Kiddie Fondue (Comic Ads #41)
|Comic Ads are more than just the mountain of Hostess Ads we know and love. Over the years, many a company has used one page comic ads to shill their products in the pages of comic books! So I thought I'd do a list series that showcases those ads, and shows you what issues I've found them in. To me, these are as much a part of comics history as any superhero, and I love 'em for the nostalgia they bring. I hope they do the same for you. Enjoy.|
Maybe it's just my frame of mind after the Baby Alive ad, but I think "Kiddie Fondue" sounds like something out of a horror movie too.
This seems like it would have been a pain in the rump for parents, more than anything else, but remember, we didn't have video games back then.
What's interesting to me is that with this ad, the Baby Alive ad, and the ads for Nancy Nonsense and Dusty, that's four ads from 1975 that were placed in a comic book and aimed at girls! That's commonplace now, but again, we're talking about 1975- most of the ads were aimed at boys then, because only us delinquent boys read this delinquency-inducing trash (he says with tongue firmly in cheek). Maybe the positive influence of Wonder Woman was having an effect after all.
Apparently, Kenner decided Kiddie Fondue wasn't enough for an ad by itself, because they threw in the Easy Bake Oven at the end, almost as an afterthought. They must have realized Kiddie Fondue wasn't going to last, because the Easy Bake Oven is still with us today, and the Fondue is forgotten. But we have some pics to prove it existed. Not many though, so I threw in some Easy Bake Oven pics too, including one made to cross market Pizza Hut, because I thought it was cool.
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