Toys of the Eighties, Bristle Blocks
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These may have been available before the 80s, but they were certainly all of the place in this particular decade, when I was growing up. The blocks were multi-colored plastic pieces that were about the size of 'Duplos' (Legos for babies) and each piece featured slightly flexible "bristles" covering its entire surface. Bristle Blocks were very easy to connect to each other thanks to this ingenius design. Fun to touch, too!
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Jennifer - August 23, 2008 - Report this comment
I had bristle blocks and bristle bears. The were real fun. my mom gave mine away when I out grew them.
Meredith - October 14, 2008 - Report this comment
thank you, i have been trying to find the name of these forever. now off to ebay.
Holly - December 03, 2008 - Report this comment
I saw a comercial the other day for something simulat called Clipo
SZA - December 03, 2008 - Report this comment
I saw that ad, too. The blocks are not quite the same, but similar. The tune itself is brilliant, though - very catchy and will probably hook a ton of sales. Clip-o, clip-o, clip-o!
Danielle - March 18, 2009 - Report this comment
I had bristle bears also. I loved playing with them!
C. - September 03, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember playing with these while waiting to see the the doctor for checkups.
Lorie - April 26, 2010 - Report this comment
As a young girl, I loved my Bristle Bears. Often, I would leave them scattered about the living room floor. My father, upon returning from the local bar one evening, was "Bear" foot as usual. Awakened by an angry yowl, I heard my father say, "God damnit, A Bristle Bear!"
Amanda - August 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I can see why they pulled these in most places, I remember when I was about 3 I would gnaw the ends off the bristles when I got sick of them!
Sofia - September 08, 2019 - Report this comment
I can remember they had these at my local day care center I use to volunteer at

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