Toys of the Eighties, Koosh balls
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They came in a variety of colors, and had little stringish-things sticking out of to toss around (couldn't break anything in the house!) and floated in water, too.
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Amy - May 26, 2007 - Report this comment
OMG! Everyone had koosh balls! I always wanted the soft, white snowball koosh. These were so much fun in the pool!
Jen - June 04, 2007 - Report this comment
They made the best dog toys ever!!! They float, and they're easily washed off. Only problem is they seem to collect hair like mad! I think I still have a few...
Pamela - July 05, 2007 - Report this comment
I use to have a tiny pink pair of koosh ball earrings, but the get your hair stuck in them and pull it out like crazy. I have tiny ones that I got from the pet store as cat toys, and I always find them collecting hair under the cabinets.
DaShon - August 06, 2007 - Report this comment
Koosh balls were the coolest back in the day! I recently found a red mini plastic koosh ball in my mom's attic. You guys are right, though. I've spent a few minutes picking hair out of them! LOL!
JustMarie - August 14, 2007 - Report this comment
If they get hot enough they gum up and get gross. I used to have them at work, and we used to get toss them up and get them stuck in the false ceiling.
Kelly - August 30, 2007 - Report this comment
They still sell these! I bought one at Target recently. It's in my car. :)
Jennifer - September 22, 2007 - Report this comment
I had a tri colored one Blue-Pink-Purple when I lived in AZ and I lost it when I moved and then while looking through a thrift store in CA I found the EXACT same one. It meant so much to me cause my dad had bought it for me when I was like 7 and this happened when I was like 22.
jen - October 14, 2007 - Report this comment
I can't believe this simple ball brought so much joy!
Cameron - November 17, 2007 - Report this comment
Kooshballs are my favorite stress item to relax me!!
Amanda - November 19, 2007 - Report this comment
I had a pencil topper with a koosh on it.
billie - December 04, 2007 - Report this comment
how funny! i remember these!
Miranda - March 03, 2008 - Report this comment
I adored my koosh balls, I had a few of them. I always carried one with me everywhere.
Rachel - March 23, 2008 - Report this comment
we used to have koosh ball always collected a ton of hair.
Dirk Gently - March 28, 2008 - Report this comment
These things were great. You can pelt somebody straight in the face, and all it would do is sting a little. We used to have koosh wars all the time. I still remember the smell... It smelled like... koosh balls.
Chris - June 06, 2008 - Report this comment
I owned a few of them, but I can't recall what ever happened to them. Haha I cut threw my local high school parking lot a month back or so to take a shortcut and there was one of them just lying in the lot it was all blue, I almost wanted to stop and pick it up. But they would melt when it got really hot, in fact I think thats what happened to all mine.
Anna - June 10, 2008 - Report this comment
Yup I remebr these. I remeber they also had miniture ones in the cheap quater machines.
brightbite - July 15, 2008 - Report this comment
When these things first came out, I immediately got the original red-yellow-blue one, which I still have. Some fads never go out of style, and Koosh balls are one of them! Lets face it, they just feel good in your hand.
tony - July 21, 2008 - Report this comment
koosh. i had a few, but never really got the point. they smelled weird.
Jennifer2 - August 23, 2008 - Report this comment
I have kooshball and kooshball book some place.
SavageLettuce - September 11, 2008 - Report this comment
Another toy we would bring to school & irritate teachers with!
Emily - November 08, 2008 - Report this comment
The smell was good.. :) I think they should make them still so we can continues to annoy ppl with them!
val - November 21, 2008 - Report this comment
I had a hot pink and green one. They felt good to hold.
Tony - November 24, 2008 - Report this comment
Oh yeah, I was the man on the block because my Koosh glowed in the dark!
Pammy - December 17, 2008 - Report this comment
I love koosh balls. It does collect hair!!!!!!I have one that is black, pink and green. Awesome!!!
Nickie - September 14, 2009 - Report this comment
Oh oops I see there is Koosh I said one of my favorite childhood toys...made in 1987 same year I was I am as old as the koosh ball.
T - November 10, 2009 - Report this comment
I love Koosh Balls!
Chelsey - November 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Mine Had faces sticking out of the ball and arms!!! I dont rem why tho! Loved yje Koosh Ball
ismAriel - December 12, 2009 - Report this comment
i wish koosh ball make my thesis get success!!!
Rosie - December 29, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember these! They were great for juggling, lobbing at people, bouncing by their rubber bands like yoyos, etc. I didn't know you could float them!
Jan Griffiths - February 14, 2010 - Report this comment
I have one, but I have to keep it away from the cats. They like to eat the strings off.
Oscar A - March 27, 2010 - Report this comment
Phew! Those things stunk like developer fluid or pure vinegar!! Eew!
Emily - June 04, 2010 - Report this comment
The Koosh game with the spandex rackets was my favorite, ever, when I was a kid.
alice - July 20, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember this!
Brittany - August 08, 2010 - Report this comment
I still have a light pink and dark blue one :D
Jill S - January 17, 2011 - Report this comment
I still have my purple/blue one! They had just come out and not many people had seen them yet. I had gone to the dentist and was good...therefore got to pick out a toy afterward and I grabbed a Koosh. We later went to eat at McDonalds and I remember people asking me as a lil kid, "What's THAT thing?"
brightbite - February 01, 2011 - Report this comment
Is this some random hallucination or did they come up with curly Kooshes, too???
Johnny B. - May 26, 2011 - Report this comment
The fact that I've spent my entire life not knowing that Koosh Balls could float genuinely blows my mind. And yes, they smelled really weird.
Lauren - July 10, 2017 - Report this comment
@brightbite -- This response is very late, but I definitely had a curly Koosh ball in the early to mid-1990s, and I'm shocked that I can't find any curly-Koosh pictures online.

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