Toys of the Eighties, Skip-It
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Attach it your ankle and swing it around and jump to avoid it slamming into your ankles. It even had a counter installed in the newer models.
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krystal - May 18, 2007 - Report this comment
hey i love skip it
Alice Hochhausler - May 19, 2007 - Report this comment
Amy - May 26, 2007 - Report this comment
After months of begging, my mother gave in and bought me one. It broke almost immediately. I loved playing with other girls' skip its on the playground though.
Amanda - June 04, 2007 - Report this comment
I had a bright pink Skip-It with a counter on the side of the ball, also had dollar store knock offs, little plastic ball attached to a rubber or plastic cord with a plastic ring, basically same idea just the skip-it people were first to be smart and market them! lol
Sara - June 16, 2007 - Report this comment
I can't tell you how many times I bruised my shins with one of these.
Christine - July 11, 2007 - Report this comment
I remember getting so angry when i counted how many times i jumped but the counter didn't count them all... Ohhh the days when a broken counter was the worst thing in the world!
Elsje - July 25, 2007 - Report this comment
I loved these, but never got one of my own. The neighbours' was fun though!
Rachel - July 26, 2007 - Report this comment
who remembers the song to the commercial?
Kelly - August 30, 2007 - Report this comment
I think I had a Skip-It or it might have been my sister's. I liked the Pogo Ball better.
Lena - November 14, 2007 - Report this comment
Skip-it, Skip-It.. The very best thing of all, theres a count-ter on this ball. Something beat your very best score, something something and a whole lot more! Loved it. I had a yellow one. Sara, how on earth did you bruise your shins with a skip it???
Erika G - November 16, 2007 - Report this comment
does anyone out there have an old-skool skip it? I totally want to buy one for my friend.
holli - November 20, 2007 - Report this comment
i love skip it YEAH
Lea - December 01, 2007 - Report this comment
Rainy days were best spent in the basement skip iting till I dropped. Mine was trusty and never broke...still have it.
Carrie - December 09, 2007 - Report this comment
I remember being bombarded with the goofy-ass commercial 199 times a day while watching my cartoons
Bern - December 12, 2007 - Report this comment
I still know the whole song. Hey now kids come gather round. Look what just skipped into town. It would have been the perfect luring device for child predators.
Karin - December 21, 2007 - Report this comment
When I was a kid my sister and I had Lemon Twists (before the counters). I loved mine. Why don't they still make these?
Hannah - January 03, 2008 - Report this comment
I had a pink one and bought it when I was in the 4th grade in 1992. Took it everywhere with me!
dutch - January 05, 2008 - Report this comment
I have a question to pose the skip-it fan club...they were for dudes too, right? because I had one and recieve a lot of flack for it
tyneshia - February 13, 2008 - Report this comment
i love skip its i had one it was pink i love it a nearly took it every where i went until the neighbours stole it...
Hannah - February 29, 2008 - Report this comment
It's cool that they still have skip its out though, even though, of course, I wouldn't buy one today.
Julieanne - March 24, 2008 - Report this comment
where can i buy an old version of the skip it?
Kristin - April 07, 2008 - Report this comment
I had a skip it and loved it!! i want a new one so badly! does anyone know if they still sell them?
Marni - April 30, 2008 - Report this comment
so, seriously, does anyone know where to get one? they have new ones now with stickers and clickers but I just want one like I used to have--hot pink with a counter! so...anyone...??
Carey - May 03, 2008 - Report this comment
I grew up in the 70's, and Skip-it started out as just a lemon shape with no counter at all haha..But I definitly remember those and hula hoops.
Amanda - May 09, 2008 - Report this comment
I had a red one with a counter. It might still be hanging around my parents house somewhere. Skip-its and jump ropes definately took up 4th and 5th grade recess.
Jen Ivanowski - May 11, 2008 - Report this comment
I hate Skip-It and everything it stands for.
Kevin Duffy - May 11, 2008 - Report this comment
I wish I had the mad skills to skip it. I was so jealous of the girls who had them...especially the pink ones. I finally bought one at a garage sale when I was in college and I secretly practice every chance I get.
Ann - May 14, 2008 - Report this comment
I had a pink one. I bought my little cousin a yellow one (an original one like mine) from a thrift store. She just didn't get it. I wonder if she still has the thing. I'll just have to take it back from her.
