PERFORMER Richard Coombs
DEBUT 1992

The Honey Monster is the spokescharacter for Quaker's Sugar Puffs cereal in England. Though the character was originally created by other hands in the 1970s, Jim Henson's Creature Shop was hired in 1992 to create a new, complex version of the character.

The Honey Monster, previously a static fur suit, became a full-bodied character with a fully animatronic head, including moving mouth and expressive eyes. Richard Coombs was the puppeteer for three years or so, with shoots in Wembley Stadium, at a Rock Concert with Boyzone, and a pastiche of the Bond films shot in Cape Town, South Africa.

More recent spots, beginning around 2001, have involved other studios and a CG monster.