Monday, June 14, 2021

Licensed Jigsaw Puzzles

Jigsaw puzzles and board games were something my family enjoyed quite a bit in the late '70s and into the late '80s. Unfortunately, due to them being predominately cardboard, many of them haven't held up after being stored in a basement for a long time. I've been getting rid of many board games over the past year, largely tossing them because they smell or the boxes and boards have mildew stains, though I've also sold a few, and am donating a bunch. This month I'm looking at the jigsaw puzzles and decided to do this post to have record of the items featuring licensed characters before they are gone forever. I put them on the floor to snap photos, sometimes more than one in a single photo, and I only put one puzzle together but then the box photos are exactly what the puzzles look like. You'll notice most of these are from Milton Bradley and of the ones that still have a price tag on them, none cost more than $1.98. 

The Muppets was a popular show in my youth and here are six puzzles based on that property.

My family watched the Peanuts specials quite a bit too though I've only got two puzzles for that one.

The Smurfs were a favorite of my sister's and I watched the cartoon as well. There is one good-sized puzzle and a couple average ones.

Here are three from Whitman that have nice artwork featuring Daffy Duck, Donald Duck, and Bullwinkle Moose. 

I'm going to group a bunch of random stuff into this next group. There is Magilla Gorilla, Garfield, Heckle and Jeckle, The Devil & Daniel Mouse, Family Circus, and Mork & Mindy.

I've got G.I. Joe puzzles too; was there any doubt? This is a set of four puzzles that can be combined to form one large puzzle. It was the first Joe puzzle series released and then there was another set of four later that I don't have.

Masters of the Universe is probably the largest puzzle I've got here with one side being 33 inches long. It's also the only one that has an image on the back of the box.

Last up are two WWF puzzles, one that is still sealed and the other is the one I put together this week. Unfortunately, I'm missing one piece so it is incomplete. The reason I built this one was for the old WWF post that I'm updating with these images.

While I've got to get rid of most of these, I'm definitely keeping the G.I. Joe and Masters of the Universe puzzles regardless if they smell or not.

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