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I loved the rings the best.
This one is very complicated and detailed while most cereal prizes were cheap plastic throw-away items. However we would look at the cereal each time we went to the store and often made our choice based on the prize contained within. Puffed wheat never came with prizes so puffed wheat was shit.
There was nothing cooler as a kid to get a cool prize like these Model Ts or the yellow buckboard. I would take it to school in my pencil case and put it together whenever I got bored in class which was often. Usually got it taken away from me soon after I got mesmerized playing with it. Good times.
Of course everyone had a submarine that rose and fell depending on how much backing soda you added to it.
These goofy characters would get carried around in pockets for weeks. We would make our own parachutes for them and spend hours tossing them into the air and watching them glide to the ground. If you were really slick you could toss one of the parachutes out a high classroom window and hope you could still find it when recess rolled around. Again, good time.