MY COLLECTION


1970

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Following on from the popularity of their first series, Kellogg's issued a second series comprising of eight characters in six different colours...
Red, Green, Grey, Yellow, Dark Blue and Light Blue.

The extra characters over the first series were Ermintrude and Mr Rusty. Both of these series have been my all-time favourite cereal toys (along with the Nabisco Magic Roundabout series) and I have always thought it a shame that there wasn't a third series with even more of the characters, such as Rosalie, Basil and Paul. I find these original plain colour plastic toys far more appealing than the more modern giveaway toy.

The image below is is a scan of the Ricicles cereal box back, with grateful thanks to Tony Clark for supplying this.

This is my collection...

DARK GREEN


RED

LIGHT BLUE

DARK BLUE

GREY

YELLOW

The image below is an advert from a 'Teddy Bear' comic in 1970 that I have in my collection.


In addition, there was a solid metal handpainted set that used identical moulds to the plastic cereal set. I do not know where these originated but I have them in my collection along with a similar metal set that were posed the same way but were clearly not the same moulds. Thanks to Robert McManus who senmt me a picture of his boxed set, I now know the first set was made by 'Good Soldiers' of Stevenage in Hertfordshire.

HANDPAINTED (Plastic)

HANDPAINTED (Metal) MADE BY 'GOOD SOLDIERS' OF STEVENAGE IN HERTFORDSHIRE
(Identical mould)

Following picture courtesy of Robert McManus...


HANDPAINTED (Metal)
(Similar poses - not the same mould)