Friday, July 22, 2011

1980s Klik Klaks or Clackers or Kabangers! Great Balls of Fun!

1980s Kabangers or Ka-bangers
were also known as Klik Klaks or Clackers.

I must have been an odd child back in the '80s. In fact, I know I was. For some reason, I had this short-lived obsession with a toy called KABANGERS. Can you believe they topped my fave toy list? What???

I'm not even sure if one would consider Kabangers or Klik Klaks an actual toy. Kids from the '70s call them Clackers, Klackers, Knocker balls or Click Clackers. I knew them in the 1980s as Kabangers or Ka-bangers

This ball clacking "toy" was completely re-dic! Kabangers were basically two hard balls danging from a durable rope. Children would swing them back and forth until they clicked and clacked, hitting into each other. Boring, hello? Yet, I loved these balls until they'd slam my finger. If I got too into the ball clacking action, they'd smack me right in the face crushing my nose. Great concept. Great fun. Loved it!

Anyone remember Kabangers

Still confused or don't remember this this click clack toy? Watch as this dude demonstrates his Ka-bangers with great skill.

16 comments:

Barbara said...

We loved them!! They hurt, but we loved them.

Us "70's" kids were used to toys that could kill you. Today's toys are wussy toys!!

Belle said...

I didn't remember them until I watched the video. It all came back to me then: my daughters doing it for hours.

Crystal said...

Interesting....I have never heard of this before!

Kal said...

Yes, another deadly toy from my childhood. You could easily bash your head trying to get these to work properly.

ISRAEL CARRASCO said...

Later they put a plastic handle on them.

LL Cool Joe said...

I remember then, but here in the UK they received some bad publicity because they could shatter and pieces of plastic could fly into your eyes. That was enough to make sure my mother never allowed us to have any.

Ms. A said...

I certainly do remember them. Thank goodness the hurt does go away, eventually.

Marlene said...

Ahhh, the memories! We called them CLACKERS back in the 70's...and if you were a girl, you had 'em! Mine were red. They were so much fun....even when they bruised our wrists all to hell. (One girl I knew broke her wrist with these things). Crazy, yeah.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I was an odd child and loved that one too. I wouldn't mind one right now. There's something weirdly addicting about that thing.

Be well.
xoRobyn

Oilfield Trash said...

I don't remember those.

Cheeseboy said...

Really loved those things too. I think because they served as great karate weapons. It was totally a ninja toy if you wanted them to be.

Copyboy said...

I've actually posted about this numerous and have even tried to track one down in the original packaging. Give kids lucite balls to swing. Brilliant! BTW...made you blog of the day.

Lindzena said...

I used to have something like that when I was younger. It was fun at first, but the first time I hit myself with them I was done. I had very low patience for my own stupidity.

Teachinfourth said...

The cheapest, most annoyingly awesome toy...

Darrin.. said...

Awesome! They were genius! Until.. brats like us started throwing them at each other! They were selling them this summer at the local fair.

Pat Tillett said...

These were great! They were also out when I was young. I remember losing my little fingernail after it got Klik Klaked...

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