Marvel Bottle Caps

Photo from the Daredevil Resource (

Remembers those softdrink / soda bottle caps with the Marvel characters under them. They were not in color like the image here. I remember that Coca-Cola products had them. I think you were supposed to mail three different characters and you could join a sweepstakes of some sort.

Cough Medicine: VICKS Formula 44 Forte


Ricky remembers Vicks Formula 44 Forte. It came in this bottle with really thick glass and it was the only medicine then that came in a “squarish” bottle. True to its name, it seemed to relieve coughs almost instantly. Naturally, it did not taste very good.

String Firecrackers

Ricky remembers those mini firecrackers on a string that would let out a small pop when you pull on it from both ends. You can buy them from your neighborhood sari-sari store and they would come in a box smaller than a matchbox. Does anybody remember the name of this kid-friendly firecracker?