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(Dinosaur Dracula)   Count Chocula changed a lot during the '90s, and these eight cereal boxes prove it   (dinosaurdracula.com) divider line 43
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2012-09-22 11:29:23 PM
dinosaurdracula.com

ermahgerd
 
2012-09-22 11:38:31 PM
There's "Not news" and then there's this.

May all involved in the production of this link perish slowly in agony in flames.

/I include myself in this too
 
2012-09-22 11:43:44 PM
Damn Obama and his time machine
 
2012-09-23 12:03:39 AM
images.artwanted.com
 
2012-09-23 12:07:39 AM

Introitus: [dinosaurdracula.com image 660x733]

ermahgerd


You made me larf. You'll get the Funny button when this hits the main page, fwiw.
 
2012-09-23 03:51:53 AM
I loved the all the monster cereals when I was a kid, but my favorite was Fruit Brute. I think I may have been the only one. Never tried the Mummy version in the late 80's.
 
2012-09-23 05:09:04 AM
Why does Count Chocula look like Bat Boy?
 
2012-09-23 05:15:47 AM
Why does he have a baby toof?
 
2012-09-23 05:32:22 AM
i.imgur.com

better
 
2012-09-23 05:57:21 AM
i235.photobucket.com
MAD Magazine's Jack Davis?
 
2012-09-23 06:20:12 AM
i.imgur.com

The long awaited 'Nguyen Edition.'
 
2012-09-23 06:32:00 AM
media.steampowered.com
 
2012-09-23 06:45:25 AM
A single crayon? That seems like a bit of a rip off....

And I DRTFA, but is this person whinging because they did different things in the cereal over the years? Like a number of cereals did.... putting in things that were popular with kids at the time.... like a company that caters to children would do....?
 
2012-09-23 07:16:07 AM

Okoboji: A single crayon? That seems like a bit of a rip off....

And I DRTFA, but is this person whinging because they did different things in the cereal over the years? Like a number of cereals did.... putting in things that were popular with kids at the time.... like a company that caters to children would do....?


You have the link right there. How about you quit hiding from the rest of the world and grow the hell up before you start accusing everyone else?
 
2012-09-23 07:55:45 AM
"free inside" does that even appear on cereal boxes anymore

/approaching 'off m lawn' stage in life
 
2012-09-23 08:59:52 AM
Good to see X-E live on. Matt doesn't whine, it's all done out of love.
 
2012-09-23 09:26:20 AM
Still the same re-purposed dog food with freeze dried marshmallows...And now I'm craving a bowl.
 
2012-09-23 10:36:29 AM
My girlfriend bought me a box of Boo-Berry yesterday but she didn't get any milk.
 
2012-09-23 10:50:17 AM

devilskware: My girlfriend bought me a box of Boo-Berry yesterday but she didn't get any milk.


KHITBASH!
 
2012-09-23 10:53:21 AM

devilskware: My girlfriend bought me a box of Boo-Berry yesterday but she didn't get any milk.


that was thoughtful and inconsiderate at the same time. Props to her for that one!
 
2012-09-23 11:02:28 AM
If I remember correctly my days of walking the cereal isle at the grocery store when I was little, Count Chocula was the only cereal box character with teeth. Although I seem to remember that there was one other but I can't recall who, maybe it was that silly rabbit..
 
2012-09-23 11:28:24 AM
Target will have all three monster cereals in a matter of days. Woop woop! And these too:

www.battlegrip.com

The article should have mentioned that Frankenberry and Boo Berry were re-styled recently too.
 
2012-09-23 11:47:04 AM

fisker: [i.imgur.com image 660x733]

better


Thank you.

/always hated his stupid buck teeth
 
2012-09-23 12:19:15 PM
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Whippersnappers...
...Lawn. Off it...
 
2012-09-23 12:51:25 PM

SnarfVader: I loved the all the monster cereals when I was a kid, but my favorite was Fruit Brute. I think I may have been the only one.


Are you Quentin Tarantino?
 
2012-09-23 01:10:17 PM
Actually picked up a box of Count Chocula last week. Didn't realize it was going the way of Frankeberry and BooBerry (being Halloween-only)... that makes me sad.
 
2012-09-23 01:51:51 PM
New limited edition available until November 2012.
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2012-09-23 03:11:01 PM
I remember eating those sugary cereals as a kid. Why did our parents just buy in to feeding us candy for breakfast? Seriously, if I'd have asked for sugar cookies, chocolate pieces, and marshmellows for breakfast, I wouldn't have been laughed at, but a bowl of Lucky Charms? No problem!
 
2012-09-23 03:19:40 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I remember eating those sugary cereals as a kid. Why did our parents just buy in to feeding us candy for breakfast? Seriously, if I'd have asked for sugar cookies, chocolate pieces, and marshmellows for breakfast, I wouldn't have been laughed at, but a bowl of Lucky Charms? No problem!


When a cereal guy took scissors to some circus peanuts, and snipped them into a bowl, then a concept was born!
 
2012-09-23 05:06:41 PM
My parents wouldn't let me eat Count Chocula growing up because turned my shiat a rich colored brown. :(
 
2012-09-23 05:56:00 PM
Can someone explain to me why I like Fruit Loops and Apple Jacks but dislike Frankenberry, Fruity Pebbles, Crunchberry, Trix, or any other fruity flavored cereal?
 
