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Thursday, August 07, 2008

Super Friends Paper Plates - 1977

If you find yourself with more Twinkies than you can carry on your own (thanks to yesterday's swell sales pitch), then you can use these spiffy Super Friends paper plates to handle the job.

I simply never get tired of looking at this piece of Alex Toth art. I hear those opening "Bom-bom-bombom" Super Friends opening theme notes every time I look at it.

Curious, this sealed pack of plates comes in a quantity of eight--not five, not ten--but eight. Apparently the Super Friends weren't above participating in that weird 6 pack of Hot Dog buns/8 pack of Hot Dogs conspiracy foisted on us by Big Business.

And as you can see, my family got a lot of use out of these plates in the 70s:


chunky B said...

The finest of dinner ware! The centerpiece is great as well!

Do I spy a little Vader T-shirt and Tie Fighter?

rob! said...

yeah, once the Star Wars toys came out, it was pretty much Star Wars, Star Wars, Star Wars for every bday and xmas.

knowing my mom, she probably kept the SF party favors from year to year.

Bubbashelby said...

That's awesome - how many years apart are the two photos?

I also like how the photographer (your Dad I assume) stood in the exact same spot to take the pictures lol!

rob! said...

they are from 1977 and 1978. if you look close, you can see a "6" and "7" candle on each cake.

hey, if it ain't broke...

Paul Kupperberg said...

Don't make me pinch those little cheeks! Awwwwww!

The Irredeemable Shag said...

Dude - Those pictures are priceless! Love the plates and the Tie Fighter!

Happy belated birthday! :)

The Irredeemable Shag

rob! said...


actually, 8/7 is not my birthday, tho i did post those photos for my birthday last year, which is 8/16. but thanks anyway! :)

The Irredeemable Shag said...

Rob - I was just goofing around about the birthday comment since you posted the pics. However, I didn't realize your actual birthday was so close.

Let's go for this... Happy EARLY Birthday to Aquaman's #1 Fan! Hooray!

The Irredeemable Shag