Tweet These Flintstones icy poles from Streets Ice Cream Australia are from the late 70’s or early 80’s, and the box includes a great cutout Flintstones car on the rear. I’d love to add a wrapper or sign from this release, contact me if you have one or if you know exactly when these were […]
Tweet This wonderful hanging cardboard circle was issued to Australian record stores in 1980 to promote the new Kiss album “Unmasked”. It’s double sided, and approximately 45cm in diameter. 1980 saw an onslaught of Kiss merchandise in Australia including the Peters Ice Creams and Nabisco cereals.
Tweet This is the He-Man wrapper from the Streets Australia ice cream / ice treats from 1985. I assume there was a Skeletor wrapper too, if anyone has one (or a picture of one) I’d love to add it here.
Tweet Using characters to sell snack foods to kids had been around since Mickey Mouse ice cream in the 1930’s, but the popularity of Pac-Man and other early video games like Space Invaders and Donkey Kong opened up a whole new frontier for licensed products. This packet presumably came out of a large multipack, if […]
Tweet Only the most popular fads received the coveted licensed ice cream treatment in Australia, so it’s a testament to the legendary Taito Space Invaders video game to see this Milk Bar advertising sign from the early 80’s. While it was the first video game ice treat it wouldn’t be the last, as I’ll show […]
Tweet Around 1980 Nabisco offered these posters as in-pack premiums in their Weeties and Crispies cereals. A great selection of Marvel characters were featured, courtesy of Newton Comics, Marvel’s Australian licensee through much of the 1970’s.
Tweet Great example of late 1970’s / early 1980’s Milk Bar ad design for Streets Paddle Pop ice cream, featuring the new Bubble Gum flavour!
Tweet These four masks appeared on the back panels of Australian Kellogg’s Cornflakes 750g cereal boxes in 1980 to promote The Empire Strikes Back. The smaller 500g boxes featured make of Luke Skywalker, C3PO, Bossk and Boba Fett.
Tweet This is a great panel presented by three of the most knowledgeable and respected collectors of vintage Star Wars items from Australia, at Star Wars Celebration 2019, check it out:
Tweet Check out this awesomely low-tech 1981 Aussie TV spot for Corgi’s Batmobile, Bond and Buck Rogers range. This voice-over guy must have made a fortune in the early 80’s, he seemed to read almost every ad.