Never underestimate The Golden Girls — or just how much their fans adore them.
Following this week’s news that a cereal based on the show is being sold at Target, the product is proving hard to find. The Twitter account for customer service at the retailer was flooded with questions Friday about where people could buy it.
The news was often bleak for those hoping to wake up with the ladies from the 1985-1992 NBC sitcom. “Thank you for contacting us,” read the response to one such tweet. “We have checked the Target stores in your area, and they are sold out. The Funko’s Golden Girls cereal was a limited time offer and further inventory won’t be available. We apologize for the inconvenience. Have a good evening!”
A Funko representative confirmed to Today on Tuesday that “as of now,” once the cereal is gone, it’s really gone.
Of course, the demand for the item wasn’t so much because of the multigrain blue loops inside as it was a throwback to the show and the beloved characters of Rose, Blanche, Dorothy, and Sophia. Just as important, each box of the nostalgic cereal features a toy figurine of one of the women.
The good news is (no, it’s not that the late, great Burt Reynolds is stopping by) the cereal is available from online sellers, at least for people willing to pay much more than the $8 retail price.
It’s going for a wide range of prices on eBay, mostly under $50 but still many times the retail price. The cereal and a set of Funko glasses, each representing one of the besties, is selling for $500.
In case you want a whole lot of the girls in the morning, someone is even selling a lot of 18 boxes for a cool $2,000.
Sophia would be proud.
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