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Title: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: AHI Creature on September 26, 2009, 04:33:02 PM
Here's something you should all enjoy, please tell me if I have the facts straight, and feel free to add your own info...I believe Freakies cereal came out around 1975-76, and the main appeal was the 1"-2" plastic toy figure inside.  You would dump the whole box into a big bowl or just dig around with your filthy hands till you found it.  Of course you would have to buy 12-18 boxes to get all 7 figures, since they were mostly Boss Moss or Goody Goody, OR, you could mail in two proofs of purchase and 35 cents to get a complete set.  Here is a complete set of the standard plastic figures, (a complete set of these on Ebay in good condition goes for $40-$80 depending on how many or how often they are listed.) In case you don't recall the names, they are, left to right, Hamhose, Cowmumble, Goody Goody, Boss Moss, Gargle, Grumble and Snorkledorf:  (to this day I still use the term Snorkledorf, but never referring to a plastic toy creature)

(http://gibsonpix.smugmug.com/photos/661510111_DMLPv-XL.jpg)

There was also a set of soft squishy rubber figures (similar to the material Deiner erasers of the same era) but I don't think these were ever available other than by mail order, and I do not recall the cost.  They only came in green and orange as you can see.  I had only one rubber figure as a kid, a Boss Moss that I won in a game of horse, and I remember a kid over at my house for dinner biting it in half.  I have only seen two complete sets of these on Ebay ever the first one maybe 6 years ago with missing arms and other damage sold for over $200, and this one I found as a buy it now in the middle of the night (don't ask), a few minutes after it was listed at $90, one of my greatest ebay scores ever, they are dead perfect, mint condition, amen.  I have only seen 3 individual rubber Freakies come up since, and I bought all of them, a Hamhose, a Gargle and a Cowmumble, so I have doubles of those, I think I paid around $30 each for them.  Please feel free to post any additional photos, memories, info or thoughts, I would certainly be interested to hear if anyone else knows of a complete set like this....

(http://gibsonpix.smugmug.com/photos/661514308_WqRSJ-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: darkmonkeygod on September 26, 2009, 05:53:27 PM
Shock. I've known nothing about these rubber editions. Thanks for sharing 'em!
Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: Toy Ranch on September 26, 2009, 06:47:29 PM
Yes, I've had some before and can tell you about their origin.

They were  offered on the first test box. 

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2436/3956513891_b3a99da9d9_o.jpg)

If you send in 2 proofs of purchase, they would send you a poster.  If you send in 3 proofs of purchase and 35, they sent you a poster and a set of green and orange rubber Freakies. 

Indeed they are pretty rare, since it took 3 proofs and money to get them.  The poster is rare enough by itself.  Finding a full set of them is not so uncommon when you find them at all, because they were distributed in sets. 

Tim K was a friend of mine when I lived in Tucson, and he was the foremost Freakies collector around.  He had most of the boxes, all of the premiums.  I found him a couple of things he didn't have.  I've lost track of Tim, but he's a good dude and I'd like to get in touch with him again. 

Ever seen the mini figures ;D
Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: AHI Creature on September 26, 2009, 07:02:17 PM
Yes, I've had some before and can tell you about their origin.

They were  offered on the first test box. 

([url]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2436/3956513891_b3a99da9d9_o.jpg[/url])

If you send in 2 proofs of purchase, they would send you a poster.  If you send in 3 proofs of purchase and 35, they sent you a poster and a set of green and orange rubber Freakies. 

Indeed they are pretty rare, since it took 3 proofs and money to get them.  The poster is rare enough by itself.  Finding a full set of them is not so uncommon when you find them at all, because they were distributed in sets. 

Tim K was a friend of mine when I lived in Tucson, and he was the foremost Freakies collector around.  He had most of the boxes, all of the premiums.  I found him a couple of things he didn't have.  I've lost track of Tim, but he's a good dude and I'd like to get in touch with him again. 

Ever seen the mini figures ;D


OK wow, this is exactly why we do this, to learn history on this stuff.  Now, I have seen the following Freakies toys/premiums: obviously the figures we are discussing, magnets, cars, boats, flip n flyers, clocks, watches, iron on patches and shirt decals, a bowl,...what else, thats all I can think of right now, but I can't for the life of me think what the "mini figures" are...please share, I can't stand it.  And PLEASE post a photo!

