Yes, The California Raisins were a viral marketing ploy consisting of a claymation band of pruny grapes, but they released four studio records; reached the Billboard Hot 100; and won an Emmy. Pretty impressive for fictional group of food characters.
Merchandise and memories are all that remains of the group whose vocals were provided by the late Buddy Miles. If you're a product of the '80s, you've probably owned some of the merchandise shown here. If not, it's never too late to start a California Raisins collection. (These items are considered 'vintage' now. Gosh, that makes us feel old).
This Vintage 1980s I Heard it Through the Grapevine Muscle Shirt from RogueRetro (above) never looked better. If you would have worn this tank in the early 2000s, people would have pitied you. Now, people will compliment you. Funny how fashion works.
You will be the coolest kid at Coachella with this California Raisins Back Pack from silverliningtoys.
Chicks dig funky pillowcases. Get a girl to sleep on your bed with this vintage California Raisins pillow case from AkabiSelectboutique. Play it off like it's a prized possession from your childhood and you're allowing her to use it because she's special.
You know you want to get your hands on this rare vinyl record of The California Raisins Sweet Delicious and Marvelous from JustCoolRecords. You won't find this at Second Spin, we checked.
Here's a gem from Hollywood! Vintage 1987 California Raisins Tee Shirt from vintagerhino247.
Think of all the compliments you would receive if you packed your lunch in this California Raisins Lunchbox with Thermos from RetroPlayland. Thermos included!
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Your California Raisins collection may be long-gone, but here's an instant collection of memorabilia from AngelandAnnie to get you running again. Time to relive your childhood.