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Posted: 1/19/2015 5:36:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/19/2015 7:17:30 PM EST by Commando223]
A co-worker of mine told me there used to be records you could cut out of a cereal box and actually play and I didn't believe him until I saw it for myself.

Any of you guys remember them?

Link Posted: 1/19/2015 5:38:09 PM EST
Yup. Up through about the late 60s, maybe early 70s, I don't remember.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 5:38:48 PM EST
I remember them.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 5:42:33 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 5:43:06 PM EST
Hell yes!

Thanks I'd forgotten those
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 5:43:12 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/19/2015 5:48:04 PM EST by Commando223]
It would be cool if a company did one nowadays.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 5:44:27 PM EST
Yep I remember them. Cereal used to have prizes in them as well. Choking hazards now.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 5:45:58 PM EST
Thats bad ass. What will they think of next?
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 5:46:17 PM EST
I vaguely remember some other promo records. They were super flexible and square. Probably mid-80s. They came in magazines I think.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 5:47:24 PM EST
I remember them well.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 5:47:35 PM EST
Captain Crunch cereal used to have a kid's plastic whistle that was the perfect frequency for blowing into a pay phone which would allow you to get free unlimited long distance phone calls. I don't remember how long this went on until the phone company got wise to it and changed things.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 5:47:57 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Aloxite:
I vaguely remember some other promo records. They were super flexible and square. Probably mid-80s. They came in magazines I think.
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McDonalds had some, with some guy that would sing the entire menu, if you got a record where he would sing the whole menu with out screwing up, you would win some sort of prize.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 5:48:31 PM EST
Yes I remember them. They were such crap quality as you would expect from a cereal box record.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 5:49:24 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/19/2015 5:51:06 PM EST by JBski]
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Originally Posted By Commando223:
This one would have been cool.


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That's the coolest box of Lucky Charms ever.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 5:49:54 PM EST
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Originally Posted By RickLafayette:
Captain Crunch cereal used to have a kid's plastic whistle that was the perfect frequency for blowing into a pay phone which would allow you to get free unlimited long distance phone calls. I don't remember how long this went on until the phone company got wise to it and changed things.
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Roughly 2600hz maybe?
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 5:50:28 PM EST
I had a few. They were pretty crappy even by the standards of that day.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 5:51:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/19/2015 5:53:10 PM EST by CarbineDad]
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Originally Posted By RickLafayette:
Captain Crunch cereal used to have a kid's plastic whistle that was the perfect frequency for blowing into a pay phone which would allow you to get free unlimited long distance phone calls. I don't remember how long this went on until the phone company got wise to it and changed things.
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We have a phone phreak on ARFCOM







Remember the floppy celluloid ones in magazines? One of the girly magazines in the 70s published the Dallas PD open mic recording the of Kennedy Assassination that way
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 5:52:09 PM EST
I cut out a few in The Day.....
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 5:52:23 PM EST
Neat! I'm not putting one on my turntable, but it looks like he's got a beater there.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 5:52:47 PM EST
I remember them. My favorite was an Alvin and the Chipmunks record. I seem to remember it coming from a Fruity Pebbles box, but it was a long time ago so I may be wrong.

I was telling me daughter about it just a week or two ago. She looked at me like I was talking about my childhood pet Dinosaur.

Link Posted: 1/19/2015 5:53:56 PM EST

Sure, I had a few way back when, I had all 4 of 45rpm The Monkees cereal box records, I was the cool kid

Link Posted: 1/19/2015 5:54:29 PM EST
No, but I just ate some 14 year old Cheerios. Found an unopened box in the back of the cabinet and decided to try them. Weirdly enough, even after 14 years they still tasted like cardboard.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 5:57:08 PM EST
nowadays, they would have to do "cut-out-CD's" because there aren't many record players still around.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 5:58:13 PM EST
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Originally Posted By tomrocks21212:
Yup. Up through about the late 60s, maybe early 70s, I don't remember.
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I remember them into the early/mid 70s at least.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 6:00:22 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/19/2015 6:06:33 PM EST by byron2112]
I remember back in the 70's there was this stud American decathlete pictured on a box a Wheaties... won Olympic gold the same year as the United States Bicentennial... greatest athlete on the planet... good looking, all-American dude... captivated the nation, had the world by the balls.

Now he's a broad
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 6:02:34 PM EST
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I remember back in the 70's there was this stud American decathlete pictured on a box a Wheaties... won gold the same year as the United States Bicentennial... greatest athlete on the planet... good looking, all-American dude... captivated the nation, had the world by the balls.

Now he's a broad
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could be one of the many reasons no one is even going to attempt to nominate anything past the 90's....
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 6:05:44 PM EST

Yes, I'm old


Link Posted: 1/19/2015 6:06:37 PM EST
Hell yes I remember them. Played them on my denim covered little record player
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 6:08:37 PM EST
Mad Magazine even went to the effort of writing and recording their own song and putting the record in the magazine.

