Much like the Welch’s glasses, these ones sold at Pizza Hut were used as a promotion for not only themselves, but for the Flintstones as well.
The buttons were used to promote the sale of the Flintstone Kids drinking glasses. Click here to watch a commercial from 1987 »
We called them “Huggies” but apparently they were also called Juice Barrels. I remember getting these little bastards for Halloween and them weighing my bag down. Good thing Mom got smart and brought along a bag specifically for drinks, which she carried. Thanks Mom!
Ken Hakuta, known as “Dr. Fad” since 1983, is an American inventor and television personality. Hakuta, as Dr. Fad, was the host of the popular kids invention TV show, The Dr. Fad Show, which ran from 1988 to 1994. The show featured kids’ inventions, and promoted creativity and inventiveness in children. Hakuta was the organizer of four Fad Fairs, conventions of inventors with fun, wacky ideas, in Detroit, New York and Philadelphia. He received the Inventor of the Year Award from the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Click here to watch the intro to the Dr. Fad Show »
Excitebike is a motocross racing video game franchise made by Nintendo. It first debuted as a game for the Famicom in Japan in 1984 and as a launch title for the NES in 1985. It is the first game of the Excite series, succeeded by its direct sequel Excitebike 64, its spiritual successors Excite Truck and Excitebots: Trick Racing, and the WiiWare title Excitebike: World Rally. 3D Classics: Excitebike, a 3D remake of the original game, was free for a limited time to promote the launch of the Nintendo eShop in June 2011, and has since been available for $5.99. Click here to watch some NES gameplay »
Inside-Out Boy is a claymation character that appeared in five Nickelodeon shorts between commercials in its original run from 1989 to 1993.Those shorts later reaired on Noggin in 1999. The character was created by Scott Webb and Will McRobb. Click here to see a commercial with Inside-Out Boy »