I outgrew coloring books by the time I was about 7. Now that I have kids, they’re fun again. They’re also very cheap. You can pick up one for a quarter if you know a good dealer.
They’re cheap to buy because they’re cheap to make. Advertisers produce them for promotional purposes, including for products you might not think about. Flashbak has pictures from 11 old and strange coloring books, including one that shows how to eat at Bonanza restaurants and another that encourages young boys to talk to truckers on CB radios.
Mr. T doesn’t belong on the list. Mr. T was cool back in the 80s and has been ever since. He has no pity for fools, but he’s tender.