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I have downloaded paper doll cutouts from the Internet for my daughter, but I'm having a hard time finding a site where I can get truck and train patterns for my son. Any suggestions? Thanks.
Where can I find Poopa Troopers? They are small soft plastic figures, in a variety of goofy poses. They usually have painted helmets, always have bug eyes, and of course, always have parachutes. They were made by the Imperial Toy Corp. Thanks!
I am looking for part and decals for a 1970's AMF Rebel pedal car.
PEDAL CAR - RESPONSE
Contact email@example.com. He makes custom decals in all scales. He does great work at reasonable prices. I've been using his decals for my business for years. Brad.
PEDAL CARS - RESPONSE
For decals contact The Personal Touch at RKTouch@aol.com. He can make new decals from pictures of what you have now. He has very reasonable prices and does a great job. Bradley.
Where can I buy a small periscope suitable for use in miniatures wargaming? Tony.
I have to do an experiment in physics class. We need to submit a car that will move on the falling of a weight, not to exceed 1kilogram in mass. It has to move about ten meters, and then stop at wall. To make this harder, I also need to put an egg on the front of it. Of course when it stops at the wall the egg can not break. Or the car can stop before hitting the wall at a dotted line. Do you have any ideas on how to make this project?
PHYSICS ASSIGNMENT - RESPONSE
That sounds like an interesting assignment! There is a book called Teaching Science With Toys by Jerry Sarquis. It is listed on my site at Dr. Toy's Bookstore . It may be available at Amazon.Com. The ISBN is 88382204-1. I don't exactly understand the assignment from your summary, so please, send the precise directions to me.
We are looking for a product that was manufactured several years ago and was featured in the Tom Hanks movie Big. It was a large flat keyboard that you stepped on to produce musical notes. It was sold at FAO Schwartz. Do you know of a source for this keyboard? We are wanting to put it into a science museum that we are working on in Florida. Please contact me if you can. Tim
PIANO KEYBOARD - RESPONSE - DR. TOY
That keyboard is still sold at FAO and it may be on their web site also. Good luck.
I need a list of stores besides Toys R Us that carry the accessories to the Pico Product. Thank you very much.
I have a gray toy Pillow Pal cat named Meow. I heard that because it is gray, it is worth something. Any information would be appreciated.
PILLOW PAL - NAMED CHARLIE
I am looking for a Pillow Pal named Charlie. I don't think he is made by Ty, Inc. because none of the books show him. I am trying to find him for a friend, and she says that he is retired. Do you have any idea what company has a Pillow Pal named Charlie? He supposedly looks like Spunky the cocker spaniel made by Ty, Inc. I would appreciate any help you could possibly give me.
PIN - ENERGIZER BUNNY
Where can I find Energizer Bunny Pins?
PIN - GUMBY
Where can I find Gumby Pins?
Can you help me locate a manufacture and/or distributor for children's foil windmills/pinwheels. If not, could you provide a contact for me?
In the 1980's, we bought for our boys a toy called Pipeworks. It contains large plastic tubes that the child can connect to make structures. The pieces assemble and disassemble with the aid of a plastic wrench. Our ten year old still plays with it. We want to buy a set for our nephew, but cannot find the toy. Do you know if it is still available?
PIPEWORKS - 1
Where can I find the truly incredible toy called Pipeworks? Kenton.
PIPEWORKS - 2
Where can I find a Pipeworks set or some spare parts for it? Thanks, David.
Where can I find a 1960's toy called a Pitch-Back? It looked kind of like a hockey net. The net had some spring to it. If a ball was tossed at it, the Pitch-Back bounced the ball back towards you. Jeanne.
PLANE - RADIO CONTROLLED - CESSNA
I am looking for a radio controlled Cessna plane. Thank you, Olivier.
PLASTIC FIBER OPTIC STRING
Where can I get the plastic fiber optic string used in those toy wands, or the fiber used in retro 1970's fiber optic lamps? The stuff looks like fishing line, but conducts light better. Thanks, Craig
PLASTIC POTS AND PANS WITH FACES
Where can I find a ten piece set of hard plastic pots and pans with faces on them? I received a set like this for Christmas in 1973; it had a skillet, a couple of saucepans, a teakettle, a coffeepot, and a long-handled spoon. I found similar pieces listed on Ebay under "Pott's Family Toy Pans," but there was not a complete set, and they were different colors. Jennifer.
