Since Monday, I have wanted to blog about something, yet couldn't recall what they were called. I had the image in my head. They were sturdy yellow plastic cups with green cord attached to them. Back in the late 1970s, we'd walk on these plastic cups and hold onto the string while walking. Talk about a retro toy.
I did some research on this simple vintage toy. Originally marketed by Romper Room Toys, they were called Romper Stompers. I found out that an original pair of these fetch $50 on eBay. As a child, I thought the idea was to make us kids feel taller. WRONG! They were for hand-eye coordination and for exercise. What??? Romper Stompers, from Hasbro can be purchased today and come in a variety of colors and style. Did you have a pair?