Okay, so they were basically just Cheerios with some twos thrown into the box. I got to make a 4 foot "Times Square" ball that dropped down a pole and split open to reveal a big box of the short-lived cereal. The clever part was making the thing out of very thin (and light) aluminum and using gas springs so that the petals of the ball didn't tear themselves off when they opened.
The event was hosted by Dick Clark in, of all places, Times Square. Who'd a thunk it?