PLATE KIT - SMALL FRY ORIGINALS
Where can we find the Small Fry Originals Plate Kit? Our children made plates with them about 20 years ago that we still use. Many of our friends have asked us how to get these kits. Thanks, Ed.
PLAY AREA - KITCHEN
I am interested in a Fisher-Price Kitchen.
PLAY AREA - KITCHEN
I found a toy kitchen manufactured by Berchet, a German company. Do they have a web site? Thank you, Nancy.
PLAY AREA - KITCHEN - 1
I am looking for a way to order a kitchen that is made by The Original San Francisco Toy Company. I already have one of them. It is an incredibly well made miniature kitchen that has a lot of true-to-life parts. It has a refrigerator that has a front door water/ice dispenser (which makes the noise of ice/water going into a cup). It has a sink and a stove. The stove has four burners. Passing a frying pan with a pancake in it, from one burner to the next, makes the pancake flip. Other unique features include a popcorn popper that pops, a blender, a toaster, a ketchup bottle, and a container of Breyer's ice cream. Do you know how to find additional information on this toy, like how to order and how much it costs? Thanks!
PLAY AREA - KITCHEN - 2
I am looking for a wooden kitchen like they have at some preschools. Can you please help me locate a company that makes those? Thanks, Elaine.
PLAY AREA - KITCHEN - 2 - RESPONSE
A company in Oregon sells Play Kitchens. Their web site is www.edumart.com. The phone number is (503) 251-1833.
PLAY HUT CRAWL-THRU-PLAY-CUBES
I am looking for nylon crawl-thru play cubes that connect Play Hut. Play Hut's web site is listed and linked, but I receive the message that there is no data associated with the site. I can't find a retailer carrying it in my area.
PLAY KITCHEN - 1
I am desperate to find a play kitchen for my three year old daughter. I have found the Berchet Super Cook and the Step 2 Grand Kitchen, but I am looking for alternatives. The two sources I found for these products say they cannot get them to me in Cincinnati by Christmas.
PLAY KITCHEN - 2
I'm looking for a play kitchen made out of wood that is priced less than $100. Do you know where I can find one? Sheila
I am doing a research project on Play-Doh. Can you send me information? Thanks, Aly.
Help! How do I clean Playdough out of a carpet? I'm talking about the commercial Playdough - not the home made kind. Also, do you know who makes the product?
We are looking for large playground toys similar to the kind at McDonald's, Burger King, etc. Can you help us find them? Thank you.
Hi from the United Kingdom. I'm trying to get hold of the company PLAYSKOOL. My son has a favorite toy that we require spare parts for. Have they a web site or email address? Thanks in advance.
PLAYSKOOL BLANKIE COW
Could you please help me locate a Playskool Blankie Cow? Thank you.
PLAYSKOOL LOVIE BLANKET - DUCK
The stuffed animal was discontinued in the 1980's. I don't have a website or phone number. I know they are in Rhode Island. Any help would be appreciated. Denise.
PLAYSKOOL LOVIE BLANKET - DUCK - RESPONSE
You can purchase Lovies online at www.perfect-baby-git.com.
PLAYWELL FOUR COLOR BALLS AND HAMMER GAME
One of the favorite toys at my local parenting center was made by Playwell. It has four colored balls and a hammer and a ramp with four holes in the top. You place a ball on one of the holes and use the hammer (or your fist) to knock it in. Then it rolls down a series of ramps and out a hole at the bottom. bottom. Playwell doesn't have a web site. Any hints on where to find it? Doug.
PLAYWELL FOUR COLOR BALLS AND HAMMER GAME - RESPONSE
Check out Zany Brainy, they have two kinds. They may not be that brand, but it is the same concept. Believe it or not, I have also seen these in Marshall's. Scott.
