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Nabisco issued some 'Magic Roundabout Biscuits' in the early 1970s. Each box came with a free toy (sometimes if you were lucky you got two toys !). The above picture is a copy of the bottom of the original Magic Roundabout Biscuits box in my possession. The set was re-issued as a send-away-for set from Weetabix a couple of years later.

This is the only picture I have of the packaging advert for this issue...


MY COLLECTION : LIGHT GREEN

There were sixteen toys to collect in the following colours...

Red
Green
Orange
Lilac
Light Blue
Dark Blue
Yellow

There were also some notable colour variations, with at least three shades of Light Blue and two shades of Red. In my collection I have denoted these as 'Light Blue', 'Medium Blue', 'Light Red' and 'Dark Red'.

MY COLLECTION : LIGHT BLUE

Below is an advert of the series from a comic.
If anyone has a colour copy of this, please get in touch.


In Europe, notably France and Portugal, these figures were issued in different colours including White, Apple Green, Pink, Bright Yellow, Mauve, Deep Blue and possibly others.

Many thanks to Miguel in Portugal for the following three images...

Bright Yellow
Deep Blue
Mauve

...and from my Collection...

Light Pink
White
Apple Green

MY COLLECTION : LIGHT PINK

MY COLLECTION : WHITE

Advertising Card 1

MY COLLECTION : APPLE GREEN

In Portugal these figures were issued as gifts with Ice Creams made by Ola (a company now absorbed by the Unilever group). The series in Portugal was titled "Carrocel Mágico" and in France as "Le Manege Enchante". The picture below shows an advert for the Portugese series.


MY COLLECTION : MEDIUM BLUE

MY COLLECTION : DARK BLUE

The Nabisco Magic Roundabout Biscuits set in the UK could be completed by sending away 3 box tops and 49½p to get the Magic Roundabout Train, plus a set of figures and four of the Magic Garden trees. I'd always regretted not sending off for it back then, but in the early 1970's, the sum of 49½p was a lot of money to me !


I finally got one though (and it cost a lot more than 49½p !)...



MY COLLECTION : ROSE PINK

MY COLLECTION : LILAC

The following picture shows ten metal handpainted figures that I have. I am not sure where these came from though they clearly used the same mould as they are identical in size and design with the plastic figures. The only difference is that some figures have bases. If anyone can shed any light on their origin, please contact me.



MY COLLECTION : MAUVE

MY COLLECTION : LIGHT RED

MY COLLECTION : DARK RED

Advertising Card 2

MY COLLECTION : LIGHT ORANGE

MY COLLECTION : YELLOW

The picture below shows a plastic handpainted set that I have. I am not sure where these originated though they come from the same mould as the Nabisco toys. This is not a one-off privately painted set as I have seen several others listed on eBay over the last couple of years and they are identically painted. If anyone can shed any light on their origin, please contact me.

MY COLLECTION : HANDPAINTED