Tis' the season for Monster Cereal goodness! While shopping at Target today, I was very pleased to learn that they are once again carrying General Mills throwback Monster Cereal boxes this year. They are different from last years designs, and feature cut out masks just as this run of old box designs featured back in the day.
These Fruit Roll-Ups and Chocula treats are available in other stores, but it appears that the retro box art versions are also only available at Target.
These are the 2014 box art designs you will see at other stores, feature re-imagined monsters that were designed by various DC comic book artists.
On a final note, take care if you're buying the new retro boxes, because I noticed several today that do not feature the cut out mask on the back of the box. Instead.. many of the new boxes feature the same comic strip that was on last years throwback boxes..
I'm not sure why General Mills approved this printing. First of all, Fruit Brute and Yummy Mummy are on the strip, and they're not even included in this years lineup. Second of all.. they're holding last years box designs to boot. Yeah.. there are going to be some confused consumers for sure.
I really do like the retro designs released this year. I'm also ecstatic that the retro design wraps all the way around the box (apart from the boxes I saw with last years comic strip). All in all, I'm in hog heaven right now, and will be eating my weight in Monster Cereal for the next month or so!