PLUSH - BABY ZOO ANIMALS
In the late 1990's there was a collection of plush baby zoo animals for "adoption." They make cute noises when squeezed. I have a baby monkey and am looking for another one. The animals were sold to benefit the American Zoo and Aquarium Association. Do you have information about them? Lisa.
PLUSH - CHILLY WILLY PENGUIN
Where can I buy a Chilly Willy penguin plush toy? He is the penguin from the Woody Woodpecker cartoons. Azam.
PLUSH - GERMAN SHEPHERD STUFFED DOG
I am looking for replacement eye pieces for a stuffed dog. Is there a place that sells pieces to fix them? It is a 1993 Faithful Friends German Shepherd pup.
PLUSH - GIRAFFE
I am looking for a duplicate of a stuffed animal purchased in July of 1997 at a hospital gift shop in Lansing, Michigan. The buyer at the gift shop told us the manufacturer might be Gund, Russ or Jaag. The animal is a pastel yellow giraffe approximately 8"-10" tall. The giraffe has a wind up key on the left side and plays Brahms' Lullabye". He has no spots, and he is in a seated position. The one that was purchased in 1997 is worn to a frazzle. After numerous washings the head has fallen off, but it is still my nephew's most beloved toy. Any help would be appreciated, Jan.
PLUSH - SNOOPY
I confess: I put my Snoopy toy in the washing machine, even though the tag clearly says surface wash only. The glue in his pompom nose dissolved and fell apart. These toys were made by the San Francisco company, Determined. I need replacement pompoms. These are high quality, very dense, black pompoms. The ones in craft stores don't even come close to the quality. Where can I find poor Snoopy and Spike some new noses? Thanks, Anne.
PLUSH - SPRINGER SPANIEL
Where can I find a stuffed Springer spaniel? Petsmart carries different breeds, but not Springer spaniels. Our dog recently died, and I wanted to get a stuffed dog like him for my husband, since he really misses our dog. Thanks for your help.
PLUSH TOY - BEAR - K-MART CHRISTMAS BEAR - 1991
I am trying to find a 1991 K-Mart Christmas Bear.
PLUSH TOY - BUNNY - EDEN TOYS
In 1997 I bought a mint green bunny with floppy ears. His pink and blue front paws are sown together. His head is turned to the left and the music box in his body plays "You Are My Sunshine." The manufacturer's tag says Eden. Claudia.
PLUSH TOY - CHUBBLES
Where can I buy a stuffed animal called Chubbles? It is from the mid 1980's. When you shake it or turn out a light, it makes noise and its eyes light up. Thank you.
PLUSH TOY - Cleaning
I have some stuffed animals that need some gentle cleaning. The hang tags usually say to use a damp sponge and soap, but I am afraid I will damage their fur. Also, there is very high humidity here, and I am concerned that they won't dry well. Do you have any suggestions? Are there special products for cleaning stuffed animals?
PLUSH TOY - COOKIE MONSTER
I can not locate a large (3'+) stuffed Sesame Street Cookie Monster doll. Could you tell me if something like this is available? Thank you, Christina.
PLUSH TOY - E.T.
I am looking for am E.T. plush toy. It seems that when E.T. went home, he went for good, as I can not find him. Boxie.
PLUSH TOY - GORILLA
I am looking for a stuffed brown gorilla clutching a banana. I saw these in toy stores and in grocery stores when they did banana promotions. No one in Arizona seems to carry them now, or even know what I am talking about. Thanks, David.
PLUSH TOY - HUMPTY DUMPTY
Where can I buy a stuffed sitting Humpty Dumpty about nine inches to twelve inches tall? Thanks, Carolee.
PLUSH TOY - LOWLY WORM
I am looking for a plush Lowly Worm toy (from Richard Scarry's Busy Town). Does anyone know where I can find one, or who makes them?
PLUSH TOY - LUNNAR BAT
I am looking for Lunnar Bat from a cartoon movie. He is a plush toy about six to ten inches tall and has Velcro feet so he can hang upside down.
