King Kong is one of my favorite adventure stories. I love the original movie and Peter Jackson’s 2005 remake. I like the 1976 remake with Jeff Bridges but the one thing that bugs me about it is the removal of the fantasy elements. Other than King Kong and a giant snake there is nothing fantasy related about it. However, the retro coolness of some of the merchandising for the 1976 film is great, like these glasses offered by Burger Chef King Kong Glasses.
To this day it still baffles me that glasses like this aren’t still a fast food staple. When they do release them, they are usually pale shadows of these colorful gems. With the new Star Trek films, we had the promise of some new glasses, but even those did not live up to glassware we got in up through the 1980s.
The Burger Chef King Kong Glasses are sought after by collectors, but are not uncommon. If you are at a flea market or store selling retro stuff, you can expect to find them in decent shape between $10 and $25 per glass. Although, I have seen them go for as low as $5 in slightly lesser condition.