Saturday, June 6, 2015

#Giveaway: Topps' Iconic Bazooka Joe Gets New Look






Over 100,000 votes were cast and now Bazooka Joe, the well-known face of Bazooka Bubble Gum, has a brand new look!  Bazooka Candy Brands, a division of Topps, tapped four top artists to help develop more than 100 potential new looks for Bazooka Joe and for 16 weeks fans were invited to be part of the excitement by voting for their favorites at BazookaJoe.com.  Voting closed on May 31st and today, the winning Bazooka Joe, designed by illustrator Victor Intrasombat of Clockwork Animation, was revealed at BazookaJoe.com and in a broadcast spot, featuring him in a stylish, modern version of his well-known ensemble of jeans, t-shirt, and baseball cap. Now that Joe has a new look, he, along with his pal Mort will be spotlighted in comics, games and activities in Bazooka Bubble Gum packs starting later this year.

To assist with Bazooka Joe’s refresh, Bazooka Candy Brands and their agency, Flint & Steel, worked with a diverse group of impressive illustrators. In addition to Victor Instrasombat of Clockwork Animation, who created the winning illustration, other artists that contributed potential new looks include Benjamin Balistreri (How to Train Your Dragon), Robert Lilly (Nickelodeon Animation Studios), and Ben Reynolds (mobile games for Ghostbusters and Monster Pet Shop).  Each of the participating artists were selected for their talent and their Bazooka Joe fandom.




Asked for comment, Bazooka Joe bubbled with excitement, “Thanks to all of the fans who helped me talk Topps into finding me a new getup.  New hairstyle, new clothes – I’m ready to take on the world!”

To celebrate the new look of Bazooka Joe, The Topps Company will also issue a special edition digital trading card that showcases the updated spokes-character.  The digital trading card will be available in the Topps® BUNT® 2015 app beginning today.  The Topps® BUNT® 2015 app is available on the App Store and Google Play Store.

Bazooka Bubble Gum is part of Bazooka Candy Brands popular confectionery portfolio that includes Ring Pop®, Ring Pop® Gummies, Juicy Drop™ Gummies, Juicy Drop™ Taffy, Juicy Drop® Pop, and Baby Bottle Pop®.

For more information about Bazooka Bubble Gum visit Facebook , Twitter, Instagram, or BazookaJoe.com.

 The Giveaway

In order to celebrate this makeover, one lucky winner is going to receive a Bazooka Joe Bubble Gum Prize pack.  To enter, simply fill out the giveaway tools form below. This giveaway will end on 6/26/15. The winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to reply. Open to US only. Thanks again to the sponsor for offering this fantastic prize.






63 comments:

amy guillaume linderman said...

the comics have codes to unlock prizes and shows! cool!

rochelle said...

I learned that it has been around for years

Rebecca Orr said...

I learned that the website has games you can play. Thanks!

DEBIJOT said...

You can vote on the new Bazooka flavor.

VickeC said...

they have channels,,challenges,,lots of different places you can go to get intertained

Misty said...

I learned that it comes in different flavors.

Anonymous said...

They have a fun interactive website. Patricia

jlee said...

I learned that you can vote on a new flavor!

Katie Amanda said...

Bazooka is introducing new flavors.

Xty C said...

The voting for a new flavor is great

JJAY100 said...

I learned that you can vote on a new flavor!

JLin Mei said...

website has games

Thejayjaysimms said...

I saw that they are making a new flavor. I hope that pickle doesn't win. That sounds gross.

Arf2-D2 said...

I learned that one of the flavors to be voted on is sourdough bread. Huh? Who thought of that one? It has 21,003 votes? Do 21,000 people know something I don't?

Lana Bradstream said...

I learned each comic wrapped piece has a code that will allow you to unlock different shows on Bazooka TV

william gossage said...

I learned that i could vote on new flavor

Marty C. said...

I leanred that they make ring pops and so forth as well as the classic pink bubble gum.

Jessica Cox said...

I learned that you can vote on a new flavor

melody hodge said...

I learned that they now offer new flavors and you can vote on them. Awesome!

