Why a Shovel Spoon? I don’t think we’ll ever know! I did some research and couldn’t find much about this unusual collectible, other than you can pick them up on eBay for about 10 bucks.
Let’s just dig right in (see what I did there?) and see what we uncover:
So we know it is a Little Present, it is made of Engravable Genuine Pewter, and was produced in the USA by Walt Disney Productions. That’s a lot of information to pile onto the front of a package! But at least we now know that it was released before 1986 (WDP).
“A Fort Product”. I couldn’t find anything about this company. Interesting logo, though!
Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy also got their own shovel to stand on. Why? We still don’t know!
No one is this happy to use a shovel!
It’s nice to see such a high level of detail on the backside of Mickey, er… the shovel. The spoon!
Would you like to see what the other characters look like?
Yup, they are all too happy to be digging with shovels! What’s with these people?!?
One unfortunate thing is the use of Mickey on all four of the characters’ packaging. This is a method used by many companies to lower production costs by reusing the packaging designs, but I think it cheapens the line. What do you think?
Do you know what characters this Shovel Spoon concept would have been a perfect fit for? The Seven Dwarfs! It’s even in their theme song:
We dig, dig, dig, dig, dig, dig, dig in our mine the whole day through To dig, dig, dig, dig, dig, dig, dig is what we really like to do It ain't no trick to get rich quick If you dig dig dig with a SHOVEL or a pick In a mine! In a mine! In a mine! In a mine! Where a million diamonds shine! We dig, dig, dig, dig, dig, dig, dig from early morn till night We dig, dig, dig, dig, dig, dig, dig up everything in sight We dig up diamonds by the score A thousand rubies, sometimes more But we don't know what we dig 'em for We dig dig dig a-dig dig
Am I right, or am I right? They even admit it’s what they ‘really like to do’! Oh well, what do I know. Heigh-Ho, it’s time to go!