Follies of the Madmen #256

What a simpler world...
     Posted By: Paul - Sat Aug 01, 2015
     Category: Business | Advertising | Products | Disguises, Impersonations, Mimics and Forgeries | Food | 1960s | Australia

Ah, IIRC, we got stuff like this in the 50s in the US.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/01/15 at 09:36 AM
I also remember cut outs on cereal boxes in the '70.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/01/15 at 10:03 AM
That's pretty good marketing. Get the kids to cut up the box when they get it, the cereal gets stale, buy a new box. Repeat.

Anyone remember cardboard records on the back of the boxes?
Posted by puptentacle on 08/01/15 at 01:40 PM
As a matter of fact, I do!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/01/15 at 02:15 PM
Well, Sonny, back when we were children nature provided the prizes in our cereal. Most of the time it was just a few beetles or a couple of maggots, but, once, we got lucky and got a mouse.
Truthfully, I did have record by The Archies from the back of a cereal box.
I wonder how they attached some of the parts of these disguises. The glasses and the pigtails obviously hook over your ears. The ears look as if they had a tab that stuck inside your real ear. Initially, I thought the teeth and mustaches had tabs that went in your nostrils, but looking at the ad in full screen I can't see any. I wonder how many kids tried using glue across their upper lips. "Whee! Look at me! I'm Heidi going up the Glegghorn, higher and higher! I'm so high I can see all of Maienfeld. Stop barking at me, little goat, and let me milk you. Whee!"
Posted by Eoin on 08/03/15 at 10:01 PM
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