unlikely: Toy surprises?What is this, 1955?
Johnstarr: unlikely: Toy surprises?What is this, 1955?Those surprises used to be things that were okay when I was a kid all the way back in the early 90s. Maybe a ring, or a plastic jumping thing that never worked right and broke. It was stuff that used to be in the quarter machines in the front of the crappy supermarket in town. Not the 50 cent machines, and not in the nicer supermarket, but the ones that looked a few years old and had stale gum interspersed.Now you don't even get a sticker. You get a piece of paper that you can fold one way to show a face and then fold another way to show a different face. Or maybe a piece of paper that you can poke two holes in and put around a standard #2 pencil. HOURS MINUTES MOMENTS OF FUN DISAPPOINTMENT! Kid's don't even use the wooden pencils any more.If you want to "reboot" the brand into something more people would buy do two things: Make the popcorn less stale, put in more peanuts (2 is not enough. For anyone), and put in a toy that a kid can choke on. Market it as "mature" and "edgy" and "not your kid's snack", and manchildren who aren't allergic to peanuts will buy it. I'd get it for the superball alone. You can even keep the original, kid-friendly, version around as "Cracker Jack Classic".
Super Chronic: Sports tab, just because it's mentioned in a baseball-related song?
weiserfireman: In the mid 50's Cracker Jack prizes were very nice.My Mother and her sisters were fighting over a particular prize once. It was a miniature pair of scissors. They were metal, and they functioned.One of her sisters put them in her mouth and accidentally inhaled them. The X - ray showed them lodged in the bronchi of her lungs.As the gurney was being wheeled to the operating room, it hit a bump, she coughed and spit the scissors into her hands. Surgery was cancelled and everyone was happyGrandma threw the scissors away.
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