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3/18/2023 7:27 am  #1

The Ding-A-Ling Family (Earth-Hostess)

Certainly, here is a profile for the Ding-A-Ling Family in the format of the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe:


Aliases: None

Identity: Secret

Base of Operations: Mobile

First Appearance: Hostess ad featuring Spider-Man and the Ding-A-Ling Family (1977)

History: The Ding-A-Ling Family is a trio of thieves who are known for their attempts to steal Hostess snacks. The family consists of Ma Ding-A-Ling, Pa Ding-A-Ling, and their son, Li'l Ding. Their first known encounter with a superhero occurred when they attempted to steal Hostess Cupcakes from a convenience store, only to be thwarted by Spider-Man.

The Ding-A-Ling Family continued to target Hostess trucks and stores in their criminal activities, always looking to get their hands on more of the delicious snacks. They were often foiled by various superheroes who were able to outsmart them and stop them from stealing.

Powers/Abilities: The Ding-A-Ling Family has no superhuman abilities, but they are skilled thieves who are capable of using various gadgets and tools to aid them in their criminal activities. They are also known for their cunning and resourcefulness, making them difficult to catch.

Equipment: The Ding-A-Ling Family uses various tools and gadgets in their criminal activities, such as grappling hooks, ropes, and lock-picking tools.

Weaknesses: The Ding-A-Ling Family's obsession with Hostess snacks often leads to their downfall, as they are willing to take unnecessary risks to obtain them. They are also not very physically imposing and can be easily overpowered in a direct confrontation.

Threat Level: Street-Level

Notes: The Ding-A-Ling Family is a minor criminal group who have only appeared in Hostess ads. While they have had numerous encounters with various superheroes, they have never posed a serious threat to anyone.

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3/18/2023 7:29 am  #2

Re: The Ding-A-Ling Family (Earth-Hostess)

Almost completely wrong. They were Grandma Ding-A-Ling, Ma and Pa, Auntie, Sister, Brother, and Cousins Bee and Bye. The ad was in 1978 and featured Thor, who distracted them with fruit pies, not cupcakes. They were aliens who only appeared in one Hostess ad, though a 616/Prime version has since been seen.

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