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Space Cadet - Spaceman Jax Fanclub Pin - 1961


Spaceman Jax - Space Cadet - Spaceman Jax Fanclub Pin - 1961 - pin with bronze finish in package  - by Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG) www.curioandco.com

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$7.95

Space Cadet - Spaceman Jax Fanclub Pin - 1961

Are you an official Space Cadet?

For a period in the early 1960s, Spaceman Jax was part of a balanced breakfast for kids everywhere.  The show was sponsored by Sunington Morn Breakfast Cereals, and merchandise for Spaceman Jax and the Galactic Adventures hit supermarket shelves even before the first episode hit the airwaves.  But whether kids saw him first on TV or a cereal box, Spaceman Jax – the “hero with a heart of gold, and the intellect of a Ploridian Lunar Beast” – won a legion of fans. 

These die-struck pins are exact replicas of the original fan club pins released in 1961.  And thanks to Curio & Co., you don’t have to collect box tops to get them! 

 

Details 

Year: 2011 (based on the original released in 1961) 

Size: 0.8 in (2 cm) wide 

Finish: Bronze


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Spaceman Jax - Through the Mantagon Minefield

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Order this real gem from the Silver Age of comics for the out-of-this-world price of $4.95. When Spaceman Jax receives a...

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Spaceman Jax - Space Cadet - Spaceman Jax Fanclub Pin - 1961 - pin with bronze finish in package  - by Curio & Co. (Curio and Co. OG) www.curioandco.com

Space Cadet - Spaceman Jax Fanclub Pin - 1961

Spaceman Jax

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Spaceman Jax

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This reproduction of the original Mantagon model sheet #1- Character Comparison drawn by designer Philip La Carta is a giclée print...

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Spaceman Jax

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Spaceman Jax
Spaceman Jax and the Galactic Adventures 

was first broadcast in 1961, sponsored by Sunington Morn Breakfast Cereals.  It was created by Bill Pendergast and Leo Ulrich, and designed by Philip La Carta (who also designed Brigadier Buffalo and Manfred J. Platypus, P.I.).  The show was the first big success for P.U.D. Film, and though it originally ran for just three seasons, it has continued to enjoy success in syndication.

The show featured work by animators such as Jim Dewicky and Bud Marsh.  Spaceman Jax (the “hero with a heart of gold, and the intellect of a Ploridian Lunar Beast”) was...


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, Nov 18, 2014
by Ned Wazowski

Spaceman Jax today

Curio and Co. looks at how Spaceman Jax might be handled by a studio today. Comic panel from classic 1960s animated TV show Spaceman Jax and the Galactic Adventures as he appeared in the pages of Ringer Comics. Image from Curio & Co. www.curioandco.com.

What would the Spaceman Jax character be like done by a studio today?

If Spaceman Jax and the Galactic Adventures were back on TV today, I’d love to see a really faithful adaptation. Sure, they’d need to update the animation, and I could see Jax rendered in CG with flashy animation, but I’d hope that they’d keep the mood of the original and especially the personality of Jax. Because Spaceman Jax isn’t really cool, and it would be awful to see a studio turn him into a backwards baseball cap-wearing, texting and social media type.

What makes Jax so great is that he has aligned himself with classic heroes of the past and set himself apart from his peers. He is out of touch, in more ways than one, and this would be critical in any new version of the show.

In fact, what would Spaceman Jax do with social media? I could see him enjoying Twitter, but being lost on Facebook. Twitter is so one-directional and that would suit his single-mindedness really well, He would send out his messages of courage and idealism, never really knowing whether they were read or not, but assuming that many would want to follow his exploits – and of course, we do. I think that the back and forth and the sharing of Facebook wouldn’t interest him as much, and he would get caught up in more of the narcissistic sides of Facebook. Plus, how would he “like” justice or bravery?

 

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