80's

Donkey Kong Icey Poles and Futuretronics G&W

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Tweet Here’s a ripping piece that escaped my clutches on Aussie Ebay a few years ago, an early 80’s Milk Bar Store Display for Pauls Donkey Kong Icey Poles (Orange and Pineapple Treats). It features a competition for Futuretronics (The Australian Nintendo distributor) Game and Watch electronic hand helds. Did they come in take home packs […]

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

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

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 […]