Toys of the Eighties, Clutch Poppers
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Little cars, made by tonka I think, you rolled them across the floor torev up the motor, then put them down and popped a button on top to make itgo. There was also A simular toy car or cars that used rip cords, these weresuper fast, but would sometimes bite me if my finger got in the way.
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robert - April 24, 2008 - Report this comment
clutch poppers were the best toy of my childhood and no my kids are playing with it. its been oiled a few times but works a treat. and it doesnt need any bateries
Asyria Hilliard - May 07, 2008 - Report this comment
Even though I was born in the 20th Century, Poppers have been the one toy that never gets old as long as you have imagination. I was wondering how much a popper would cost in the 80's. Would anyone know?
whizbo - December 25, 2008 - Report this comment
Is there any way to buy these today? Ebay doesn't seem to have any, and I _have_ to have one.
Steve - August 26, 2010 - Report this comment
I still have mine! It doesn't say "Clutch Popper" on it but mechanically it fits the description: rev up the friction motor and press buttons (there are two of them, press one for a slower speed, press both and it goes faster). It is Tonka, and it's a model of a Honda ATC 200 3-wheel ATV with a rider
gary thompson - October 31, 2011 - Report this comment
yeah i still have one of these from the 80s. a yellow truck with big spoiler on teh back. Indestructable . its been battered up and down. still works perfectly. Just dont make toys like taht anymore!!
Michael P - March 22, 2017 - Report this comment
I remember them costing between 5 and 10 dollars depending on the model. I think the two button model mentioned cost in the upper part of that range. When I was a kid in the early eighties, these were and still are one of my favorite toys for two reasons, they were tough enough to take a real beating and they were the fastest toy around. Seriously, you could rev it up and hit the button and the grippy tires would spin, and it would haul a$$ until it hit a wall usually. These could travel a hundred feet or so on a good rev. Wish Tonka would bring 'em back, but I'd bet there were safety issues, cause they were crazy fast!

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