My 1984 Sticker Collection
Pages 5-10 of my 1984 sticker book contain more of the beloved franchises of the '80s. I've also noticed some unique stickers that I thought were pretty cool at the time. Plus, the answer to the cliffhanger question from part 1...will my scratch-n'-sniff stickers still smell after 18 years???
Page 6Finishing up the animal sticker collection, it seems I had the foresight to save a Pokey from the set of Gumby stickers displayed earlier in the book. Two very cool stickers on this pages are the seahorse and eagle in the upper right corner. These both have some kind of liquid inside that when touched could change color. The seahorse works the best out of both of them now. There is also a moon sticker on the next page with the same texture. Also, the aforementioned "prettiest sticker" that I told about on the inside front cover is on this page. Funny, doesn't really seem to be one of Gizmo's better poses. He looks a little sad or perturbed that you fed him after midnight. Also on this page, is it me or does it look like Heathcliff is picking his nose?
More of the same on this page, including those random New York Mets stickers that I can't quite seem to figure out (I do remember watching games on WWOR which was one of our cable channels. The Moonraker sticker, which is a 1979 James Bond movie, is quite puzzling. I remember having the stickers and cards, but seems odd that I'd have them five years after the movie was released. Anyway, the memory stuck with me and about 15 years ago while I was in college, managed to get my hands on a complete set. (Still own them!)
I had some success with chocolate this time, but not the larger ones. Count Chocula and all of the Garfield stickers still had their smell. You can tell my favorites were the ones that had been partially scratched away. Some were as utterly disgusting as I remembered. The chicken leg...let me tell ya, Colonel Sanders would have gone out of business if fried chicken smelled like that. The other one that smelled as if it was brand new was the motorcycle. Here's a question for Regis Philbin: WHO WANTS TO SMELL A MOTORCYCLE? Burnt rubber, yeah let's do that smell...gag. No luck on the lemon, the Easter basket (no idea what that was supposed to smell like) or the penguin with the ice cream cone. The other one the puzzled me was the green guy. It's not a frog...looks more like a booger with appendages. I'm thinking it was possibly one of the Nerd candy characters...at least, I'm hopeful it was.
8 more pages left in my sticker book! In the final post, I'll show you a few holiday stickers, wiggle eye stickers, and my "favorite" classic car stickers. You'll also see an appearance from the Cabbage Patch Kids, a Cincinatti Bengal quarterback, Batman, and more New York Mets randomness. And, the final heart-stopping question...did I put stickers on the inside back cover with a clearly displayed warning?