My big post-pandemic return to my favorite antique mall happened this weekend (wearing my mask, of course, and yes, I realize it's not over) and what do I find, you ask? Why, it's a stuffed Cap'n Crunch from the 70's! I love Cap'n Crunch cereal, and all of the various flavors too. Collecting the prize premiums over the years, and revisiting the wonderful Jay Ward animated commercials of the 60's and 70's is still something I do practically weekly, so it was quite the treasure to discover 'ol Cap waiting for me, in not only perfect condition-- but for only $3 to boot!
Did I mention he's over a foot tall? The date seems to vary depending on what tag you're looking at here, the original colorful paper Animal Fair, Inc. tag (yes, STILL attached to his arm) clearly says 1976, while the backside of fabric tag sewn to his leg says 1978.