|Dave Cub Scout by Kenner, 1975 arrived in January 2010, NRFB, still attached to box liner.|
Dave is not a newly-arrived doll. After discovering I had not documented his January 2010 purchase in photos, his first photo shoot took place yesterday. Those photos are the purpose of this blog.
Dave's 2010 cost of $32, his retail value, and other pertinent information were entered on row 11 of the 2010 page of my doll inventory Excel workbook, as shown below in a filtered screen snapshot:
As indicated under the description column, Dave is a 9-inch articulated action figure/doll dressed in full official Cub Scout uniform. The colorful box graphics include images of Dave on the front and back of the front-side flap, on both side panels, and on the back.
|In this image on the lower right front and side, Dave holds a metal bucket and Craig, the other Cub Scout, holds gathered wood. The boys are preparing to set up camp.|
|The back panel includes a large image of Dave. In-box images of the four scouts in this line are below Dave's larger image. They are Steve Scout (Caucasian), Bob Scout (African American), Craig Cub (Caucasian), and Dave Cub.|
|An outdoors scene with a diverse group of scouts setting up a camp site creates the left side panel and back-of-front-flap graphics.|
I appreciate the individuality Kenner created for each scout and cub in this series. Certainly using the same names for the scouts and same names for the cubs would have defrayed costs. In addition to their own unique names, each figure's name is printed on its box. That required additional cost to the company as well. What was customary for doll companies to provide in the past is a rarity in today's market.
|The booklet cover features an illustration of Craig and Dave.|
|Steve Scout, Bob Scout, Dave Cub, and Craig Cub are illustrated above, left.|
|Accessories and uniforms for all four scouts were sold separately, as indicated above, left.|
Drummer Boy was Dave's separately sold, Historic American Series uniform. It included drum and strap, drum sticks, boots, knickers, jacket, shoulder pouch, and tri-corner hat. Frontier (a fringed buckskin-like jacket and pants, moccasins, coon skin hat, belt, and Flintlock rifle) was Bob's Historic American Series extra uniform. Patriot and Out West were the names of Craig and Steve's extra uniforms. Patriot included shirt, knickers, vest, boots, tri-corner hat, and Flintlock rifle. The booklet describes Steve's extra western uniform as: shirt, jeans, belt, cowboy boots, neckerchief, cowboy hat, and rope lariat.
Before returning the booklet and Dave to his box, Bob Scout paid him a brief visit wherein the two engaged in the following brief dialogue.
|Bob: Little Man, do you think she's ever going to free you from this box?|
|Dave: No. I think I'll be strapped in forever. You're lucky she found you without a box or you'd probably be stuck inside too.|
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