FrobozzCo International Subsidiaries

Original FrobozzCo HQ

During a mad period, I added all the Frobozz Magic Companies to my version of the Encyclopedia Frobozzica. I've given up that project, but for your edification, here are as many of the 17,000 subsidiaries as have been named.

In the Zork III gray box package is a letter to FrobozzCo shareholders dated 9/33/947. The corporate stationery on which the letter is printed bears a list titled FrobozzCo International Subsidiaries, which runs off the bottom of the page. I have noted those subsidiaries which are absent from the portion of the list that is on the stationery.

If that list is taken to be complete, then it may help narrow down the years of operation of certain subsidiaries. For example, we may assume that the Frobozz Magic Balloon Company was no longer in operation in 947 (and the Frobozz Magic Balloon discovered in 948 was rather old).

We may also assume that the magic FrobozzCo subsidiaries ceased operation soon after the end of magic in 966. References to those companies between 967 and 1067 should not be taken to mean the companies were still in operation, only that their names and their wares survived to that day.

Company Quote Earliest reference Source
Frobozz Magic Aardvark Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Abacus Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Abbreviated Dictionary Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Abdominal Exercisor [sic] Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Abode Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Abrasives Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Absorbent Toothbrush Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Accessory Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Accordian [sic] Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Accoutrement Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Acid Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Acne Repellent Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Acoustical Food Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Acoustical Tile Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Actuarial Table Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Additive Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Adhesive Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Adobe Brick Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Adpoidz Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Advertising Agency 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Afghan Hound Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic After-Shave Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Airplane Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Air Pump Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Alarm Company Hello, footpad! 948
(not in 947 letter)
Zork II
Frobozz Magic Alcoholic Beverage Company 1067
(not in 947 letter)
ZGI
Frobozz Magic Algae Food Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Alkaline Battery Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Allergy Remedy Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Alligator Shoes Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic All-Organic Processor Company 1067
(not in 947 letter)
implied by ZGI
Frobozz Magic Amoeba Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Amulet Company 947 Zork III letter,
Sorcerer
Frobozz Magic Android Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Apple Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Appliance Company ~957
(not in 947 letter)
implied by Sorcerer
Frobozz Magic Apron Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Aquarium Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Aqueduct Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Arcade Game Company (not in 947 letter) Wishbringer
Frobozz Magic Arch Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Armchair Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Arrow Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Art Appraisal Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Artificial Frog Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Arvix Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Asphalt Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Automatic Machinery Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Auxiliary Machinery Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Avocado Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Bagpipe Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Baldness Cure Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Balloon Company Hello, Aviator! 883, 948
