While looking for Ms. Marvel merchandise on E-Bay, I came across this unique item, The Ms. Marvel Vintage Vending Cup! Naturally, I bid on it, but given Carol's rising popularity the bidding went waaaaaay outside my meager budget selling for an astounding $31.50. To the right is the image from E-Bay. Below is the accompanying description from E-Bay.
"The Ms. Marvel Vintage Vending Cup, is from 1978 from Marvel Comics Group. The plastic cup stands 1 5/8" tall, with a 1" diameter liquid basin, and features color artwork of Ms. Marvel flying, with the Ms. Marvel logo on the reverse side. For photo purposes the cup was filled with white paper so that the front image did not blend with the back image, as in the cup is clear."
Remember those hot summer days in the good old '70s when the toughest decision you had to make was which collector's cup you wanted that icy Slurpee in? In 1976, 7-11 joined forces with both Marvel and DC Comics to offer a slew of superhero cups! Among them were the two you see here.
The cup to the left was the first released and showed Ms. Marvel in her original Kree uniform battling the Doomsday Man in deep space. The cup to the right came out later in the series and shows Carol in her "new" Ms. Marvel costume battling a giant lizard monster. Both cups show up occassionally on E-Bay.
Now if only someone would convince Marvel and 7-Eleven to team up again!!!