Help Me Remember These Obscure Toys
September 19, 2008 1:09 PM   Subscribe

ObscureToyFilter: Help me remember a toy from my childhood. My siblings and I are remembering plastic, colored blocks and cylinders that unfolded to become characters. We recall a king and queen, almost certainly a pig, and maybe a cow.

Google has failed us so far. It was almost like these things were precursors to Transformers, but they were far less complex (as we were far younger). They would only unfold once, on a hinge, and the character would be printed on the inside of the shape. They weren't perfect halves, either; there would be little legs and arms sticking out.

This would most likely be in the 1984-1988 range, when we were between 5 and 10, but perhaps earlier.

Bonus points for pictures proving accuracy.
posted by sjuhawk31 to Grab Bag (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Were they the Sweet Secrets toys? They were a couple different ones, including animals. Here are three commercials:

Commercial one
Commercial two
Commercial three
posted by MaryDellamorte at 2:17 PM on September 19, 2008

DoubleDooz, as seen here?

Here's what might be the relevant patent.
posted by blind.wombat at 2:29 PM on September 19, 2008

I'm positive they weren't Sweet Secrets, MaryDellamorte. Our toys weren't attached to any box.
posted by sjuhawk31 at 2:30 PM on September 19, 2008

blind.wombat, YES!!! How ever did you remember that?
posted by sjuhawk31 at 2:32 PM on September 19, 2008

Heh, I had no idea what they were, just used my black-belt google skills :)
posted by blind.wombat at 2:33 PM on September 19, 2008

I bow to your Googlefu. No combination of words we had tried worked.
posted by sjuhawk31 at 2:46 PM on September 19, 2008

I tried to click on blind.wombat's "here" link, and apparently my company's filtering software thinks the Sears Wishbook is PORNOGRAPHY. *boggle*
posted by peep at 2:55 PM on September 19, 2008

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