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More Marvel Mania: Awesome Kids Placemats!

Yesterday we shared with you the kids menu from Marvel Mania, a restaurant that lasted a little over a year and closed down in 1999. Today, we’ve got another blast from the past for you, three of the placemats given to children to occupy their time while the parents got a much needed rest from a day at Universal Studios Hollywood.

All three of these are great! There’s one featuring the Fantstic Four with three activities: a Thing maze, a “Spider-Man Super-Villain Scramble” and a fun “fill-in” piece — anyone want to do the work for us to see what it reveals? Then there’s “The Many Marvelous Faces of Spider-Man” which allows you to create your own version of Spider-Man (just don’t expect to see him featured in Spider-Verse!). The best one of the three here has to be the “Contest of Crime: A Trivia Challenge of World Dominating Proportions!”

MazeThing

FacesofSpidey

ContestofCrime

The Marvel Mania restaurant was truly ahead of its time, launched well before Marvel exploded in to main stream pop culture consciousness. One wonders were they to open a restaurant like this now if it would have survived a bit longer.

Special thanks to Remy Minnick for these and to Rob Levin for the scanning.

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Ah yes. Finally. All of Marvel’s big villains on one page. Magneto! Loki! Venom! Dr. Doom! Galactus! Green Goblin! The Leader! Baron Zemo! Red Skull! The Mandarin! Xemnu the Titan! Wait… Xemnu the Titan? XEMNU THE TITAN?!? And who in the world is Mister Fear?!? Why are these people on this page with these legit A-list villains? Someone, please explain.

@David:

Dunno, who decided on super-popular Shuma Gorath to be in Marvel vs. Capcom?

That fill-in’s the SIlver Surfer.

Marvel should open this now. It could rival McD’s now that they are such mainstream darlings!

Looks like Bart Sears Spider-Man in the second pic.

I still have never gone to Marvel Mania. I remember as a kid seeing it being under construction. Flash forward years later, I went to Universal Studios again and realized that it has been closed!

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