Char - May 18, 2008 - Report this comment
Skip its are awesome. My friend and I were just talking about it today. And I need one now! I used to play all the time a recess and i was tied for like best in the grade and the other girl always used to cheat and make us to redos because there was a crack... we are best friends now, but back then it was very serious.
Heather A - May 20, 2008 - Report this comment
I work at an after school program and we were sharing our childhood skip-it stories. I had to have my mom get mine out so I can share it with the kids in program!! Actually I think the staff will get first the way, mine is yellow!!
Aple Juse - May 22, 2008 - Report this comment
these suk i cant fit them over my foot
Maura - June 04, 2008 - Report this comment
Skip It Skip It, Do Run Run Run Do Hop Hop! I loved mine. I think I had several and they always broke :( A fave playground recess toy
Lauren - June 18, 2008 - Report this comment
does anyone know if you can still find them anywhere? i loved my pink skip-it!
Crissy - June 19, 2008 - Report this comment
I LOVED that thing!! OMGosh!! I could skip-it for hours. It didnt work in the gravel though. I broke my first one in it. OMGosh and the bruises it would leave if it hit your leg!!
Mary - California - June 24, 2008 - Report this comment
;.; Best toy EVER. I grew up in the 90s, but I was lucky enough to get my hands on one of these babies and I played with it until the cows came home, man!! I remember I'd play for HOURS. D: I dunno about you, but I think they should reintroduce this toy!! Looking back on it, it was a GREAT workout!! @__@ Augh, I still remember the jingle that went with it!! XD "Skip-it! Skip-it good!!"
emileigh - June 25, 2008 - Report this comment
ALi - June 30, 2008 - Report this comment
I had a skip- it growing up. i had up until high school. Don't know where it went tho... but you can still buy i see them at Wal-mart all the time....i might get another....
Linds - August 12, 2008 - Report this comment
toys-r-us has them!
Angela - August 19, 2008 - Report this comment
At toys r us they have the skip it: ribbon streamer and the skip it: charms and stickers. I had to go buy one (I'm on this "childhood toys" kick) BUT THEY GOT RID OF "THE VERY BEST THING OF ALL!!!" -there's not a counter on this ball. . .so I can't try to beat my very best score and I can't see if I can jump a whole lot more!!!
amy r - August 22, 2008 - Report this comment
i would jump until the numbers would roll over to 0s again lol
rach343 - August 26, 2008 - Report this comment
i had a little blue one, i love it!!! and i want one now so can skipp for hours they should so bring them back.....why havent they???!!!!!!!! gap in the market it!!!!! lol
Ashley M - September 12, 2008 - Report this comment
Skip it skip it...but the very best thing of all..theres a counter on the ball..try to beat your very best score..see if you can jump a whole lot more....
Amy - September 19, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember wanting one of these so bad, but my mom was like "Please, we had something like that when I was young, I'll make one for you." So she cut the leg off a pair of nylons, stuck a tennis ball in the toe and tied the other end loosely around my ankle. I was like "Uh, yeah, not quite what I had in mind", but I still used it.
stephani - October 01, 2008 - Report this comment
I had one and I got rid of it not to long ago. I never used it anymore. and well...It was fun when I had the energy to play with it
Saundra - October 14, 2008 - Report this comment
Another great toy of the 80's! I totally miss these kind of toys from my childhood because they were so much fun!!
jim bob archibald - October 16, 2008 - Report this comment
AMY AND KELLY THIS REFERS TO YOUR COMMENTS-skip it rules-there aint nothing that compares to it,i had a breakdown when my skip it broke.but make a comment like that again and report you to the government,ok and fair play to your mom amy for making 1 out of tights.
Jason - November 26, 2008 - Report this comment
Thinking back to this masochistic device, all I remember is a chafed ankle where I slipped on that plastic ring, and I think I'm STILL suffering from joint damage on the opposite ankle where I didn't "skip it" well enough end ended up "smashing it".
Missy - November 30, 2008 - Report this comment
I had a Skip It and I was the best in my complex! I never messed up! Nobody could beat me! lol
Meredith - December 12, 2008 - Report this comment
I had the blue one! :D I remember skipping away outside with or without friends during the summer at my summer house. I also remember how dirty the bottom of the ball part would get from scraping on the ground. What fun!
