Thursday, October 17, 2019

Jack in the Box Haunted House Premium (1971)

Time for another holy grail post of something that I recently acquired, --and here it is-- just in time for Halloween! The Jack in the Box Haunted House from 1971 is a fun paper premium featuring a very spooky house with perforated windows that open. You also punch-out the separate character strips containing an assortment of awesomely illustrated ghosts and ghouls (and early 70's Jack in the Box mascots) and feed the strips through the slots on either side of the house; you then line the characters up and see them experiencing fun and terror inside through the window openings (see my close-up photos below.) A simple concept that is simply marvelous fun, even to this day... something fast food chains seem to have completely forgotten about over the years.



















Anyone know the name of the artist behind this fab premium? Let me know!

7 comments:

Mr. Cavin said...

Wow, that is an astonishingly excellent haunted house toy for all that it's "just" paper. Great find.

Tom said...

That is really neat. Both the fast food and the cereal industry need to look back at their golden years and relearn what was fun.

Craftypants Carol said...

Omg that’s is amazing! I love the monster rock band and the green monster! All of the art is amazing though. The clown face and bat and the kid with the fries. And the house with the blowing curtains and all the other details. Man this is so neat!

Wendy said...

It's boo-tiful!!

JMR777 said...

I have not thought about Jack in the Box in decades. There was one near where I lived back in the 70's. I didn't even know there were any other characters in the Jack in the box carton universe, though I did have the Jack bendy figure (now missing) and I kind of remembered the spy/secret agent who was in charge of protecting their secret sauce.

Bob Johns said...

Wow that is amazing!

Mr. Karswell said...

Thanks for the comments! I'll have another weird haunted house adventure for everyone coming up a little closer to halloween-- don't say I didn't want ya!