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).


C-3PO’s Cereal Box Masks

As a kid I was a very big fan of C-3PO’s cereal. I gobbled up the stuff during its way too short run and I collected each mask and carefully cut each one out. I then proceeded to wreck them by wearing them around the house for days on end. I might not own the masks anymore, but I can remember the magic of these Star Wars Collectibles, thanks to some wonderful uploads by the prolific Jason Liebig. He has posted not one or two, but four of the six collectible masks on his Flickr page. If you go to the largest file size, you can even print them, cut them out and eat your favorite non-droid theme cereal as your favorite Star Wars character.