Well, apparently they were back then and still are today for people of all ages.
The alternative is to buy coloring books in a shop or order the physical coloring book online. If you order the physical book online, it can take ages to receive it. Then you have to wait for the item to be delivered. If you buy a coloring product in digital form, you receive it within minutes of purchase. Normally, once your payment is made, an email is instantly sent to you and includes your purchase.
The awesome part is that anyone can do it will no skill set required! Grab a crayon and you are good to go. You can make it even more enjoyable and have your kids or grandkids color with you. Depending on the age of the young ones they may be interested in the adult coloring books, others still wanting to color a cow, astronaut, or pretty flower arrangement.
My kids turn into saints once they see the coloring sheets rolling out of the printer. They love it when I start passing out coloring printables with their favorite characters on it. The most valuable aspect of coloring pages are there educational value. They will help your kids with their motor skills i.e. finger dexterity, eye-hand coordination as well as increase their mental capacity. The list goes on regarding the benefits of allowing your child to color versus playing video games or watching television.
Instead of purchasing coloring books from art stores, simply use the internet to look for your child's favorite cartoon or any movie characters. You could try to look for categories, like Disney Characters, Princesses, Barbie or alphabets. The kind of coloring books that your child prefers. With such, there is an endless selection in which you could choose from.
Some might think its crazy talk. Many more, however, have perhaps already realized the same.
Apart from watching his shows, we love to sit and color in pictures of our favourite superhero. It's been great seeing how he has improved over the years. First with his hand eye concentration, then his autograph and definitely his imagination has gotten a boost. He is very creative. Nowadays when we have finished we often cut out the characters and then stick them on the walls or the fridge and position them so they are acting out an action scene.