SODA POP MASCOTS

SODAPOPBOB

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For something fun and different I'm trying to come up with as many soda pop mascots as we can find. Photos and some basic information on each would be great. But I can't think of or find all of them by myself. So I invite everyone interested to help me out. And please don't forget the photos. Plus, the little known ones are of special interest.

Thanks,

SODAPOPBOB

Here we have Coca Cola's "Sprite Boy" ...

The Coca-Cola Company used a lively little character in its advertising in the 40’s and 50’s called “Sprite Boyâ€. He was created by their staff artist, Haddon Sundblom. He was the artist who created the Coca-Cola’s version of a jolly Santa. Due to his name, there has been some confusion about the origins of Sprite Boy. He has nothing to do with the Company’s soft drink, Sprite, as some people think. The soft drink Sprite was created much later than Sprite Boy’s use in Coca-Cola’s advertising. Sprite was invented in 1961. This character was called “Sprite Boy†because he was a sprite, or elf. He first appeared in a Coke ad in 1942 introducing the name “Cokeâ€. The purpose of the ad was to help consumers identify the name “Coke†with their familiar favorite Coca-Cola. In 1943, the Sprite Boy appeared in ads encouraging Americans to “Buy United States War Bondsâ€. He appears to have been phased out shortly before the drink by the same name was released.

From a 1942 ad ...

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whiskeyman

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I guess this fellow is a "Mascot."

Charles E Hires (1851 to 1937), a Philadelphia druggist, became "The Father of Root Beer" in the early 1870's when he concocted a medicinal drink recipe that mixed roots and herbs. He sold the syrup at his drugstore, at soda fountains and at grocery stores for home use. And he advertised his soft drink through everything from mugs, signs and trays to dispensers, watch fobs and trade cards. Some of the best early pieces feature the "Hires Boy" sometimes dubbed the "Ugly Kid." The boy was illustrated wearing a dress from 1891 to 1906, a bathrobe from 1907 to 1914, and a dinner jacket from 1915 to 1926.



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SODAPOPBOB

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bottleopop ~

Here ya go. Hmmm ... I wonder if we're related?

whiskeyman ~

That ugly "Ugly Kid" image is really ugly. So is the kid ... love it.

SPBOB

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morbious_fod

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I would be gobsmacked not to mention my pal Willy, Willy Hillbilly official backwoods mascot for Mountain Dew. Having recently made a reappearance on the Throwback packaging.

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morbious_fod

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The very much lesser known mascot for Tip. I'm guessing he would be called Frosty, but I've never seen his name referanced. He was used by the Tip Corporation in their advertising.

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SODAPOPBOB

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Morb ~

I was just coming back to post something for bottleopop anyway. Hillbilly Willy is as cool as they get. I dig the motion and may borrow it from you from time to time. I never-ever heard of the Frosty Conductor/Megaphone/Sailor dude. Wow! [:D]

bottleopob ~

I keep this prepared and hope it helps.

~ How To Post Photos/Images/Files with “Windows Live Photo Gallery†~

I had this prepared in advance, and thought it may be of interest/help to new members. Please note I use “Windows Live Photo Gallery,†but these step by step instructions seem to work irregardless of your particular photo file. I am including every phase, even some of which seem elementary. Print this if necessary, or just go back and forth from minimize / maximize. (There is also a help category at top of forum index).
Otherwise …

1. Click on, “Post Reply.â€
2. Write message, etc.
3. Fill in box with a check mark located at bottom left that reads, “Embed picture in post.â€
4. Click on “Click here to upload.â€
5. Click on , “Browse.â€
6. Select photo you wish to use from your file. (Make sure it is “jpg†or a similar file).
7. Click on, “Open.â€
8. Click on, “OK.â€
9. If successful, Click on, “OK.â€
10. If not successful, and it says “Too Large,†close out or minimize, and go back to your photo file and
resize smaller (recommend 640)
11. Click final “OKs†and you’re done.

Good luck, and don’t hesitate to ask for help if necessary.

SODAPOPBOB
 

Duane73

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When Pepsi was trying to make a rebound in the late 30's through the 40's Pepsi and Pete where main players in advertising........



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SODAPOPBOB

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Oops! I just put my glasses on. I see now that Morb's Frosty guy is holding a telescope, and not a megaphone. And his cap could actually be a Capt. Kangaroo type cap. [8|] Sorry Morb, I should have quit while I was ahead.

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SODAPOPBOB

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Here's a mascot I never heard of until this morning ...

"PEPSIMAN"

Pepsiman, the shiny, muscled mascot of Pepsi's Japanese division, has been a staple figure in commercials advertising the product overseas since the 1990s. The character has been so popular that he has even been featured in popular video games and has had action figures modeled after him. Pepsiman is a fine example of how Japanese advertising greatly differs and outdoes American commercials.

YouTube Link w/ various Pepsiman commercials : (He's a bit of a "klutz") [:D]

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