Ice Cream

ALF and Agro Ice Creams

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Tweet Licensed Australian Ice Creams Update These two are at the later end of my collecting calendar, both emerging well into the 80’s, but still old enough to be cool additions to the pantheon of Aussie Ice Cream greatness. ALF (Alien Life Form) was one of those ubiquitous 80’s TV shows that you simply could […]

70's

Star Wars Ice Cream Update

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Tweet More Ice-Creams! Long time readers of this blog will know that licenced ice-cream items, and Star Wars in particular, are my favourite vintage items. So imagine the smile when the images below came down the line from Queensland, a few guerilla “on-the-run” snap-shots of a collection of original art-work and related items that remains […]

70's

Happy Days Confectionery

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Tweet “I found my thrills…” When Happy Days burst on to Australian TV screens in 1975 nobody could resist the lovable geekiness of Richie, the wisecracking mouth of Ralph or pure dumb nerdiness of Potsie. Everything 50’s was cool again; the cars, the clothes and of course the tunes. Standing above all though was one […]

70's

Peters Smurfee Ice Creams

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Tweet Licensed Australian Ice-Creams Smack bang in the middle of the golden age of Aussie Ice Creams came the double barreled inventively titled Smurfee, courtesy of Peters / Pauls. This is the store display / advertising card from the 18c treat from 1979. I’ve heard that there are no naturally occurring blue foods, and that blue is colour most […]

70's

Streets Six Million Dollar Man Bionic Blast Ice Creams

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Tweet Bionic Blast Ice Creams – Better. Stronger. Faster. The latest installment in my continuing story of licensed Australian Ice Creams (Part 1, Part 2) features the rebuilt Colonel himself – the Six Million Dollar Man. SMDM was as big in Australia as anywhere else through the mid-70’s, we had the Kenner toys distributed by […]

70's

Licensed Australian Ice Cream Super Heroes

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Tweet Licensed Australian Ice Creams Part Two – Comic Heroes Last year I carried on a bit about the wonderful licensed ice-creams and icy poles we had in Australia in the late 70’s and early 80’s. It seemed for a time that any film or television show, character or concept that could be licensed as […]

70's

Licensed Australian Ice-Creams

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Tweet Licensed Australian Ice-Creams It all seemed so natural. You went to see the latest summer blockbuster. You became obsessed overnight. You had to buy the toys, the posters and the swap-cards. You cut out articles about the movie from magazines and newspapers and kept them in a folder. You bought the cereal and tried […]