Rainbow Brite

Do You Recall Rainbow Brite Sprites At Taco Bell?

When Rainbow Brite hit the scene back in 1983 it took hold. Created by none other than Gary Glissmeyer, Cheryl Cozad, and Dan Drake of Hallmark Cards, Inc. Rainbow Brite had dolls and toys, produced by Mattel. In addition to the images of the more popular characters being found on clothing, bedding, and other media.

The sales of Rainbow Brite merchandise also led to an animated series in 1984. With Warner Bros. releasing the feature-length animated movie Rainbow Brite and the Star Stealer to theaters in 1985. An adventure that leads R.B. and the Color Kids to attempt to thwart a Winter on Earth. A supernatural and never-ending cold brought on by Stormy, the opposite of our heroine.
Rainbow Brite

There is of course a lot of songs included in the film. Naturally.

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With all of this popularity it only stands to reason that fast food giants of the time would jump in. Incredibly popular places like Taco Bell for example. Instead of focusing on offering R.B. dolls they wisely chose to sell Sprites. The hardworking and lovable companions to R.B. and the Color Kids.

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So now that you might be hungry for Taco Bell. This would be the perfect time to remind you that Rainbow Brite also had a cereal!

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1970s Taco Bell Wrapper

We did not have Taco Bells in my neck of the woods when I was growing up. I would hear about them and seen them on TV for a long time before I had my first crunch delicious bite. Because of this, my historical references for the chain are weak, but when I spot some bit of Taco Bell History it is all new to me, which makes it very exciting.

This Taco Bell Wrapper was posted to Flickr by The Waffle Whiffer. I have looked at this thing a couple of times now and I gotta say, the simple, two tone understated wrapper is pretty classy compared to the garish colors that would follow.