DOGGIE BAG DOGGIES and other Products and Images, created by Mel Birnkrant, are Copyright (c) BIRNKRANT KISCOM/ The OBB
THE FINAL PRODUCT
“Doggie Bag Doggies” were as close to Perfection as any product I ever made. They started with a Perfect name, the kind that comes up rarely, familiar to everybody, and just waiting for someone, like yours truly to realize its obvious possibilities. And, if I do say so myself, with modesty, the pups that the name inspired me to create were Perfect too. Then my Perfect partners presented these Perfect puppies to the Perfect toy company, Tyco, who did a Perfect job of replicating, packaging, and manufacturing them.
Why this Perfect product didn’t set the world on fire, still remains a mystery to me. It certainly had everything going for it. At the very least, it might qualify to be characterized by the expression, “What’s not to like?” And, when all was said and done, these almost Perfect pups made it to the racks of Toys-R-Us, and other toy stores, clear across the USA. What happened next is History! On the following three pages, you can discover the entire story, complete with several dozen secret drawings that, until this very moment, have never seen the light of day.