PLUSH TOY - MOUSE and ELEPHANT - MANHATTAN TOY COMPANY
Where can I find the following Manhattan Toy Company items? Tiny Floppy Mouse, ten inch, item M8010T. Tiny Floppy Elephant, ten inch, unknown item number. Violetta
PLUSH TOY - POOH BEAR
I have an old, large stuffed Pooh Bear. On one side the label reads "Walt Disney Character," on the other it reads "California Stuffed Toy." The person who sold it to me said it was made in the 1920's. What is its value? Lidia.
PLUSH TOY - RICK RACCOON
I want to buy Rick Raccoon plush from the cartoon Shirt Tales, wearing a yellow shirt with pink printing that says "Wild n Crazy" on the front and "Cute n Fun" on the back.
PLUSH TOY - SNOWMAN - RAYMOND BRIGGS
I am looking for the stuffed toy of the snowman in Raymond Briggs' book/video, The Snowman. Thank you! Gary
PLUSH TOY - TICKLE WIGGLE
We are looking for a Tickle Wiggle plush toy that we purchased from Walgreens in December 1997. The toy is yellow with a big smile and has big black circles for eyes. When you squeeze its hand, it laughs, shakes and says: That's funny. Our problem is that Tickle Wiggle's laughter is broken, and my son desperately wants Tickle Wiggle to be able to laugh again. Can you tell us the name of the manufacturer as we can no longer read it from the faded tag? Any information you could give us would be greatly appreciated.
PLUSH TOY - VELVETEEN RABBIT
My daughter wishes a stuffed Velveteen Rabbit, from the book by the same name. Do you know where I can find one? Thank you, Mariann.
PLUSH TOYS - CAREBEARS
I have a large collection of Carebears. Do you know how much I could sell them for or where to find information about their worth? Please, write.
PLUSH TOYS - LITTLE SLEEPY EYES
I am looking for Little Sleepy Eyes plush toys. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks, Kim and Jim.
Which company manufactured POGS (1997-1998) in the UK? Patrick.
We have 95 Pokemon and we want the ones we are missing. Where can we buy them? Thank you, Don.
What Pokemon toy do you suggest for nine to eleven year olds? Jack.
I'm looking for the instruction for Pom-Pom Pets. These were popular in the late 1960's to mid 1970's. I can only remember how to make the owl and the swan. Do you know how to make any others?
Can you tell me where I could buy a kiddie pool at this time of year? It's important to my family in Bolivia, where summer is just about to begin.
POP ROCKER CASSETTE PLAYER
I'm looking for a toy called, I believe, a Pop Rocker. It was a hand held cassette tape player that came with mini cassettes. I remember New Kids on the Block was one of the cassettes. Angie.
POWER GRASS BLOWER
Where can I find a power grass blower? Fisher Price makes one.
Where can I get Powerized Builderific Toys?
PRETENDING TO BE A GROWN-UP TOYS
I am looking for a toy shaving kit for children. My son would also like a toy weed whacker. Can anyone help me? Thanks! Bruce and Peggy.
I had a toy in the mid to early 1960's called a Pretzel Jetzel. It was a large yellow and red plastic toy about two feet in length. It made pretzels using a light bulb as a heating element. It was purchased in southern New Jersey. It was made by a company called Jenner. I have not been able to find it anywhere. It was a great toy, please help me locate one if you can. Thank you! Please e-mail me.
PRETZEL JETZEL - 2
After searching for years, my wife finally located one of my favorite childhood toys, a Pretzel Jetzel machine. It does not have the recipe to make the pretzel mixture. Do you have that information?
I am looking for a punching bag: a blow-up one with a weight in the bottom so it can stand on the floor. I can't find one anywhere. Can you help? It's for a six year old boy.
I have been looking for one of those inflatable punching bags. It's like a Weeble (Weebles wobble, but they don't fall down). You blow it up and the children hit it, and it comes back at you. Can you please let me know where I can get one for my children? Tina.
PUNCHING BAG - LAUGHING CLOWN
I visited your website trying to find a clown punching bag. I am specifically looking for a Laughing Clown Punching Bag (not the Clown Bob Bag, located on etoys.com). Where can I find one? Thanks, Tamara.