Seneca - December 16, 2008 - Report this comment
My feet were too big for the Skip It to fit around my ankles :(
Laura - December 16, 2008 - Report this comment
Me and my sister both had one. Sooo much fun! I'm pretty sure that you can get them at Toys r us they just look a little different but still have a counter on them.
Kandyace - February 06, 2009 - Report this comment
Oh my gosh! I have always wanted one of these! All I wanna do is buy it and skip it...skip it!
Jenn - February 07, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved these things!!! I had the blue one and used it forever!!!
Zoey Pootrony - February 28, 2009 - Report this comment
The skip it sucks!!!
Ashliz - March 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Hey now kids come gather round, see what just skipped into town, but the very best thing of all...there's a count-ter on this ball. try to beat your very best score, see if you can jump a whole lot more skip-it, skip-it... and i feel you on that skipping until the counter reset...I was the queen! Had the purple and pink with a counter. nothing more, nothing less.
gigi - April 25, 2009 - Report this comment
I would stomp on the counter ball so many times by accident. I still remember the commercial
Justine - April 26, 2009 - Report this comment
I love the skip it I had one when I was a kid and I want one now but I can't find one anywhere with a counter....I can have one now that I'm grown and my big brother isn't around to break it.....I used to play with it for hours when he and his friends were playing basketball and he used to get mad and break them I think I went through 6 in one summer!!
cindi - April 27, 2009 - Report this comment
you can find it at babies are us has charms to decorate it $9.99 been looking all over for it
Leah - May 08, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved skip it! i never had my own though..i always borrowed my day i snuck over there and took it out of her garage to use it..i ended up breaking it..i hid it in the garage and went home and cried...
Nancy - May 10, 2009 - Report this comment
I had a RED BELL at the end of mine. It was the BEST! I grew up in the 60's and 70's. So if someone out there knows where I can get the original, PLEASE let me know. Thanks.
vikkii - May 24, 2009 - Report this comment
i loved mine caught my ankle a few times as u all know that really hurts thinking about it i cant remember if i had the blue one or the pink one im sure it was the blue one i had
jen - July 10, 2009 - Report this comment
anyone in getting a hold of hasbro(tiger) toys to make the orginal SKIP IT. or
Kristina - August 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Hello All. I have a skip-it. And it is the most intresting toy. And I don't understand how so many people can screw it up by using it. It's the best...! And I use it every day. Wonderful Exersising! So Yeah. I have 3 of my own.
Jennifer - September 03, 2009 - Report this comment
they still make thesel. a little girl in my neighbor hood was playing with onr the other day.
Yvette - October 15, 2009 - Report this comment
so where can you still buy them??? :)
Alexandra - December 09, 2009 - Report this comment
i loved my skip it! It was the pink one with the counter.... *memories!* I can't believe they are so hard to find now. :-( I want one and I want to get one for my neices!
Jodi - December 22, 2009 - Report this comment
this is a great form of exercise for kids and very inexpensive. Why is it the big chain stores don't carry and it can only be ordered from online? We loved these as kids and always gave them to friends at birthday parties.
Ben - February 08, 2010 - Report this comment
Wow, this brings back memories for me! I remember the counter would never work right because usually I was 'skipping-it' fast enough for the ball swirl around, above the ground. However, I also remember testing it slowly on the carpet, and the counter would work somewhat.
Catherine - February 27, 2010 - Report this comment
I fractured my wrist playing with the skip-it. It tangled around my ankles and I fell down... It was fun, though.
Melissa - March 14, 2010 - Report this comment
I've been trying to find a skip-it to purchase. I used to LOVE this toy!!! There are only 2 on ebay in crappy condition though.
Lauren - March 18, 2010 - Report this comment
I def. remember the Skip was one of the BEST toys around in the 80's. I wonder if my parents still have it in their garage..they kept my inch worm and my tricycle, let's hope they have the skip-it too!
sunny - March 29, 2010 - Report this comment
i have a skip it but its a knock off it was 5 dollars at wallmart i got it last month and i do use it what can i say im a kid that loves them my sis has 1 thats real my bff got it for her for her b-day a few years ago she has 1 2 but i can't find a real 1 any more tho theirs were the 1's w/ counters like the 1 shown above
ashley - May 03, 2010 - Report this comment
I still have my skip it and I lovvved it as a kid! I'm definitely going to have to get it out for this summer! My mom keeps trying to give it away, but I won't let her! It's a classic!
