Retroland Book Giveaway!

Whatever Happened to PuddingPops UPDATE: The giveaway has closed and our winners have been selected! Be sure to subscribe to Retroland or “Like” our Facebook page to stay in the loop about future giveaways and contests — and thanks to everyone for their great comments!

Gael Fashingbauer Cooper, a long-time friend of Retroland, and her co-author, Brian Bellmont, recently released “Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops? The Lost Toys, Tastes & Trends of the ’70s and ’80s” It’s a fun book full of nearly 200 bite-sized essays on Dixie riddle cups, metal pudding containers, Funny Face drink mix, and more!

Here’s a clip of the authors being interviewed on Today.

Gael and Penguin Books provided Retroland with two copies of “Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops?” We plan to give them away… to you!

On July 1st, 2010, we’re going to randomly select two winners. If you would like a chance to receive a copy of the book, there are two ways to enter:

    1) If you haven’t already “liked” our Facebook page, simply head over there, click “like” and follow the directions to enter the giveaway.

    2) If you are already a fan of our Facebook page, simply leave a comment at the bottom of this post, telling us which toy, taste or trend you miss most from the 70s or 80s.

Either way, we hope you’ll participate in this cool Retroland giveaway. Good luck, everyone!

23 Responses to “Retroland Book Giveaway!”

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  1. Michelle Rea Dietrich Brown says:

    My favorite era is the 80’s. I LOVE this site…it brings back so many childhood memories. THANK YOU :)

  2. Michelle Rea Dietrich Brown says:

    There are too many things I miss from back in the 70’s and 80’s….Dynomite Mag., after-school specials, Walt Disney World movies, Saturday morning cartoons, all the music…ect.

  3. Kendra Kendrick says:

    I need to have this book! I have a couple 80’s themed books about toys and this would make an excellent addition. I’m a nostalgia nerd and True 80’s kid. ;)

  4. Byron Brauner says:

    Metal toys, quality

  5. Kendra Kendrick says:

    Oh,I miss those Choco Bliss cakes made by Hostess.They were so delicious and I would by them almost everyday.I miss

  6. Patricia Williams says:

    I am 60, my sons are in their late 30’s and I have a daughter who is 22. I miss all the fads, trends and memories of their youth. And I love reading about it.

  7. Joanna says:

    The 1970s toy I miss the most is a Sit n’ Spin. I used to love to make myself dizzy on that thing!

  8. Geri Ann Sefton says:

    I miss Pink Panther Flakes! The milk would turn pink while you ate them!

  9. I dig books about retro stuff! I wish the very best to everyone involved.

  10. I miss all my toys. Slowly trying collect the FP Little People from the 70’s & the electronic games from the 80’s.

  11. Carol Wong says:

    My son had both Dapper Dan (from my mother) and the Bionic Man(from his father’s mother). I miss playing “The Game of Life” with my son. Where did the pudding pops go, I remember eating them.

  12. Beth says:

    we had alot of the fisher price toys i miss the little people that were actually little

  13. Matt says:

    I still have alot of stuff from my childhood… including my Planet of the Apes action figures and Treehouse, and Major Matt Mason and accompanying action figures with carry-ing case. Wish I still had the space station. I miss my Verti-Bird, too!
    Anyway, cool site you have here!!!

  14. Janet says:

    I miss rotary telephones.

  15. Anita Wilson says:

    My husband collects enough vintage toys that I no longer miss them. :)

  16. Christine says:

    I want a pudding pop SOOOOOO BAAAAAD!!! And also COOKIE BREAK!

  17. Lisa Young says:

    I miss Weeble Wobbles…the real ones that would get water all in them when you took ‘em in the bath! I also miss Alpha Bits cereal. I was able to find some a few years ago, but now they are gone again. =(

  18. Tracy Nelson says:

    Does anyone else remember Superelasticbubbleplastic? I remember getting my first tube thinking “what the heck?” Then I realized how big I could blow bubbles with the stuff! Crumbling up the popped balloons was almost as fun as creating them. Ah, the simple pleasures….

  19. Bradley Richardson says:

    All the responses have been great so far. I miss all those material things. But, when I think hard about it, what I miss most is the freedom from worry I had growing up in the 70’s. Not having to “check in” as long as I was home for supper and when the street lights came on. Running and playing with little restrictions. None of the grown up responsibilities we have today as adults. There weren’t too many “scarey” things back then.

  20. Clifton says:

    There are a lot of things I miss from the 1970s and a few things from the 1980s (mainly TV shows and video games/pinball machines).
    From the ’70s, I miss Teaberry gum, Captain Kangaroo (would love for my son to watch him), Thanksgiving Day parades without Broadway shows incorporated, BooBerry cereal, 3D baseball cards in my cereal box, politically incorrect James Bonds, politically incorrect anything, Miller Lite commercials (today’s are so bad and so anti-men), Snik-Snak candy bars, Hostess Ho-Hos (the way they used to taste), drive-in movie theaters, the Saturday morning cartoons, Merita breads (including donuts and individual cakes), Sealtest milk and ice cream, bank-track Roller Derby, and … oh, I could go on and on. There was one other item that I wanted to mention but I don’t remember the name. It was a soft cinnamon bread product shaped like connected corn cobs that you put in the toaster like pop tarts. Loved ‘em with butter.

  21. Heather S says:

    I miss Popples!

  22. Dawn says:

    The saturday morning cartoons. Some are being replayed on boomerang but it’s not the same as watching these on a Saturday.