In 1991 Bill & Ted's Outstanding Past & Future Appreciation Society
was licensed as the only official fan club for Bill & Ted and ran
through 1993 (at which time it changed briefly into an unofficial newsletter
called Bill & Ted's Most Excellent Compadres Companion before finally
disbanding). As a result of being officially licensed, the club was able
to produce merchandise and items exclusive to club members (in additional to
producing a regular newsletter, excerpts of which will eventually be made
available on this site).
FAN CLUB KITS
Members received a white folder with the above logo printed on it which
contained their membership kits, including the latest issue of the club
newsletter, Scoping It Out, personalized color photo membership card, two glossy
photos, a Bill & Ted magnet, exclusive Marvel comics postcard, a sheet of
Pro-Set trading cards and sometimes even a mini-promotional poster for Bogus
Journey. Here are photos of some of those specific items:
The fan club t-shirts were an exclusive design and
featured the club logo on the front pocket area
with the cartoon dudes playing guitar on the back!
These were designed to tie-in with the 1992 presidential elections.
Several variations of calendar cards were sent to
members over the years.
Designed with the full cooperation of Marvel Comics
(which also promoted the fan club in the letter's section of the comic books).
Many other items were offered for
sale, most of which were already available licensed products
and can be found in the other areas of this merchandise
**Um . . . .**
Well, let's not make any bones about
it . . . the person who created and ran the fan club was none other than yours
truly, the one putting together these merchandise pages, me (and not the evil
robot me, either)! So I can hardly rate my own work, now can I? I
only hope the fan club offered quality stuff which the fans enjoyed.