Toys of the Eighties, Magic Balloon
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Place some of the gummy material from the tube onto the tip of the provided straw. Blow air into the tube and make a bubble. Pinch bubble to seal and remove from straw. The bubble hardens.
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Pamela - July 05, 2007 - Report this comment
I think these things started in the 60's or 70's. My mom says they had these when she was little.
MontanaGrandmom - July 21, 2007 - Report this comment
I grew up in the 50's and remember having these that far back. The GOO was in a metal tube and the tube and straw came in cardboard box. It must have cost something like ten cents because my brothers and I bought them and our allowance was only 25 cents a week. The GOO was usually red and I can still smell the nasty stuff! The air would begin to seep out of the 'bubble' and it would start to collapse after an hour or so. Nevertheless, we had great fun with it!
DaShon - August 06, 2007 - Report this comment
I remember this toy! I would get in trouble for trying to eat the "goo"!
SavageLettuce - September 11, 2008 - Report this comment
They still have these I think. So fun.
Valerie - October 23, 2008 - Report this comment
I can't imagine how toxic that balloon goo was!! It sure stunk!
val - November 21, 2008 - Report this comment
I cant remember I time when I dident have these. I havent seen these in years. So much fun. Let me know if anyone sees these anywhere.
court - January 17, 2009 - Report this comment
i remember how much i loved the smell of that goo. sort of like permanent marker.
Roni - January 20, 2009 - Report this comment
I used to chew it like gum!! it was the best!! I loved the smell...ha.
Robin - February 10, 2009 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember what this toy/product was called back in the 70's? It's a vivid memory, yet I don't remember the name of it -- perhaps because of the brain cells killed by inhaling that lovely chemical solvent smell. Thanks!
Nectar - May 01, 2009 - Report this comment
I was actually walking down the street a couple of days ago and noticed a really familiar smell. I realised it was the smell of these Magic Balloons. It took me back to the 80s.
Amy - April 18, 2010 - Report this comment
You can buy them at The Dollar Tree.
CSG - October 12, 2010 - Report this comment
They still sale this toy.
michelle - December 16, 2011 - Report this comment
you can still get them in Asia. very toxic. My uncle brought back a pack from Indonesia in the early 90s. I was playing with them and I accidentally inhaled a balloon after blowing it up. I went and cried in the bathroom cuz I thought I was going to die.
autumngirl - January 14, 2012 - Report this comment
I soooo remember this! My cousins and I loved these. You kind of got "high" off of the smell and we actually chewed the goo after it hardened... We were weird kids...ha-ha!

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