Toys of the Eighties, Keypers
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Small plastic toys, came as different animals and opened up with the key they came with. There was Sheldon the turtle, who's shell opened up and you could hide stuff in it. Also parts of them glowed and they came with a little glowing friend.
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Lee - March 14, 2007 - Report this comment
I love these things. This was a great thing to have as a kid. You felt like you had some privacy from your parents!!
Nic - April 22, 2007 - Report this comment
Keypers were ace, I had the pink snail one and we used to take them to school but the boys found out how to pick the locks (typical!)
Jen - April 23, 2007 - Report this comment
I had the purple horse one! Wish I still had it!
Mhairi - April 24, 2007 - Report this comment
Jen, I also had the horse. My little sister had the swan - they were fab!
Fiona And Emma - April 27, 2007 - Report this comment
We have spent the day trying to find out what they were called, KEYPERS!!! (only coz our glue stick ran out at work and we had nothing to do)
Hayley - May 04, 2007 - Report this comment
Well guess what folks, ive still got all of my keypers, sindy's, barbies and my little ponies!!!!
Desiree - May 05, 2007 - Report this comment
I had a snail one as well. I loved hiding stuff inside it!
midd - July 01, 2007 - Report this comment
i had the swan! so awesome.
Kelly - August 30, 2007 - Report this comment
I had a horse and a rabbit. I may have had others, but I don't remember. Weren't they the coolest?
Nikki - September 06, 2007 - Report this comment
Awww i had the swan! They were fab!
Kathy - September 14, 2007 - Report this comment
OMG I forgot about this I had the snail
Gemma - September 18, 2007 - Report this comment
I so remember Keypers i had and still have in fact the caterpillar and its orange and yellow one of her legs have broke off tho!! i`m 24 and intend to kept it forever ha!
Shelley - September 22, 2007 - Report this comment
I remember wanting one more than anything but my mom wouldn't buy it for me. I saved my allowance for what seemed like a month and finally bought the snail. I got bored with it in about a week.
tori - September 24, 2007 - Report this comment
i had shelldon, he was a purple tortoise, i have recently re-acquired him, and a few others collection currently stands at thirteen, and still growing! i'm 26, and don't really want to grow up!
Emily - October 29, 2007 - Report this comment
Wow! I completely forgot about these toys! I had the snail. Very cool. This website is great! Thanks for the memories!
Nix - November 16, 2007 - Report this comment
Ahhh the joy of hiding my jelly tots from my little bro inside my keepers snail.... such fond memories!
Mary - November 25, 2007 - Report this comment
I remember having the Swan Keyper from my childhood, and I long lost her, but my older sister found her for me from ebay. Her name is Princess, and she comes with her crown, brush, pink Key, hair rollers for her hair, a hairpiece, and some other cool things. Princess has pink wings, with purple and white hearts, and she also has pink and purple hair, and she shares my shelf with Cassie, my Cat Keyper, and some other Keypers i have. These toys are neat, and they are also fun. Go onto ebay if you want a Keyper.
miranda - November 30, 2007 - Report this comment
i got the orange ladybug. i still have all her stuff and went on ebay to find the rest of them. i have the snail too but i lost his night cap. :( Im 27 now and i still have all my 80's toys. :)
Louise - December 05, 2007 - Report this comment
Keypers keypers whats inside those keypers! Keypers keypers keeps it safe inside!
Hannah - January 03, 2008 - Report this comment
I had Pearl the pink snail figurine and eventually got rid of it. That was pretty stupid of me because now I regret it. Oh well!
Joanna - January 07, 2008 - Report this comment
i had the snail but really wanted the swan i had totally forgotten bout keypers till now!
Kogal - January 11, 2008 - Report this comment
I'm a 90s child, had this pink dog thing that I got for christmas one year and it had a sort of a hard jewel face belly and the belly came open and you could lock it and hide things in it was that a Keyper?
