1989 • Sign of the times

An old roadside sign promoting Historic Butane. Tattered and torn, it reflected the state of the city it advertised.

The 1980s:

Moving Forward

1980 • The New Red Brick Bunch Sponsored by Forceps Toys lunchbox

An extremely rare New Red Brick Bunch Sponsored by Forceps Toys lunchbox. Note the inclusion of Big Rock on the front and side. Big Rock was Red Brick's foe from the Yeeeowwalczyk Building Supply cartoons of the 1930s.

1982 • Brick Bash SmarTellivisioPuter game

by Forceps Toys

An early SmarTelevisioPuter version of Brick Bash! This video game initially came packaged with a video cassette of early Yeeeowwalczyk Building Supply short films as a bonus.

Promotional Butane Dollars were handed

out at the Sweaty Days Parade in Butane in June of 1987. The Butane Dollars were used to promote Yeeeowwalczyk's latest film Using Corrosive Chemicals in the Home.

1987 • Butane Dollars

$1-Brick, $5-Stick, $10-Pan

Last Hurrahs

The Phoenix of the Shanker fire turned out to be the 1979 film Sloppy Seconds. A prophetic title if ever there was one. The proceeds helped rebuild Shanker Processed Foods in 1980.

 

in 1980 Crocker Yeeeowwalczyk felt the Red Brick franchise was beginning to lose its luster despite two successful holiday TV specials, 4th of July's Cinnamon-Seventy-Six and Thanksgiving's The First Bricksgiving. The solution was The New Red Brick Bunch Sponsored by Forceps Toys. Reviving this 1960s classic show gave Red Brick and his buddies daily exposure for over three years.

 

In the early 80‘s, as Butane’s population plummeted, Yeeeowwalczyk found it difficult to keep employees. As a result, the1987 film Using Corrosive Chemicals in the Home was not as polished as some of Yeeeowwalczyk's earlier works. Despite the rough edges, Using Corrosive Chemicals in the Home did quite well at the box office.

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