BTW, there is one main freakies seller/collector on ebay but i think its a girl.  Also, about a year ago there was someone selling off original "cel" artwork of all of the original Freakies boxes, ads, posters etc, as their dad who had just died was the artist.  I was not into it enough to bid, but I recall a few of the original peices going fairly cheap, some items under $100 if I recall.  I think that poster artwork might have been in there?  Does anyone remember this, or know where the artwork ended up?
Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: Toy Ranch on September 26, 2009, 10:24:08 PM
The 7 mini figures were made of brittle plastic and the tallest one is 1 1/4".  They are green and orange like the rubber ones.  Goody Goody, Hamhose, and Grumble are green, the rest are orange.  They are exceedingly rare. 

There are rings of 3 characters.  Boss, Snork, and Hamhose.  These are hard plastic medallion type with raised letters and features that are painted.

There are 4 mini comics

There's a set of magnets, but then there's also a set of mini magnets.  The mini's are 1 1/4" tall at most.

The rectangle iron on patches are common enough, but there are also 3 circular iron on patches.

Fun Dots are plastic buttons with stickum on the back.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3362/3318695749_798f39c16f.jpg)

There is a Hamhose Good Friends Medallion that was the only Cocoa Freakies prize and is very rare.

Sayings Magnets are kinda like the Fun Dots, but are magnetic, if I remember correctly.

Of course the cars and boats.

There are cut out airplanes from box backs.

There's a Goody Goody figure with a fruit hat, which is different from the regular Goody Goody

(I'm cheating by the way, I pulled out an old copy of Freakie Magnet zine ;D )

Flip & Flys...  these are little discs with a tab that you use to shoot them across the room and characters on them.

Sew on patches...  there are some loose ones like the ones on the caps.

Wall Clock

T-shirts and Sweatshirts and Knit Caps

Fruity Freakies Mug and Bowl Set

Bike Flags

And... boxes.



Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: michblk on September 26, 2009, 10:27:52 PM
I had those, but sold them long ago before Ebay came along.  Including the poster. 

Thanks for bringing back some memories.

BK
Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: AHI Creature on September 27, 2009, 12:20:17 AM
The 7 mini figures were made of brittle plastic and the tallest one is 1 1/4".  They are green and orange like the rubber ones.  Goody Goody, Hamhose, and Grumble are green, the rest are orange.  They are exceedingly rare. 

There are rings of 3 characters.  Boss, Snork, and Hamhose.  These are hard plastic medallion type with raised letters and features that are painted.

There are 4 mini comics

There's a set of magnets, but then there's also a set of mini magnets.  The mini's are 1 1/4" tall at most.

The rectangle iron on patches are common enough, but there are also 3 circular iron on patches.

Fun Dots are plastic buttons with stickum on the back.

([url]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3362/3318695749_798f39c16f.jpg[/url])

There is a Hamhose Good Friends Medallion that was the only Cocoa Freakies prize and is very rare.

Sayings Magnets are kinda like the Fun Dots, but are magnetic, if I remember correctly.

Of course the cars and boats.

There are cut out airplanes from box backs.

There's a Goody Goody figure with a fruit hat, which is different from the regular Goody Goody

(I'm cheating by the way, I pulled out an old copy of Freakie Magnet zine ;D )

Flip & Flys...  these are little discs with a tab that you use to shoot them across the room and characters on them.

Sew on patches...  there are some loose ones like the ones on the caps.

Wall Clock

T-shirts and Sweatshirts and Knit Caps

Fruity Freakies Mug and Bowl Set

Bike Flags

And... boxes.



Good lord, I have been left in the dust.  Glad I started the discussion though.  Now I am very interested to learn anything I can about the mysterious "brittle plastic mini figures"  anyone, please -in the name of all things holy can someone find and post a photo of one of these here? thanks....or any wierd Freakies...oh I almost forgot, my friend who is a chronic entreprenuer started this line of mini vintage cereal box frdge magnets about 10 years ago...here is one of them which happens to be a Freakies box...the bottle cap from a refreshing, freezing cold, blessed, welcome, lovely beer bottle is for size reference only....

(http://gibsonpix.smugmug.com/photos/662015366_wxtFY-XL.jpg)

(http://gibsonpix.smugmug.com/photos/662016036_793WS-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: The Creeper on September 27, 2009, 12:30:27 AM
Man I loved Freakies cereal.  I have Hamhose and Sorkledorf plastic figures and used to have the Goody Goody magnet.  I used to have iron on patches of Snorkledorf, Gargle, and Goody Goody also.  I sure would like to get a set of all the plastic figures! 
Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: ramsey37 on September 27, 2009, 08:06:21 AM
Here's something you should all enjoy, please tell me if I have the facts straight, and feel free to add your own info...I believe Freakies cereal came out around 1975-76, and the main appeal was the 1"-2" plastic toy figure inside.  

