Day 21: Jolly Green Giant Factory

jolly green giant
Image credit: Wishbook’s “1976.xx.xx JCPenney Christmas Catalog P362”

When I was in second grade I got my tonsils taken out, and when I did I got this little gem of a toy which was nothing short of an advertisement for Green Giant vegetables. It was a little factory where the sprouts canned peas, carrots, and the like. I’m not sure why this toy sticks in my mind so, but I think it may have something to do with just how effective the Jolly Green Giant commercials were. I mean it takes a special advertising campaign to make kids look forward to vegetable ads.

I have to think this is a rather rare toy, because I could find absolutely no mention of it online, no one’s selling it on Ebay, and not a YouTube video in sight.

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2 Responses to Day 21: Jolly Green Giant Factory

  1. Lisa says:

    Hi, Thought i would let you know, my mom saved my jolly green giant factory too. You can not find it anywhere. I still have the box that goes with it. Does yours come with the green giant head that sits on top of the factory? Mine does…

  2. Reverend says:

    I did not have the Green Giant head that I can remember (I had this a long time ago). But now you can color me green with envy (Ho, Ho, Ho):)

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