The Boxtop - Cereal Netletter
Volume 4, Number 1 Spring 2002

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Spring 2002 Index

Character Profile: Crispy
Old-Time Radio Convention
Battle of the Cereal Mascots - Final Four
Cereal Review - Kellogg's Spider-Man Cereal
What's New in Cereal? Spider-Man Combo Pack
What's New in Cereal? Post Offers Topps 2002 Baseball Cards
What's New in Cereal? Star Wars: Episode II Cereal Boxes and Prizes
What's New in Cereal? Kellogg's Features More Of "The Simpson's" Characters

Character Profile: Crispy
by Topher
CrispyCrispy looks something like a golden teddy bear with a large nose and two short antennas on the top of his head. He has a long tail like that of a lion. He sports a large ball of pink fur at the end of his tail and atop his antennas. He loves music and has a voice similar to Jimmy Durante. "Ah-cha-cha-cha!"

The jingle went something liske this: "Hello my name is Crispy, how do you do? Crispy Critters cereal's entirely new, its indubidably, indubidably, indubidably, indubidably delicious!!" Crispy was animated by Dean Yeagle.

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Old-Time Radio Convention
by Topher

The National Lum Abner Society's 18th annual Old-Time Radio Convention will be held on June 14 and 15, in Mena, Arkansas. Dal McKennon, the voice of many Kellogg's commercials in the 1950's including Snap, Crackle, and Pop, and the earliest talking version of Corny (or Cornelius), the Corn Flakes rooster, is one of the featured guests for 2002. Activities begin at 5 pm on Friday, June 14 and continue all day Saturday, June 15. There is no registration fee or any other charge for attending. For more information, e-mail Tim Hollis.

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Battle of the Cereal Mascots - Final Four
Cap'n Crunch vs Tony the Tiger, and
Sugar Bear vs. Snap, Crackle Pop

Fodder by Topher
(Battle Creek, Michigan) Last week Cap'n Crunch advanced to this semifinal round after soundly defeating Trix Rabbit in the Quarterfinals despite the Rabbit having a home field advantage at General Mills Stadium in Minneapolis. We understand the Cap'n has brought his lucky Rabbit's foot with him in his battle today against Tony the Tiger, who advanced to the semifinals after tearing into Big Yella. Tony absolutely ate Big Yella's breakfast. In fact, Tony ate Big Yella FOR breakfast. Tony is the reigning champion and currently has 3 championship rings and a like number of heads in his trophy case.

The victor of this match will face the winner of the Sugar Bear vs. Snap, Crackle Pop semifinal, being held later today at the Pepsi Soda Dome (formerly Quaker Oats Field) in Chicago. This year's championship round will be held again in June in the Cereal Adventure Arena at Mall of America. The annual "Cereal Bowl Parade" will preceed the final bout. Quisp, who has been named this year's Grand Marshall, will lead the parade along it's quazy route.

All three matches will be televised on Pay-Per-View. Check your local listings for times and channels.

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Cereal Review
by Chris Ellis

Kellogg's Spider-Man Cereal

Spider-ManKellogg's Spider-Man Cereal was released a month before the May 2002 release of Spider-Man (The Movie). This is a toasted-oat cereal with fruit-flavored spiderwebs. It smells and tastes a lot like Quaker Oat's Cap'n Crunch with Crunch Berries. The cereal shapes, which are slightly smaller than Post Honeycombe, float and stay crispy in milk. I rate this 7.5 boxtops (Very Good! Recommend Purchase).

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What's New In Cereal?
by Topher

Spider-Man Combo Pack

Spider-Man ComboKellogg's released a special Spider-Man Combo Pack consisting of a 12.3 oz box of Spider-Man cereal and two 12-count boxes of web-frosted Spider-Man Pop-Tarts with Spidey-berry (Wildberry) filling. The Pop-Tarts aren't new, but the box is pretty cool.
Post Offers Topps 2002 Baseball Cards
Post and Topps have teamed up once again to offer a series of 30 Topps 2002 Baseball cards in specially marked boxes of Post Cereals including the Shreaded Wheat, Pebbles, Honey Bunches of Oats and Honeycombe lines. Two baseball cards are included in each box. This year the boxes to do not provide a prize window.

Star Wars: Episode II Cereal Boxes and Prizes
General Mills is offering Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the ClonesCereal made of sweetened corn puffs and seven different marshmallow shapes representing Star Wars characters and objects including a Clone Trooper, red and blue lightsabers, Yoda, R2-D2, the Starship Slave I and the Jedi Starfighter. Two different holographic packages will be available in 12.25 oz. boxes for a suggested retail price of $2.49.

General Mills is also offering Star Wars: Episode II prizes. One of five light-up lightsaber pens are included inside specially-marked packages of Honey Nut Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Reese's Puffs and Cocoa Puffs. Star Wars-themed temporary tattoos are included in specially marked boxes of Corn Chex and Rice Chex.

Kellogg's Features More Of "The Simpson's" Characters
Kellogg's will feature Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie Simpson from "The Simpsons" on Kellogg's cereal boxes and Pop-Tarts on its products from June through August. You will also be able to order a real all-plastic Bart Simpson watch by redeeming cereal box tops.

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