Friday, August 10, 2007

Coloring with Kellogg's

Here's a fun little item from the archives, actually this is from a box of old stuff from my wife's childhood that my mother-in-law dumped off at the house one night. It's a 1980 coloring and activity book celebrating the 75th Anniversary of Kellogg's Cereal. There's no bar code on the back, so I'm assuming it was either an in-store giveaway or something you send away for. Although it could have been shrink wrapped to a box of cereal too, I guess. This fun book has comics, games, and pages to color featuring the entire cast of Kellogg's mascots. Like everything else wonderful in our universe most of these characters are no longer in use. Just looking at the cover of this book my favorites are the little Apple Jack kids that look like they were drawn by kids. They never really got the attention they deserved. Here a couple of pages from the book...
Click on the images to enlarge them and play along at home!

The elephant's name is Tusk and he could be found on the Cocoa Krispies box. In this picture it looks like he borrowed his sunglasses from one of the Banana Splits. Tony Jr. was on Frosted Rice cereal. I think nowadays both of those cereals have Snap, Crackle and Pop on them. Dig `Em the frog used to enjoy a hearty bowl of Sugar Smacks. Today he eats Honey Smacks and dresses like he's in an L.A. street gang!

Kellogg's Corn Pops have had so many mascots over the years. Here's Poppy, who I personally don't remember so I guess he wasn't around that long!

Nothing says fun to kid like coloring 75 year old breakfast cereal boxes!

Here's part of a game that we featured in the book. It gives a neat glimpse at the 1980 line-up of products that Kellogg's had to offer. There's the old Sun dude from Raisin Bran, the Honey & Nut Cereal before they changed to the beloved Nut & Honey version, and something called Raisins, Rice & Rye which I doubt even sounded yummy back in those less enlightened years.

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