Tuesday, October 11, 2011

From the Candy Aisle: Mr. Bones







Mr. Bones
Company: Fleer
Years: 1970's

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One of the greatest novelty candy ever invented has to be Mr. Bones. I mean, not only did you get candy, but you got a puzzle, and after the candy was gone, you had an awesome plastic casket to use with your GI Joes (look, those little rubber bands that held them together were ALWAYS breaking, and every now and again, a Joe had to be laid to rest. I miss you, Roadblock.....).
So in a nutshell (or in a coffin?), Mr. Bones was this: a series of candy pieces shaped like bones that could be put together to form a skeleton (Mr. Bones, if you will).  They came in small coffing like this:

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The only downside to these memorable candy treats was that many times you were missing pieces and couldn't properly assemble Mr. Bones, which was a shame, as he was quite a memorable fellow. A Memorable, delicious, candy fellow. So I'm happy to add him to the list of GBNF Groceries this Halloween season.

Mr. Bones Candy 

Photos By Jrod49 and Neato Coolville

5 comments:

  1. In 1979 my mother managed a convenience store in Bainbridge, NY. Each afternoon during the Summer we'd walk the 2 miles to the town pool. On the way we'd stop at her store and use our meager allowance to buy candy. Mr. Bones was my favorite because . . . well gee! It came with a toy coffin! You just can't beat that! Especially when you were an 11 year old who was into Ghost Rider!

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  2. I still have a bunch of the coffins... very cool

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  3. the still make that candy i bought it last halloween

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  4. I've seen knockoff brands in larger, clear coffins, but it's not the same thing. I forget what it's called exactly. But the brand name of Mr. Bones in the iconic plastic coffins is discontinued as far as I know.

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  5. SIGN the PETITION TO RESURRECT MR. BONES CANDY FROM the 80s

    Fleer went bankrupt and sold their candy line to Concord Confections. Since 1989 Mr. Bones has been in limbo. Please sign the petition to resurrect our favorite 80s candy!

    https://www.change.org/p/upper-deck-sports-resurrect-mr-bones-candy-from-the-70s-80s

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