Sunday, 26 April 2015

KELLOGG'S CRAZY CRATER CRITTERS...



Remember these?  I used to have a full set at one time, but no
more, alas.  I really wish that KELLOGG'S would re-release some
of their great giveaways of yesteryear - some of them were very nice
little collectables indeed.  Anybody got any they'd like to sell?





And thanks to the generosity of Phil See, I
 now have a full sett of these little critters.

13 comments:

baab said...

I had forgotten these,I am sure I had the one with the ears and maybe another.
Scary space age stuff.

Kid said...

I remember them well. I think they were out around 1970 or '71.

B Smith said...

Pretty sure you can find them eBay - they were quite widespread globally.

I got a shock a couple of years ago when visiting my parents - my mother mentioned that she had some toys she saved for the grandkids to play with when they were over, and pulled out a large bag chockful of Crater Critters and other plastic goodies that had originally been given away in breakfast cereal.

I could n't quite think of a way to persuade her to let me have them, so they are all still there for all I know...

baab said...

There was a set of Indian chiefs busts as well,I do remember collecting all of them.
They were a bronze or brown colour.

And some silver space coins in a set as well,but don't think it was Kellogs.
Ty-Phoo tea bags used a similar promotion as this I think,any ideas?

Thats about all I remember.
There was probably a lot more than that in the sixties and seventies.

Kid said...

I've checked eBay, BS, but there doesn't seem to be any of them available at the moment. I won't stop looking for them 'though. Let me know when you find out whether your mother still has them or not, eh?

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The only coins I remember at the moment, Baab, are the ones you got at petrol stations. I also recall busts of British kings that were given away by Kellogg's. I think I had some of the Indian chiefs as well.

B Smith said...

Antipodean brekky cereals also had King Neptune and His Switched-On Sea Creatures, Vegetable Olympics, as well little snap-together rockets and lunar modules etc around Apollo 11 time....any of those ring a bell in the Old Dart?

Kid said...

I remember the King Neptune ones for sure, BS. I'd have to see pictures of the others first, to prompt my memory.

B Smith said...

Check out this lot and see if they stir anything...

http://home.iprimus.com.au/gking/r_l.htm

Kid said...

I wish the images were bigger,BS, but it was good to see the Neptunes toys again. Ta for the link.

Dougie said...

I had the Fishbone Crater Critter (in orange) for years and the Neptune seahorse rang a faint bell.

Kid said...

Dougie, I had that one (for a good while longer than the others), too - in lime green. Wish I could get it again.

PhilSee said...

Hi Kid

Haven't commented for a while die to another trip - and shenanigans, I think that's the technical term, with passwords and such on my Google account. But just want to let you know that I have a set of Crater Critters if you are still interested.
Not sure how you want to make contact to sort out arrangements - exchange of email addresses?

Kid said...

Long time no hear, Phil. Use the comment box to send me your email address - don't worry, I won't publish it (comment moderation) - and then I'll use it to send you mine. How much do you want for them? They'll be for my own collection, not for selling on.

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