PUNCHING BAG - RESPONSE
In Colorado they are sold at Toys R Us. Many different characters are available. No matter what you do, they will not stay down! You may find them at www.toysrus.com.
PUNCHING BAG CLOWN
What is the name of the plastic clown that is filled with air and weighted at the bottom, such that it springs back after you punch it? Where can I buy them? Thanks, Richard.
I'm looking for a Butterfly-Caterpillar puppet, one that unfolds from a caterpillar into butterfly. Christopher.
PUPPET - DR. HUGO (?)
I would like information on a 1970's toy. It is a puppet that has glue-on beards and mustaches that can be used to disguise him. I saw one on a 1982 Pee-Wee Herman HBO special. Pee-Wee called him Dr. Hugo. Thanks, Andy.
PUZZLE - JIGSAW - VALUE
What is the value of these three jigsaw puzzles? All were made by E.E. Fairchild Corp Rochester, NY. USA. True-to-Life Adventures of Daniel Boone (108 pieces); Top-Hit Pree Teen picture puzzle # 1556 Cub Scouts; Just-Rite Pree Teen Puzzle # 1555 Surprised. Ann
I am looking for a roll up mat that is used for putting together puzzles on. When you don't want to work on the puzzle you roll it up, and you unroll it when you want to work on the puzzles again. Please let me know if you have this item. Thank you.
PUZZLEMAT - RESPONSE
You might try www.bitsandpieces.com.
QUACKER JUMPER FRAME - EVENFLO
Ever since Evenflo discontinued the Quacker Jumper Frame, we have been looking for a suitable alternative. Can you help us?
RACE TRACK - TCR
Has anyone heard of TCR? It is a racing track produced by the Ideal Toy Corporation. I am desperately in need of some spare pieces. and I am searching for the company address. This toy was a Christmas gift in 1983 or 1984. It has sentimental value for my entire family. Thank you, Karl.
What company made Rainbow Brite? Also where can I buy Rainbow Brite items? Jessicka.
RAINBOW BRITE - RESPONSE - DR. TOY
Hallmark cards owned Rainbow Brite. Mattel made many of the dolls. Other companies held licenses for this popular early 1980's character.
Where can I find a listing of recommended reading software for eight year olds? Thanks!
REAL CANDY MAKER
I have a TYCO Real Candy Maker. The company says refills are no longer available. Is there a substitute for the candy to pour in the molds? Are there recipes?
REAL TAKING BUBBA
I must find a Real Taking Bubba. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
REAL TAKING BUBBA
In Colorado, these are still sold at Walmart. Try www.walmart.com, or www.toysrus.com.
RECORD PLAYER SLIDE VIEWER
In 1973 I had a slide viewer record player. It was red and white and looked like a TV. The slide strip was put in on the top right, and the record player would play the record that went with the slides. I can't remember who made it or what it was called, if you can help me I'd appreciate it.
RECORD PLAYER SLIDE VIEWER - RESPONSE
I had one, too. The only film I remember is 101 Dalmatians, but I think I had more Disney titles. I do not know the toy's name, but I'm almost positive that General Electric made it. Lisa.
Where can I find modern recreational vehicle toys? In particular, Winnabagos, Airstreams and other Class A RV's. I prefer ones in the twelve to twenty-four inch range. Thanks, Brad.
REMOTE CONTROL BACKHOE
We have a new remote control backhoe, which we cannot get to operate. There does not appear to be an "on/off" switch. The only instructions detail how to insert batteries and how to use the joystick controllers. We returned the first one we bought, believing it was defective, however, the second one will not operate either.
REMOTE CONTROL MOTORCYCLE
I am looking for a Cyclelone made by Bachmann Industries. It is a roadracing remote controlled motorcycle. I saw it on TV in an ad called Maxim Magazine. Tracy.
REPLACING BARBIE HEADS
Are there special instructions for replacing Barbie doll heads, such that the doll is not damaged?
RIDE ON HORSE - TONY THE PONY
I have a 1964 toy called Tony the Pony. It is a ride on horse that was battery operated and made by Marx Toys. I want to know if it is worth anything.
