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

Cereal Killers

You know you’ve been at work indoors and on lockdown for too long when you start looking at breakfast cereals and think not “Mmm, yum …” but “Hmm, trees, people shapes …”

The darker-skinned people of the Bronze Fish tribe win a small victory over the paler-skinned Krispi tribe, who flee leaving their dead and wounded on the field of battle.

Snap! Crackle! Pop! The sounds of battle?

The wounded were unceremoniously eaten, and not by wild scavenging animals.

Some more of the Krispi tribes people, fleeing the “blood bowl” of battle and the cereal killing, were later found floating face down in a small bowl-shaped lake of milk …

The model and craft shops are shut, online orders may take ages, some days you just have to improvise.* I’m not suggesting we all take up edible gaming, especially not after coating them first in PVA and sticking them to tuppenny coins.

The source of these cereal killers did not require an “essential” and “infrequent journey” to a food shop. They were in the cupboard.

Aerial view of the field of battle (and a massacre in a bowl ?)

* Do not worry, I have plenty of other figures to paint and repair.

Stay Home. Stay Safe. Enjoy your hobby and blogging.

Blog posted by Mark Man of TIN and Multigrain, 1 April 2020