Friday, March 27, 2009

"The Great Scavenger Hunt": Rare mini-comic story from Looney Tunes Meals

We've already mentioned the Tyson frozen "Looney Tunes Meals" from the early 90's in an earlier post. Now, we have uncovered some real pieces of Looney Tunes merchandising history: Some of the "prizes" that were given away in the boxes of these things!

The Looney Tunes Meals usually included trading cards, a trivia game, a sheet of character stickers, an activity booklet, or, in this case, a collectible comic book. I'm sure nobody ever collected them all, but these little comic stories supposedly fit together in a sequence. The overall plot involved Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck competing in a scavenger hunt, with each "episode" involving a different Looney Tunes character or characters. In this case, it's Bugs Bunny meeting up with Speedy Gonzales to take a photo of some Aztec ruins, but running into hot-tempered prospector Yosemite Sam. It's pretty lame, with its heavy-handed "PSA" style teachings on water safety, but it's surprisingly well drawn, especially the work on Sam. I have cut-and-pasted the panels into two full pages (the original booklet is about the size of an index card.) Enjoy, and stay tuned for images of the trading cards, stickers and other prizes, plus a similar story starring Daffy Duck and the Roadrunner.

The Great Scavenger Hunt, Part 1
The Great Scavenger Hunt, Part 2

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