Cereal Killers of Lockdown 2020

I can’t believe it’s two years since the Krispi tribe appeared in early Lockdown. One of them still survives amongst my assorted troops.

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Slightly more sensible plastic “cereal killers”, the Crescent / Kellogg’s Plastic bandsmen and colour party.

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I found an advert / box back of these fine bandsmen shown online with original box backs and adverts whilst spending happy hours last week on the cereal ‘premium’ website http://cerealoffers.com, where I found again the cardboard Asterix figures and Weetabix scenes of my childhood.

“FREE IN THIS PACKET at the bottom of the inner bag” – free toy soldiers in your cornflakes – imagine that today!

Blog posted by Mark Man Of TIN, April 1 2020/22

9 thoughts on “Cereal Killers of Lockdown 2020”

  1. I remember very well my collection of “Wheat Bix” Australian Rules plastic footballers. I had enough to field two sides and played whole seasons of games with them.

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  2. I must have missed the original post on the Krispi tribe…your imagination knows no bounds and we are all the better for that !!!!!! Regards.

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  3. The other great cereal excitement was the small plastic submarine you filled with baking soda and it performed dramatically in water.
    I recall having such a hassle with the cardboard figure of a pikeman on the packet when trying to cut out his pike without cutting it. I seem to remember sellotape was deployed albeit not to successfully.

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    1. Early Paperboys? I think I would have gone for mixed media with cocktail stick or piece of wire (if you could have found such as a child).
      Such submarines are still on sale, stocking fillers, a little bit of Science magic!

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    1. Thank you – I shall give that a listen. The opening episode of the BBC TV series had Tom Good (Richard Bryers) giving up his job designing plastic wildlife animals for cereal packets. I remember these sort of plastic cereal toys well.

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