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Burger King He-Man Comic Strip Cups
Before the recent release of Pepsi Throwback, I had always leaned towards being a Coca-Cola drinker. It wasn't that I disliked Pepsi; it's just that my Mother was fiercely loyal to certain brands, especially when it came to soft drinks. So, when it came time to choose a place for a hamburger and a soda, she'd turn her nose up at Burger King during their Pepsi years.
As a He-Man enthusiast and a Burger King fan, this posed a bit of a predicament for me. I longed to own those Burger King He-Man Comic Strip Cups. They seemed like the perfect collectibles to complement my interests. The idea of sipping a soda from one of those cups while immersing myself in the world of He-Man was utterly appealing.
What made these cups particularly unique for me was the fact that they were made of plastic. Most of the fast-food memorabilia I had collected until then were drinking glasses, crafted from real glass. These He-Man Comic Strip Cups stood out with their vibrant colors, but I couldn't help associating plastic with a cheaper quality, even in the eighties.
Although the Burger King He-Man Comic Strip Cups have been on my radar for collecting, I haven't had the fortune of stumbling upon a decent set at an affordable price. And to make matters more challenging, their prices have been skyrocketing lately, faster than I'd prefer.
While I continue to admire these nostalgic gems from a distance, a part of me is relieved. I can't help but think that if I did get my hands on them, I'd probably be tempted to use them as a special treat for myself. However, the unavoidable washing and reusing would inevitably wear down the cups, tarnishing their pristine quality.
So, for now, I shall cherish the fond memories of Burger King and He-Man while reveling in the allure of these Comic Strip Cups from afar. As a collector, I have learned to appreciate the value of preserving cherished items, ensuring that they remain untouched by the wear and tear of daily use.