What was that big headed, faceted, transparent figurine?
July 11, 2018 8:30 AM   Subscribe

A few years ago while walking my dog in the park, I found a little toy animal character figurine that some kid had dropped in the dirt. It was a few inches high with a big head, faceted like a huge gemstone, clear and transparent with a pretty lavenderish tint to it. I left the thing on a wall in the park hoping its owner would find it, but every once in a while I remember it and wonder what it was and whether I could get one to sparkle in the sun on my windowsill. So, what was it?
posted by moonmilk to Grab Bag (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Was it a Crystal Surprise pet?
posted by Kriesa at 8:38 AM on July 11, 2018 [3 favorites]

posted by Think_Long at 8:42 AM on July 11, 2018

Response by poster: Crystal Surprise is close! In my memory the "crystal" facets were smaller than Crystal Surprise, and it didn't have big painted-on eyes, but that's probably just my memory messing with me.
posted by moonmilk at 8:54 AM on July 11, 2018

Crystal Surprise pets are really small, for what it's worth. My kid grabbed a bunch from a close-out at dollar store and they are maybe an inch tall (with translucent accessories which are REALLY easy to vacuum up, being the size of a large ant.)
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 9:01 AM on July 11, 2018

Best answer: Crystal Surprise--Dazzly? On Amazon, slightly different color.
posted by MonkeyToes at 9:16 AM on July 11, 2018

You could get a prism instead and it would cast lovely rainbows.
posted by theora55 at 9:58 AM on July 11, 2018

Funko Pop has some that are clear

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posted by Ftsqg at 11:30 AM on July 11, 2018

Response by poster: I think it's got to be a Crystal Surprise, unless Crystal Surprise is a knockoff of a more elegant Japanese toy or something. Dazzly seems like a reasonably good match. It doesn't match my memory exactly, but memory is bunk. Thanks!
posted by moonmilk at 7:24 PM on July 11, 2018

One more thought just in case... your description reminded me of 3-D Crystal Puzzles.
posted by stormyteal at 8:14 PM on July 11, 2018

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