According to www.freakies.com (http://www.freakies.com), they were created in 1971 and ran until 1977. I have a set of the standard hard plastic figures. I was one of the kids in 1973 who sent off for the mail order set because I was tired of always getting dumb ol' Goody Goody in the cereal boxes ;) At various times I've had the plastic race cars, the magnets, and probably the boats too, but the regular figures are the only Freakies items I still own.
George
Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: Toy Ranch on September 27, 2009, 10:41:31 AM
That mini box magnet is cool.  There is a carded set of mini foods out there that has  mini plastic cans of green beans and corn, and then 3 boxes of cereal, including a mini box of Freakies
Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: Toy Ranch on September 27, 2009, 12:03:12 PM
OK, I scanned this for you guys.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2519/3959458462_2b73aa8fdf_b.jpg (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2519/3959458462_2b73aa8fdf_b.jpg)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2522/3959458100_8e2cf1520d_b.jpg (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2522/3959458100_8e2cf1520d_b.jpg)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2537/3959457512_59cf1a41a0_b.jpg (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2537/3959457512_59cf1a41a0_b.jpg)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3512/3959457126_04a1585793_b.jpg (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3512/3959457126_04a1585793_b.jpg)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2520/3958683205_311c1f57e7_b.jpg (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2520/3958683205_311c1f57e7_b.jpg)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3444/3958682871_fc1c33d379_b.jpg (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3444/3958682871_fc1c33d379_b.jpg)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3451/3958682491_d327bd44b6_b.jpg (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3451/3958682491_d327bd44b6_b.jpg)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2538/3959455538_80f2174c4c_b.jpg (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2538/3959455538_80f2174c4c_b.jpg)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2600/3959455232_6d1b2f1921_b.jpg (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2600/3959455232_6d1b2f1921_b.jpg)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3493/3959454790_853ae91c62_b.jpg (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3493/3959454790_853ae91c62_b.jpg)

Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: dctony on October 01, 2009, 09:00:51 PM
My kids and I love watching the freakies commercials online, funny stuff. Thanks for posting this thread.
Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: OldTimey on October 11, 2009, 12:20:45 PM
I just won a complete set (7) of the cars on Ebay for $3.25 shipped. Seven different colors too. Brand new.
Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: The Creeper on October 11, 2009, 03:18:08 PM
That's great!  You sure are lucky!
Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: Toy Ranch on October 11, 2009, 03:52:06 PM
The cars were found in huge quantities old stock, so they are easily the most common Freakies item around.  That said, $3.25 is basically free cars and shipping paid, which can't be beat.  Congrats!
Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: OldTimey on October 11, 2009, 05:49:30 PM
Gargle (purple) seems to be the most common car. I talked with a guy about 10 years ago who was selling them for $2.00 each on Ebay. He only had Gargle, but he said he had hundreds of them.
Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: Toy Ranch on October 11, 2009, 10:00:14 PM
The cars were also in little boxes of mail-away sets, and there were hundreds of those boxes of sets found.  Maybe thousands.  However common they are, they are still very cool!
Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: AHI Creature on October 11, 2009, 10:23:24 PM
The cars were also in little boxes of mail-away sets, and there were hundreds of those boxes of sets found.  Maybe thousands.  However common they are, they are still very cool!

I recall seeing massive lots on ebay and elsewhere of those freakies cars.  Especially Gargle, I think I once saw hundreds of them as a lot in an auction.  Definitely cool, but I always liked the figures the best....I would still be interested in seeing any samples of the "missing link" mini hard rubber figures if anyone can track them down (or even just one)  and post a photo!
Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: Toy Ranch on October 11, 2009, 10:25:07 PM
I've had a mini before, but it was a long time ago, and I don't have any pics.
Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: CreepysFan on October 12, 2009, 12:42:45 AM
 FREAKIES: THE GREATEST CEREAL EVER.  Great win OldTimey, you lucky dog.  They used to have T-shirt offers on the sides of the boxes as well, for two proofs and $1.50 ($1.75 adults) for each freakie.
Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: Jamdin on October 24, 2010, 02:36:06 AM
I remember having a few of the hard figures and one of the cars when I was a kid.
Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: Rubbermonsters on October 24, 2010, 02:56:02 AM
Wow! Awesome info. Thanks. I have a few of the hard plastic guys. Had no clue someone made the rubber ones. Very cool!!!




