This particular series is one I remember vividly from my childhood. The 1966 Open Road Cereal Toys appealed greatly to a young boy and I do recall having the cut-out packets assembled and playing with the cars, boats and caravans.
Issued in 1966 in a range of 5 colours namely, green, yellow, blue, turquoise, and red. Later in the Snap-a-Roos and Kit-o-rama, orange was added and the tow truck will be found in that colour as well.
I am fortunate to have a number of back panels from corn flakes packet including the Motel cut-out intact. I am planning to make some reproduction prints of this one in order to make a Motel to include in my display without cutting the original.
If you have a back panel for this series that I could borrow or buy please get in touch.
My range of models is quite extensive in this series and I have lots of spares to swap or look for more parts to complete models. In particular the smaller parts like boat screens, water skier, and the picnic chicken! I have not made a wants list for this series as I will buy or swap anything that is on offer. I’d like to get at least one of every colour.
As always Craig Halls’ book, Breakfast barons, Cereal critters and the Rosenhain & Lipmann Legacy, is my reference bible for cereal toys. This series is found on page 138.
For other cereal toy series and information refer back to the main section page, Australian Cereal Toy Premiums.