Brach’s Rocks were a pebble-shaped candy introduced in 1992. They had the coloring and appearance of granite, with fruity, chewy centers. They were advertised in commercials by a dinosaur character named Rocky D, “Dinosaur Extraordinaire”, who was shown popping them into his mouth. Rocky D wore sunglasses and a red jersey with the letters BR on it. Kids’ love of dinosaurs was the inspiration for this character and candy. Laughing Dog developed the dinosaur character and the graphics. The package had transparent panels so those looking at the packages in a store could see the rocks inside.
Brach’s Rocks were frequently advertised in Ren & Stimpy comics. Rocky D also appeared on TV. The commercials for Brach’s Rocks were the first time Brach’s advertised via television. Click here to watch the commercial »
Number Munchers is an educational/edutainment computer game in the Munchers series produced by the Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium (MECC) for several operating systems. Designed to teach basic math skills, it was popular among American school children in the 1980s and 1990s and was the recipient of several awards. It was later replaced by Math Munchers in 1995. Click here to watch some gameplay action »
Pass the Pigs is a commercial version of the dice game, Pig. Pass the Pigs was originally published under the name Pig Mania!
Nosy Bears were brightly colored teddy bears that had little globe noses with different things inside depending on the bear. If you squeezed the stomach, the globe would perform an activity. (i.e. a little car would run around a track, popcorn would pop). Click here to watch a commercial »
The Torkelsons is an American sitcom which aired on the NBC television network from September 21, 1991 to June 6, 1993. Produced by Walt Disney Television, the series starred Connie Ray, Olivia Burnette and William Schallert. For the second season, the series was retooled and renamed Almost Home. The series lasted a total of two seasons, consisting of 33 episodes. Click here to watch the intro »
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