Some more Hostess snacks with your Saturday Morning TV?

Some great retro ads just in to compliment two of TVTA’s favourite categories. You can see the original Saturday Morning TV section here and Superhero Hostess Twinkies, Cup Cakes and Fruit Pies here

For now, Here are the newbies. Thanks for looking.


NBC Saturday Morning TV featuring Spider-Man, the Smurfs, Mr.T, Alvin & The Chipmunks, and other cartoon favourites.

US. The New Mutants. 1985.

US. The New Mutants. 1985.


CBS Saturday Morning TV featuring Sylvester and Tweety, Bugs Bunny, Tarzan and others.

US. Weird War Tales. 1976.

US. Weird War Tales. 1976.


Hostess Fruit Pies featuring Batman.

US. Weird War Tales. 1977.

US. Weird War Tales. 1977.


Hostess Fruit Pies featuring Batman.

US. Weird War Tales. 1978.

US. Weird War Tales. 1978.


Hostess Cup Cakes featuring Superman.

US. Weird War Tales. 1978.

US. Weird War Tales. 1978.


Hostess Fruit Pies featuring Superman.

US. House of Mystery. 1981.

US. House of Mystery. 1981.


Hostess Cup Cakes featuring Wonder Woman.

US. Weird War Tales. 1980.

US. Weird War Tales. 1980.


Hostess Cup Cakes featuring Red Tornado.

US. Ghosts. 1981.

US. Ghosts. 1981.


8 thoughts on “Some more Hostess snacks with your Saturday Morning TV?

  1. Paul Bowler

    Wonderful adverts, remember seeing lots of these in comics, especially the batman / fruit pie add! The NBC Saturday Morning TV with Spider-Man, the Smurfs, Mr.T, Alvin & The Chipmunks, and more, is also brilliant. Wish they still did adds like this, much more fun πŸ™‚

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    1. The Vintage Toy Advertiser Post author

      Cheers Paul. I agree, the old-school hand drawn ads are much more fun. I guess as new technology took over it was cheaper and faster to ditch this style. I imagine the Hostess ads would have taken a long time to complete, and were expensive if having to use an artist, writer, inker and letterer as in the comic strips. Thanks for your comment and have a great weekend! πŸ™‚

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      1. Paul Bowler

        Oh yes, much better, can’t beat that artwork. Like you say though, times and style change. Nice to look back and reflect on these adds though. You’re welcome, always enjoy reading your blog. Thank you and enjoy your weekend as well πŸ™‚

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  2. A Superman Collector in Hawaii

    I’ve always liked the Hostess ads. The brief plot in some of them could get quite strange. I always thought it was funny that the heroes would rarely, if ever, be seen eating the product.

    The Saturday morning cartoon ads bring back many memories… especially the Shazam! Isis Hour.

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    1. The Vintage Toy Advertiser Post author

      Thanks, and good point! That never occurred to me about the superheroes not eating the product. Out of the 26 Hostess ads I have there is just one (Hulk tucking into a cup cake lol). The description of the product (“Fudgy icing! Deep, dark, delicious choclaty cake!” etc) seems to be mostly made by bystanders, the villain or rescued kids – the hero standing there smiling over them. Such great ads.

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