• magisterrex Retro Games


    I've been gaming since the days of Pong and still own a working Atari 2600. I tend to ramble on about retro games, whether they be board games, video games or PC games. Sometimes I digress. Decades after earning it, I'm finally putting the skills I learned while completing my history degree from the University of Victoria to good use. Or so I think. If you're into classic old school gaming, this blog is for you!

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Advertising From Yesteryear…The Penguin and Hostess Fruit Pies

Back in the early 1980s the Continental Baking Company joined forces with DC Comics for a series of print ads showing various DC Comics characters hawking Hostess Fruit Pies.  These were full color spreads in the comics, and a major advertising campaign.  Here’s one you might have missed, with The Penguin in “Penguins on Parade”.  Enjoy!

The Penguin and Hostess Fruit Pies

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