This memory was added on: April 18, 2010
Sitting at work today, I caught a whiff of something wafting from outside my office, and I immediately thought of smell of Super Stuff! I hadn’t thought of Super Stuff since 1965 when I was a kid. What a great toy! My dad bought it for me when we were at the store together. It was a complete impulse buy. I remember mixing it and waiting for it to set over night in its little pink tub. After several days of fun, it eventually dried up and was forgotten…..until today.
The pictures and comments here really bring back memories.
This memory was added on: November 7, 2009
My memories of SuperStuff are along the same lines as Al's. My dad bought me some of it just to pacify me while on a 500 mile drive to my grandma's funeral in May 1970. My dad wore the he** out of the Sinatra "Strangers in The Night" 8 track on that trip.The smell of superstuff was quite distinctive and enticeingly yechhy (if that makes any sense). It did attract all kinds of dirt and I wound up throwing it away in the motel bathroom after a day. It was pink and had a conistency of something like sticky Jello.
This memory was added on: September 19, 2009
Every once in a while I would have flashbacks about this weird smelling neon pink stuff I had fun playing with when I was 10 or so. Then I decided to type in some random words that might fit it’s description and ……..wham-o I found this site taking about “Super stuff”
When I email my 70 year old mom to share my nostalgic find, she asked me if it wasn’t silly putty I was referring too.
I guess when you're out of you mind busy raising 5 kids, a lot of toy take on a generic name for sanity sake. It all becomes silly putty. When you’re a kid it is all very different!
I wrote her back to say…
Mom; "Silly Putty" was kind of flesh colored, came in a Egg that split in half and had a slow elastic consistency but would snap apart if you pulled too quick. Oh yea, and if you dropped silly putty it bounced. "Super Stuff" on the other hand was gelatin like, hot pink~cotton candy :-)) in color and, if dropped, it landed with a thud flop sound. If it landed on the ground out side it was finished (ready for trash can). It was a magnet for dirt and debris and wasn't able to be clean once it was matted with grunge.
Both of the above should not to be confused with "Green Slime" which was packaged in a trash can was much the same consistency as "Super Stuff" but was smaller in size, would have a drool like texture and didn't really smell as pleasant. "Super Stuff" Suff had a very memorable pleasant yet odd smell.
This memory was added on: March 13, 2009
Just thinking of THAT WONDERFUL SMELL of cold pink gloppy SUPER STUFF brings me back to Summer 1969, Kentfield, California...and the music..."Dizzy"(Tommy Row), "Light My Fire"(The Doors), "Cool-Aid" (Paul Humphrey and His Cool-aid Chemists)
This memory was added on: September 19, 2008
I played with this stuff as a kid and remember especially its distinctive scent. I was going through a box of things recently and found an unopened packet of Super Stuff dated 1966. The mixing directions were with the packet but not the carton for mixing with water, thus I don’t know how much water one would use. I don’t even know if it would mix properly after 42 years and since it isn’t made anymore, I may just keep it in its packet forevermore.
This memory was added on: August 12, 2008
One of my favorite things when I was growing up was Super Stuff, I can still remember the smell and texture of that wonderful stuff. I used to hide beans in the blob and then pretend I was a surgeon and cut them out then stitch the incision up with needle and thread, it left a scar that looked very real. Wish they would make it again so my kids could enjoy it as I did.
This memory was added on: March 10, 2008
Back in 1964 I was on a TV quiz show called "The Family Game" with Howard Craven (Network 10) - a show that had terrific prizes for the family who "knew the most about each other"!! One of the questions we were asked was ..."if you had all the money in the world, what would you like?"... of course, my parents answered that I'd like "a horse" (I had always wanted a horse) but as the TV camera focussed in on me, the audience hushed and on the edge of their seats as I removed my headphones and I uttered those immortal words... "SUPER STUFF!" (gooey, pink, play dough worth about $2)... we lost the game, and it was a very quiet car trip home from the television studios.