"She got a nose job"

Link Posted: 1/19/2015 6:09:19 PM EST
I remember them. They were warped and played horribly, but if you were careful, you could get them to run.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 6:15:04 PM EST
I remember, as a kid, sending some box tops or some such in to get a record sent to me. I don't remember what kind of cereal or what the record was. What I do remember is checking the mail
everyday for at least 8 weeks only to find nothing. After giving up hope, it showed up one day, in a large manila envelope, completely folded in half, laying in the mail box with the large black letters
DO NOT FOLD
right on top. It was one of those super thin, square records, and it was folded right in the middle along with the envelope, creased so bad it couldn't be used. I was pissed. I still hate that letter carrier
to this day. Prick.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 6:21:10 PM EST
I remember them. not that exact one, although I do remember hearing "abc - 123" on the radio. boy, does that make me feel old.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 6:23:47 PM EST
Some music magazines still do press-out thin plastic records.

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Originally Posted By Whizzinator:
nowadays, they would have to do "cut-out-CD's" because there aren't many record players still around.
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I bet a lot of current tweens and teens would be hard pressed to find a CD player outside of a car.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 6:24:44 PM EST
I remember a couple cereal box records from my early youth in the early 80s but I dont remember if it was from current cereal from the time or something from when my Uncle and Aunt were a kid in the 70s and just got saved.
I do remember getting the real flimsy plastic records in cereal and from mail ins a couple time. Always thought it was neat because they were square.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 6:25:52 PM EST
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Originally Posted By guitarplayer:
I remember them. not that exact one, although I do remember hearing "abc - 123" on the radio. boy, does that make me feel old.
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Two of my cereal box The Monkees records were 'I'm a Believer' and 'Stepping Stone'... now that's old Considering the option, I'll take old

Link Posted: 1/19/2015 6:29:28 PM EST
yep, had several. most of them skipped or repeated, but I still played them and thought they were neat.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 6:32:42 PM EST
I remember them. Back then if you could keep a Fizzie on your tongue until it completely dissolved, you became a local hero. Growing up in the 50's and 60's was da bomb....Until you hit 18. My draft number was 242.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 6:33:12 PM EST
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Originally Posted By JBski:


That's the coolest box of Lucky Charms ever.
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Originally Posted By Commando223:
This one would have been cool.

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That's the coolest box of Lucky Charms ever.

Back when you could actually use the word "Sugar" in the cereal name and not get attacked by 87 different bogus agencies.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 6:34:28 PM EST
Only slightly tangential. My brother and I were recently going through a trunk of stuff from our grandparents. We found a Pepsi Cola Homefront record. During WWII Pepsi and other companies would record messages from GIs and send them home to their families. Thin veneer of acetate over cardboard. 78rpm. Couple of minutes of my Grandfather's voice talking to his wife 70 years ago. My brother is converting it to MP3 to preserve the message. -J
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 6:35:01 PM EST
I remember them
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 6:36:41 PM EST
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Originally Posted By OhioEd:
I remember, as a kid, sending some box tops or some such in to get a record sent to me. I don't remember what kind of cereal or what the record was. What I do remember is checking the mail
everyday for at least 8 weeks only to find nothing. After giving up hope, it showed up one day, in a large manila envelope, completely folded in half, laying in the mail box with the large black letters
DO NOT FOLD
right on top. It was one of those super thin, square records, and it was folded right in the middle along with the envelope, creased so bad it couldn't be used. I was pissed. I still hate that letter carrier
to this day. Prick.
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No big loss.

i got the same record.

All it said was something like "Don't forget to drink Ovaltine"

Crappy background music as well.








Link Posted: 1/19/2015 6:37:01 PM EST
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Originally Posted By tomrocks21212:
Yup. Up through about the late 60s, maybe early 70s, I don't remember.
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I remember them a little later...early 80's
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 6:37:10 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Lorax:
I remember them. They were warped and played horribly, but if you were careful, you could get them to run.
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we used to take an disposable pie tin and glue the cardboard to them so you could play them. punch a hole for the midlle and trim the thin alumimum to fit.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 6:37:35 PM EST
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Originally Posted By JAR0023:
Only slightly tangential. My brother and I were recently going through a trunk of stuff from our grandparents. We found a Pepsi Cola Homefront record. During WWII Pepsi and other companies would record messages from GIs and send them home to their families. Thin veneer of acetate over cardboard. 78rpm. Couple of minutes of my Grandfather's voice talking to his wife 70 years ago. My brother is converting it to MP3 to preserve the message. -J
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Wow!
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 6:41:54 PM EST
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Originally Posted By dorobuta:
I remember them
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So do I. I recall the playing could be iffy. If the box was too warped, the "record" wouldn't play too well.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 6:44:36 PM EST
I actually remember getting the Jackson 5 recording ABC on a cereal box
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 6:44:48 PM EST
You must be a young'un.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 6:45:48 PM EST
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Originally Posted By JAR0023:
Only slightly tangential. My brother and I were recently going through a trunk of stuff from our grandparents. We found a Pepsi Cola Homefront record. During WWII Pepsi and other companies would record messages from GIs and send them home to their families. Thin veneer of acetate over cardboard. 78rpm. Couple of minutes of my Grandfather's voice talking to his wife 70 years ago. My brother is converting it to MP3 to preserve the message. -J
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I didn't know this. The Carlisle Military History Museum may be interested in a copy of it.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 6:46:54 PM EST
I remember then and all kinds of cool cereal toys
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 6:50:55 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/19/2015 6:51:50 PM EST by Sgt_Fish]
Got a square record out of this magazine. I believe the song was "Mystical Potato Head Groove Thing" by Joe Satriani. Sound quality was pretty decent circa 1989.

Link Posted: 1/19/2015 6:53:10 PM EST
Yep I am old.
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