MY COLLECTION (NOW SOLD)
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The Crater Critters have been issued all over the world in varying colours, names and even numbers! Generally there were eight figures to collect, though in some countries, notably Japan (see Japanese set picture below), two of the figures were different, making ten figures to collect worldwide.
This picture is an advert from the back of the 'Lion' comic dated 7 March 1970 showing the eight figures issued in Kellogg's Sugar Smacks with the UK names for the characters.
the UK there were 8 figures to collect in 7 colours...
Other countries had the additional colours Red, Yellow and Royal Blue.
following two pictures are ones acquired electronically showing other cereal
box backs illustrations.
Kellogg's Ricicles (country of origin unknown)...
This was my UK collection (now sadly sold off)...
picture is the back of another cereal box, don't know where from - the series
is entitled 'Crater Creatures'
Many of the R&L / Kellogg's cereal toys were later reproduced in Mexico, and these tend to flood the collecting markets nowadays, particularly on eBay. They are made using new plastics and usually have widely varying colours from the originals, This picture illustrates some of those colours...
Japan the series was issued as "Merry Aliens" and still had eight
figures in the collection, but two of them were different from elsewhere.
The two that were missing were Lunartic and Jodrell Jim in favour of these two...
Critter No 9
Critter No 10
Photo of a Critter 10 also known as Lunartic...
is the full Japanese set...
This is a scan of one of the Japanese cereal boxes...
This was my overseas collection (now sadly sold off)...