Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Capt

Going thru some older photos I used to take of my collection I came across this one. Years Ago there were 2 custom made animation reference figures made for the Hostess Company that were for sale. Some of you might have seen the Giant Twinkie the Kid figure which has been in a few of the Adverting Figures collector books. I missed getting that one but I did get this one of Captain Cupcake. The piece was made of some sort of resin/modeling clay and had a material and paper outfit and hat. The piece was about 10 inches tall and could stand on its own. I kept it for a while but at one point I decided not to keep figures made of cloth ( pillow Dolls) and the Captain was also one I ended up selling. I have yet to see anything else turn up like it so my guess is he was a one of a kind piece.



I am still looking for a Twinkie the Kid statue, that one looked like it was made from a mold and not a handmde piece.

Thanks for dropping by the ranch have a great day.

4 comments:

Major Pepperidge said...

This guy is pretty appealing! It looks like the word "Hostess" on his hatband is written by hand. His outfit was made of paper? Strange...

tikiranch said...

The Hat and outfit is fabric but they added some gold trim and construction papaer arm pads and black bhat brim and the blue hostess band was also paper. I though about keeping it but it was a little too homemade looking even though it was well done.

Waffle Whiffer said...

Wow! This is really neat! I wonder if there's a similar Fruit Pie The Magician out there somewhere. :-)

toycoon said...

Wow! I can't believe you would have sold this obviously, one-of-a-kind piece. Live and learn, I guess!