Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Disney Pop-Up Toy

As a baby this was my favorite toy: a Disney Pop-Up Button Toy Thingy! Screw your Tickle-Me Elmos & your battery powered baby cars... back in my day, THIS was technologically advanced (actually, Teddy Ruxpin was probably much more technologicallly-advanced, what with the "state-of-the-art" cassette player in his back & all, but that bear gave me the $&%#@! creeps!)

It always kinda bothered me that Dumbo of all characters would be in it. I mean seriously, Mickey, Donald, Goofy, Pluto & Dumbo? How does he fit in? & for some reason, the thing that activates the Pluto pop-up is broken, so I don't remember what the mechanism was to make him appear. I'm surprised I didn't snap off Pluto entirely, with me trying to pry him open for the past 18 years.

I still have this toy in my attic somewhere. If I find it, I'll be playing with it all weekend, or at least until I find something even MORE exciting that that. Now if I only knew where my Sit & Spin was...


cowchipper said...

i have this in my childs room right now. did you ever find yours?

Michael J. Ruocco said...

As a matter of fact, I found it not too long ago up in my attic while looking for props for a Halloween costume. It's a shame it's still broken.

By the way, since you have one of these yourself, what is the mechanism that makes the Pluto head pop up. It's been rackin' my mind for years now!