General Mills (1979)
Cheerios boxes, featuring "The Muppet Movie" trading cards: In 1979, Cheerios promoted the release of "The Muppet Movie." Kermit and Piggy's heads appeared on the front of the box. An ad for the movie ran on the top of the back of the box, with photos of Kermit playing his banjo, Piggy and Fozzie's heads, and a rainbow. "Muppet Movie" trading cards appeared on the bottom of the back panel - twelve stills from the movie, appearing in sets of three on four different boxes.
The boxes also featured a mail-away offer for a "Muppet Movie" poster and a coloring poster of Kermit.
In 1988, Post Cereals produced a Muppet cereal called "Croonchy Stars," featuring the Swedish Chef. The cereal was star-shaped and cinnamon-flavored. The Swedish Chef was pictured on the box, with the words: "Live! From the Muppet Test Kitchens" and "No batteries necessary." On the sides and back, the Chef introduced games and "eating directions."
Promotions for the cereal included TV commercials featuring the Chef, and a Swedish Chef doll. Like most kids' cereals featuring TV or movie characters, Croonchy Stars only stayed on the shelf for about a year.
Muppet Candy Dispensers
In 1991, Pez began releasing candy dispensers featuring the Muppet cast.
Many varieties of these figures have been produced in different countries with varying colors of "stems." The rarest of which are the neon Muppet Pez, and the hard-to-find Miss Piggy Pez with eyelashes. The normal Piggy doesn't have eyelashes.
New molds of the Muppet Pez dispenser heads and stems were released in 1999. The most notable change is that Kermit no longer has a bowtie, but his own light green collar.
Amazin' Fruit Muppet Character Gummy Candy
Hershey released Muppet Treasure Island fruit gummy candy. Each package either featured, Kermit as Captain Smollett or Piggy as Benjamina Gunn.
"Muppets in Space" jelly jars: Six different jelly jars pictured Muppet characters in space. The set includes:
1. Kermit in Command
Interestingly, these jars were released in May 1998, the same month that the announcement for "Muppet From Space" was made official. At that time, JHC was considering using two scripts for the film, Jerry Juhl's and another by Kirk Thatcher. Thatcher's script was called "Muppets in Space", the same title as these jelly jars.
In August 1998, Jerry Juhl told Muppet Central that "two years ago, quite independently, both Kirk Thatcher and I started to develop movie ideas for the Muppet characters. Kirk's movie is about the Muppets as space travelers in a sort of Star Wars universe. My movie is about Gonzo and UFOs. Very different projects, despite some similarities of subject matter. I hope someday Kirk's movie gets made, because it is really funny." So, these collectibles aren't really movie tie-ins for "Muppets From Space", but they are interesting collectibles for a movie that has never been made.
Wheetos (2000, UK)
Wheetos Cereal in the UK did a tie-in promotion for "Muppets From Space".
Inside each box was a sealed Muppets. Six are included in the set: Kermit with a yellow telescope, Fozzie, Animal with drums, Gonzo in spacesuit, Rizzo and Miss Piggy.
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