Monday, 7 August 2017

KID'S KLASSIC KARTOON KOLLECTABLES - YOGI BEAR...



Since he first appeared in The HUCKLEBERRY
HOUND Show back in the late '50s, YOGI BEAR
has been present on shop shelves in some form of mer-
chandise in every decade right up to the present.  That's
quite an achievement when you think about it.  I now have
more items of '60s merchandise than I had back then, and
I'm always on the lookout to add to my collection.  Three
items I had in the '60s yet elude me, those being a pair
of Yogi slippers, a Hallowe'en mask, and an inflatable
'Punch' Yogi.  Maybe one day, eh?

In the meantime, here's a couple of items I acquired
only recently - a Yogi toothbrush holder from the '60s,
and a Yogi bubble bath from the mid-'90s.  That bear's
going to take over the world someday - trust me.


20 comments:

Arfon Jones said...

Love Yogi, I have a fond memory of coming home on a packed bus from a club late one Saturday night clutching a Yogi Bear kiddy meal box from a local burger bar, complete with Yogi and Ranger Smith figures! Happy days… Sold them a few years ago and bought a set of Yogi and BoBo bobble heads instead!

Kid said...

I've got those Yogi burger toys, AJ, they're great wee items. I've also got a Yogi bobble head figure, as well as Huckleberry Hound. Don't think I've got the Boo Boo one though. I've got Yogi jigsaws, cups, thimbles, spoons, egg cups, soap dish holders, badges, figures, annuals, comics, DVDs, videos, records, CDs, etc. Long live Yogi. He should oppose Trump in the next presidential elections.

Anonymous said...

I have cool memories of him also mainly the cartoons especially his voice along with Tom and Jerry, Top cat, Secret Squirrel, etc. Also Kid don't ruin Yogi's name by suggesting he becomes one of the elites. Oh that's right he used to steal, now I get it.

Terence

Kid said...

Nah, T, Yogi didn't steal those picnic baskets, he merely 'liberated' them. Talking of Tom & Jerry, the early cartoons (before they went in for that 'modern' look) are absolutely brilliant.

Colin Jones said...

I'm curious about the Yogi Hallowe'en mask - a Yogi mask doesn't sound very scary !

I too love Tom & Jerry and so did my father. We also loved Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck :)

Kid said...

Dressing up at Hallowe'en isn't restricted to 'scary' costumes, CJ. Kids would go out as Batman, Yogi Bear, and loads of other characters. It's the same today - just look at the variety of costumes on sale for Hallowe'en - superheroes, cartoon characters, and horror-themed outfits - just about everything in fact.

Arfon Jones said...

If he’s as smart as he claims to be he’ll stay away from politics! I would go mad at the burger bar, I had a complete set of Scooby Pencil tops, complete set of Flinstones keyrings, Top Cat keyrings and several of the (lovely) 4inch Hanna Barbera figurines on busts…. Sold them all on eBay having decided to concentrate on the Funko Wacky Wobblers instead but they are getting harder to find now… I have Yogi, BoBo, Squddly Diddly, Touché Turtle, Fred Flinstone, Snagglepuss, Dick Dastardly, Mutley, Secret Squrrel, Morocco Mole and Wally Gator… Oh, had a plush Yogi and BoBo as well, that reminds me I must put the plush Mutley on eBay….

Kid said...

But AJ, how can you bear to part with your 'children'?

Arfon Jones said...

Its not easy I can tell you!

Kid said...

They'll track you down in 20 years to ask why you abandoned them, and then we'll all see it on the telly in that programme with Nick and Davina.

Arfon Jones said...

Oh, don’t say that...I’m already struggling with selling some of this stuff!

Kid said...

I have the Yogi & Huck wobblers, but I don't have Boo Boo. I'll have to see if I can track one down. I find I can only sell (some) stuff that people had given me that I didn't really want, but if I bought something myself, I can't part with it. Funny that, eh?

Arfon Jones said...

I know exactly what you mean! ;)

Kid said...

I knew you would, AJ. (And I'm glad one of us does.)

Arfon Jones said...

some things I see as my 'children' but other items I see myself as more of a foster parent to... ;)

Kid said...

Ah, but how do those foster kids see you, AJ?

Arfon Jones said...

a man that sells children probably....

Kid said...

Sold any to Madonna?

Arfon Jones said...

I WISH! the money would be nice!

Kid said...

Money is always nice, AJ. It may not buy happiness, but at least it enables a person to be miserable in comfort.

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