Here's something you should all enjoy, please tell me if I have the facts straight, and feel free to add your own info...I believe Freakies cereal came out around 1975-76, and the main appeal was the 1"-2" plastic toy figure inside.  You would dump the whole box into a big bowl or just dig around with your filthy hands till you found it.  Of course you would have to buy 12-18 boxes to get all 7 figures, since they were mostly Boss Moss or Goody Goody, OR, you could mail in two proofs of purchase and 35 cents to get a complete set.  Here is a complete set of the standard plastic figures, (a complete set of these on Ebay in good condition goes for $40-$80 depending on how many or how often they are listed.) In case you don't recall the names, they are, left to right, Hamhose, Cowmumble, Goody Goody, Boss Moss, Gargle, Grumble and Snorkledorf:  (to this day I still use the term Snorkledorf, but never referring to a plastic toy creature)

([url]http://gibsonpix.smugmug.com/photos/661510111_DMLPv-XL.jpg[/url])

There was also a set of soft squishy rubber figures (similar to the material Deiner erasers of the same era) but I don't think these were ever available other than by mail order, and I do not recall the cost.  They only came in green and orange as you can see.  I had only one rubber figure as a kid, a Boss Moss that I won in a game of horse, and I remember a kid over at my house for dinner biting it in half.  I have only seen two complete sets of these on Ebay ever the first one maybe 6 years ago with missing arms and other damage sold for over $200, and this one I found as a buy it now in the middle of the night (don't ask), a few minutes after it was listed at $90, one of my greatest ebay scores ever, they are dead perfect, mint condition, amen.  I have only seen 3 individual rubber Freakies come up since, and I bought all of them, a Hamhose, a Gargle and a Cowmumble, so I have doubles of those, I think I paid around $30 each for them.  Please feel free to post any additional photos, memories, info or thoughts, I would certainly be interested to hear if anyone else knows of a complete set like this....

([url]http://gibsonpix.smugmug.com/photos/661514308_WqRSJ-XL.jpg[/url])
Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: Monolith on October 24, 2010, 06:32:11 PM
I have a complete set of the plastic figures.
I also have one of the soft rubber ones. I got it at a thrift store about 12 years ago. It was in a bag with some assorted little figures for about two dollars.I didn't even know they existed 'till I found it.You can see it in this photo on the far right, substituting its hard pink plastic counterpart which I didn't have at the time I took the photo. This is the most info I've ever read about the rubber ones here at this thread.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/sc0009c869-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: Gaberax on October 25, 2010, 09:27:50 AM
I have a complete set of the freakies (plastic) for sale or trade, if anyone is interested.
Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: Opera Ghost on October 25, 2010, 10:53:46 AM
I remember these! I had a couple of the magnets.
Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: bigbud on October 25, 2010, 08:57:53 PM
I've only got Cowmumble and Gargle. I'm still abit shakey on the name Cowmumble.....that's not right......Bud
Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: The Mighty Bongo on October 26, 2010, 08:13:47 PM
Wow, great memories !

I had a few of the squishee rubber Freakies, 2 Grumbles and a Boss Moss. But I'm sure I got them out of the box of cereal.
 Thanks for the info folks !
Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: RedKing on November 03, 2010, 11:28:43 AM
Wow, this really takes me back to when I was really little, like 5 or 6! I didn't think anyone else remembered Freakies cereal! It was my favorite cereal as a little tyke because of the monsters!
Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: Wolfman66 on November 06, 2010, 09:01:19 PM
Wow, this really takes me back to when I was really little, like 5 or 6! I didn't think anyone else remembered Freakies cereal! It was my favorite cereal as a little tyke because of the monsters!
Mine aswell and WOW how time flew by :o
Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: Bogey on July 11, 2011, 09:42:16 AM
Did anyone grab this one:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Fruity-Freakies-Fruit-hat-Goody-Goody-Cereal-Premium-/280705175023?pt=Fast_Food_Cereal_Premiums&hash=item415b550def#ht_500wt_922 (http://cgi.ebay.com/Fruity-Freakies-Fruit-hat-Goody-Goody-Cereal-Premium-/280705175023?pt=Fast_Food_Cereal_Premiums&hash=item415b550def#ht_500wt_922)
Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: poseablemonster on July 11, 2011, 10:48:56 AM
I haven't seen one with a fruit hat.
Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: The Creeper on July 11, 2011, 05:21:10 PM
I haven't seen one with a fruit hat.
Me neither!  Wonder if they did something like that with the other characters?  And here I thought I had them all, but the price that one went for was outrageous!
Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: Bogey on July 11, 2011, 05:24:58 PM
Indeed!  It is ultra cool though and was a variant before there were variants! ;D
Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: Hepcat on August 17, 2011, 02:23:17 PM
Man, Freakies are boss! And I never even knew about them.

