Monday, March 29, 2010
HEY KIDS! A COMIC BOOK VENDING MACHINE
Over the weekend I attended Planet Comicon and one of the coolest things I saw was this comic book vending machine from the 1960's. Oh man, did my jaw hit the floor when I saw this.
As I was gazing upon this amazing funny book dispensing machine, a fellow standing next to me said, "I can't believe it, I haven't seen one of these since I was a kid." For him it was a special moment, as he told me back when he was a kid he purchased comics from a comic book vending machine just like this one at the United Super supermarket in Independence, Missouri.
The dealer who owns the machine said it came from an ice cream shop somewhere in Kansas City.
If anyone has any memories of this machine please share them in the comments.
Update - Devlin Thompson found the patent for this and posted it on his swell blog, The Home of the Bippy. Visit his post here. Also, be sure to read the comments as some Neato Readers have added some great memories of the Comic Book Vending Machine.