Play-Doh Fun Factory

Play-Doh Fun Factory Share your own memories of this toy

This memory was added on: September 25, 2007

Oh my god i went to visit my auntie where i havent been for years and she still has all our old toys we used to play with including the fuzzy pumper barber shop it still works and all of us had great fun playing with it with my 3 year old daughter who loved it even though its like about 40 years old.


This memory was added on: April 12, 2007

The allure of Play-Doh is timeless. At age 40 I am still hooked on the scent and the feel of fresh Doh. You're never too old for Play-Doh! :-)


This memory was added on: March 3, 2007

wow i use to play with this in colombia when i was a kid...


This memory was added on: February 23, 2007

This was one of my favorite things to play with and my daughter, now my son plays with it. It isn't quite the same though. When I was little, the play-doh came inside these cardboard tubs and I remember how the playdoh would stick inside the tubs I would shake and shake to get it out. Also, they have removed the little boy from all the Play-doh cans/toys which I think is really odd since he was ALWAYS advertised as the play-doh mascot...wonder why?


This memory was added on: January 29, 2007

This was my 6th birthday present. :-) Being a rather unimaginative little kid, I just made a lot of snakes and log houses out of it, but it was fun!


This memory was added on: January 6, 2007

My brother and I were shopping with my mother one Saturday afternoon at JC Penney's; back then, they actually had a toy department. We were strolling past the toys when my mother noticed the "Fuzzy Pumper Barber Shop" and stated that she had never heard of it. My brother and I were shocked! We immediately began singing the jingle to her:

Sit right down, crank up the chair as Daddy grows his Play-Doh hair Shave and a hair cut (honk, honk) Brother needs a little off the top In the Fuzzy Pumper Barber Shop We'll fix Mother's hair just so You can make it with Play-Doh!

WELL...right after the first verse she started with a fit of laughter so intense that she erupted in flatulence right there in the middle of the aisle!!! My brother and I were, of course, were extremely amused--yet embarrassed--at our mother's lack of control. So, what could we do? Of course, we slithered around to the opposite side of the aisle and completed the jingle unseen, leaving our mother doubled over, helplessly laughing and farting. She never forgot that Fuzzy Pumper Barber Shop!

Good times!

Kathleen Bedrio

This memory was added on: January 2, 2007

i too had the fuzzy pumper barber shop. it was the coolest playdough toy at that time in the 70's.i wish i had that set again. but it took so long to get all the play dough out of the holes but great fun though,


This memory was added on: December 8, 2006

My skills were very limited with playdoh..all I knew how to make was " a bird nest, with eggs" when this fun factory came really helped me. My mother always made me spread newspaper on the table before I brought out the playdoh tho, because she knew I'd string it everywhere. I loved the way it felt, and smelled. but the taste was terrible.


This memory was added on: October 21, 2006

Oh yah, I cheifly remember three things about this--the Moosher thingie here, the smell and the salty taste. It's great to see this site.


This memory was added on: October 18, 2006

When this toy came out I was too old for it - even though I did grow up with Play-Doh toys - but I still remember a commercial for it on television. Do you remember it? I distinctly remember part of the catchy tune, "Brother needs a little at the top, in the Fuzzy Pumper Barber Shop," and "We'll make Mommy's hair just so, you can make it with Plaayy-Doh!" I cannot remember what my boss told me yesterday to do with a case, but I can sure remember blue hair sprouting out of a kids hair and someone trying to cut that mess off with some plastic sissors. To this day I sing that song (or rather, those two sentences) to my babies.


This memory was added on: August 29, 2006

Ok this is funny, kept us kids busy for hours cutting little shapes and making one giant piece of mudd. Then of course we had to taste it. To this day I remember the smell. The sad part is we used to sit outside under the shade tree with neighborhood kids and play and I don't see that anymore..


This memory was added on: August 12, 2006

I was an aspiring artist at age 7 and wanted to sculpt pottery, but didnt have a wheel to throw pots on. I did have a Fisher Price record player tho, so I used that, and put a glob of playdoh on it, and added some water and it squished around. Luckily I did not get electrocuted, and unfortunately I never got all the playdoh off the turntable, but it was fun to try. I'd not recommend tho.


This memory was added on: March 30, 2006

I had this one! My boys now have it, their favorite, mine was the fuzzy pumper barber shop! On the hunt for the new model now.


This memory was added on: March 21, 2006

I remember the taste of Play-doh really clearly, after 15-16 years. It's really salty.


This memory was added on: January 10, 2006

I loved my Playdoh Fun Factory. The colors were great and the smell was heady. I was posessed and used the Playdoh knife to slice my poo. I told my mother and she wigged out. I just thought it could be used for other Playdoh-like materials. I was a curious kid.


This memory was added on: December 27, 2005

My sister-in-law and I were just discussing the Fuzzy Pumper Barber shop on Christmas Eve. I still have the current version that we bought for my daughter in 1998. It doesn't come close to the original one. No toy now a day does!

S Hodges