Saturday, June 25, 2016

From the clipping files: 1973 Mattel and M&M/Mars candies combined advertisement

Original ad text reads:

Merry Halloween from Mattel & M&M/Mars Candies! 
You buy your child a Christmas toy a little early and we'll pay you back for the Halloween treats. 
$1.40 cash refund 
Buy any one of these Mattel toy... plus

Toys featured in illustrations:

  • Superstar Sky Show Plane and Race Car
  • Big Jim Rescue Rig
  • Hairy Canary
  • Talking Football Game
  • Peachy & Her Puppets doll
  • Tuff Stuff Fly Rider
  • Sizzlers Road Chase Set
  • Saucy doll
  • Vertibird Rescue Ship

Un-illustrated toys listed:

  • Talking Pictures Alphabet Phone
  • Tuff Stuff Shoppin' Basket
  • Big Jim Sports Camper
  • Newborn Baby Tender Love doll
  • RRRumbler X-3 
  • Barbies Country Camper
  • Talking Clock
  • Lean Machine
  • Putt-Putt Construction Yard
  • Barbies Friend Ship
  • Barbie Surprise House
  • Tuff Stuff Alpha Truck
  • Talking Pictures Busy Bus

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