Made by Keebler, O’Boises was their attempt at the potato chip market. Fairly thick potato chips, they came in three flavors: BBQ, sour cream and onion, and plain. The commercial song went “O’Boise’s are O-BOISTEROUS!” Click here to watch the commercial »
Thin Ice is a board game that was produced in 1992 by the Pressman Toy Corporation. The game features a lower ring with marbles and an upper ring, where a wet tissue is placed to emulate thin ice. The object of the game is to place as many marbles as possible on the tissue with a pair of big white tweezers that comes as part of the game. Eventually, the weight of the marbles will cause the tissue to break and dump the marbles into the lower ring. The first person to break through the “ice” 3 times is the loser. Click here to watch a commercial »
Paddington Bear is a fictional character in children’s literature. He appeared on 13 October 1958 and was subsequently featured in several books, most recently in 2008, written by Michael Bond and first illustrated by Peggy Fortnum. The polite immigrant bear from Deepest, Darkest Peru, with his old hat, battered suitcase, duffle coat and love of marmalade sandwiches has become a classic character from English children’s literature. Paddington books have been translated into thirty languages across seventy titles and sold more than 30 million copies worldwide. Over 265 licences, making thousands of different products across the United Kingdom, Europe, United States, Southeast Asia, Japan, Australia and South Africa all benefit from the universal recognition of Paddington Bear.
Paddington is an anthropomorphised bear. He is always polite—always addressing people as “Mr.”, “Mrs.” and “Miss” and very rarely by first names—and well-meaning, though he inflicts hard stares on those who incur his disapproval. He likes marmalade sandwiches and cocoa, and has an endless capacity for getting into trouble. However, he is known to “try so hard to get things right”. He is an adoptive member of the (human) Brown family, and thus gives his full name as Paddington Brown. Click here to watch a cartoon of Paddington Bear »
Sweet Pickles is a series of 40 children’s books by Ruth Lerner Perle, Jacquelyn Reinach, and Richard Hefter and published by Holt, Rinehart & Winston, having sold over 50 million copies. The books are set in the fictional town of Sweet Pickles and are about anthropomorphic animals with different personalities and behavior. There are 26 animals—one for each letter of the alphabet. The books were published in 1977 and went out of print in the mid-1990s. The authors also created Stickybear and the Strawberry Library.
The series’ name is a pun; in each book, the main character gets into a “pickle” (a difficult situation) because of an all-too human personality trait. The front endpapers of the books portrayed the 26 characters, and the back endpapers portrayed a map of the town. Click here to watch a commercial »
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