Saturday, 27 June 2015

The Original Dalek Death Ray Ice Lolly!

When Wall's launched the Dalek Death Ray ice lolly in 1975, their manufacturing department took the name a little too literally resulting in it being hastily withdrawn and replaced by the now familiar 'mint and chocolate flavour' ice cream. 



















In the absence of an effective death ray, I give you the official Sapphire and Steel ice lolly from Lyons Maid....





































09.04.2017 - IMPORTANT UPDATE: The above Sapphire and Steel ice lolly is (like all of the TV merchandise on this blog) a fake created by me. It's silly isn't it? Even in the 1970s, who'd have produced an ice lolly with what is effectively a stainless steel knife at its centre. And what kind of company would use "I don't trust it!" as a by-line on its advertising. No. It's a completely made up piece of merchandise. But it hasn't stopped folk from being fooled by it over the years. When I originally posted it, some enterprising ebayer decided they'd produce fridge magnets using the image believing it to be a genuine ad. Comments on Twitter have also come from people who genuinely think they remember it. I will say it again. The Sapphire and Steel does not exist. It is a figment of my and hopefully, your imagination. Goodnight. x

3 comments:

  1. Do you have a source for the Sapphire and Steel Ice Lolly ad? I'm guessing Look-in.

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    1. Nothing in this blog tagged as 'Fake Merchandise' is real I'm afraid.

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  2. Doh! Silly me! Didn't see the tag!

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