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Note: On January 31, 1997 Ralcorp Holdings sold their branded ready-to-eat cereal
business to General Mills. This included its core Chex and Cookie Crisp brands,
along with trademark and technology rights for these branded products.
Ralcorp still makes private-label cereals.

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Our Ralston cereal characters guide has been divided into multiple pages for quicker loading.
A link to page two can be found near the bottom of this page. Enjoy!

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freekies

Freakies

Ralston Purina Freakies
Ralston Cocoa Freakies (1973)
Ralston Purina Fruity Freakies (1975 - 1976)
The Freakies (1971 - 1976) were a group of mutated critters who lived under the abundant Freakies tree and enjoyed eating their cereal. They were created by Jackie End. The original Freakies were named Boss Moss (John Wayne sound-a-like), Grumble, Cowmumble, Hamhose, Snorkeldorf, Gargle, and Goody-Goody. Upon its re-release, the new set of Freakies were Boss Moss, Grumble, Ace, Hot Dog, Hugger, Tooter, and Sweetie. "We are the Freakies... Oh we are the Freakies... And this is our Freakies tree... We never miss a meal... 'Cause we love our ce-re-el".

Burgess Meredith narrated the Freakies TV ads.

Louise Lasser is seen eating Freakies for breakfast in an episode of TV's "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman", a 1976-1977 syndicated soap opera parody.

More details on Freakies.

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Freakies Space SurfersFreakies Space Surfers

Freakies (Space Surfers)

Ralston Freakies
Here is the 11 oz. Hawaiian-shirt wearing, space-surfing Freakies remake from 1987. They wiped out in 1988. It was described as "crunchy honey-tasting spaceships with marshmallow Freakies".

The cast of characters is similar except that Cowmumble was replaced by Sweetie, Goodie-Goodie was regendered and renamed Hotdog, Snorkeldorf was renamed Tooter, Gargle was renamed Ace, and Hamhose was renamed Hugger. Of the seven original Freakies, only Boss Moss and Grumble returned pretty much intact. [Thanks to Troy Drier for his column "The Freakies Conversion" in issue #12 of Freakie Magnet.

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Charlie Brown and Friends

Ralston Chex
Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Linus are from the Charles Schultz comic strip "Peanuts".
Additional information on the Peanuts Gang.

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G.I. Joe



Ralston G.I. Joe Action Stars (1985)
A whole series of boxes featured different soldiers. G.I. Joe is an action figure for boys.

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Addams Family

The Addams Family

Ralston Addams Family Cereal
Addams Family Cereal
The Addams Family (1991) appeared on cereal boxes following Paramount Pictures movie by the same title. The Addams Family cereal is "the creepy crunchy cereal with the great taste you'll scream for".

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Rainbow Brite

Rainbow Brite

Ralston Rainbow Brite Cereal
Rainbow Brite (1985) was based upon this popular doll and cartoon.

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Spiderman

Spiderman

Ralston Spiderman Cereal
Spiderman
Spiderman is the highly popular web-slinging Marvel superhero. The cereal contained "Crunchy 'spider-webs' with exciting marshmallow shapes". The spider-webs were basically sweetended rice chex.

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Ghostbusters Ghost

Ralston Ghostbusters Cereal,
Ralston The Real Ghostbusters Cereal,
Ralston Slimmer and The Real Ghostbusters Cereal,
Ralston Ghostbusters 2 Cereal
"Who you gonna call?" Ghostbusters (1985), and the 1989 sequel Ghostbusters 2, are based upon the hit movies by the same name. The Real Ghostbusters (1988) is based on the cartoon which premiered in 1986. The Ghostbusters campaign was developed from concept to advertising by Alan Snedeker. It was one of the few commerecials to ever win an EFFIE (an advertising award for sales created by the advertising).

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Slimer Cereal Box

Slimer

Ralston Slimmer and The Real Ghostbusters Cereal
Slimer joined the cereal box in 1990 after his name got added to the animated series in 1989. The Ghostbusters are: Egon Spengler, Ray Stantz, Peter Venkman, and Winston Zeddmore. Janine Melnitz was their resourceful administrative assistant and part-time Ghostbuster.

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mario

Nintendo's Mario

Ralston Nintendo Action Cereal System
nintendo box
Mario (1988) is a nice little Italian plumber and video game hero. This cereal featured Super Mario on one side and Link (Zelda) on the other. You got two cereals in one box: Fruity and Berry. There were 5 different box designs manufactured. Each design featured different games scenes on the front of the box.

Nintendo! It's for breakfast now!
Nintendo! It's a cereal wow!
Nintendo! Super Mario jumps!
Nintendo! It's a fruit flavored crunch!

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Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong
Ralston Donkey Kong Cereal (1982/1983)
Characters included Mario, a princess in distress, and Donkey Kong the Giant Ape. This cereal was based upon Mario's first video game. Donkey Kong cereal has the "sweet crunchy corn taste will drive you ape".

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Donkey Kong Junior

Donkey Kong Junior

Donkey Kong Jr. Box
Ralston Donkey Kong Junior Cereal (1983/844)
Donkey Kong Junior is the cute offspring of Donkey Kong. He too got his own cereal following a successful Nintendo game. We understand this was a mixture of strawberry and banana flavors.

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Cabbage Patch Kids

Cabbage Patch Kids

Ralston Cabbage Patch Kids Cereal
Cabbage Patch Kids (1985) are unique dolls which were once the "must have" Christmas present for young girls. The jingle went something like this:
Cabbage Patch Kids Cereal
Is so yummy tasting fun to eat,
Low in sugar too,
Cabbage Patch Kids Cereal
Is so good, good, good for you...

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Jetsons

The Jetsons

Ralston The Jetsons Cereal
The Jetsons (1990) are a space-age cartoon family. George works for Spacely Sprockets, Jane is his shopping-happy wife, Elroy is his son, and Judy is his daughter. Astro is their dog, and Rosey is the household servant. The cereal had an "apple and cinnamon flavor with real apple bits".Meet the Jetsons

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Barbie

Barbie

Ralston Breakfast With Barbie
Barbie
Barbie (1989) is based on Mattel's best selling doll of all-time. The jingle went something like this:
"Hurry up, or we'll be late
For a breakfast date with Barbie.
The sun's up for a beautiful start, with fruit-flavored B's and bows.
Stars and cars and hearts --- Fruit flavored breakfast with Barbie!
"

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King Ayummayumma

King Ayummayumma

Ralston Fruit Islands
Fruit Islands Box
King Ayummayumma and his trusty side-kick Hee Hee (1987). Fruit Islands was a sweetened cereal with real apple bits. "All natural cherry, orange, lemon and other fruit flavors".

There was a chant that went something like this...
We got the fruity new taste
We got the fruit in the new Fruit Islands cereal.
[Something...Something...]
You can say it too...
A-Yumma Yumma

And another that ended something like this...
"...King Ayummayumma make yer tumma go yumma. Ha ha ha!"
With the King himself giving the three guffaws at the end.
The last commercial may have featured King Ayummayumma and Hee Hee lost at sea. It was one of those cliffhanger commercials. As far as we know, they are still helplessly sailing the Pacific Ocean searching for their beloved Fruit Islands.

If you know the rest of the words, please let me know.

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