Friday, March 09, 2012

Hoppity Hops for 1980

Sun Products  doesn't exactly ring a lot of bells for for many but I think everybody remembers the Hoppity Hop. Originally devised in Italy in the late 1960s (where it was known as the "Space Hopper"), Sun dubbed it the Hoppity Hop when it was introduced in 1971 to North Americans and the name really stuck.

Hops were a staple toy store item for the entirety of the decade and saw many incarnations including licensed editions featuring Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse and of course, your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man.


Jody said...

We should have had these for gym class. We would have gotten a lot more exercise then dodging a ball.

Tex said...

AND a whole hell of a lot less bruises!

(wishing they made grownup-sized ones)

Anonymous said...

That's awesome!

And now you can still buy a hoppity hop , and they even got in adult size:


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