Sunday, December 11, 2016

Toonfomercial: Remember the Cocoa Puffs Train? (1958?)

Before there was Sonny the Cuckoo Bird, the long time mascot for General Mills' Cocoa Puffs cereal, the company tried a group of kids who rode an imaginary train, the Cocoa Puffs Train.

Cocoa Puffs were introduced in 1958, so it stands to reason that the Train came along around the same time, supplanted by Sonny, who was introduced in the 1962-3 season, and has been there ever since.


Silverstar said...

In the early to mid-80's (I believe), General Mills brought these kids back briefly for a few commercials where they appeared alongside Sonny. At the time I thought they were new characters; I didn't realize that they were the previous Cocoa Puffs mascots, so I learned something today. Thanks, Hobbyfan.

hobbyfan said...

Glad to be of service.