Josh at GeekSix unearthed a comic book ad that might be familiar to you if you were a kid in the 80s. Olympic Sales Club was one of those door-to-door greeting card companies that enlisted kids across the country to sell crap to neighbors in exchange for merch your parents wouldn’t buy you.
For adults, multi-page direct mail letters tend to get good response rates; Olympic figured out how to get a similar response from kids by cramming a single comic book page with as many damned items as they could fit. (Like Josh, I sold for Olympic. I ended up with a Kodamatic.)
Also, their CSRs looked a little like Sea Monkeys.
“I was a preteen greeting card salesman” [GeekSix]