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Old 07-08-2012, 08:22 PM
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Default Tastee Freez figure question

Anyone out there collect the Tastee Freez (and Big League Stars) statues from 1955? I have always picked these up over the years and have enjoyed collecting them.

Anyone know if they were originally distributed attached to the plastic ice cream cup? I have seen similar figures issues by TF that were attached to the bowl

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1956-Tastee-...item484238f3bc

I have never seen a baseball figure attached - just wondered if anyone has. The baseball ad doesn't show it clearly either way -

http://www.ebay.com/itm/TASTEE-FREEZ...item1e6da890c1

Thanks for any info!
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Old 07-08-2012, 10:52 PM
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I don't know much about these either. Was Tastee Freez somehow connected to Dairy Queen? The Baseball Figure in the ad looks just like a Dairy Queen Figure. Hope someone here knows more about these...

Perhaps Lou from ITPC can provide some expertise, and chime in. This topic should be right in his "wheelhouse".
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:38 AM
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These are often called Dairy Queen statues, but I am not sure if Dairy Queen also distributed them. All of the ads I have ever seen have only been from Tastee-Freez.

The player selection was interesting. It seems that the players in this set were exclusive, causing the Robert Gould set from the same year to use all different players (and a weaker roster!). One would have thought that players like Jackie Robinson, Ted Williams, Whitey Ford, Nellie Fox, and Warren Spahn would have been included in one of the two sets, but maybe contract issues prevented it. Or maybe just looking back it's easier for us to pick out all-stars that became hall of famers.
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Heres the way I remember it.
We had a local hamburger stand in our neighborhood.
Don't really remember the Name of it, I think it changed names a few times over the years.
I just recall getting these figures from the lady at the window.
Probally had to order something to get them but I remember her distincly just handing me them threw the window.
I was only 7 yrs old in 1955, so memory is foggy but I do remember being excited about getting a Berra (catching Pose) as I was a Pee Wee Little League Catcher at the time.
Wow am I old

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Thanks, Jerry! Just the type of info I was hoping for. The figures don't look to have a standard base width that would allow them to slide into a common slot on a bowl, like some of the other figures I have seen.

And the Yogi catching pose still looks cool!
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Heres the way I remember it.
We had a local hamburger stand in our neighborhood.
Don't really remember the Name of it, I think it changed names a few times over the years.
I just recall getting these figures from the lady at the window.
Probally had to order something to get them but I remember her distincly just handing me them threw the window.
I was only 7 yrs old in 1955, so memory is foggy but I do remember being excited about getting a Berra (catching Pose) as I was a Pee Wee Little League Catcher at the time.
Wow am I old
Thanks for sharing the info Jerry!!
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Thanks for sharing the info Jerry!!
My pleasure,
Childhood memories are some of the best memories.
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:46 AM
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Tastee Freeze immortalized forever.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feeHTm-dYGg


Anyone growing up in the mid west and over 40 probably remembers the summer only walk up DQ and/or Tastee Freeze.

They used to give out sundaes in mini baseball helmets where I grew up in Peoria, Illinois in the 70's. I think each week or so they had different teams. We all wanted Cardinal or Cub hats, but for some reason I remember getting a lot of Padre/Giant/A''s hats, so maybe they had a distribution issue.
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Those 70's hats were used for a long time and from different ice cream places. I was really into them at one time, up to about 1986 or so. They had painted on logos, or stickers and even followed the addition of teams and logo changes. There's a 26 team display to put them in too.

I only have a couple of the older figures, both pretty beat. I haven't seen any attached to the cup, but finding one like that would be interesting.

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I'm afraid my memories of DQ are much more innocent than Jack and Diane's - I should probably be sad about that!

I remember the NFL helmets at DQ, and the baseball helmets being sold with slush puppies at different stores, as I recall. Always thought it was strange to go get a hot fudge sundae in the middle of football season - something about cold and snow just don't lead to a craving for a frozen treat.

Come to think of it, a majority of my childhood consumer decisions were shaped by my collecting bug - Slurpees, DQ, Slush Puppies, more Hostess and Kelloggs cereal than I care to admit to, Pop-Tarts, Gatorade, Chiquita Bananas, Slim Jims, Wonder Bread, Sugar Daddies, Burger King, McDonalds... Not great nutrition, but great memories for sure!
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