Do you remember what made the Antenna Topper popular in the 1970s and 1980s? It was the Jack In The Box fast food restaurant founded in 1951 by Robert O. Peterson of San Diego, California. The Jack In The Box restaurants gained popularity when it featured the fictitious character named “Jack” in its advertising. The character Jack had a “Ping Pong” ball head and black hat. Many of the Jack In The Box commercials offered a free car antenna ball or antenna topper with every purchase. These antenna toppers increased the Jack In The Box brand awareness and today they are highly prized collector items.
The Jack In The Box Snowman antenna topper is very collectible along with the Jack In The Box Reindeer, Elf and Nutcracker. All four are out of production. Jack has had many faces over the years such as a 50th Anniversary Jack Antenna Topper that was only given to the restaurant employees and never released to the public. Other Jack In The Box Antenna Toppers were issued during the Millennium along with a winter Jack antenna ball. Today many Jack In The Box antenna toppers are issued with a baseball and football theme. Other fast food restaurants, such as McDonald’s and Domino’s Pizza also issued antenna balls and toppers.
Antenna toppers are very popular with sports fans. Look for antenna toppers representing your favorite pro-team in the NBA, NFL, NHL and Major League Baseball. College Football, Baseball, NCAA Basketball fans can also find antenna toppers depicting their favorite team. Are you a NASCAR or racing fan, find antenna toppers with old number 3, and many other popular drivers.
Over the years Disney has issued nearly 500 antenna toppers. Popular antenna toppers include Mickey Mouse and other movie and cartoon cast members such as the Tinkerbell, Goofy, Donald Duck, Pluto, Bambi, Thumper, Santa, Grumpy and from Disney’s first computer animated movie, Chicken Little. Disney antenna toppers make great gifts.
Most of these fun antenna toppers are made of high density polystyrene or rubber and last a long time. Unique antenna toppers really do help find your car or truck in large mall parking lots. So get one today.