Episode 1158

Paper Jamz Paper Guitars Link: Paper Jamz   Wowwee’s latest toys are the Paper Jamz, musical instruments which are made of touch-sensitive paper.  They can be played in demo, play-along and free-style modes. At the moment only guitars (6 styles) have been released; each comes with a set of 3 licensed songs to which you …

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Episode 1157

The Sound Gizmo Sound Effects Machine Link: miniorgan.com Turn-The-Tables-Tuesday   Tom has dug deep into his gadget wigwam and found the Sound Gizmo, which he received as a birthday present in about 1992.  Made by Fundimensions in Singapore, it could generate 9 sounds effects, including Jet Plane, Gunshot, Train, Tone, Helicopter and Siren.  You could …

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Episode 1140

Goofy Talking Watch Talking Watch Link: Dick’s Write-Up Dick’s Gadget Warehouse   The Mickey,Minnie and Goofy Talking Watches came out towards the end of 1991.  Invented by Harold Pierce, the cartoon character would tell you the time when you pressed the 2 hands at the base of the watch, and the bust of the cartoon …

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Episode 1050

Whipping Boy Blame-Taking Toy Link: Raucreations Dick’s Gadget Warehouse   Back in Episode 640, Dick covered the Yes Man, which surprisingly will be available again in May this year.  A similar idea to the Yes Man was the Whipping Boy aka the Whiner Doll, from about 1990, a bust that takes all the blame, using …

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Episode 1038

Folkmanis Puppets Puppets Link: Folkmanis   At the Toy Fair, Dick saw these puppets made by Folkmanis.  There is a huge variety of them, from finger puppets, hand puppets to two-hand puppets.  All adorable – as featured on Episode 1000 of Craig Ferguson’s Late Late Show. You can see how Dick, with the help of …

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