Toys of the Eighties, Finders Keypers
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This toy was popular among little girls. You could purchase two types the adults or the babies. The adults were either an insect or an animal (duck, snail, rabbit etc...) and they had a secret compartment that you could lock with a key. Inside there was a little plastic pet. It looked like a raspberry with a face and feet. The baby finders keypers were plastic insects or animals and you could squeeze them to make an opening to hide things.
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jamie - July 19, 2007 - Report this comment
the little guy inside the keeper was called the finder, each keeper came with a braclet, one finder and a key!
Tammy - August 08, 2007 - Report this comment
I just remember a snail and a lady bug.
Gabbie - August 20, 2007 - Report this comment
I had a swan, a turtle and a blue guy that looked like a chipmuk dressed in a baseball costume. They came with their own weird little dudes with glasses. The turtle's name was Sheldon I think. I remember locking up my necklace in here and losing the key. My mom got really mad. Its a good thing you could manipulate the lock easily.
Laural - January 13, 2008 - Report this comment
I've been trying to remember what these were called. I got the pink snail for my fifth birthday.
Fiona - February 03, 2008 - Report this comment
I had the big pink snail and the baby snail, i remember the smell of sweets when you opened the back of the baby snail. I always wanted the penguin one though.
Pastel Candy - February 21, 2008 - Report this comment
I have the pink swan with the strand of pink hair and the baby swan with a full head of pink and purple hair.
gen - March 21, 2008 - Report this comment
I had that orange one, and my brother had that pink one! Its so funny that the ones you have a pic of are the exact ones we had.
zains - March 25, 2008 - Report this comment
i used to have a horse i am looking for them to get for my little girl! 80's toys are the best!
sophie - May 04, 2008 - Report this comment
i had loads of these i remember i had the rabbit she was so cute with glitter on i begged my mum for ages to get me it, in the end i think my nan did one xmas, this site rocks
mimi - June 25, 2008 - Report this comment
i remember these toys they were so cool
brightbite - July 15, 2008 - Report this comment
I still have Fancy and her little friend. (She's the pink snail.) In fact, she's right next to me on my desk as I type this. I have fond memories of my parents searching everywhere for this toy. They couldn't find it where I lived, in any store. They finally found Finders Keypers at a big toy store in another state. It was like finding gold, I tell ya! LOL
Ducky - July 22, 2008 - Report this comment
I can't for the life of me remember which one I had! I know it was one of the baby ones (like a soft rubber piggy bank...all you had to do was squeeze the sides of the slit & it would open). I must've been really young cuz I distinctly remember opening & closing the slit but I don't remember much else about what it looked like.
Mary - July 23, 2008 - Report this comment
shelley - July 30, 2008 - Report this comment
if anyone has any keypers for sale im looking for them to buy for my daughters. we are a couple but still looking for more. email me thanks
Katie - July 31, 2008 - Report this comment
Oh yeah these things! I remember throwing the worst tantrum ever for my mom to buy me this. She finally did and then I hardly ever played with it.
Nanno - August 25, 2008 - Report this comment
Is it Finders Keypers, or Secret Keepers? I just came from the Secret Keepers ( yes spelled that way) and ironically landed here. I never had one of these, but when I was 8 or so I stole my best friends keyper. I remember wanting it SO bad, and when she knew it was gone I was caught. I'm just impressed with not a memory of what they were called, that I've ended up this far!
Craig - October 07, 2008 - Report this comment
I thought the Penguin one was directed at boys on the advert cos i wanted one too!
Carrie - October 09, 2008 - Report this comment
"Jeepers, creepers, where'd ya get those keepers!" I can sooo hear the jingle from the commercial! I had the pink snail too and I loved that toy! It was so cool feeling like you had a secret little safe to put stuff in as a little kid!
Cackaloo - October 19, 2008 - Report this comment
Thanks for the memory re-visit! I'd loved to find my snail again and find the stash of weird objects I was keyping in there :)
Bec - October 30, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember them being marketed as "Keypers". I had a squeezable one, a purple squirrel. You squeezed the tail to open it, and removed the base to get stuff out. It had a hair clip in the shape of two blue acorns with purple cups.
Jules - November 06, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember these from my childhood, I had the pink snail, and the purple baby snail, i played with them a lot
val - November 21, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember playing with these. The small ones had a slit and it was hard to fit anything into them or get anything out. had the snail and the orange thing.
Emma - November 26, 2008 - Report this comment
These were absolutely my favourite toys ever- I was soooo gutted when they went out of production. I had the snail, the lady bug, the horse (Diamond) and the swan (Princess) plus all their babies. There were more but I can't remember what they were. There was also a little bed with a key for the underneath
Rachel - December 27, 2008 - Report this comment
I had these. I specifically remembered the funny little people with the colorful hair and glasses. I had the snail.
Clair - April 03, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember when i had one when i was a kid and i had the pink snail & my sister had an orange 1 but i dont know what animal it was. I think the little people were calld footloose?
mel - April 09, 2009 - Report this comment
i had the swan princess but always wanted that geeky looking penguin haha
Ginger - May 01, 2009 - Report this comment
I am looking for the purple nitelite snail keeper. I had one as a child and really would like to get one.
