Name that children's toy...
November 21, 2005 12:55 PM   Subscribe

Name that children's toy...

What is the name of the kids toy where you pull the string and an arrow goes around and lands on the image of an animal and says "The cow says Mooooo". I've been racking my brain on this one.
posted by trbrts to Education (10 answers total)
 
I want to say it's called a speak and say...not to be confused with speak and spell.

they don't have strings anymore, now it's a plastic lever.
posted by nadawi at 12:56 PM on November 21, 2005


See n' Say?
posted by fixedgear at 12:57 PM on November 21, 2005


I had thought Spin N' Say.
posted by Constant Reader at 12:58 PM on November 21, 2005


see n say does it. I was thinking Pull and speak. hahahaha. thanks for your help.
posted by trbrts at 12:59 PM on November 21, 2005


oh! totally see and say. well, i was close.
posted by nadawi at 12:59 PM on November 21, 2005


How Stuff Works is simply an amazing site.
posted by sbutler at 1:56 PM on November 21, 2005


While looking at toys for my son, I was recently disappointed to learn that the modern See 'n Say does not use the string mechanism. Instead, it is battery-operated, works with a lever and has a quiz mode. I'm not sure I'll be getting one for my son, given my aversion to electronics equipment for toddlers.
posted by acoutu at 2:38 PM on November 21, 2005


I was recently disappointed to learn that the modern See 'n Say does not use the string mechanism
Yeah, that does suck. Sometimes, the old-school ways are the better ways. Something childlike yet powerful about pulling that string and hearing the mechanism spool-up.
posted by Thorzdad at 3:10 PM on November 21, 2005


I found a few on eBay
posted by Capn at 4:13 PM on November 21, 2005


The string was probably deemed hazardous to a child's health [i.e., kid could possibly get choked if s/he wrapped it around his/her neck], so it was removed.
posted by cass at 7:49 AM on November 22, 2005


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