Sunday, July 8, 2007

Meet the Veggies

Blog reader Ellen was kind enough to share photos of two treasured food with eyes friends she won at a fair back in the 80s. Thank you, Ellen!! Here we have Nurse Judy Mango:

Note that she resembles a Dakin Dream Pet-style plush. Too bad they never had a Dream Food line…

Next is rocker Bruce Stringbean!

Some research has revealed that The Bean is part of a collection called The Veggies (Each One Is A Bushel Of Fun!) made in 1985. In fact, I discovered that a character in my own collection (bequeathed to me by Curly Wurly) is a member of the same series. Here is Tony Scallione (or, as I had alternately referred to him, Rapscallion or the Italian Scallion):


And Tony in his original packaging:

Bruce Stringbean in his original patriotic box:

Other characters in the series include Cornelia Husk:


Sheriff Damon Onion:


Zuccarina ballerina:


Juice the athletic orange:

And Pepperphant the elephant:


The back of the box explains the story of Veggie Village where fruits and vegetables come alive. Other village residents include Ricky Vacado and Lemon Ice. Perhaps the Del Monte Yumkins, Nestle Morsel Family, and Hallmark Crazy Crop gang would even vacation in Veggie Village back in the 80s?

10 comments:

ben.enghardt@gmail.com said...

Is there any way to get these Veggies? I have Tony and Cornelia, I need to get the other guys to complete the collection. Do you know where I can purchase them? I've looked on eBay and across the "Internets" but to no avail. Any help would be appreciated!

booboo said...

I might actually have cornelia husk and bruce springbean, but they aren't for sale... my late aunt bought me the whole collection according to my mum, so i may still have them all, but bruce and cornelia were my fav!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I've just been sorting my parents attic out and came across my collection of 'The Veggies'. I've got Bruce Stringbean, Sheriff Damon Onion, Zuccarina and The Juice. They're not in their boxes unfortunately but still look brand new.

S said...

Awesome blog! I vaguely remember The Veggies from childhood. Though I never had any of my own, but knew someone with Sheriff Damon Onion!

honest cloud said...

I used to work for the company who made THE VEGGIES as a salesperson.

Thanks for posting. It brings back memories for me.

All Around said...

I have a Cornelia Husk still in box.

sandrataylor10 said...

I have Bruce Springbean in perfect condition and still in the original box

Courtney Jensen said...

Does anyone know how I can find the juice I have been looking for him for 25 years.

Lushie Peach said...

Courtney, I'd suggest setting up an automatic search on eBay that will send you an email any time there is a hit. That's probably the easiest way and eventually you will find one. Good luck!

Courtney Jensen said...

Thank you!