Back in the early 1980’s, the Fleer company merged classic stick candy with rubber Halloween finger puppets to create a unique and outstanding confectionery offering called Goblin Stix. Make the jump to check them out!
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Monster finger puppets have been around for decades and most folks might remember them from dime store checkouts or as gumball machine prizes. But for Fleer Goblin Stix, they were placed upon Halloween-themed candy sticks to form a visually appealing (and value-added) Halloween offering.
I’m fortunate to have a near-full display of Fleer Goblin Stix to be able to share today. Here they are:
Kids must have loved the opportunity to get their seasonal candy fix along with the bonus of a toy that they could keep with them afterwards. The display encourages consumers to “Collect all 6” of the finger puppet toppers consisting of: Ghost, Witch, Devil, Bat, Jack-O-Lantern, and Skeleton.
I took a number of photos of the display and I’ve decided to share the best batch of those pics so that you can get a clear idea of how cool this unusual offering was.
Here’s the back of the display header:
And here are scans of the display box side panel artwork:
That’s everything I’ve got to share on Fleer’s Goblin Stix Candy, so I will sign off on this entry into our Countdown To Halloween. I know a lot of you might be going out to Halloween parties over this weekend, so everyone out there be safe and have fun!
See you next time!
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WOW! Now that’s a display that’ll get you excited about Halloween! I can’t believe such a great example still exists in such wonderful condition.
One time I was is in third grade I found the devil one at the field at school and this was not the 80’s for me it was the holy grail too bad the hand and the top of the pitchfork where missing and the red faded into a orangey color which I kinda like better and some of the paint was gone