The Freakie Magnet focuses on cereal boxes and prizes from the 1960's to TODAY. Each issue contains collector articles, classified's, letters, news, 100's of pictures, and a full color cover. Hardcopy issues #14, #15, and #16 are in full color cover to cover!
UPDATE: Freakie Magnet started with two letters, which were called "Freakie Magnet 1" and "Freakie Magnet 1a". Kevin Meisner elaborated, "At first it was only going to be about getting Freakies enthusiasts together. Then Duane Dimmock convinced me to make the thing for ALL cereal collectors. After that the actual 12 page 'Freakie Magnet #1' was produced. We did 17 issues and a follow up issue".
BONUS: Full issue reproductions are now available online! Click any PDF link below to view the entire glorious issue of "The Freakie Magnet". Covers are reproduced in full color while the balance of the magazine is reproduced in black and white. The back cover is in greyscale.
Most Issues Include: 3-to-4 Feature Articles, Cereal News, a Comic strip, "Free Inside" Classifieds, Gnarly New (by Mikal), and what we would now consider as Vintage Advertising.
Below you can see exactly what the zine covers look like, as well as what articles are featured in each issue...
Freakie Magnet 1 (Letter)
Freakie Magnet 1a (Letter)
#1. Pilot issue
Welcome / Why Cereal Boxes? / Freakie Ring / Interview: James Koval
#2: Cocoa Freakies
Quake & Quisp Timeline / The "Real" Freakies / Interview: Dave Gutterman
#3: Fruity Freakies
Fruity Freakies Rule! / Repo Cereal Boxes / Collectors' Gathering
#4: Cap'n Crunch
Cap'n Crunch Extravaganza / C3P0's Rule! / Electric Cereal Boxes
#5: Monster Cereals
Monster Madness! / Interview: Jim Wilson / Show and Tell: Chris Orlando
#6: Cereals of the world
Cereal Boxes of Europe / Cereal Box Adventures / Interview: Dan Goodsell
#7: Fabulous Freakies
First and Foremost Freakies / Informal Freakies Prize Checklist / Bonus: Freakies Flipbook
#8: Wheaties Collector's Edition
Wheaties Wheaties Everywhere / Wheaties Checklist 1897 - 1996 / Post Cereal Collector Premiums / Interview: Quisp
#9: Cereal Parody Issue
Farcing The Flakes With 8 Essential Ironies (Wacky Packs) / The Year In Collecing - 1996
#10: Monster Cereals 2
More Monster Madness / Freakie Tales of Horror (comic) / Interview: Mike Paquin
#11: Cap'n Crunch 2
Cap'n Crunch Collectables / Nabisco Dinosaurs / Crazy Cow
#12: R&L Premiums
R&L Premiums / Freakies Conversion / M.U.S.C.L.E / Cereal Con
#13: Moonstones Cover
Star Wars Boxes, Checklist, and Comic / Moonstones Boxes / G&S&G&L Boxes
#14: Monster Cereals 3
Monster Cereals / Quisp & Quake Rings / Interview: Jon Anderson
#15: The Quake Issue
Quake Boxes and History / The "Myers" Collection
Rarest Freakies Boxes / Collecting R&L Premiums - Part II
#17: The Freakies Tree
Freakies Collecting History / Freakies Comic / Freakies Boxes and Premiums
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