Friday, June 25, 2010

CAP'N CRUNCH PADDLE BOAT PREMIUM

This is a send-away premium from Cap'n Crunch cereal. It's the most elaborate cereal prize I've ever seen.

Some guy on Ebay is selling a bunch of them. He must have looted some abandoned warehouse. You get them in the original box they were mailed in back in the day.

I got this for $6 plus shipping which is a really good price. I saw some people selling this same thing for $35 and even $60. If you want one you should hurry up. He had a limited supply.

The instructions seem kind of complicated for a kid.

Yikes! Look at all the little finicky pieces! This is probably one of those projects the dad had to do while the kid sat and watched.


It came with 3 rubber bands and they are still in a worthy rubbery state.


Stickers for extra realness!

These paddle boats come in the original boxes and I don't think the parts inside have seen the light of day for decades.
I guess I'll eventually put it together. In the meantime if you want to see what it looks like assembled...

A guy named Jeff Pidgeon got one and put his together. Here's a picture I totally ripped off his blog. I hope he doesn't mind. He has bunches of cool toys and drawings. You ought to check him out by clicking HERE.

7 comments:

  1. totally cool Keith! Gotta love the Cap'n and SEA DOG (one of my dog heroes...what with him and his Bossun's Pipe). And thanks for the link.
    r/e

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  2. Thanks for the comment Rogue!

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  3. Oh yes...very cool!

    RATTLE OK would be a good name for a band methinks!

    Also, I must say I've been in a worthy rubbery state myself more than a few times!!

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  4. Ha ha! And you are right, that would be a good band name.

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  5. I didn't even remember the good Cap'n having a dog! Was he written out of the later commercials? or was I just unobservant? [The latter's a strong possibility, I have to admit :( ]

    I really like the dog, btw. He looks like a fun Jay ward kinda character.

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  6. wow they definitely don't do stuff like that anymore. As a matter of fact there should be more cereal prizes based on the actual cereal mascots themselves rather than movie tie-ins. I think they would be more collectible and it would promote the cereal all by itself. Cool find!

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  7. Albie,
    I guess the dog was written out for some reason. Also there were a gang of kids and they're all gone too. You are right, Jay Ward did those old commercials. I liked their Cap'n with the eye bags better than the version they use now.
    Thanks for the visit and the comment!

    Jay,
    I completely agree with you. I miss cereal mascots. Also I miss prizes in boxes of cereal. For some reason they quit doing that. Maybe some kid tried to eat a prize and choked. Thanks for the comment, sir!

    KW

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