Peanuts Gang, The
The Peanuts gang cartoon, written and illustrated by Charles M. Schulz, was in first run syndication from 1950 to 2000. The popularity of the comic strip, in combination with the popularity of the various holiday cartoon specials, made for rich merchandising. There were plush dolls, pencils, toothbrushes, bath toys, lunch boxes, action figures, puzzles, the Snoopy Sno Cone Maker, books, the Worlds of Wonder Talking Snoopy, and so much more. Nearly all the characters were available, such as Charlie Brown, Linus, Sally, Snoopy, Lucy, Peppermint Patty, etc.