The 1965 classic anime, Yusei Shonen Papii 遊星少年パピイ (Planet Boy Papii) is the staple of my childhood memories known as none other than Prince Planet. I watched this monochrome gem on Chicago's WSNS-TV 44 in the early 70's dubbed by AIP. Instead of giving you a run down of the series that has been done a zillion times before, I thought I would share something a little different. Prince Planet's Japanese sponsor, Glico offered several little extras that came along with their candy products. Not only did these products come with delicious chocolate, gum, or candy, but you got a prize, oh yeah don't forget the cool package design too. Everything from rings to action figures, you were always sure to get something cool.
Papii Gum came with character buttons
Various kinds of chocolate.
A mini light-up pendant!!!
I would have loved these as a kid.
A cool whistle and when you blow it, Prince Planet spins.
Yum! Yum! Prince Planet gum.
Even the girls get something nice.
Papii Panorama Scope
I would have traded all of my Mego dolls for this, bye bye Aquaman.