RIDE ON TOY - ATV
Who manufactured a ride on toy version of a 6x6 amphibious ATV? I know someone made them. Earl.
RIDE ON TOY - INCH WORM
How much is a 1970's ride-on Inchworm worth? Thanks, Karen.
RIDE ON TOY - KRAZY KAR
I am looking for a Krazy Kar. It is a circular ride on toy about a yard in diameter. The kid sits in the middle. There are two large wheels on either side, which are turned to make the car move.
RIDE ON TOY - WONDER HORSE
Is a toy called Wonder Horse still around? My nephew used to play on one. It was a ride-on toy. It was on a platform and had springs. It could be that the large exposed springs were dangerous, and that the toy is no longer on the market. Grayce.
RIDING TOY - BIG GREEN MACHINE
I am looking for a kid's "Big Green Machine." It is a type of Big Wheel with one wheel in the front and two in back. It also has two shifting handles that can be used to spin out while riding. Please help, Darin.
RIDING TOY - BIG WHEEL
I am looking for a Big Wheel. It's a three-wheeled pedal powered riding toy.
RIDING TOY - CAR - PEDAL
Do you know who manufactures the metal variety of pedal cars?
RIDING TOY - CAR - PEDAL - RESPONSE
Check out www.everstoystore.com. They sell pedal tractors, and I think cars as well. Bradley
RIDING TOY - CAR - PEDAL - V.W.
I'm searching for a children's pedal car which looks like a classic Volkswagen Beetle (bug) I saw them at Toys R Us a few years ago but no one seems to remember them. Any ideas on how I can find one? The one I saw was burgundy. It had a metal body and looked like a convertible bug.
RIDING TOY - HARLEY-DAVIDSON BIG WHEEL
I have a ride-on kids toy called Harley-Davidson Big Wheel. It's made of red plastic. The front wheel is pedal powered. The toy has a Harley-Davidson, Inc. 1982, registered trademark on it. Printed on the bottom is Carolina Enterprises. I can not find any information on this. Thank you, Tony.
RIDING TOY - INCH WORM - 1
I am looking for an Inch Worm riding toy. I had one in the early 1980's, but I'm not sure when they were made. Where may I get one?
RIDING TOY - INCH WORM - 2
Can you refer me to source for an Inchworm riding toy that was produced in the 1970's? I'd sure like to get one in good condition.
RIDING TOY - SCOOTER - KICK ôn' GO
We found a Kick ôn' Go in a closed off area of the basement of a house we bought. We are interested in finding out more about this toy. What is its value now? Who would be interested in buying one? Is it a collectible? It is dirty, but in very good condition. It is a scooter type of bicycle. It is red and white and has handlebars with a brake type system. It says made by Honda on it. This house was built in the early 1970's.
ROBOT - PAL 2000
Where can we find a toy called Pal 2000? It is a small robot that plays basketball and guards your room. Holly and Joel.
ROBOT - TOBOR
I want to know about a toy robot named TOBOR. He was colored black and was "click-controlled,' much like the "Clapper" device advertised on TV for controlling appliances. He was made in the late 1970Æs.
ROBOTS - TRANSFORMER-like
I want to find a toy I used to have when I was younger, but I can hardly remember what it looked like or the name of the toy. All I remember is that it was about eight years ago and the toy was a truck that turned into a giant (like Transformers),but the eyes were just two little lines and it shot out a smile from it's chest. If you have any idea what I'm talking about please e-mail back because I really don't know where else to look.
ROCK'EM SOCK'EM ROBOTS - 1
My husband has been asking for Rock'em Sock'em Robots every year for Christmas, and I'm having a hard time finding one in toy stores and antique stores. I was curious if it is still being made. If not, would you know where I could fine one? Thanks for your help.
ROCK'EM SOCK'EM ROBOTS - 2
Do you have any idea where I can find Rock'em Sock'em Robots? Thanks for your help!
ROCK'EM SOCK'EM ROBOTS - 3
I need to know how to get my desperate little hands on the old Robots that knocked each other's heads off! I read your site and I see that I'm not alone, I only hope there's some out there for this thirty six year old man that I've become. Help now! Sincerely, Cleo.
