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Perkins' Fanta-Mals (Commercial #1, 1974?)

Views: 1464

Here's kind of a rare oddity - a commercial for a "coloring book/cut-out paper dolls kit" type toy called Fanta-Mals (or Mini-Mals) by Perkins. This was found on an old 3/4" tape and dates to about 1974 or 1975. Does anyone remember these?

Features the Fanta-Mals mascot - "Ralf", the green monster with the pink umbrella.

Again, not sure when or where these aired.

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Perkins' Fanta-Mals (Commercial #2, 1974?)

Views: 1552

Here's kind of a rare oddity - a commercial for a "coloring book/cut-out paper dolls kit" type toy called Fanta-Mals (or Mini-Mals) by Perkins. This was found on an old 3/4" tape and dates to about 1974 or 1975. Does anyone remember these?

Features the Fanta-Mals mascot - "Ralf", the green monster with the pink umbrella.

Again, not sure when or where these aired.

extra keywords for google searches: perkin's fantamals kit - minimals - fantamal'...

Perkins' Fanta-Mals (Commercial #3, 1974?)

Views: 952

Here's kind of a rare oddity - a commercial for a "coloring book/cut-out paper dolls kit" type toy called Fanta-Mals (or Mini-Mals) by Perkins. This was found on an old 3/4" tape and dates to about 1974 or 1975. Does anyone remember these?

Features the Fanta-Mals mascot - "Ralf", the green monster with the pink umbrella.

Again, not sure when or where these aired.

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WVTV Channel 18 [Milwaukee, WI] - "Partial EBS Test" (1980)

Views: 2534

Here's a partial test of the Emergency Broadcasting System on an unknown station in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. The person was recording some Woody Woodpecker cartoons and although they cut out the commercials they did decide to record most of the EBS test. It's pretty simple, consisting only of a single, rather discolored slide.

Did they have to traumatize kids by airing these tests during cartoons? It seems like they did the same thing in Chicago too from what I recall....

Dispensa's Castle Of Toys - "Creepy Santa" (Commercial, 1978)

Views: 10514

Ah, this one is great on so many levels...the funky bassline, the organ music, the creepy Santa...oh man. Here's a commercial for Dispensa's Castle of Toys in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois on Route 83 and Roosevelt Road.

I probably should have posted this back during Christmas but oh well. I'm sure you'll forgive me.

The only other Dispensa-related commercial we had until this one ...

Mrs. Claus - "976-3333" (Commercial, 1984)

Views: 1363

Here's Santa Claus, shown here holding a book with children gathered around him, promoting a 976 phone number in which Mrs. Claus would speak with children on the phone while he's out delivering toys. Mrs. Claus is heard by voiceover near the end, going on about how busy Santa is.

Disclaimer shown at end: "Call Rates To Downtown Chicago Apply - By Phone Programs, Illinois." Another voiceover (by ??) advises children to get their parents' permission before calling.

Mattel - "Mork & Mindy Toys" (Commercial, 1979)

Views: 599

Here's a commercial for a collection of toys by Mattel based on the TV show Mork & Mindy. Includes:

Mork doll with Talking Spacepack - "Says 8 things"

Mork Talking Ragdoll - "Says 7 things" (some even halfway intelligible)

Mork from Ork (this would have been my favorite - a little Mork action figure inside an egg that you can open - I pretty much did this myself when my mom gave me the egg from her pantyhose to play with)

Ork...

WSNS Channel 44 - El 聲gel Ca獮o (Opening & Commercial Break #1, 1986)

Views: 9824

Here's some footage from after the conversion of WSNS-TV to Spanish programming - another commercial break for the program "El 聲gel Ca獮o". Includes:

WSNS-T.V. Chicago "Si Ahora Si" Station ID

Opening credits to the telenovella "El 聲gel Ca獮o" (with "SIN Presenta" animation at beginning).

Commercial: Pepto Bismol - "Old Man Puppet" (in Spanish). "El Remedio es el Mismo."

Commercial: McDonald's Mc D.L.T. (in Spanish).

Chicago White Sox - "Bat Day with Bobby Bonds" (Promo, 1978)

Views: 2589

Here's a Chicago White Sox promo for White Sox / Coca-Cola Bat Day on Sunday, April 9th at (the original) Comiskey Park, during the White Sox vs. Boston Red Sox matchup. Featuring Bobby Bonds (whose son, Barry Bonds, later became a home-run legend himself) with a young fan.

"If you're one of the first 15,000 kids under 14, and accompanied by a paid adult, you will get a Bobby Bonds-style Little League bat - just like this one, compliments of Coke and the White Sox."