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1996 Cartoon Network Promotional Kit for Classic Jonny Quest VHS Tapes
This is a cardboard briefcase measuring 14 inches by 11-1/2 inches by 2-1/2 inches
thick. It was a promotional item given out by the Cartoon Network for the 1996 release
of the Classic Jonny Quest videos.
The features of the printed overlay include convincing images of clasps, hinges, a digital lock and embossed decorations,
but the surfaces are flat.
The briefcase was shipped to stores like this, so the top flap was sealed with tape and the bottom of the box, which has the same
image as the top, had a shipping label.
The bottom of the briefcase
The logo under the briefcase handle
The box includes:
Many thanks to Norman Sherfield for providing this image and info.
- VHS tape: Race Bannon in: An Army Of One (promotional screener version)
- Jonny Quest audio tape cassette with the WARNING: DO NOT OPEN UNLESS YOU ARE PREPARED
TO CONQUER THE WORLD.
- Jonny Quest digital wrist watch with the original box and watch instructions
The briefcase opens to a first layer, which has the audio cassette, a real wristwatch, plus pictures of a pair of binoculars and a "Quest Vision"
communications device. The last two items look pretty real, but they're just artwork.
The top layer can be removed or flipped up to uncover the second layer, which has the VHS video and a picture of a placard about the series.
Underneath the second layer is the interior of the briefcase, which has paper promotional material described below, and the box for the wristwatch.
Layer 1, with audio cassette in box and wristwatch
Layer 2, with "Promotional Screener" VHS tape
Loose contents in the bottom: presskit, flyers, etc.
The presskit has five double-sized pages. It opens with a translucent title page over a drawing of the team, followed by information
about the VHS tapes, cross-promotions with other products and in-store displays.
Presskit title page
VHS tapes information
Cross promotions for the VHS release
In-store displays for the tapes
Flyers, Letter, Radio Scripts
As mentioned, in addition to the presskit, the bottom of the briefcase holds a number of loose promotional sheets:
Again -- thanks to Norman Sherfield for providing these images and info.
Flyers showing the videos
and the display stands for the videos, and outlining prices, rebates, bonus cartoons,
additional promotional tie-ins; a limited edition comic book that came with each
video and more info on the promotion.
A customer letter providing details on the promotion.
Three different radio scripts for advertising one of which is for
15 seconds, another for 30 seconds and another for 60 seconds.
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