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Monday, July 6, 2015

1968 Post Honeycomb Cereal Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - Yellow SP

I always liked cereal premiums as a kid. You know, those nifty little plastic toys that were either inside the boxes or that you had to send for. The ones you sent for usually required one or more box tops as proofs of purchase, and a small amount of money, like 25 cents. Today's featured toy was a licensed tie-in to one of the 1960s most beloved children's films, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. In 1968 these came in boxes of Post Honeycomb cereal and were available in yellow, orange, blue, and green soft plastic and measured 2 7/8" (7.30cm) L x 1 1/8" (2.85cm) W x 1 7/8" (4.76cm) H.  The wings were printed on the back of the box and had to be cut out. Often time those wings are missing but fortunately exact repos are available which what I have on mine. Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina





















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  1. Thats just so cool Opa Fritz and Oma Betti, never seen one before either. Its quite a complex car but the card wings are just genius! Great that repros are around as I imagine it fell straight into the milk as a kid! The magical car is a true classic and I loved my die-cast version as a Kid, with its flip out wings and superb detailing like the brake. I've just read it was designed by Rowland Emett for the film. there was a miniature die-cast of it as well in the Sixties but I didn't have that. The most spectacular Chitty car toy I've seen is a large plastic car by Molto of Spain. Looks truly scrumptious!

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    1. Vielen Dank Woodsy! The movie car is absolutely gorgeous and I would love to see the real thing sometime - if it's still around. Corgi put out some great versions which I haven't yet got but it's on my bucket list :-)

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  2. Now that's an an interesting question. Just where is the original car. It seems that there are quite a few copies around as well and one is in NYC . The article on Wiki explains the whole story https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chitty_Chitty_Bang_Bang_(car)

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    1. Interesting article Woodsy! It appears that the six cars made for the film are still around mostly in private collections. Good to know they weren't scrapped like so many great movie props.

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  3. So jealous! I see these around the web from time to time and think...one day...looks about HO! What sort of security do you have out there in the desert...?

    H

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    1. LOL I live in Da Hood Hugh, I have my Homie's look after me LOL Now that I've got you droolin' the remaining three color variations (green, orange, and blue) are also on their way to Da Hood and I hope to blog them within the month!

      Cheers

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    1. Many Thanx! Sharing info and a love of toys has been the driving force of the blog and Bettina's Big Sky Pics shots of birds right from our backyard (mostly) are the icing on the cake.

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