A recent entry about Hostess Chips sent me back into Nostalgia Land and had me remembering about the Munchies mascots and their effigy in stuffed dolls form.
I do remember seeing an ad about them, when I was a young girl. As far as I remember, in order to get them, you needed to mail lots of UPC symbols at the chip’s company and that would have been quite a task for the child I was.
Unfortunately, not much information can be found about the Munchies toys online. I did find that the promotion was available through the 80’s and mid-90’s and that 100 UPC symbols were required for *each* one of them! That would make a lot of bags of chips and I seriously doubt that my mother would have let me eat so many.
These dolls would have probably made a great addition to my collection back then, but since it never happened, I may use an online auction website to get my hands on some of them now, or to keep things sporting, I will keep my eyes open and try to find one while browsing flea markets and garage sales, which would be sweeter.
I just hope that someday these will be part of my collection. Enjoy your day. End of line.