Over the decades Roobarb and Custard the cult animated characters have appeared in all sorts of merchandising and products; sadly few records of the older items remain but we found some examples in the archives!
Cartoon character plush toys, charity merchandise, retro t-shirts, DVDs and books; Roobarb and Custard the dog and cat have appeared on just about everything over the years. As one of the most influential 1970s cartoons and the longest screening animated TV series on the planet, that’s no real surprise!
Roobarb and Custard plush toys and keyrings
An essential for any children’s cartoon, numerous plush toys have been created of Roobarb and Custard over the decades including the standard size ones and the keyring sized ones from the 2005 series below of the animated characters.
Roobarb and Custard the rave anthem
Musicians often “borrow” from retro and cult TV theme tunes and our favourite animated dog and cat duo are no exception; in 1991 a group called Shaft released a rave music single sampling the famous Johnny Hawksworth children’s TV series theme tune.
Roobarb the first TV series on VHS, DVD and now iTunes
The original Bob Godfrey British cartoons were quickly released on video and later DVD as the technology became available, out of print for some time the cult animated series can still be found occasionally on auction websites like Ebay and many of the episodes can be downloaded as digital files from iTunes.
Roobarb and Custard the books
Grange Calveley always hoped to see his cartoon characters in a series of books and now episodes of the 2005 children's TV series are being adapted for reading with children. Available to buy from Amazon UK and Amazon US, new titles are being added regularly.
Roobarb and Custard retro t-shirts
The 70s animation spawned numerous t-shirts and now a few are emerging from the 2005 series including a whole range at cult t-shirt website More T Vicar; look out for more designs featuring that cat Custard as well as Roobarb!
Roobarb and Custard Too on DVD
39 episodes of the 2005 cartoon featuring all the animated characters are available to buy on DVD as well as screening regularly on British children's TV show Milkshake on Five. The new TV series has introduced these classic 1970s animated characters to a whole new generation of children whilst retaining cult TV animation status with parents as a wonderfully witty and surreal series.