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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)
PDF 95KB

Freakie Magnet 1a (Letter)
PDF 8.3MB

The Freakie Magnet Cover - Issue 1
#1. Pilot issue


PDF 6.5MB
Welcome / Why Cereal Boxes? / Freakie Ring / Interview: James Koval
The Freakie Magnet Cover - Issue 2
#2: Cocoa Freakies

PDF 4.8MB
Quake & Quisp Timeline / The "Real" Freakies / Interview: Dave Gutterman
The Freakie Magnet Cover - Issue 3
#3: Fruity Freakies

PDF 4.9MB
Fruity Freakies Rule! / Repo Cereal Boxes / Collectors' Gathering
The Freakie Magnet Cover - Issue 4
#4: Cap'n Crunch

PDF 5.0MB
Cap'n Crunch Extravaganza / C3P0's Rule! / Electric Cereal Boxes
The Freakie Magnet Cover - Issue 5
#5: Monster Cereals

PDF 5.5MB
Monster Madness! / Interview: Jim Wilson / Show and Tell: Chris Orlando
The Freakie Magnet Cover - Issue 6
#6: Cereals of the world

PDF 8.3MB
Cereal Boxes of Europe / Cereal Box Adventures / Interview: Dan Goodsell
The Freakie Magnet Cover - Issue 7
#7: Fabulous Freakies

PDF 7.9MB
First and Foremost Freakies / Informal Freakies Prize Checklist / Bonus: Freakies Flipbook
The Freakie Magnet Cover - Issue 8
#8: Wheaties Collector's Edition

PDF 8.6MB
Wheaties Wheaties Everywhere / Wheaties Checklist 1897 - 1996 / Post Cereal Collector Premiums / Interview: Quisp
The Freakie Magnet Cover - Issue 9
#9: Cereal Parody Issue

PDF 7.8MB
Farcing The Flakes With 8 Essential Ironies (Wacky Packs) / The Year In Collecing - 1996
The Freakie Magnet Cover - Issue 10
#10: Monster Cereals 2

PDF 9.6MB
More Monster Madness / Freakie Tales of Horror (comic) / Interview: Mike Paquin
The Freakie Magnet Cover - Issue 11
#11: Cap'n Crunch 2

PDF 9.7MB
Cap'n Crunch Collectables / Nabisco Dinosaurs / Crazy Cow
The Freakie Magnet Cover - Issue 12
#12: R&L Premiums

PDF 7.4MB
R&L Premiums / Freakies Conversion / M.U.S.C.L.E / Cereal Con
The Freakie Magnet Cover - Issue 13
#13: Moonstones Cover

PDF 12.7MB
Star Wars Boxes, Checklist, and Comic / Moonstones Boxes / G&S&G&L Boxes
The Freakie Magnet Cover - Issue 14
#14: Monster Cereals 3

PDF 7.9MB
Monster Cereals / Quisp & Quake Rings / Interview: Jon Anderson

The Freakie Magnet Cover - Issue 15
#15: The Quake Issue

PDF 8.7MB
Quake Boxes and History / The "Myers" Collection
The Freakie Magnet Cover - Issue 16
#16: Freakies!

PDF 8.4MB
Rarest Freakies Boxes / Collecting R&L Premiums - Part II
The Freakies Tree Cover - Issue 17
#17: The Freakies Tree

PDF 18.5MB
Freakies Collecting History / Freakies Comic / Freakies Boxes and Premiums
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