Tara - February 14, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember Keypers! I still have mine. Sheldon was my first, but I also have Tango, Princess, Bonnie, Diamond, Joyful, Pearl, Belle, Honey, Glitter, Blossom, Scamper, and Taps. All first edition colorations. I also have the Secret Stroller playset. Man, those are still cool toys. I think the only piece I've ever lost was Sheldon's cap... maybe Belle's bib too. Now I wish I could go play with them, but they're tucked away in my mom's basement.
leanne - February 25, 2008 - Report this comment
i had the rabbit joyful and the snail an i think i had the swan not sure if it was me or a friend that had it but i really wishe i still had them brought some really nice chilhood memories :)
tinkermoobell - March 16, 2008 - Report this comment
i loved keypers i had princess and my sis had joyful we had many a happy hours playin with them!!...ive just spent the last 2 weeks buyin them both off ebay (plus a few extras we never got as kids!) going to giv my sis joyful 4 her 24th birthday next wk hope it'll bring lots of happy memories back :o)
Melanie - March 19, 2008 - Report this comment
Keypers were the BEST! I had Princess the Swan and used to take her everywhere with me. I hid all kinds of junk in her, it was great!
Sara - May 15, 2008 - Report this comment
I had the turtle. I kept everything I could think of in him. I took him everywhere with me. He'd house my crayons on car trips...god. I'm pretty sure I still have mine somewhere in the house. Greatest toy of the 80's that could hold things.
Cynthia - July 28, 2008 - Report this comment
my neighbours had a few of these and i was so jealous!
shelley - July 30, 2008 - Report this comment
i loved these as a kid, now i have 2 girls of my own i am trying to get the collection for them. if anyone has them for sale im interested please email me @ thanks shelley
Bex - August 14, 2008 - Report this comment
I have a huge collection of them in my loft.... Even the Penguin on ei searched years for! Most have their finder and key and keyring! Ace!!! xxx
Jodie - August 18, 2008 - Report this comment
I'm looking for the swan and it's accessories, i loved it!!
Sunnie - September 30, 2008 - Report this comment
i used to have a red snail. ooh the memories
Lu - November 22, 2008 - Report this comment
I had the bear, the squirrel, the dog and the horse! Loved them, but unfortunately my parents found these toys worthless enough when we moved to throw them away. :( I think of rebuying them now. But then, I already rebuy so many toys at the moment (Polly Pockets, Magic Nursery dolls, Cupcake dolls, Cherry Merry Muffin dolls...), I don't know where to store them all! :)
karlene - January 06, 2009 - Report this comment
yeah i so loved the keypers when i was young, i have just getting some back from my parents house,. i have got bonnie, joyful, tango, keyboard, diamond, fancy, frilly, princess and baby blossom. but i still need the rest of them to complete the collection. so if anybody has got any keypers or accessories ect keys, brush's and they would like to sell them then please email me at.. i am 28 and now want to collect them again
sara - February 07, 2009 - Report this comment
I always wanted one , all the cool kids had them , and they would put them on there desks and people would write notes and put them in , I got 2 of trade me, and i put them in my daughters school bag and write her special notes
ashley - April 14, 2009 - Report this comment
i have my sheldon keyper and so desperately want to find the key for her!!! wish i knew where to find one and the other accessories for that matter.
leah - June 04, 2009 - Report this comment
i have the entire 1st series...all except sheldon! if anyone has him and wants to sell him, please email me at Also, if anyone has any plush (except sheldon and tango) and wants to sell them, please email me!
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.
Orla - July 28, 2009 - Report this comment
im after searching the web looking for just the name of these! myself and my sister got one for christmas one year! oh the memories! this is a great site for a trip down memory lane!!!!
Mononoke - October 03, 2009 - Report this comment
accually "lucylocket", footloose is Fancy's keeper. The finder for Tango is Twist :)
acid.x. - December 11, 2009 - Report this comment
i found a keeper in original packaging, on a store shelf about two hours from my place. i couldn't beleive it! talk about flash back, the store was selling it for $22.00 awsome!
