Toys of the Eighties, Water Weenies
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Water Weenies were basically long thick plastic balloons with a clamp at the top and a tube at the bottom. You would loosen the clamp, fill the balloon with water, tighten it again, and then turn a little knob at the bottom tube and squirt water at someone. They were cheap alternatives to water guns and came in an assortment of colors and sizes.
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decadesproject08 - February 25, 2008 - Report this comment
Coleman loves water weenies! :]
Heather - February 21, 2009 - Report this comment
I had a water weenie but after so many times of filling it up it exploded in my face
Josh - March 17, 2009 - Report this comment
God I loved these things...used to make my mom buy me one at the fair every year and sure enough it would brake before the week was over.....!!!
Darrell Kunkle - May 04, 2009 - Report this comment
You used to be able to save gum wrappers (Double Bubble, I believe) and buy water weenies through the mail! I loved them and wish I could get one today.
Cary Quattrocchi - July 06, 2009 - Report this comment
Cary Quattrocchi had one of these and he used to shoot water on other kids with it. Cary Quattrocchi had a water Weenie
pondsr - August 17, 2009 - Report this comment
I LOVE these things growing up in the 80's I had one my mom bought me at the Oregon State Fair, after 1-2 weeks maybe it broke so I made my own out of surgical tubing and an I.V clamp worked great and lasted a little longer being surgical tubing is thicker...
Cionn - January 25, 2010 - Report this comment
My parents wouldn't allow my sister and I to have one.
Laura - June 04, 2010 - Report this comment
I toatally remember these. Loved them we used to call them "water dogs"
Pam - July 05, 2010 - Report this comment
Anyone know where we can purchase these...Kids had a blast with them this weekend. I have looked all over the web without luck. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks
Chritre - July 21, 2010 - Report this comment
Huh, that's totally not the kind of "Water Weenie" we had. It was more of a rubber hot-dog shaped thing, a sort of long donut of gel that was hard to hang on to.
Double A - October 04, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember making water weenies in San Carlos, CA in 1981. We used surgical hoses, knotted on one end and a half of a ballpoint pen (the clicking kind you could unscrew in the middle) inserted into the hose at the other end. To fill it, we put the pen side into a water fountain. Better than any water gun made then and now.
ashley auld - September 01, 2013 - Report this comment
I remember the 70s water weenies. I all so remember making them with the surgical tubing. one guy at my high school made one and had the tube raped around him under his coat and the tube broke ha ha.
Adrian - March 25, 2014 - Report this comment
I grew up in Santa Monica, CA. I used to go to Scuba Haus on Wilshire and Chelsea. We bought tubing going from 1-3 feet about 1/4 inch diameter. We tied one end off and then used the end of a pen (old school screw type). You could fill it up at any water fountain. Those were the best days.
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shelly blair - July 15, 2014 - Report this comment
Yes, we made them out of surgical tubing. You put a ball point pen cap in the front of the tube and tie a knot in the back...the longer your tube the cooler you were. I just bought some for my sons birthday. have fun!
Christopher - March 13, 2015 - Report this comment
Oh man! I remember asking my mom to take me to the hobby store to buy (thanks mom!) that surgical tubing and getting the correct pen cap to fit. Soo funny! Good old 80's! Great site thanks for having it. :)
Brad - March 22, 2015 - Report this comment
I remember making the water weenie back in 1979 and going on the beach in the truck and blasting the women with their tops untied and they would jump up and expose their boobies that was so much fun.
Joel - March 11, 2018 - Report this comment
I remember buying a water weenie at Raging Water in San Dimas. I found a website online that still has them for sale. I am going to get another soon.

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