Friday, December 20, 2013
For you AVGN/Cinemassacre fans, this is my Giant Claw
You know what I'd like to get my grubby, grabby, midwestern hands on?
I want that puppet from the CoCo Wheats commercial!
Don't remember it? Let's see if I can find it again on youtube...
Found it! But it won't let me embed. Click Here to see the commercial!
I loved/hated this commercial growing up! I was enthralled by, but kind of afraid of the "ugly" CoCo Wheats puppet. I watched the commercial with fear and fascination just waiting for and dreading the moment that the horrible bowl of dark, putrid evil leaped to center screen!
And I wanted it. I wanted to own that horribly ugly puppet. I hoped that it was available as a "special offer", back of the box premium, but no such luck.
I never ate oatmeal or cream of wheat for breakfast, I was more of an open-faced pb and honey sandwitch sort of guy, but I would have gladly choked down several week's worth of slimey, grainy chocolate if it meant that I could send in a few boxtops and a check for shipping and handling to get a bowl of evil puppet! And I would've played with it every day and kept it in a place of honor next to my My Pet Monster. Sigh...
Just look at that thing
Look at it! It's like a Boglin
(image from wikipedia, through a google search)
I somehow wasn't aware of these growing up, but they go together like a ramma lamma lamma...
I would've been scared of Boglins, too. In fact, I might have been aware of them and so scared that I blocked out the memory.
I still want this silly thing. If anybody knows where it is, please let me know. I would love to own it, or at least see it in person some day.
It's not ugly. It's beautiful!