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Re: Favourite brands of bubble gum!
« Reply #30 on: April 17, 2011, 09:31:54 AM »
An interesting question. The lids are out there, typically mint unused. And nobody seems to recall seeing the product in stores. Perhaps Topps just test marketed these on a very limited basis in the early seventies but then opted not to go ahead with the product. Pity because I would have bought them on a regular basis.

Oh well. I have a set of the lids in my card binder anyway (and another buried deeply somewhere in a box).

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Re: Favourite brands of bubble gum!
« Reply #31 on: April 18, 2011, 06:38:14 AM »
     
  Anyone else here used to have a toy gumball machine back in the sixties, that your parents had to buy refills for ?  Can't remember what toy company put them out.
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Re: Favourite brands of bubble gum!
« Reply #32 on: April 18, 2011, 07:19:38 AM »
I have a large, real gumball machine, coin operated and made of heavy metal and glass, which I bought myself when moving into my first flat in 1984. I could afford either the gumball machine or a new pillow.

When "The Incredibles" movie came out a few years ago, a very sturdy, small plastic gumball machine was a premium in showbags at our agricultural Easter Show.
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Re: Favourite brands of bubble gum!
« Reply #33 on: April 18, 2011, 10:19:14 AM »
     
  Anyone else here used to have a toy gumball machine back in the sixties, that your parents had to buy refills for ?  Can't remember what toy company put them out.


I never had the toy one - but I have a couple of authentic ones from the sixties that I've repainted.



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Re: Favourite brands of bubble gum!
« Reply #34 on: April 18, 2011, 04:34:06 PM »
     
  Wow, that's cool Hep.  Just quickly fast checked Evil-bay, and they're cheaper than I thought ( but for newer ones  :(  ).   I'm picky, gotta find one from mid  60's to mid 70's.  Pretty obsessive on that time-line.
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Re: Favourite brands of bubble gum!
« Reply #35 on: April 18, 2011, 05:16:18 PM »
   
  Bubble gum containers 'Snap-a-gator' and 'Big Tooth' left over from the early seventies ( around `71 or `73 ).  Having a candy store between home and school rocked.
     
I used to have one of those tooth containers. 
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Re: Favourite brands of bubble gum!
« Reply #36 on: April 18, 2011, 05:18:41 PM »
I love bubble gum and my favorites is pal, double bubble, and Bubblicious.  I love them all though.   ;D
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Re: Favourite brands of bubble gum!
« Reply #37 on: April 18, 2011, 05:38:46 PM »
You can see my "House of Horrors" gumball machine here...


I just have packing peanuts now--when all four of my kids lived at home, I kept it full of gumballs with an ashtray full of pennies next to it for their friends.
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Re: Favourite brands of bubble gum!
« Reply #38 on: April 18, 2011, 05:41:07 PM »
BTW, that "Rocks o' GUm" inside lid is by Wally Wood, and I think that the Gold Rush box is by Norm Saunders.
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Re: Favourite brands of bubble gum!
« Reply #39 on: April 18, 2011, 07:00:45 PM »
Two fine artists, that's for sure.

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Re: Favourite brands of bubble gum!
« Reply #40 on: April 19, 2011, 02:34:47 AM »
   
  Yeah, Wally Wood was a master of twisted images.  Just look at his work for EC.
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Re: Favourite brands of bubble gum!
« Reply #41 on: April 19, 2011, 02:37:09 AM »
     
  Double Bubble Eggs, the perfect Easter treat.
   
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Re: Favourite brands of bubble gum!
« Reply #42 on: April 20, 2011, 12:31:25 PM »
I used to purchase Black Cat licorice flavoured bubble gum back in the sixties. It was delicious!



It was carried by very few variety stores in my neck of the woods though since it was an import from England. I haven't seen it for decades and I believe it's no longer made. Pity.

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Re: Favourite brands of bubble gum!
« Reply #43 on: April 20, 2011, 12:44:09 PM »
     
Licorice flavored bubble gum.  :)  Man I love to try that.  I can't remember having ever seen it in stores.
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Re: Favourite brands of bubble gum!
« Reply #44 on: April 20, 2011, 02:11:48 PM »
Blackjack is another licorice flavored gum. It's still available at the candy store in our village, along with a bunch of other things (like Clove gum).
I go through periods of chewing a lot to no candy for months (though lately they've had packs of chocolate Necos, which I'm a sucker for)
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