Do kids today even have Saturday morning cartoons anymore? As someone old enough to have just used the expression ‘kids today’ in earnest, who has no children of his own, I do not know. Cartoons-availability is at an all-time high right now, along with ways to view them, so it seems unlikely that kids would gather for weekend appointment television. Perhaps they will never know the thrill of waking up on a non-school day and leisurely devouring a bowl of cereal that’s vaguely shaped like the very same cartoon characters they are watching on TV. This consumerist confluence still exists in other forms, but probably not as a shared experience that all of one’s friends were also partaking in. However, a couple of artists who clearly hunger for those days have just released some fake cereals that line up with what were all watching right now: comic book movies.
The exuberantly named Bamboota and Elliot Fernandez have teamed up to turn characters from Marvel and other comic universes into sugar bombs for the children of now. Or at least they’ve revealed what the packaging for such cereals might look like. The box art, which is available as shirts from Shark Robot, turns characters from The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy and more into kid-friendly caricatures. Bamboota and Fernandez also take great care to remain faithful to other aspects of the packaging, like the prizes inside (free Mjolnir Hammer!) and the warning labels (may cause urge to smash stuff). It’s both a blast from the past and a look at an alternate present, and it just might give you a contact sugar high.
[h/t to JoBlo]