If you’re like me, you a sucker for promotional tie ins. Cereal boxes, special events, commercials, whatever. They’re all welcomed in my home but one item that we very rarely celebrate are old souvenir/stadium/promotional cups. I’m not talking flimsy, paper or thin plastic either, heck no. I’m talking those big bad sturdy cups that you’d get at the theater it fast food place. As time went on, those have gone away for one reason or the other. But our pals at Fright Rags said “Nah! Time to bring them back!”. And boy did they bring them back in a big way!
Check these out! 3 new souvenir cups in all their amazing giant plastic glory!
Killer Klowns From Outer Space, Robocop and Teen Wolf. 3 movies that were certainly worthy of receiving their own vintage promotions but with the exception of Robocop, never got much back in the day. I guess in situations like this, it’s better late than never.
All 3 cups feature set work by Matthew Skiff, one of the most talented artists and coolest human beings you’ll ever meet. Matthew has this unique ability to capture a very retro feel yet still make it new and fresh. There have been many times I’ve ordered a shirt from 8 Bit Zombie or Matthew directly and I question where or not the item was actually vintage. And I’m very picky on “retro” stuff. But with Matthew Skiff? I know it’s gonna be legit and worthy of my money.
Yeah I know, cups don’t photograph well but you guys know I’m not a fan of doing video reviews, so you’ll have to forgive me. Or not. I’m old fashioned and prefer blogging. Maybe that’s my downfall. I can’t wait for the Vice documentary “The Rise and Fall Of Chad”.
Another cool thing about these cups is, as seen above next to my vintage WWF and Ghostbsuters cups, they’re the same exact size as older cups. Give a centimeter or so. I’m a big fan of small details so this was some thing I picked up and therefore I’m probably the only excited about it. So if you’re sitting there worried that they’re just rinky dink Dixie Cups, worry not!
Each cup is an enormous 32 ounces of pure nostalgic joy and will only cost $7 each! The first batch of Robocop and Killer Klowns are currently sold out and on back order until October, but you can still grab that amazing Teen Wolf cup! Plenty of time for your pre-Halloween pizza parties or a weekend of 80s classics. So head over to Fright-Rags and grab yourself one or all!