Unknown Toys
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Author:  spudgy [ Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Unknown Toys

Hello all,
I don't think any of these toys are Cracker Jack but maybe someone here can say for sure. The sailor boy is made of a rubbery material. Thanks for your help.

The following replacement image is set to medium size on PhotoBucket. I hope it displays okay.


Author:  Luke [ Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Unknown Toys

Your image is a little small for my weak old eyes, but on the top row, the third and forth figures look familiar. Not Cracker Jack, but I've seen them before at http://www.angelfire.com/biz/toysoldierhq/Premiums.html. A little over half way down the page it talks about them.

Here's an image from that page...

Author:  spudgy [ Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Unknown Toys

THANKS, Luke. My two figures do indeed have the two triangles underneath and are identical to those shown on the page you posted for me and some of the other pictures on that site answer questions about other pieces in my miscellaneous toy collection. Now I wonder how in the world I'll ever know for sure which items in my collection are true Cracker Jacks and which were cereal or some other product premiums or both. Wow. Much to learn but that just makes it more fun. I suppose I should group my items in at least three categories, Cracker Jack, cereal, and unknown. Luckily for me, I remember many shapes from when I was a kid.
Thanks again for your help.
Oh yeah... I replaced that last picture with a larger one.

Author:  Luke [ Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:38 pm ]
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Thanks for the updated picture, it's much better. What is number 15? It looks like the top view of a sewing machine.

Author:  spudgy [ Sun Mar 21, 2010 1:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Unknown Toys

Hi, Luke.

Yep, the small bluish/agua thing is a sewing machine. I should have laid it on it's side.

After looking at the site you mentioned, I Googled cereal premiums and was inundated with more information than I could absorb in one day. Interestingly, I discovered that number nine in my picture is a "Toolie Bird" which was a cereal preminum. That link is:

Author:  Cyndy Boesch [ Sun Mar 21, 2010 1:28 pm ]
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Your number 6,7, and 8 are Cracker Jack as well as number11, 16 and 17. The 3-D animals are from two different sets one called wild animals and the other farm animals. The same molds were used to produce animals for other companies, but Cracker Jack only did them in seven colors: true red, dark green, grass green, rust, caramel, gray and white. I can't tell by your scan if your bear is a Cracker Jack color. The other two look like it. I love to see another view of your sewing machine. It might be Cracker Jack, too. Can you scan it from the side?

Author:  spudgy [ Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Unknown Toys

Wonderful! I truly appreciate such helpful information.
Here's another group of items which includes a side view of the little sewing machine in my previous photo. After I made this picture, I discovered that the red Frigate ship is a Shredded Wheat premium.
http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz14 ... CF0001.jpg

Author:  Jeffrey Maxwell [ Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:44 am ]
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Number 9 (not Cracker Jack) is a "Tooley Bird" prize from Kellogg's cereal originally made by R&L in Australia in 1971, and produced again later in Mexico. There were 18 different Tooley Birds in the set. R&L is the company that made similar figures called "Nits" which were used as Cracker Jack prizes.

Number 10 (not Cracker Jack) is a giraffe coctail hanger (hangs from the side of a glass) from the 1960s and 70s.

Author:  spudgy [ Sun Jun 26, 2011 3:27 am ]
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Thanks, Jeffrey. A full collection of Toolie Birds would be really neat. I only have the one in the picture and no Nits, yet.

Author:  Jeffrey Maxwell [ Sun Jun 26, 2011 2:58 pm ]
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Be sure and check out CJCA member Jim Davis' page about NITS at the following address:

For the ultimate word on R&L Company toys, check out Mike (Astronit) Speth's Website.
His page on NITS is here:
His page on TOOLIE BIRDS is here:

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