ROCK'EM SOCK'EM ROBOTS - 4
I am in search of a late 1970's toy called Rock'em Sock'em Robots. I'm turning up empty handed. My husband, who will be thirty-one this January, still seems somewhat "bitter" about not having received this toy as a child. I thought it would be fun to give it to him for his birthday.
ROCK'EM SOCK'EM ROBOTS - 5
My dad loves Rock Em Sock Em Robots. I've seen the new Toy Story 2 Rock Em Sock Em Robots, with Buzz vs. Zurg, and also the Batman vs. Joker set. These just aren't the same as the old set that I'm looking for. That kind consists of a wrestling ring with a blue robot and a red robot. Thanks, Amy.
ROCK'EM SOCK'EM ROBOTS - 6
I am looking for something similar to Rock'em Sock'em Robots. I thought I recently saw an ad. Thanks, Alan.
ROCK'EM SOCK'EM ROBOTS - RESPONSE
Rock'em Sock'em Robots was made my Marx Toys in 1962. Some years later the original company closed and the Marx molds were in legal dispute between two companies who had bought the rights to them. Ideal toys came out with a similar toy in the late 1980's with slight updates. The legal dispute was recently settled and a new Marx Toys is now in business with a showroom in the Toy Building in NYC. The owner however is only bringing back the older and simpler classics. Because Ideal came out with something similar, he wants to wait before a re-release of Rock'em Sock'em, maybe another five years. The only place you may find one is in an antique store, where you'll probably pay about $150.00 for it, or check some toy auctions on the web. Hope this helps, Carl.
ROCK'EM SOCK'EM ROBOTS - RESPONSE
Check out a place called Cybetoyz. They recently had a set of Rock'em Sock'ems, original ones, I believe. They also have another version that shows up as sold. But they do have a toys wanted section you can post a message there. Good luck with your search.
ROCKET TO THE MOON RIDE TOY
I have an early 1960's era AMF/Disney battery operated Rocket To The Moon Ride toy. Where can I find its value? It is about two and a half feet tall and has ten rockets. The rockets are connected to and revolve around the carousel type base. Thank you.
ROCKING HORSE - TALKING
I am looking for a child's rocking horse that talks. It is called the Wonder Horse. I guess that is the brand. Have you any idea where I might purchase one? I found you on a search for this. Etta.
ROLLER COASTER CONSTRUCTION SET
About ten to twelve years ago I acquired a roller coaster construction set that consisted of a plastic base, aluminum poles about twelve inches in length, one eighth inch nylon tubing, a few steel balls and a corkscrew lift to carry the balls to the top of the track. It was completely customizable. I cannot remember the name of this roller coaster construction kit, and I would really like to find the company or the name of the company that manufactured this product. If you could forward this message, I would be very appreciative.
ROLLER COASTER CONSTRUCTION SET - RESPONSE
The toy was called Spacewarp and was made by Bandai. The company no longer makes Spacewarp, but sets can frequently be bought on Ebay .
I really need your help. I need a whole lot of history on roller skates. I was just wondering if you could help me with my problem. If you could please send me information on this subject I would be very pleased. Thank you for your time.
ROLLING CHALK WRITER - FISHER PRICE
Where can I find a Rolling Chalk Writer by Fisher Price? It was discontinued years ago. Sincerest thanks, Katrina.
Where can I find refills for Colorama's Rolocolor? The company's number is disconnected. Thanks, Valerie.
On a T.V. show called Romper Room, the kids had toys called Romper Stompers. These were basically big, yellow plastic upside down cups with long strings attached to them. The kids held onto the strings and marched around on the upside down cups. Where can I buy these?
Where could I still find a Rubix Cube?
RUBIX CUBE- RESPONSE
I saw these this weekend at a Colorado Toys R Us and also at a Walmart. Try www.walmart.com, or www.toysrus.com. If you do not see the item in their online stores, don't be discouraged, as they cannot list every item. Email the toy store by going to the "Contact Us" section on their web page, and they will normally respond very promptly.
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