|I loved the Clown Around Clown House|
You may remember I once blogged about the worst-ever Christmas gift I received as a kid -- the Andy Gibb doll. Today, let's discuss one of my most favorite Christmas gifts ever received as a kid. I realize most of you will have no recollection of Clown Arounds, but they were all the rage for a short time in 1981.
Clown Arounds were clown figurines kids collected -- much like Smurfs and Monchhichi figurines. Produced by Mego Corp, each Clown Around was a different character. Houses, cars and other toys were sold separately and could be used with the Clown Arounds. Man, oh man, I loved these goofy looking figurines.
|Clown Around image from Kathysfastfoodtoys.com|
What one your favorite holiday gifts from your childhood? I'm surprised I forgot to mention this gift in my Top 10 Gifts blog post last year.
That one clown with the machete on the shelf is going to give me nightmares!
Without a doubt, the Vertibird - a 1970's helicopter toy that was totally awesome! It was on a wire and went in a circle. You controlled the speed and height and got to pick up different objects with the hook on the bottom of it. It was really cool - especially for its time.
I have no recollection of these at all, but they remind me of the smurf collection my sister had. Hey, isn't the smurfs movie coming out soon?
OMG! Could you be my long lost sister? lol I loved those toys when I was the same age and I thought no one else knew about them and thought I was crazy! I still have my collection and wanted to look for more of them I spent hours one night looking at ebay but I couldn't remember their name! Erin
oh yes and my favorite Christmas gift ever, The Mork from Ork posable doll He had a huge packon his back that said all the catch phrases!
I had this really cool desktop pinball machine…I loved it. I can't remember the name or anything like that but it was great.
Clown around? These I do not remember. but like Fabu - they do remind me of the Smurfs
I dont know the clown arounds, but I had a ton of Smurfs, Monchhichi and Care Bears
Oh man, I remember having a similar experience with a smurf village!
I still have my Clown Around figures! I know they all have names (they were printed on the back of the packages), but I don't remember what they are. My favorite clown was one that looks like Bowser from "Sha-Na-Na."
I've always been afraid of clowns, so would not be my "best gift ever," that's for sure...
I wouldn't even buy these for my kids because of it!
OMG, you have just solved a huge mystery for me! I still have all my toy figures from when I was a kid (I called them all "little people") I had this one clown figure with a leisure suit doing the Travolta pose, and I never knew what kind of figure it was. (In 1981, I was 3, so can't remember too much). The figure was in one of those Clown Around pics, so now I know! Just made my day! :)
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