Toys – Funny Face Drinks

For the record I have all of these pillows except

I am out of town this week. As this posts I am at my daughters Summer Camp working as a counselor for a week. Because of this, I will not be picking up or reading any of the new comics on Wednesday. Instead I give you a little nostalgia post.

Starting in 1964 and continuing on into the 1970’s Pilsbury made a Kool-Aid like powdered drink mix known as Funny Face Drinks. Where Kool-Aid had just the Kool-Aid Man, Funny Face had a character for each flavor.

I also have a full set of the Funny Face MugsThe Funny Face cast was made up of Choo-Choo Cherry, Goofy,Grape,Jolly Olly Orange,Loud Mouth Lime,Freckle Face Strawberry,Loud Mouth Punch,With It Watermelon (I always thought it was Way Out Watermelon and Lefty Lemon.

There was a number of promotional send aways for Funny Face Drinks One of which being Funny Face Drink Cups (Their was also a Drink Picture based on Goofy Grape!)

I have a couple of the pillows packed away in my basement, and I use the Drink Cups to hold my prismacolor markers on my desk.




The Names of Jolly Olly Orange and Choo Choo Cherry actually started out as Chinese Cherry and Injun Orange. They were later changed to do away with the racially insensitive names. Below is one of the commercials with the original names.


One last thought on Funny Face With It Watermelon before I wrap it up… Does anyone else see a resemblance to Peter Griffin from Family Guy in this character???

$T2eC16d,!)sE9swm,vw)BQWJy4nDl!~~60_12    peter

Toys – Space 1999

invmcatjcpenny1976A little nostalgia…

One Christmas as a child I received the Space:1999 Eagle and MoonBase Alpha playset.

I was a little let down in the MB Alpha playset since I did not have any of the figures to go with it… But I loved the Eagle!

I played with that thing for hours on end! Then when the Star Wars figures started coming out it became even cooler!

My Red Snaggletooth and Jawa would fly that puppy around the house having grand adventures with an assortment of playmobil friends.


The Mattel Space 1999 is one of my top ten Holy Grail purchases after I win the lottery!

Retro League of Extraordinary Bloggers – Show me some green!


Things that are green.


RETRO LEAGUE POST: I was not taking part in the league at the time this subject was originally covered. So I have deceided to slowly go back and cover all the previous topics in a series of Thursday Posts that I will be Calling Retro-League!



This weeks post was easy for me… I have an entire shelf that I have devoted to green toys. In fact I have so many green toys that they are not all on the shelf right now! Some of them have been banished to live in a box until I am able to build a bigger shelf.

My Green collection does not come to an end there though.

There is also my collection of Greedo and Gammorean Guard toys that could easily fit in on the green shelf,

and by far the most important part of my green collection… My Hulk Collection.






This is actually an old set of photos. A number of new Hulks have joined the group…. Need a new Family photo I guess.

Links to posts by other members:

AEIOU and Sometimes Why

Cavalcade of Awesome

Dork Dimension

Flashlights are Something to Eat

Geek Cultural

Green Plastic Squirt Gun

Infinate Hollywood

Lair of the Dork Horde

Nerd Lunch

Poe Ghostal


Team Hellions

That Figures

The Man Who Stares at Toys

Top Hat Sasquatch

Whatever I Think Of

Cool and Collected   (I approve, and am jealous of this collection!)