Can't touch this hammer (bench)
March 15, 2017 3:45 AM   Subscribe

Can you identify this toy hammer/pounding bench I had as a child, and if not, can you recommend a close substitute?

I had a beloved toy as a child that I now know is called a hammer bench, or pounding bench. Basically, you have a bench with pegs in holes that you can pound with the toy hammer, then flip it around and hammer the pegs down again, on and on ad infinitum. I loved it, and now I want my kid to have it. Problem is, I can't find the exact one I had.

The one I had:
- Yellow bench
- Blue pegs in the shape of soldiers
- The soldiers had heads on both ends a la playing card royalty
- The soldiers were stickers on blue vaguely oval/oblong pegs
- The hammer was blue plastic with white caps on the end to make the hammering surface

If I can't find that exact one, I'd like something that had these features of my old toy:
- Plastic, not wooden
- Rounded edges (even the pegs were rounded, which made it a little frustrating to hammer as the hammer would slide off the pegs if you hit it at the wrong angle. But, y'know, safety)
- Light. I remember hitting myself with the hammer, because kid. But because the hammer was light, hollow plastic, it never hurt me.
- Pegs, not balls. Pegs strike me (pun) as being more satisfying to hammer.

Thanks in advance for any help rendered!
posted by satoshi to Grab Bag (1 answer total)
 
It's not the one you had - no soldiers - but this one is plastic, rounded (ish), light, and uses pegs, though they have flat tops, which may help with the hammer slippage. And it's yellow!
posted by okayokayigive at 7:37 AM on March 15


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