Leela said...

They are having a new flavor contest. Go wild cherry!

Literary Winner said...

I learned that Bazooka is made by Topps, which started in 1938.

maggie at literary winner dot com

Shannon O'Neill said...

I learned that the website has games & shows. My so will love playing on it.

carolwegs said...

I learned that there are a lot of fun games and things to do on the website

Robin Abrams said...

I learned that each comic wrapped piece has a code that will unlock a different show on the Bazooka TV

T said...

I learned that they have games and challenges to play on their website, and you can vote for their new flavors! Awesome. Love Bazooka! (Tammy Horn)

Erica C. said...

They have games!

jessica said...

They have games, you can vote for new flavors, and you can unlock TV shows.

Anonymous said...

I learned that you can vote on a new flavor!-Alex W. alex.welch10@yahoo.com

bbrittbrat1398 said...

I saw you can vote on a new flavor. Brittney House

Ann Fantom said...

I learned that Ring Pops are made in Pennsylvania

abfantom at yahoo dot com

iggysaysno said...

I like the comic section.

Donna Jacoby said...

I learned that you can use the codes in the packages for prizes. Thank you for the giveaway!

GANDORF57 said...

There's a lot more flavors now!

Angela Ash said...

I learned that I can enter codes online and look up my comics.

Jeanna Massman said...

I learned that bazooka is going to introduce a new flavor.

Diane Therkildsen said...

they have a interactive website

jules mcnubbin (buttmuffin) said...

you can vote on a new bazooka flavor, and enter your codes from wrappers to win prizes!

Anonymous said...

I learned Bazooka is introducing a new flavor and also voted.

Lisa Voyce said...

I learned that they are asking consumers to vote on possible new flavors for the gum.

Anonymous said...

Orange Soda Bazooka looks intriguing!

theyyyguy@yahoo.com

lindsay Hess said...

I learned that we can vote for the new Bazooka Bubble gum flavor! How awesome is that to be able to have a say in the new flavors!! lindsayhess84@yahoo.com

PAIGE said...

I learned the mystery mind benders are fun

Serena Powell said...

I learned that you can vote on the next flavor they make, and they have some interesting flavors to choose from.

Trisha McKee said...

Bazooka is introducing new flavors and you can vote for one.

Paol Trenny said...

I learned that they are polling to people to vote for the next flavor. There are 7 flavors and I voted for iced tea.

Lisa Pecora said...

I learned they have games on the site.

Hotsnotty2 said...

I learned each comic wrapped piece has a code that will allow you to unlock different shows on Bazooka TV

Stephanie Larison said...

I learned the they have challenge comics on the site.

SexyBrat said...

I learned they have games on their site.

Nicole Carter (Weasley) said...

I learned that they have tons of games you can play on their site.

Tonya D said...

Very cool that you can vote for a new flavor!!!! :)

Mamaurb said...

You can win custom gaming packs. And that the gum has been around for a long time :)

Peggy Rydzewski said...

The Topps Company was founded in 1938 as Topps Chewing Gum, and in its early years produced a popular penny "Topps Gum" from a factory in Brooklyn, N.Y. After World War II, the company developed Bazooka Bubble Gum, and in 1950, added trading cards to its product line. Baseball cards appeared in 1951 and quickly became a vital part of pop culture, a tradition that continues to this day. The product line now includes football (both American and European) and basketball, in addition to entertainment cards, stickers and albums.

Tracysweetangl said...

I learned that they have games on their site!

AEKZ2 said...

I learned the you can enter Bazooka wrapper codes to win game consoles.

Dawn Reid said...

I learned they have different flavors

lana simanovicki said...

I learned that they have different flavors

lilyk said...

I learned that you can look up Bazooka comics on their website.

blakkis said...

You can enter codes to win game consoles, pretty neat

kathy pease said...

I learned they have a thing that lets you create your own rap beats

krystal wethington said...

I learned that each person can vote for a new flavor.

Rebecca Moore said...

You can vote for a new flavor .... I went with Strawberry Milkshake

dvice12 said...

I learned that they have great mystery mind benders