To celebrate the return to grocery store shelves of Frankenberry, Boo Berry, and Count Chocula this Halloween season, General Mills contracted with sculptor Karlee Morse for her to create three busts, one of each of the three most famous monsters. (Ahem…where the hell is Fruit Brute?!) From the quote by Morse, from the linked article: “General Mills called me up this year and they were looking for a way to make Halloween super special. They wanted to bring their Monster Cereal characters to life in a way that’s never been done before, and I said, ‘of course!’ I am a huge fan of Count Chocula specifically, so when they called me I kind of had to pinch myself. I was really excited.” Count Chocula is my favorite of the cereals, too, though it’s a tossup as to which one is my favorite character. (Prolly the Count by a nose, because of his likeness to Dracula.)
The company is giving away those three busts as part of a promotion. To make yourself eligible, you have to go to Instagram (meh) and look up General Mills, like the post wherein they announce the sweepstakes, and tell them which of the three classic monsters is your favorite, accompanied by the hashtag #MonsterCerealSweepstakes. Sounds painless enough. Except for the whole having to go on Instagram part. But we have to suffer for the things we want, sometimes.