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Long Lost 90s: Collection 1

For this Long Lost Nineties I'm doing something a bit different. I've had a lot of ideas for another Long Lost Nineties lately. However a lot of subjects can't get their own article due to lack of content, the subject being short lived, among other reasons. However that's where the collection comes in. This will be a collection of stuff from the nineties that is lesser known however dones not have enough information to do a large article on alone. This one will have a theme though not all collections will have a theme. The theme is food promotions and mascots. I'll do three different topics related to the theme. So with that out of the way let's get started.


The Nabisco Thing



The Nabisco Thing first appeared in 1996 and is based off of the logo of Nabisco. It is as it looks, the logo with arms and legs. They usually brought him out for contests and promotions on packages. My thoughts on it are pretty mixed, I can see why it is called the Nabisco Thing since it isn't the best designed character out there and I can see why it was forgotten because of how rarely he was used. However it is fun to find people that remember this mascot and it sort of embodies the mid nineties with the mix of colors and how oddly simple it is.

Planet Lunch



Planet Lunch was a rewards program that ran from 1997 to 1999 where lunch box sized bags of Frito Lay chips had codes that you could use to get points to get prizes such as small radios to gym bags and bikes. I personally didn't participate in it when I was younger, but I remember the ads the most as well as the standees that they had in grocery stores. It had what looked like a telescope with binoculars that you can look into. I forgot what they had in the binoculars though. 


Iam Hungry



Iam Hungry was part of the McDonaldland cast that was short lived, only starring in a couple commercials, a few toys, and a direct to video movie called The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald: The Visitors from Outer Space. I tried to find the special that he is in and wasn't able to find it. I remember a couple of the ads he was in, though nothing else outside of that. I was surprised to find out that people remember him while researching for this article. 


With that this concludes the first Long Lost 90s collection. Expect more in the future since I'm bound to find more. Though this gives me an idea. Until next time folks, live life and live nostalgic.

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