This memory was added on: May 14, 2007
1967-1968ish?? I was playing with my pink Super Stuff in the back yard, bouncing it against the wall to see what kind of an impression the textured wall would leave on it. It landed in the Ivy, the VERY DENSE Ivy, and I was not able to find it and remember being extremely upset.
I searched and searched, hoping to detect the stuff by it's strong, wonderful scent. To no avail. I still suspect, as I did way back then, that my mom found it and threw it out when I wasn't looking. Ah...those were the days...
This memory was added on: March 27, 2007
It's funny how many people remember the smell from super stuff. I totally remember it,too. What a great smell that was! Something's you just never forget, like the fantastic smell of Playdough and Super stuff. I remember playing with Super stuff with my sister and brother around 1966. I also remember how cold it was after you had to take it out of the refrigerator, and how my Mom made sure we laid down some newspaper on the table so we wouldn't make a mess. Another thing I remember was that it didn't last too long. However, it was fun while it lasted.
This memory was added on: March 22, 2007
A google search for Whamo's Flubber got me here. Flubber was a ready to go blob in a blister pack that was marketed by Whamo for several months in the mid-60's right when the Flubber movie came out. I saw it once on a shelf at Fedco in Los Angeles. My parents were already pissed at me for something and would not buy it for me. Within 2 months it disappeared off all the shelves in Calif. The only reason I ever got was that is was linked to brain cancer. I have been searching for in ever since to no avail. It is my Holy Grail. There must be a case of it somewhere sitting in an abandoned warehouse.
This memory was added on: January 27, 2007
Yes, I remember Super Stuff. My sister remembers the smell, although oddly, I don't. (I usually remember smells with memories.)
The thing that reminded me of it was FLOAM. When the container has been sitting for several days, the beads rise, and the unmixed goo on the bottom is just like Super Stuff....you can slurp off the gel part and play with it by itself. It doesn't smell like much except mild chemical, though, so the memory won't quite be the same.
This memory was added on: December 27, 2006
Wow I completely forgotten bout this stuff until I saw the name and picture. I remember the distinct smell it had. Also remember the white flecks that got on it after a spell in the refrigerator. I don't rightly recall what I was able to do with it. I do remember daddy showing it into a glass forcibly so that it made very hideous, breaking wind/passing gas sounds that had us on the floor laughing til our gutts hurt. I think Daddy had more fun with it than us youngins did. Learning my "dirty" trick I waisted for my relatives to come over. I'd sneak up behind them and shove that glob thing int a glass... PPFFFLLLLTTTT!!!!! to My Aunt Margie Jean, Uncle Frank. Mama wasn't in the least amused at this embarrassing debacle. Super stuff became victim of the trash can after I got a lickin and sent to my room.
This memory was added on: December 20, 2006
I remember this stuff so well!! There were actually two colors---pink and yellow, which were indicated by the line on the side of the container it came in---either the line was pink, or yellow!! About fifteen years ago, my brother worked for this warehouse and came across a case of the stuff---both pink and yellow varieties. His boss told him to just take it. We sat and played with the gunk for months!! It did keep better in the refridgerator, but after a while it would get little white "flecks", almost like Cream of Wheat was put in there, and then you'd have to throw it away. But ah yes, the bubbles you could blow, the smell...........FANTASTIC!!
This memory was added on: December 10, 2006
my only memory of the stuff was how it smelled so unique & everything stuck to it, so you really couldnt get much use out of it, except to squeeze it in your fists to hear the squishy sounds. mine lasted less than 24 hours before my mom said "ok get rid of that crap".
This memory was added on: December 7, 2006
I am having the most wonderful Christmas this year! The wonder of the internet has taken me back to my childhood Christmases and all of the excitement before and after the gifts were opened. I had many opportunities to play with super stuff! I loved it and even recall buying some when I was in highschool. The smell is fantastic - odd, but fantastic. I wish someone would bottle it! Is superstuff still made today? If so, anyone know where to get it?