Toys of the Eighties, Busy Bath
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Several different companies turned out different versions of this toy in the early- to mid-eighties, but the basic concept was the same. It was like a busy box for the tub instead of the crib. You stuck it on with suction cups. Usually came with a removable plastic scoop or cup. Pouring water into chambers at the top would activate different movements, like a rocking sailboat, peek-a-boo octopus, spitting whale or spinning water wheel. One version of this toy worked by yanking down on a large yellow handle, which was connected to a tube at the bottom and would suck bathwater up and through the toy to operate it. I think the Fisher Price version just had a big orange button that you would push to get the activities going. Yet another version had a "fish tank" in the middle that you could add water to and make the fish dance and swim. So cool. They don't make anything like this anymore. These things were kind of like the popular 'Tub Town' toys, but with very simple activities just for babies.
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