Last week fellow blogger River Girl posted a bunch of 70’s nostalgia that would seem weird to people who were born too late to actually remember them. One fad she included were Hoppity Hops, basically a giant inflatable ball kids could hop around on in the days when nobody made you wear a helmet when you left the house. I mentioned that the basic concept behind those things was still very much in vogue…. the only difference being that the drab 70’s made way for the supercute 20’s with the hoppers now taking the form of animals.
Since I happened to be stocking some things in the toy department Sunday night, I decided to take a picture of one that was sitting prominently out by the bikes…. Starshine the Unicorn. River enthusiastically stated she wanted one after I commented that they’re still being made, so now she’ll know what to look for the next time she’s at her local Mecca. Assuming, of course, she’s at least two years old… though I won’t speculate on that since I know it’s rude to ask a woman her age.
Ha! I definitely qualify for over the two requirement… but from the look of it I’m going to need a bigger unicorn. Do they come in extra large? We don’t have a Mecca in Maine. I don’t even know what that is.
Mecca is my super secret codename for that store that spells Tram Law backwards. Wouldn’t want my boss to know I’m taking pictures of bouncy unicorns on the clock!
We definitely have some Meccas up my way.
love the toys of that era!
I remember the toys of the 80’s the same way!
I had such a bouncing ball… got 6 stitches after an accident… ;O))))))
And still didn’t need no stinking helmet!
I was no longer into THOSE kind of toys in the 70s (was in my 20s by then and into other toys)……but that does look dangerous and adorable all rolled into one!
Death and dismemberment by unicorn! BTW, Mitzi has a large collection of toys from her 20’s as well in a box under he bed! Some of them may even be bouncy…
Ahhh, longing for the days when kids could play AND not worry about all the ways they are now ‘protected’ from said toys. Litigation ruined childhood from the 60’s.
Nobody, and I mean NOBODY wore bicycle helmets when I was a kid. And most of us survived!
Amen. No helmets or seat belts!
That thing’s not big enough for a proper bouncing. If that kid gets any sort of height she’ll break both her legs when she comes back down.
That’s enough of an endorsement to give the Waddle Bouncer unicorn the Evil Squirrel’s Nest Seal of Approval® for superior products!