Coming to your local ACME grocery store starting June 28th 1987 are these awesome Phillie Phanatic figures!!!
Ok. If you have an ACME grocery store where you live I highly doubt you’ll find any of these little dudes floating around. You’ed only be twenty-eight years late. But on 6/28/87 that’s when they began to surface. The Phillies and ACME came together for this promotion. These could only be purchased at ACME grocery stores, and a new figure was released every week. There are eight figures to the whole set. Each figure features the Phanatic in a different animated pose, and only cost $0.99 at the time. With the Phanatic being one of the most recognizable mascots in all of sports, this promotion was a huge success.
Unlike most products from this time period, these actually increased in price. Individual figures today can run around $5.00. Complete sets have been known to sell for up to $50.00. Condition plays a big factor when it comes to these guys. The paint can easily fade and chip over time. You have to remember that these were a kids toy that cost less than a dollar. I’m sure many took heavy play damage.