Nikki - December 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Found Tango, Baseball Kangaroo, Diamond & Fancy, bagged with all their accessories, buddies, and tags while out thrift shopping. Each bag was $2. Today I just picked up a clean, working gumball nosy baer!
Millie - December 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I had Sheldon the purple tortoise but it wasn't plastic it was a plush soft toy & was quite big. It came with a hairbrush & a little keeper figurine that you kept in a pouch on its back.
jane - January 06, 2010 - Report this comment
ive still got my swan keyper and the brush,little hat thing,key n the finder,i love it
Jenn - February 04, 2010 - Report this comment
Ohmigosh! I was actually looking on here to find out what these were called. I had the swan princess. I loved her plastic crown and long hair. I used to hide my diary key in my Keyper. I think my mom got her for me at Lionel Playworld. That was the same year I got a hamster from Woolworth's. Good times, good times.
sarah - May 13, 2010 - Report this comment
I had lots of the Keypers but only have Sheldon now,luckily still got his key,lost his Finder but just won one on Ebay to replace it. Anyone wanting keys/brushes or Keypers try EBAY,including international sellers :) Also look in your local charity shops/thrift stores,car boot sales and yard sales.
Liz - June 04, 2010 - Report this comment
I had the pink snail keyper and I loved her so much but the local bully stole her and I never got her back :(
Gale - July 19, 2010 - Report this comment
@Kogal: I'm over two years late with a response, but your pink dog was one of three designs of Secret Keepin pups, not Keypers. Not much info of them on the web; they weren't widely popular. All I know is that they were produced by Kenner in 1994. Hope this helps!
Claire - August 16, 2010 - Report this comment
If anyone knows where i could buy the adult pink snail keypers, please email me,
Ashanti - October 30, 2010 - Report this comment
I had the orange and yellow lady bug!! I used to save my lil change in it :)
Steph - December 02, 2010 - Report this comment
I just found my keyper in the loft. Its the Horse. I remember my mum and dad bought it for me when I came out of hospital after breaking my arm. I absolutley loved it! It still has all the reins, key, brush and the bug even sum old purple eyeshadow that Id hidden in her saddle when I was 11,lol.Im 32 now and Im letting my 3 yr old daughter play with her for a bit b4 it goes back in the loft.
steph - December 02, 2010 - Report this comment
The horse is called Diamond and the finder is called Dash. Just found it on another page. Its been buggin me for ages not remembering their names. God, mine is so dirty compared to the one I saw still in its box. Still needs a gd clean but, she is 24 yrs old I suppose,lol.
susie - December 05, 2010 - Report this comment
me and my older sister had keypers one year for xmas, well i had two by new year when i stole her key and locked it in my keyper, ha ha ha !!! ( rubbing my hands together )
sad - December 22, 2010 - Report this comment
omg i loved these toys, why dont they start bringing them back again for our kids, would be great
kay - January 30, 2011 - Report this comment
omg im so excited about these i had them when i was little i wish i still had them now cause i know my little girl would love them
Ann - April 01, 2011 - Report this comment
I had the pink snail, I think her name is fancy...anyone have theirs up for sale? Please email me
emma - December 10, 2011 - Report this comment
OMG used to have fun with these for hours upon hours wish they brought them bk out for my kids
caf - December 15, 2011 - Report this comment
i had one in our works secret santa, bext present ever. had one when i was a kid and was talking bout it in work and someone went and got me one!!! LOVE IT!!!!
Rachel - July 21, 2012 - Report this comment
Wow I really loved my Keeper & thinking back I wonder where it went..? I had Tango the Turtle with the Orange Shell & the little Bug called Taps, my bug didn't glow like some of the others but I loved the responsibility of having the big key all to myself & locking things away.. Lots of fun!!
kain - November 22, 2013 - Report this comment
Kogal-i'm pretty sure you're thinking of a "secret keepins" at least thats what i was looking for when i found this website lol.

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