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Afreakies.jpg)

And the Freakies Cars are even wilder!

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Afreakiescars.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: robodog on August 17, 2011, 08:54:09 PM
I'm pretty sure this cereal was around in the 80s too. I specifically remember coming in at about 11 AM after hanging out with friends ( we'd stay out long after dark on weekends ) and snacking on the stuff. The commercials had a surf theme and showed the creatures flying through space on surfboards or cereal pieces or something. I don't think the little figures were included though.
Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: CreepysFan on August 18, 2011, 12:33:32 AM
   
Yeah robodog, but Freakies were modernized for the `80's.  New characters replaced some of the originals, and they were like alien Silver Surfer characters from space on surf boards.  The taste of the cereal went down as well, which is why I stopped eating it.  Corporations can't stand it if you actually like the taste or something.
Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: robodog on August 18, 2011, 07:57:50 AM
Sounds like the older version was better. I wasn't really crazy about the taste of the 80s version. I bought it to try it and it was certainly edible, but other cereals of the time were better. I wasn't around for original Freakies.
Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: The Creeper on August 22, 2011, 03:28:44 PM
Yes the original Feakies rocked!  The remake wasn't as good that was for sure.
Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: Hepcat on August 22, 2011, 03:46:29 PM
   
Yeah robodog, but Freakies were modernized for the `80's.  New characters replaced some of the originals, and they were like alien Silver Surfer characters from space on surf boards.

You could sell me on the characters from outer space on surf boards though so long as the cereal didn't poison the dog too badly.

 ;)
Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: The Creeper on August 22, 2011, 10:51:11 PM
(http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/2475/1171272090b89c1a9b89m.jpg)

This is the Freakies from the 80's.
Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: robodog on August 23, 2011, 02:55:24 PM
Yep, that's the box I remember. I think I was about ten when I was eating that. As 80s cereals go I was big on Gremlins cereal. My all time favorite cereal however is Boo Berry.
Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: The Creeper on August 27, 2011, 06:36:33 PM
Love Boo Berry, and I also liked Gremlins cereal. 
Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: Hepcat on September 22, 2011, 01:49:54 PM
I haven't seen any Boo Berry cereal in Canada for more than twenty years.

 :(
Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: The Creeper on September 22, 2011, 07:40:05 PM
Walgreens is the only place in my town that has the monster cereal's for Halloween.
Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: Bogey on March 08, 2012, 10:46:48 PM
I haven't seen any Boo Berry cereal in Canada for more than twenty years.

 :(

When we get close again to Halloween, shoot me your address and we'll take care of that for ya'!
Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: Hepcat on March 09, 2012, 12:15:50 PM
When we get close again to Halloween, shoot me your address and we'll take care of that for ya'!

Thank you! Will do.

 :)

Anybody buy any more Freakies?

 ???
Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: Hepcat on April 19, 2012, 02:17:26 PM
Anyone hear any rumours of Freakies cereal returning to store shelves?

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/freakies-759869.jpg)

 ???
Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: The Creeper on April 19, 2012, 08:42:50 PM
I haven't heard anything but I sure hope so!
Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: iramency on April 23, 2012, 07:57:52 PM
I have not heard of these freakies. Are they along the same lines as the Russ Wallace Berrie jigglers which are shown here, http://retrochalet.blogspot.com/2012/01/russ-wallace-berrie-oily-.html (http://retrochalet.blogspot.com/2012/01/russ-wallace-berrie-oily-.html)  a soft slimy wax type monster things ?
Or which came first? Do we know?

C
Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: Hepcat on April 24, 2012, 10:24:43 AM
1. You've linked to a page that does not exist.

2. The Freakies were two or so inch cereal premiums. As such, they're much smaller than your typical jiggler and made from much harder plastic.

 :-\
Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: Monolith on April 24, 2012, 12:55:32 PM
The ultra rare soft rubber Freakies look just like the hard plastic ones but they are made of rubber, like the kind of rubber in a figural eraser.
They are much, much harder to find than the hard plastic Freakies.
Title: Re: Ultra rare soft rubber Freakies cereal figures
Post by: Hepcat on May 17, 2017, 01:01:09 PM
([url]http://gibsonpix.smugmug.com/photos/661514308_WqRSJ-XL.jpg[/url])

There was also a set of soft squishy rubber figures (similar to the material Deiner erasers of the same era) but I don't think these were ever available other than by mail order, and I do not recall the cost.  They only came in green and orange as you can see.  I had only one rubber figure as a kid, a Boss Moss that I won in a game of horse, and I remember a kid over at my house for dinner biting it in half.


Scream!

 :o