Thursday, July 07, 2011

Wind Up Bath Tub Fun


Oh man, my parents sold these (translation: there were tons in our house growing up) and I absolutely loved them. They were called "Bathtubbies" and were created by Tomy. They were sold carded but I remember my folks having big counter display boxes of them.

My favourite character in this line was the kid friendly Creature from the Black Lagoon character, a nice sprinking of science fiction into an otherwise straight forward toy line.

7 comments:

Alphacentaurian said...

That standing one in the middle looks like a Kappa.

Caffeinated Joe said...

Man, talk about serendipity! I was JUST yesterday telling my son about the little wind up tub/pool toys we had as kids. We had an old metal washtub in the yard that my mother would fill with water for my brother and I to play in. Yeah... But these toys made it more fun, and also when it was tub time inside. Man, what a coincidence!

Caffeinated Joe said...

Man, talk about serendipity! I was JUST yesterday telling my son about the little wind up tub/pool toys we had as kids. We had an old metal washtub in the yard that my mother would fill with water for my brother and I to play in. Yeah... But these toys made it more fun, and also when it was tub time inside. Man, what a coincidence!

BallStar said...

I had a frogman - not pictured here, but in the Tomy collection.
In sit com style one hot summer day, my Dad called to say he was bringing guests home for dinner - IN ONE HOUR!
My Mom, Frogman, and I hightailed it to the stripmall to hit the Liquor store. On the way there, my frogman wound itself tightly into the back of my Mom's long brown hair. He was in there good.
She had to go into the Liquor store with this toy hanging from the back of her head.
We got him out before the guests arrived, but frogman was never viewed the same in her eyes ever again.

Jasper740 said...

These bring me back in a big bad way. I loved these and they made my bath toy rotation very regularly. Awesome!

Buncheman (pop culture ronin) said...

Unless I'm very much mistaken, that upright "Creature from the Black Lagoon"-looking guy is a cute version of a Kappa, which is a famous river monster from Japanese myth and legend. Now that I've seen this, I have to track one down! (I'm a freak for world mythology and when I saw that little guy, my mouth dropped open.) Look up "Kappa" under Google Images and check out what you find.

Jesse said...

I can't find pictures of that kappa one anywhere besides here.. I need to find one!

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