Sunday, June 22, 2008

Trog-Lo-Dytes LIVE!

Trog-Lo-Dytes were a circular piece of milk chocolate packaged in a cartoonish cardboard wrapper called an "Action Pack" (package patent pending) manufactured in the late 1970's by the Pangburn Candy Company of Fort Worth Texas.

The back of the Trog-Lo-Dyte. Say kids, it's only 23 cents!!

The gimmick of the action pack is when you gently pressed down on the top of the package the cardboard would slide, and usually reveal some sort of joke. Well instead of explaining it why don't I show you through the magic of GIF animation...

Knight Light

piggy bank






They're pretty funny, but that last one with the magician I don't get. Was there supposed to be some sort of joke there?

Monday, June 16, 2008

Groucho Cocktail Napkins

From 1954 here comes a sampling of "That's Me Groucho" cocktail napkins. The novelty of these novelty napkins is that each of the 36 napkins had a different one panel cartoon printed on them.

The box I have has less than half of the napkins remaining, but from what I seen the cartoons are pretty funny. All the cartoons show Groucho in some sort of riskque or sexual situation - usually with a hot girl.

Well that's it. If anyone reading this would like to see more just let me know.

UPDATE: There are more Groucho cocktail napkins here.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Football Super Freaks

Here are four of the possible 42 "Football Super Freaks" stickers printed in 1974 by Donruss. I would have happily shown you more than four, but four is all I have, and that's four more then you'll find anywhere else on the internet.

That's surprising because I would have thought someone would have posted the entire collection by now. The art work on the stickers is good, and looks like it could be the work of Jack Davis (or someone doing a very good imitation). Unfortunately, the "funny" text on the back of the stickers is not very good.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Circus World Brochure

Here's another in a series of now defunct amusement park brochures.

Circus World in Barnum City, Florida was located only "10 minutes west of Walt Disney World,"and that might have been a reason for its ultimate failure. I don't know call me crazy, but unless you're some big media conglomerate like Universal, I don't think it's wise to open an amusement park in Disney's backyard.

Oh well, if you want to know more about what happen to Circus World you can read all about it here.


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