Transformers: Generation One Nabisco Shreddies Cereal Press Out Scout Planes
In 1985 in the UK Nabisco ran a Transformers promotion in boxes of Shreddies Cereal. I know there are (or were) multiple varieties, as I’ve seen different boxes, but I’m not sure if the promotion included any other Nabisco brands.
Each box contained one of six “Scout Planes”. Essentially they were paper models (or papercraft) of the six Decepticon jets, Ramjet, Dirge, Skywarp, Starscream, Thrust, and Thundercracker. (I still need Starscream and Thrust.) They could sort of transform.
What surprised me is that they are just paper. I was expecting cardboard, but it’s barely thicker than copier paper.
I got one of these a few months ago, and paid only about $7 for it. Picked up the other three more recently for around $14 each. Pretty cheap considering their age and condition.
Each model comes folded, and I am not willing to unfold them, as it would require tearing off the strip. The paper is so thin I’m not even sure how to put them together without damaging them. If you want to see what they look like, I did find this site that shows all six unfolded as well as one of them built.
As always, you can find over 17,000 Transformers artifacts (recently updated) from every Transformers series and generation at TFMuseum.com.
Thanks for reading!