As a kid, and even as an adult, I’ve always appreciated a good fan club kit. I fondly recall getting my Star Wars Fan Club Kit back in 1978 with all the goodies that came along with that first package. Today I’ll be sharing the super-cool contents Cadbury’s CurlyWurly Club Kit from 1982.
Regular visitors to CollectingCandy might already know I’m a big CurlyWurly fan. I’ve documented my passion for the brand in a pair of previous posts; here and here. Over the next few days, I’ll be updating my CurlyWurly coverage with a number of new discoveries and additions, culminating in a new visual timeline of wrappers. A big discovery for me was the topic of today’s post; the CurlyWurly Club Kit.
I was able to add this club kit to my collection just a few months ago, and as a big CurlyWurly fan it was exciting to see it pop up. Before this one appeared on eBay, I wasn’t even aware of this kit or the CurlyWurly Club at all. This one has all the appropriate fan club kit fixins, so let’s get to it.
First up is the mailer that the kit would have arrived in. I’ve taken the liberty of obscuring the key details of the original owner’s identity:
The kit came with a nice four-page flyer that included a short comic as well as a cut-out mask. It appears that the intent was to send out follow-up newsletters every four months, but I don’t know if the club lasted past this initial offering.
Beyond the brochure, members would have also found a cool pinback badge/button in their kit:
This is the fun little sticker sheet:
And finally, the last piece, but the key part of any fan club kit; a membership ID.
And that’s everything – the full contents of the Cadbury’s CurlyWurly Club Kit from 1982. I hope you’ve enjoyed the opportunity to see it in all its fun glory.
See you next time!