Recently, I bought a 45 record at an estate sale just because of the sleeve it was in. Well, not really because of the sleeve, but because of what was on the sleeve.
This sticker, deserving of a close up below, was pasted to it.
Most people wouldn't understand the significance of this Frankenstein knockoff, but being the devotee I am, I recognized him immediately as a member of possibly the greatest cast of fast-food mascots ever.
Picture Courtesy Booksteve's Library
The now-defunct Burger Chef chain pioneered the "Kids Meal" concept with their "Fun Meal". And they knew what 1970's kids liked. MONSTERS!
Each Fun Meal contained a small burger, fries, soda and a Fun Money token which could be traded in for an ice cream sundae or toward the purchase of other food items. Their "Works Bar" allowed you to convert the meager kid-sized burger into a deluxe with everything.
I previously wrote about the Monster Fun Records that had been included as a prize in the Fun Meals, but even the Fun Meal boxes were a premium in themselves such as this punch-out Haunted House.
Or this Crankenburger mask.
From my own personal collection; I received these in my own Fun Meal when I was a kid. They were similar to Colorforms.
Burger Chef was bought out in 1982 by the Hardees chain of fast-food restaurants and the days of Monster Food Fun was over.