Toys of the Eighties, California Raisins
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"Heard it through the grape vine..." plastic figurines and t-shirts and just about everything else under the sun.
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Katie - May 05, 2007 - Report this comment
My sister has so many of these from when she was a kid!
Amy - May 26, 2007 - Report this comment
I remember collecting them from cereal boxes.
nancy - July 21, 2007 - Report this comment
i have these to still do
offensive_jerk - August 08, 2007 - Report this comment
these were the best
Brandi - October 03, 2007 - Report this comment
I had those too, dont know what ever happened to mine.....
Amanda - November 19, 2007 - Report this comment
We still have these somewhere...
Hannah - January 03, 2008 - Report this comment
I never had the dolls, but I remember them doing a jazz version of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer on the Claymation Christmas I just saw on Youtube earlier today. Also, I used to have a commercial of the on tape, where they were doing a parody of Marvin Gaye's "Heard it Through the Grape Vine, and there was a guy in his kitchen who was made out of clay dancing to the music with them.
trish - March 17, 2008 - Report this comment
i still have some of them in there pack the you got from your happy meals.
Jason - April 18, 2008 - Report this comment
I loved these little purple guys and gals! I still have the female raisin with yellow high heels sitting on my desk. They were great and I loved the Claymation Christmas. Man, those were the days!
nko260 - May 29, 2008 - Report this comment
I just discovered a whole box of these at the antique shop i always go to!
A Bills child of the 80's - July 15, 2008 - Report this comment
I remeber these for 2 distinct reasons, 1) they were great toys and 2) It meant we had just eatin Hardees, that's where I collected them. :)
Leanne - September 11, 2008 - Report this comment
I still have a few of them that came from hardees.
Liat - October 14, 2008 - Report this comment
OMG! I remember those!
80sBaby - October 16, 2008 - Report this comment
California Raisins are so cool. I have several of the small figures from Hardees. I used to even have a t-shirt with these dudes on it.
Emily - November 08, 2008 - Report this comment
They need to start selling these again I loved and still have them!
val - November 21, 2008 - Report this comment
had a female puppet.
blipbop - December 09, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember Hardees fast-food restaurants sold/gave these away as promotional toys to coincide with their raisin cinnamon breakfast buns. My folks still have tons of them- Mom tied strings on 'em and used them as Christmas ornaments. Oh, and remember them singing 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' in that Claymation Christmas special?
amy - December 11, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember having some of these. They also had a Christmas show that came on for a few years. I loved watching them and listening to their music!
Linus - February 10, 2009 - Report this comment
It seems I'm not the only fan of the classic Claymation Christmas! I remember in 3rd grade for the talent show, all the teachers in the school dressed up as the Raisins and danced to "Grapevine" on the stage, it was funny seeing the grouchy old teachers participating! I had these figures and a series not depicted here, which had bendy arms and held baseball bats and saxes, etc.
Samantha - March 12, 2009 - Report this comment
They sold these at like Hardees one and my dad had them all until like 5 years ago and my mom threw them out. Now she's always looking around the house for something collectible to sell. I think it's call irony but i'm not sure
else3573 - July 02, 2009 - Report this comment
The Rudy Rutabega, the Broccli, all the other ones are really rare. I have a few of the Rasins, most of the band except the drummer. Still need to get the wind-ups.
Bob - February 22, 2010 - Report this comment
these are so stupid.
80sBaby - April 10, 2010 - Report this comment
I've got quite a few California Raisins toys, a lot of which probably originally came from Hardees.
lawl - October 10, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember when I was little, Dad would take me to Tower Records in Phoenix, AZ. They had a box full they'd give out to the kids that came in. %@$#. The good ol' days.
donna - March 06, 2011 - Report this comment
i was trying to find info on rasin men poster that hardees had in there store in the 1980s i have one wanted to know if it was worth anything
mama dunn - August 30, 2011 - Report this comment
are these things worth any money?
Jan Griffiths - January 29, 2012 - Report this comment
I still have all of mine, and use them as ornaments for my Christmas tree. I'm so glad I kept them.
Travis - April 09, 2012 - Report this comment
I, too, have a poster from Hardees. It is yellow with the guy in the orange classes. It's on a thick plastic. Maybe5 feet tall.
nikki - May 02, 2012 - Report this comment
@bob, u r dumb...
kenn - August 02, 2012 - Report this comment
I still do hve mine 2, hw mch r they worth now?, any takers?
Natalie - October 28, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember these toys they were fun I had some I don't know what happened to them
else3573 - November 25, 2012 - Report this comment
The carrot one is worth $200+.

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