Diving Tony the Tiger

As regular readers know, I think Kellogg’s Starbots are the greatest cereal premium ever. A close second, though, is the Tony the Diving Tiger premium.


I got this sometime in the early 80s (pre-Starbots) and thoroughly enjoy it. You drop Tony in a 2-liter bottle of water, and when you squeeze the sides, he dives. Granted, the 2-liter bottle is not the nicest venue for Tony, as it has an unsightly cap at the top and all sorts of unsightliness at the bottom, but watching Tony go up and down in the water is tons of fun. I recently scored one off Ebay and recorded a short video on it. Not only did I love making Tony dive once again, but so did my daughter (though she calls him Daniel the Diving Tiger).