This Week’s Rare Bit O’Swag: Washington Apple Mascot Keychain


This uber-rare key chain was a part of an award winning ad campaign for the Washington Apple Commission that ran in 1999-2000. Their spokesperson was a scooter-riding super-hero bearing apples.

In one ad titled “Zoo,” a father and daughter are wiped out from a long day of site seeing. Once “Apple Guy” receives the distress signal, he zooms to their rescue on his scooter carrying Washington Apples.

I seem to remember that he had flames coming out of his scooter tailpipe in one spot but alas, there don’t seem to be any videos of the spots online.

(Thanks to Cassie for this find!)

Please take a seat.

Vespa Chair

I’ve had many Swagsters e-mail me this fantastic find but the trouble is I don’t know how much these chairs are, whether they’ll ship overseas and whether or not the designers will use scooter parts you provide. Because I could see how sweet it would be to have a beloved but wrecked scooter come back as your favorite office chair. I’ve e-mailed the designers but haven’t heard back from them yet. So stay tuned . . .

Spanish Design Firm Bel Y Bel