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May 14, 2013

Wacky melon

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 9:30 am

Wacky melon

Plastic pull toy manufactured by Cragstan Vanda in Hong Kong circa 1970.  The toy (labeled Wacky Melon on each of its four wheels) combines the shape of a watermelon with human and insect features, including a melon stem nose, eyes, mouth, and antennae.  When the string attached to its stem-nose is pulled, wing-like slices of watermelon swing in and out of cavities inside its body.

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2 Responses to “Wacky melon”

  1. meg gepford Says:

    I have one still in box but has been opened, could you give me a rough guess at what this might be worth??

  2. clarice zahar Says:

    would you sell it to me? =)
    I used to have one when I was a child, but my family gave it away. I think and talk of it frequently (both the having and the losing).
    best wishes

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