2012-09-23 06:14:02 PM
the count and the boo was on an aisle end cap at the shop-rite the other day. used to be that was where the store placed sale items, things at a good price. i did some checking. now it's where they place things that they are making sweet fat profits from.

/screw you, shop-rite
 
2012-09-23 08:26:30 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I remember eating those sugary cereals as a kid. Why did our parents just buy in to feeding us candy for breakfast? Seriously, if I'd have asked for sugar cookies, chocolate pieces, and marshmellows for breakfast, I wouldn't have been laughed at, but a bowl of Lucky Charms? No problem!


I'm sure you realize carbs are carbs and there are as many calories in Count Chocula as there are in Wheaties.
 
2012-09-23 09:23:52 PM

Shadowtag: Okoboji: A single crayon? That seems like a bit of a rip off....

And I DRTFA, but is this person whinging because they did different things in the cereal over the years? Like a number of cereals did.... putting in things that were popular with kids at the time.... like a company that caters to children would do....?

You have the link right there. How about you quit hiding from the rest of the world and grow the hell up before you start accusing everyone else?


Did someone piss in your Count Chocula this morning?
 
2012-09-23 10:04:50 PM

mc_madness: My parents wouldn't let me eat Count Chocula growing up because turned my shiat a rich colored brown. :(


Your parents are strange. why were they looking at your poop?
 
2012-09-23 10:26:56 PM
i112.photobucket.com
 
2012-09-24 12:08:02 AM

devilskware: mc_madness: My parents wouldn't let me eat Count Chocula growing up because turned my shiat a rich colored brown. :(

Your parents are strange. why were they looking at your poop?


And what color was it to begin with?

Now I'm going to gouge my brain out, for that comment making me think such things.
 
2012-09-24 12:09:38 AM
Article writer wants to write articles for Cracked.com.
 
2012-09-24 01:57:12 AM

LindenFark: Article writer wants to write articles for Cracked.com.


Article writer has been writing like this for a long, long time. For example.

And another.

Maybe Cracked wants to write like him.
 
2012-09-24 07:51:19 AM
images.starpulse.com
 
2012-09-24 11:39:04 AM
I get that the original cultural references (BooBerry was Peter Lorre as a blueberry ghost, FrankenBerry was Al Franken Boris Karloff as a strawberry golem Frankenstein's Monster, for examples) might be a little out of date for the kids these days, and the artwork might have needed some refinement and 'shopping, but the guys doing the current visuals are totally out of whack. Count Chocula is supposed to be a chocolate(y) Nosferatu/Dracula, not a brown Christmas elf with a single baby tooth. FrankenBerry and BooBerry likewise look like they were reimagined in a vacuum. They didn't even pattern them off of current popular versions of the monsters or people, just random stylistic elements applied to a generic concept. Where's the cleverness that speaks beyond simple mascotting? Where's the relevancy?

I say Chocula should be Chocula. Creepy-eyed, Lugosi-smiling, Nosferatu-fanged Chocula. If they do a special edition with number-shaped marshmallows they can put Sesame Street's The Count on the box. If they add candy glitter they can put Edward Cullen on it. And if they do a dark chocolate edition, Blacula.

Also:

FrankenBerry should have a special edition with pink-colorized pics of Al Franken on the box.

Pick a modern iconic ghost to remodel BooBerry. If BooBerry is to be hip-hop or gangsta, make him look kind of like Biggie or Tupac or some other dead hip-hop/rapper celebrity. Otherwise, make it like Wheaties with multiple editions featuring BooBerry as different dead celebrities on the box.

Other monsters should return or be developed, with more approachable concepts like CinnaMummy, with an Egyptian queen mummy character since there were no female Monster cereal characters and cinnamon was used as one of the embalming spices back in the day.

Fruit Zombie with green, yellow and purple pieces and pink marshmallow brains. Turns the milk a sickly, pale green. The character on the cover can look like Baron Samedi crossed with Rob Zombie and his legion of hungry green undead minions.

Killer Bees honey-flavored cereal. Maybe with chili-mango marshmallows shaped like sombreros and pistolas.

Why not branch out into licensing and have a Patrick Bateman American Psych-O's edition, with axe-shaped marshmallows that turn the milk red but only temporarily, then the color disappears?

Breakfast On Elm Street: Orange and raspberry-flavored pieces, chocolate hat and glove-shaped marshmallows and Freddie Kruger on the box. Or was that done already?

Vanilla-flavored white Michael Meyer face mask marshmallows in institutional orange cereal.

Children of the Corn cereal with sweet corn-flavored pieces and marshmallows of creepy kids' faces.

The Ring cereal, where the unassuming white marshmallows develop black-eyed faces in milk.

And last but not least, Human Centipede Chow cereal. I'm not gonna describe that one.
 
2012-09-24 11:43:39 AM
Dammit, my strikeout tags disappeared. That should have been

FrankenBerry was Al Franken Boris Karloff as a strawberry golem Frankenstein's Monster
 
2012-09-25 11:06:50 AM

Grotesk:

FrankenBerry should have a special edition with pink-colorized pics of Al Franken on the box.


i235.photobucket.com
 
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