The Last Mold-A-Rama Vending Machine In Minnesota Remains A Draw For Collectors

The Star Tribune
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The Star Tribune reports that Minnesota's last Mold-A-Rama machine is located at the Como Park Zoo in St. Paul. Once a popular attraction found in tourist sites such as the State Fair or the Mall of America and in train stations and movie theaters across the state, the Mold-A-Rama machines have disappeared over the last 60 years. The original Mold-A-Rama machines were invented in Quincy, Ill. and were embraced by the Automatic Retailers of America, who debuted the vending machines at the World's Fair in Seattle in 1962. 

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