Emma - May 28, 2009 - Report this comment
What a blast from the past. I would love one of these again, are they still available.
lucylocket - July 19, 2009 - Report this comment
I had all of these I loved them. Sheldon (turtle) was my first. there was Fancy (snail), Princess (swan) Tango (orange bug), Keyboard (penguin) Diamond (pony) Joyful (Rabbit) Baseball playing Kangaroo. There were more thats all I can think of. The wee bugs were called the finders. and the names were connected with the keyper. Sheldons bug glowed in the dark and was called nightlite. Tango's bug was called footloose.
Samii - July 30, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember being so jealous of my friend, she had the swan and i deperately wanted it. I told my mum i wanted a keeper for christmas or birthday and all i got was a pink snail you squeezed to open the slit at the top. I did have a keepers luchbox though!
weeze - August 23, 2009 - Report this comment
I was just talking about these with my mom not 20 minutes ago! My sister had the swan, by best friend had the snail, and I think mine was a bunny.
Cezer - August 27, 2009 - Report this comment
OMG I totally want one, I used to love these litl buggers!!! That rhyme I can hear it in my head clear as day! Bring back Keepers Campaign, if they can do Sylivanians they can do these.....
ladybenz - September 20, 2009 - Report this comment
I totally loved my swan (princess)was always playing with it cant remember what happenend to it but trying to get one for my little girl, that and other toys remember from childhood like pooples, pound puppies, cabbage patch dolls etc does anyone know any sites where i can get any of these?
Sabrina - October 17, 2009 - Report this comment
OMG! I totally forgot about these! I had the purple turtle and my sister had the pink snail! I thought they were just called "Keepers" though. I remember I put something inside my turtle and then lost the key. Could not get that sucker open!
kate - October 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I have a box full of these things, sevral adults and babies, in my attic they belonged to my 2 daughters many years ago and I have never been able to part with them. My partner wanted to clear the attic so I was just looking to see what they were worth these days.
Bethany - February 26, 2010 - Report this comment
I was JUST trying to remember what this toy was called...this site is AWESOME! What fun memories to relive...
michelle - April 25, 2010 - Report this comment
omg, i've been trying to remember the name of these! I have the orange turtle & her lil buddy, but couldnt remember what they were. I lost the key when i was lil. We now keep my daughters pooping barbie puppies poop pellets in it & some my littlest petshop accessories!
K. G. - June 03, 2010 - Report this comment
WoW! I vaguely remembered what they were called but I didn't know it was spelled odd. I have a big plush snail and a couple little finder dudes. I loved it! Always wished I could have one of the little ones that locked. Weird that so many people are here 20 years later looking for them or remembering...
rachel - September 02, 2010 - Report this comment
I have been trying to remember the name of this toy for years. Seriously! I was so in love with this thing. I think I had a swan!?
Kelli - September 10, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm looking for Tango Ladybug, with the pink shell, if anyone has one they would like to sell. I have the yellow & orange Tango with the key, comb & finder if you would like to trade! Thanks!
laura smith - December 31, 2010 - Report this comment
what about the magical smell that never disappeared when you stuck your nose in a baby snail keeper?? You must remember!!
Jenn - March 17, 2011 - Report this comment
I had the pink snail!! My neighbor had all of them, and I remember trying to find the keys to open hers. I wanted the swan too. I cried and begged for this thing and then filled it with treasures. I wonder what happened to it.
Joda26 - August 05, 2011 - Report this comment
I think they are called SECRET KEYPERS I still have Shelldon
Juli M - August 25, 2011 - Report this comment
I LOVED these. I had the penguin one. I used to put my key on a ribbon and hang it on the wall behind a painting so my sister couldn't find it. It would drive her crazy! I wish they made these again so I could get one for my daughter!
Mish - August 26, 2011 - Report this comment
I have the rabbit, swan and snail. The baby ones are in mint condition and my 3yo daughter adores them, I dont have the keys for the big ones and only one finder
Amanda - September 25, 2011 - Report this comment
I don't what made me remember the Keyper toys, but now I can picture them all lined up on my shelf... I had over a dozen in total. I remember a mix of the adults [swan, snail, pony] and the squeezable baby ones [swan, pony, tortoise, penguin, kangaroo, snail, lady bug]. And I also had most of the books. I think there was a cartoon show that started my childhood obsession with them. I definitely recall soft toys and even a board game with The Keypers in.
Amanda - September 25, 2011 - Report this comment
I am quite sure that the tortoise was actually called Poke [the baby one anyway].
Erica - September 27, 2011 - Report this comment
Oh My God!!!! I had totally forgotten about these - I had Hero, but as a cuddly toy with a material pouch not a plastic one. He was much larger than the one pictured too. And I had the large swan Queen with the pink wings and purple crown. I really wanted the penguin one as I was penguin nuts, but never got it *sob*.
jane - December 01, 2011 - Report this comment
wow... memories! me and my sister had a keyper each and we loved them!shame u cant get em anymore. i wanted the whole collection but only ever got the one
Nikki K. - August 21, 2012 - Report this comment
The picture of the collection above is mine! Found everything at a Goodwill for $10.00! Score!
Mhari s - October 28, 2012 - Report this comment
Can we buy these anywhere nowadays please x
Mhari s - October 28, 2012 - Report this comment
I HAVE FOUND A SITE THAT SELLS THEM! tonka keepers/vintage toys xx

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