Toys of the Eighties, Instant Grow Sponge Figures
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Add water to little pill like things, the pill dissolves and out comes a sponge shaped like something. Some of the early ones I remember didn't even look like sponges, they were really slimy.
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Brie - June 11, 2007 - Report this comment
What happens when one of these is swallowed? It has to have been done...
Pamela - July 05, 2007 - Report this comment
I remember thinking when I was 5 and got one of these that it was going to grow huge. I was greatly disappointed. Haha...when you're little you have quite an imagination.
Paul - July 25, 2007 - Report this comment
I had an Alien, my cousin was scared of it.
Heather - August 13, 2007 - Report this comment
They still make these. I bought about fifty of them at Michael's Crafts the other day and passed them out to the neighborhood kids. They'd never heard of them. We had a terrific time with those thingies. I swallowed one once when I was little. No bad side effects. It just goes the way the rest of the food soes.
Leah - August 20, 2007 - Report this comment
ewww.. were these the things you would get in the gumball machine for 25 cents? If it is, I was so disturbed by these things. I thought they were scary. Slimy..
SL - September 03, 2007 - Report this comment
I remember I would buy the little dinosaur ones when on field trips to the museum. These were awesome.
jodi - October 20, 2007 - Report this comment
I remember they smelled funny.
Jeremy - March 10, 2008 - Report this comment
I had one that was a robot. It got to be about 8 inches long. I tried to take it out of the water and it fell apart.
Ducky - July 22, 2008 - Report this comment
They were one of those one-hit-wonder could only play with it that one time (i.e. dissolve it & watch it grow) & then you didn't really know what to do with it after that. I think I tried to re-use some of mine for sponge painting lol.
val - November 21, 2008 - Report this comment
my first was an aligator. They werent much fun. I always ended up opening the capsule.
Chia - June 20, 2009 - Report this comment
ooh.. what were they called!? i loved these!
SZA - June 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I used to pretend they were dinosaur eggs hatching in the water ... could pass long hours narrating my own 'Nat'l Geographic' film inside my head while letting a whole pack of these things dissolve. Then I would pretend my Tonka truck was a carnivore that would "eat" the newly hatched babies. I was a weird kid.
Suzie - August 03, 2009 - Report this comment
I keep saying everything's my favorite. But this truly had my heart. So novel to a child!
80sBaby - April 10, 2010 - Report this comment
These were so cool. It was fun to watch 'em grow. They didn't seem to hold up too well afterwards though. I think my first was an orange mermaid!
Melissa - May 26, 2010 - Report this comment
I used to beg my mom for these everytime we went to the zoo, so she would get them for me, I'd dissolve them, and then throw them away, lol
Aileen - May 13, 2011 - Report this comment
My mom used to get these for my brother and I for bath time and if we were good she would give us a few. I remember I loved them and couldnt wait to see which one I would get... the suspence of waiting for the pill to desolve and then we would stick them on the wall. I had a huge collection of them at one point. They still make them but they just dont seem as magical anymore.

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