I was 14 years old in 1989, but I have no recollection of Freddy’s Bubblegum; as a humongous Nightmare on Elm Street fan, I’m not sure how I could have possibly missed it. Apparently, it was part of a promotional campaign from Topps that sought to endear Freddy (a serial killer from an R-Rated film series) to kids—not adults or teens: Kids! Only in the 1980’s!
The pictures below come from Freddy uber-fan and Dinosaur Dracula blogger Matt, who previously helmed X-Entertainment, the Internet’s oldest nostalgia-slash-candy site, launched in April of 2000. Freddy’s Bubblegum was sold as Chiclets-shaped free pieces in a cylindrical container adorned with a Kruger badge featuring one of the slasher’s trademark wisecracks.
The semi-rare promo shots of Freddy are fun, but nothing beats those ridiculous quotes. Pick your favorite:
1) Who Stole My Nail Clippers?
2) Pleasant Dreams!
3) Say Your Prayers!
4) Finger Lickin’ Good!
5) My Name is Freddy… Your Name is Mud!
6) Home Sweet Homicide!
7) Kiss Me!
8) Quiet — I’m Killing Someone!
9) Can I Take Your Order?
10) Freddy the Sex Symbol!
11) Freddy Rules!
12) The Freddy Nobody Knows
Have a look at the photo proof below and let us know what you think in the Comments section! Did you ever chew some of Freddy’s Bubblegum yourself? Tell us about it in the Comments section!