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Twinkie the Kid - 1996

by Crusher Destroyer

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Twinkie the Kid is the well-known mascot for Hostess' iconic golden cream-filled Twinkies, a popular snack cake since 1930. The character first appeared in 1971 and was created by Denny Lesser, a Hostess delivery driver in the San Fernando Valley. His wife helped create the costume for a promotional campaign, where Twinkie the Kid appeared as an anthropomorphized Twinkie dressed as a cowboy, complete with boots, gloves, a kerchief with hearts, and a ten-gallon hat. Twinkie the Kid has been featured on product packaging, in commercials, and as a collectible merchandise. However, there was a brief hiatus of his appearances between 1988 and 1990. Twinkie the Kid is a registered trademark of Hostess Brands.

This t-shirt is a '96, near mint, sof tee XL, similar to the tee worn by Steve Zahn in the 1996 Richard Linklater classic adapted from a screenplay by Eric Bogosian. The promo tee for the film was a replica of Zahn's shirt.