Weebles Have Returned! [VIDEO]
Neato! I caught a glimpse of the toy aisles recently on my way to the hardware section, and…uh, okay, who am I kidding? I was looking at toys recently and I was stunned to see a toy that had played a memorable part in my own youth, and one that I had thought had all but disappeared.
The Weebles are back, people!! Forgive me if I’m a little late rediscovering this new, yet old, trend. I don’t get out much, but that doesn’t mean that I’m not impressed. I mean, this is something that will make every 45 year-old kid on your Christmas list, happy.
Weebles must have come out for the first time in the late 1970s. They were odd. I was odd. It was a perfect match! The weighted, probably laced with some environmental toxin by today’s standards, egg-shaped figurines would leave us mesmorized for almost two whole minutes. Most of us from Generation X still probably remember the jingle…”Weebles wobble but they don’t fall down…” They did with a hammer, but that’s another story.
I laughed as I was putting together the video segments for this hard-hitting exposé. One of the comments was “Chuck Norris makes Weebles fall down.” There was another short-lived fad that I loved.
The point is that I’m happy that today’s youth will get a chance to enjoy these classical toys. I still remember some of my own. I know I had a version of the treehouse. It must’ve been Winnie the Pooh, because I remember a Winnie Weeble and a Tigger. You could place your Weeble in the treehouse itself, a little hideaway nook complete with door, or send him up the tree on the elevator. I also had the Weeble Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Apparently Weeble and Disney had a great relationship. That one had a car track that zoomed the Weebles around, and a rising and lowering loop from the flag in which a Weeble could sit and which acted like an elevator, which is good. Weebles needed elevators because they couldn’t walk. They could, however, break windows. Is it odd that I can still remember some of those details, yet I’ll space out something that was very important, tomorrow?
These new characters are a bit larger, which dimishes the thrill of a choking hazard, but I’m sure they’re still fun.
See if these bring back any memories.