(not in 947 letter)
Zork Zero,
Zork II
Frobozz Magic Balsa Wood Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Banana Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Banking Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Barometer Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Barrel Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Basket Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Bat Food Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Bathrobe Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Bathysphere Company 883
(not in 947 letter)
Zork Zero
Frobozz Magic Battery Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Bazooka Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Beachball Company 947 Zork III letter,
Beyond Zork
Frobozz Magic Beard Grooming Accessories Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Beetle Trap Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Belly Dancer Agency 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Belt Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Beverage Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Bicycle Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Bilkwishum Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Billboard Company 947 Zork III letter,
Frobozz Magic Support (unofficial)
Frobozz Magic Binocular Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Biography Publishing Company 804
(not in 947 letter)
Zork Zero calendar
Frobozz Magic Biscuit Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Bitter Frook Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Blackboard Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Blanket Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Bleach Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Blinker Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Blister Packaging Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Blizzard Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Blood Bank 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Blotter Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Blouse Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Blubber Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Blueberry Pie Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Bludgeon Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Blue Jeans Company 947 Zork III letter
Frobozz Magic Boat Company Hello, Sailor! 948 Zork I
Frobozz Magic Book Company 873, 896 Zork II travel guide,
Zork I history
Frobozz Magic Bottomless Pit Bomb Company 883 Zork Zero
Frobozz Magic Breadbox Company 966 Beyond Zork
Frobozz Magic Bug Repellent Company "Goodbye, Bugs!" 1066 Z:TUU
Frobozz Magic Burglar Alarm Company Wishbringer
Frobozz Magic Burin Company 966
(also sold by Magic Equipment Company)
Beyond Zork
Frobozz Magic Button Company Hello, Pusher! 1066 Z:TUU
Frobozz Magic Calendar Company 883 Zork Zero calendar
Frobozz Magic Candy Company <~789 Zork II
Frobozz Magic Cave Company (19 Arch 668-) Zork Zero,
Zork III annual report,
Zork II
Frobozz Magic Cloak Company 883 Zork Zero
Frobozz Magic Clown Nose Company 883 Zork Zero
Frobozz Magic Company Company
(later renamed FI)
>747 Zork Zero calendar
Frobozz Magic Construction Company (668-) Zork Zero,
Zork Zero calendar,
Zork I history
Frobozz Magic Cozy Living Room Company Wishbringer sample transcript
Frobozz Magic Day Company 883 Zork Zero calendar
Frobozz Magic Dirt Disposal Company ~668- Zork Zero calendar
Frobozz Magic Encyclopedia Company 882 Zork Zero
Frobozz Magic Encyclopedia Accuracy and Verification Company 882 Zork Zero
Frobozz Magic Encyclopedia Illustration Company 882 Zork Zero
Frobozz Magic Encyclopedia Research Company 882 Zork Zero
Frobozz Magic Flamingo Food Company Hello, Flamingo Owner! 883 Zork Zero
Frobozz Magic Flume Company ~957 Sorcerer
Frobozz Magic Glove Company 883 Zork Zero
Frobozz Magic Go-Cart Company Zork Trilogy sample transcript
Frobozz Magic Goggles Company 883 Zork Zero
Frobozz Magic Gondola Company 966 Beyond Zork
Frobozz Magic Grommet Company -~956 Sorcerer field guide
Frobozz Magic Grue Accessories Company ~957 Sorcerer
Frobozz Magic Grue Refrigerator Company Wishbringer
Frobozz Magic Grue Repellent Company <778
(also sold by Grue Accessories Company)
Zork III annual report, Zork II
Frobozz Magic Gunk Company 948 Zork I
Frobozz Magic Homing Pigeon Company 883 Zork Zero
Frobozz Magic Hotel Company 896 Zork II travel guide
Frobozz Magic Inquisition Numbered Ticket Company 883 Zork Zero
Frobozz Magic Label Company 966 Spellbreaker
Frobozz Magic Lantern Company 778 Zork III annual report,
Frobozz Magic Support (unofficial) (battery)
Frobozz Magic Magic Carpet Company 966
(also sold by Magic Equipment Company)
Spellbreaker
Frobozz Magic Magic Correspondence School <~957 ZorkQuest #2
Frobozz Magic Magic Equipment Company <766 Beyond Zork, Spellbreaker
Frobozz Magic Mailbox Company 1647 Return to Zork
Frobozz Magic Mine Field Company ~957 Sorcerer
Frobozz Magic Month Company 817 Zork Zero calendar
Frobozz Magic Mutated Grue Breeder Company ~957 Sorcerer
Frobozz Magic Noseplugs Company 778 Zork III annual report
Frobozz Magic Passage Company Hello, Builder! 883 Zork Zero
Frobozz Magic Pencil Company Enchanter
Frobozz Magic Potion Company ~957 Sorcerer, Beyond Zork
Frobozz Magic Pressurizer Company 777 implied by Zork III, Zork I
Frobozz Magic Purple Beast Alarm System Company 1067 implied by ZGI
Frobozz Magic Robot Company Hello, Master! 948 Zork II
Frobozz Magic Roller Coaster Company ~957 Sorcerer
Frobozz Magic Room Spinner Company 777 implied by Zork III, Zork II
Frobozz Magic Royal Yacht Company 883 Zork Zero
Frobozz Magic Sack Company 1067 ZGI
Frobozz Magic Saddle Company 966 Beyond Zork
Frobozz Magic Scroll Mailing Tube Company (778-) Zork III annual report
Frobozz Magic Scroll Rack Company (778-) Zork III annual report
Frobozz Magic Sewer Company 1067 ZGI
Frobozz Magic Sewer Installation Company (667-) Zork Zero calendar
Frobozz Magic Ski Wax Company 896 implied by Zork II Grayslopes brochure
Frobozz Magic Snow Maker Company implied by Zork II Grayslopes brochure
Frobozz Magic Snowmaking Equipment Company 789 Zork Zero calendar
Frobozz Magic Super Snowgun Company implied by Zork II Grayslopes brochure
Frobozz Magic Spell Company ~758 Zork III annual report, Sorcerer
Frobozz Magic Spell Book Company (778-), 1067 Zork III annual report, ZGI
Frobozz Magic Squid Repellent Company 883 Zork Zero
Frobozz Magic Sword Company 966 Spellbreaker catalog
Frobozz Magic Temporizer Company 777 implied by Zork III
Frobozz Magic Toboggan Company 883 Zork Zero
Frobozz Magic Travel Agency Zork II
Frobozz Magic Trunk Key Company 883 Zork Zero
Frobozz Magic Truth Extractor Company Wishbringer
Frobozz Magic Tweezers Company 778 Zork III annual report
Frobozz Magic Unbreakable Milk Bottle Company Wishbringer
Frobozz Magic Vacuum Sealed Candy Machine Company 1067 implied by ZGI
Frobozz Magic Vault Company Hello, Intruder! 772 Zork II,
Frobozz Magic Support (unofficial)
Frobozz Magic Vial Company 883 Zork Zero, Beyond Zork
Frobozz Magic Viewer Company 1067 implied by ZGI
Frobozz Magic Well Company 948 Zork II
Frobozz Magic Wine Company, Ltd 877 Beyond Zork
Frobozz Magic Writing Paper Company 789 Zork Zero calendar
Frobozz Magic Zwieback Company 778 Zork III letter
Unofficial
Frobozz Magic Anti-Gravity Field Company ZorkBook #1, p.37
Frobozz Magic Baking Pan Company Hello, Baker! 976 implied by SpiritWrak (unofficial)
Frobozz Magic [Breakfast] Cereal Company 976 implied by SpiritWrak (unofficial)
Frobozz Magic Bubble Bath Company Frobozz Magic Support
Frobozz Magic Coffee Crystals Company 976 implied by SpiritWrak (unofficial)
Frobozz Magic Crematorium Company ZorkBook #3, p. 71
Frobozz Magic Conservation Company Frobozz Magic Support
Frobozz Magic Defense Research Company Frobozz Magic Support
Frobozz Magic Engineering Company Suspended
Frobozz Magic Floor Wax (and Dessert Topping) Company Lurking Horror
Frobozz Magic Granola Mining Company Antharia Frobozz Magic Support
Frobozz Magic Incinerator Company ZorkBook #3, p. 73
Frobozz Magic Instant Volcano Company 976 implied by SpiritWrak (unofficial)
Frobozz Magic Magic Supply Company Frobozz Magic Support
Frobozz Magic Map Company suggested by Enchanter
Frobozz Magic Mirror Company suggested by Zork I
Frobozz Magic Rope Company suggested by Enchanter
Frobozz Magic Siren Company ~948 Zork: A Troll's Eye View (unofficial)
Frobozz Magic Spatula Company 976 implied by SpiritWrak (unofficial)
Frobozz Magic Sunlight Company ZorkBook #2, p. 67-68
Frobozz Magic Support Company Frobozz Magic Support
Frobozz Magic Topiary Company suggested by Zork II
Frobozz Magic Vending Machine Company Frobozz Magic Support
FrobozzCo Magic Village Industries Infidel
Frobozz Magic Wand Company suggested by Zork II, Zork Zero
Frobozz Magic Wizard Escape Potion Company ZorkBook #2, p. 76-77