Topps’ 1960’s Bazooka Halloween Mask Bubblegum Box!

CC_1960's Bazooka Halloween Mask Bubble Gum Box TITLE PLATEToday I want to jump back a half-a-century ago to share a look at a wonderful piece of Halloween confectionery packaging from the Topps company.

Make the jump and enjoy Topps’ 1960’s Bazooka Halloween Mask bubblegum box!

During last years’ Countdown I had the pleasure of showcasing a really cool multi-package Halloween piece for Topps Bazooka from the 1970’s so today it’s great to follow that up with something even earlier.  If you didn’t see the Bazooka post from last year – check it out.

Though the box I have to show you today is undated, I did find a candy trade magazine clipping from 1963 featuring a similar box:

Topps - Bazooka Bubble Gum - 90-Pieces Halloween Mask box trade clipping - June 1963

Topps – Bazooka Bubble Gum – 90-Pieces Halloween Mask box trade clipping – June 1963

Based on that trade clipping, I’d estimate the piece I’m showing today to be from the 1960-1962 period.

The box really speaks for itself, so here it is:

Topps - Bazooka Bubble Gum - 80-Pieces Halloween Mask box - 1960's

Topps – Bazooka Bubble Gum – 80-Pieces Halloween Mask box – 1960’s

The design of this one is so of-the-era with the illustrations of the kid trick-or-treating and the cut-out mask feature — I love it.

And that’s everything I’ve got to share today on this one.  But I’ll be back tomorrow with more CountdownToHalloween fun.  See you next time!

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About Jason Liebig

A New York City based writer, editor and sometimes actor. After spending much of the 1990′s in the comic book business helping tell the stories of Marvel Comics’ X-Men as series editor, he has since split his time between developing his own entertainment properties while still consulting and working on others. Having been described as “the Indiana Jones of lost and forgotten candy”, Jason is one of the country’s premier candy collectors and historians with his discoveries appearing in countless blogs, magazines, newspaper articles, and books. Always happy to share his knowledge and unique perspectives on this colorful part of our popular culture, Jason has consulted with New York’s Museum of Food and Drink and has also been a featured guest on Food Network’s Heavyweights, France’s M6 Capital, and New York’s My Google Profile+
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One Response to Topps’ 1960’s Bazooka Halloween Mask Bubblegum Box!

  1. David S. says:

    What a fun box! Great Halloween art — just awesome!

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