nancy Drew on that show, Janet Louise Johnson! :) 8)
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Post by: MacGyver on September 15, 2017, 08:58:14 PM
And I found a video fanfiction (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eii7L4Jl1Is), I guess, based on the show. Interesting.