Hanna-Barbera produced a succession of very popular tv cartoon shows, including The Flintstones, Yogi Bear, The Jetsons, Scooby-Doo, and The Smurfs. The Olympikids concept was developed as another show but the story line was never produced.
These Hanna-Barbera characters included 6 Olympikids and 2 coaches. They all trained on a ship. Other characters were the ship's captain, his boy, and the boy's dog and bird. Even though a show featuring them never happened, the various characters were featured as Olympic pins.
These pins were produced as part of a collection, commissioned by the Calgary Olympic Committee, to commemorate the 1988 Calgary Winter games. A second collection was made for the 1988 Seoul summer Olympic games.
This information was provided in a 1987 publication by Hanna-Barbera. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Part of a left over assortment of pins we acquired that were originally sold back in the 80's and 90's.
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