Fleer’s 1980’s Goblin Stix Candy (with Halloween Finger Puppets)!

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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!

Before we start, it should be noted that Fleer’s Goblin Stix are another awesome bit of candy history you won’t find anywhere else online, so these are a CollectingCandy.com world premier exclusive!

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:

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Fleer – 1980’s Goblin Stix Candy display box photo

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.

Fleer - 1980's Goblin Stix Candy display box photo

Fleer – 1980’s Goblin Stix Candy display box photo

Fleer - 1980's Goblin Stix Candy display box photo

Fleer – 1980’s Goblin Stix Candy display box photo

Fleer - 1980's Goblin Stix Candy display box photo

Fleer – 1980’s Goblin Stix Candy display box photo

Fleer - 1980's Goblin Stix Candy display box photo

Fleer – 1980’s Goblin Stix Candy display box photo

Fleer - 1980's Goblin Stix Candy display box photo

Fleer – 1980’s Goblin Stix Candy display box photo

Fleer - 1980's Goblin Stix Candy display box photo

Fleer – 1980’s Goblin Stix Candy display box photo

Fleer - 1980's Goblin Stix Candy display box photo

Fleer – 1980’s Goblin Stix Candy display box photo

Fleer - 1980's Goblin Stix Candy display box photo

Fleer – 1980’s Goblin Stix Candy display box photo

Fleer - 1980's Goblin Stix Candy display box photo

Fleer – 1980’s Goblin Stix Candy display box photo

Fleer - 1980's Goblin Stix Candy display box photo

Fleer – 1980’s Goblin Stix Candy display box photo

Here’s the back of the display header:

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Fleer – 1980’s Goblin Stix Candy display box bottom

And here are scans of the display box side panel artwork:

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Fleer Goblin Stix – display box side art – 1980’s

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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About Jason Liebig

A New York City based writer, editor and sometimes actor. After spending much of the 1990′s in the comic book business helping tell the stories of Marvel Comics’ X-Men as series editor, he has since split his time between developing his own entertainment properties while still consulting and working on others. Having been described as “the Indiana Jones of lost and forgotten candy”, Jason is one of the country’s premier candy collectors and historians with his discoveries appearing in countless blogs, magazines, newspaper articles, and books. Always happy to share his knowledge and unique perspectives on this colorful part of our popular culture, Jason has consulted with New York’s Museum of Food and Drink and has also been a featured guest on Food Network’s Heavyweights, France’s M6 Capital, and New York’s TheActionRoom.com. My Google Profile+
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One Response to Fleer’s 1980’s Goblin Stix Candy (with Halloween Finger Puppets)!

  1. Reggie says:

    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.

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