Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Huck Bowls ‘Em Over

Not long ago, we explained how you could get a Huckleberry Hound bowl and a Yogi Bear mug for 50 cents. Oh, provided you sent in a Kellogg’s Corn Flakes box top. Of course, this is provided you’re living in somewhere around 1961.

We posted a picture of the ad for the mug and bowl, but reader Brian Miller actually sent me pictures of them.

I realise you can’t kill plastic, but it’s a little amazing that people have held onto things like this for all these years.

Brian sent me the pictures because of the popularity of the Hanna-Barbera memorabilia posts here, thanks to roving correspondent Billie Towzer. Billie’s back with more discoveries from around the web.

The Flintstones Friction Car is a 1962 product by Marx, which came out with the Flintstone Pals on Dino wind-up toy the following year. I can’t tell you about any of the other stuff below.

Baby Puss must have won the Petunia Pig Award for most-marketed character with the least number of appearances in actual cartoons.

My thanks to Billie and Brian for sending me their photos.


  1. Don't forget, Yowp, Baby Puss was in a LOT of episodes - in the closing credits!

  2. The Flintstone Pals on Dino looks a lot like the one they have Fred riding on the little intro " Bommerang " runs just before and during their nightly broadcast. Great stuff.

  3. RJ, which is why I said "actual cartoons."

  4. Small boxes at bottom are TV Tinykins by Marx. Great fun to collect... Fetch good money now on EBay. They also made Huck & friends, Top Cat and Co., and Quick Draw and cast.

  5. Cool pictures!
    Thanks for sharing.
    I remember the Yogi Bear mug. Had one as a kid.
    Wish my mom held on to it.
    Did it always come as a set with the Huck bowl?
    Bowl doesn't ring a bell with me, but I remember the mug as if I had drunk from it yesterday! (and not more than 40 years ago)
    I'm from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, so maybe they didn't come as a set up here in the north?

  6. The small figures pictured were "TV Tinykins" by Marx. Advertised as "Painted by hand by artists", they were sold for 15 cents each in 1961, boxed as shown in your picture. These are also pictured in the book "The Flintstones: The Official Guide to the Cartoon Classic" (Running Press, 2011). More info on Hanna-Barbera TV Tinykins can be found here: