Balloon Bomb

This toy was bought in Japan in 1986. The Balloon Bomb consists of a plastic ring, into which you insert a ...

New City

This clever toy was originally made in Japan in the mid 1980s, although it was marketed and sold possibly not exclusively ...

Hound Dog Bank

A novelty money bank. Push the dogs tail and he sticks his tongue out and a very long tongue it ...

 

Lihit Number 5

This stapler was made by the Lihit Industrial Company of Japan, and dates from around 1986. It is a stapler ...

Frozen Moments

This idea was originally developed in Australia in the 1970s, although we dont know the name of the artist. Everyday objects ...

Right Royal Smacker

Another toy from Ron Fuller, the British toy designer who also designed Cabaret. This obviously came out in 1981, to coincide ...

 

Aeroplane Yo-Yos

These Yoyos were made in Taiwan in around 1990. They had a proper Yoyo mechanism, i.e. an inertia wheel, inside, unlike ...

Turbo Sparkler

The Turbo Sparkler is a yoyo that came out in about 1990. It was a nice use of diffraction foil, which ...

Slapcie

Slapcie dates from the late 1970s, and we first saw it in a shop in Covent Garden. It was invented in ...