Cheyenne - June 21, 2010 - Report this comment
Low and behold all the best toys are coming back to be enjoyed by the next generation. I just bought my daughter a skip it she had no idea what it even did so @ 29yrs of age I had to skip it and I skipped it good ;p I hope by the end of summer she will be a skipit champion
Luc - June 27, 2010 - Report this comment
I can't believe that i forgot about these toys, they were fantastic fun, i used to use my next door neighbours and a group of us would have timed competitions to see how fast it took us to reach 100 skips. Best 90s toy EVA
isobel - July 19, 2010 - Report this comment
my daughter has just txt asking about skip it she had a pink one where can i get one for her now
Ariel - September 03, 2010 - Report this comment
When I was little, I had a yellow one that counted the skips you made. It kind of just disappeared, I think, though. I forgot how much I loved skip its until my older sister found a knock-off one in her trunk. I was so excited that I played with it outside in the dark immediately and yesterday me and my friend played with it, too. I totally think that they should start manufacturing the old-school ones again.
g - October 13, 2010 - Report this comment
awesome toy
Karen - November 24, 2010 - Report this comment
Somewhere I saw this was an '80s toy. I disagree I had one in the late '60s or early 70s and it just had a little plactic bell shaped thing on the end and I loved the sound it made when it hit the ground.
kaitlin - December 06, 2010 - Report this comment
i used to play this it all the time for hours it was so fun
brandy - January 08, 2011 - Report this comment
my 10 year old came to me today and asked me if i can get her one so i am looking for one right now she is useing a dog lish as a skip-it i never had one but i will be getting one for her !!
noemi rodriguez - March 26, 2011 - Report this comment
sucks that when i was young someone approached me and asked me how i built mine which was actually made with a ball, rope and plastic ring from the butter bowl then stole the idea to make the skip it, i was only 9... inventer!!! whoever you are... i still remember...
diane - May 14, 2011 - Report this comment
I skipped to 1007 today using the skip it toy it is awesome!
Shahwar - July 02, 2011 - Report this comment
Does anyone know where i can buy an original skip it?
AWilliams - July 07, 2011 - Report this comment
I'm looking for one also. The one with the counter
vivian morgan - September 25, 2011 - Report this comment
are they still available to buy and where can I find on to buy? my girls tried one today and they really want one.
Lyssa - September 27, 2011 - Report this comment
Ebay my cuzins use to n they were.pros I sucked.but they were also 10 n 12 yrs older then me.i use to hate that thing so I told my cuzin I was going to get her girls one
Nikki - January 02, 2012 - Report this comment
Had the pink one. Loved it to death. Scuffed it up good from using it in the driveway daily.
Amanda - January 22, 2012 - Report this comment
Oh great, now I can't get the commercial out of my head.
your wrong - April 04, 2012 - Report this comment
its was ski pit ski pit ur mad dum
Lori - April 25, 2012 - Report this comment
If anyone is selling one with a counter, I want to buy 2 of them please email me
Laura - June 30, 2012 - Report this comment
A skip-it wasn't as skilled as skipping with the hoola hoop spinning around your ankle. But the Skip-IT wasn't invented yet.So that's what we did in the 60s and 70s. I think that was where the idea originated. But we also tied a jump rope around our ankle loosely and skipped with it like the Skip-IT. The jump rope had a wooden handle you skipped over. Ideas you might try as an alternative.
jenny - July 19, 2012 - Report this comment
I have an original skip it in the package never used, looking for a place to sell it?
emilie - August 06, 2012 - Report this comment
my mom had original yellow skip it when she was little it was probably the 70s skip it because she was born in 1970 oh and my aunt played with it too
Natalie - October 28, 2012 - Report this comment
oh these were fun.
Aubrey - December 13, 2012 - Report this comment
I want to purchase one of these. my email is
kelly - February 09, 2013 - Report this comment
Where can I buy an original 80's skip it with counter really want 1 used 2 love it when I was younger, my email is
DID I DO THAAAAT - March 28, 2013 - Report this comment
I saw on the boobtube just recently they bringing skip-it back
Alyssa - April 01, 2014 - Report this comment
I had this when i was young the bottom got scratched up

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