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This memory was added on: January 8, 2010

I have been discussing the my best memory of the Weebles Haunted House with my daughters. All were confirmed on this memory blog. After reading all of the other memories and they were both sadden by the destruction and demise of the weebles. Apart from the slingshot, drowning and burning of the weebles they found it all too comical and peed their pants laughing. I am glad to say that even though they have never played with them and have only seen pictures of the undamaged weebles on the internet, they too have somehow in a weird way have enjoyed the weebles and have decided what they want for Christmas. The Ghost, Cannon and Haunted House, slingshot optional and no dogs allowed.

horse257


This memory was added on: November 7, 2009

My older brother and I are 18 mos apart and we were best friends... UNTIL...he went to first grade. It was 1974 and I was playing with my S.S Littleputt Weebles boat - my absolute most favorite thing on earth - and he came home from his first day of school all puffed up. He stomped into the den, kicked over the little boat, and declared "That's what First Graders do!" Things were never the same after that. But I will never forget my passion for Weebles!!

Alisha Foster


This memory was added on: June 26, 2009

I had the Weebles Treehouse, it was my absolute favorite toy. I wore it playing with it. I also love the Weeble Spooke house and the Raggedy Ann and Andy Weebles. I wish I still had them today. My kids would have loved them too. Weebles, wobbles, but they don't fall down... love it.

jd


This memory was added on: January 27, 2009

When I was little we lived in Utah and we would visit my Grandma in Ohio. Way in the back of her closet she kept the weebles haunted house. I used to dig it out every time we would come and play with it for hours. Yesterday I thought I would look for one on ebay and buy it for my kids --- who thought they would be selling for hundreds. That toy was one of my favorite memories when I was a kid. I wish I still had it. I do have six vintage weebles that my aunt gave to me because she knew I liked them. I keep them on my son's dresser. My kids always ask what they are as they look much different then the weebles they make today. Such a great toy.

Marcy Davis


This memory was added on: January 1, 2009

I had the entire weebles farm. It was the best. It even had a horse that you sat the weebles in to "ride".

I remember the size of these things and now they would be a huge choking hazard, no wonder they pulled them. I remember my dog grabbing them and running off with them and scratching up the clear plastic around them with his teeth.

Great toy.

Robyn
Baltimore


This memory was added on: February 1, 2008

I loved these weebles too. My kids have them today and they are nothing like these. I had the Weebles Marina and that was the coolest toy. The only thing I used to get mad about was that they would not sleep in the boat. Because they would not fall down, they also would not lay down. Great memories this retro stuff!

Cathy


This memory was added on: December 7, 2007

I remember being a young kid in the 70’s and I had the Weebles Haunted House!!!! It was awesome. I remember it had a library that if you pushed it, the Weeble could go to the other side of the house and there was a mirror on the opposite side of the library. They had Dracula Weeble, Ghost Weeble (which glowed in the dark), Witch Weeble... I can’t remember the rest but if someone can refresh my memory that would be sweet. Bring back the Weebles!!!


Meagan D


This memory was added on: October 14, 2007

I am a child of the 70s who started collecting Weebles again with my young nephew. He likes the pilot Weeble in the brown coat the best. My favorite set is definitely the Weeble Treasure Island one; with the hammock and hut and treasure map, etc. Drove my mom crazy finding the green tree-tops and pirate Weebles everywhere! Lots of people seem to be looking for Weebles, and we've accumulated boxes of extras I'm happy sell. I also have an incredible ghost Weeble from France, slightly different from North American version.


April
1970


This memory was added on: June 5, 2007

The things did not last long in my house.Weebles were heavy lethal weapons. The day after Christmas my sister had a Weeble-sizzed egg on her noggin & the Weebles ended up in the trash.


JayJay
1974


This memory was added on: May 31, 2007

I LOVED my Weeble Wobbles. I had the treehouse and the Treasure Island Pirate ship with the two islands. I have a 5 year old and would love to introduce him to the vintage Weebles. Does anyone have any playsets for sale? Especially the two I mentioned above? If so please email me at mstowers521@yahoo.com. Thanks!! I really enjoyed reading everyone's memories. We were lucky to be born in the 70's where things were built to last and seemed almost innovative(at least to us). Times sure have changed, haven't they?!?!


Michelle Stowers
1971


This memory was added on: May 23, 2007

I had em too...LOVED em! I now have a 7 month old son and had hoped to introduce him to the wonderful fun of Weebles but alas upon a search for them the ones now available are SOOOO disappointing! They just don't make em lke they used to. Why do they have to go and mess with a beautiful thing...just like the Farmer Says See and Say. I am okay with the unsafe string being gone but they have cut out like half of the animals and have gone way too stylized. What is this world coming to???


Amy P
1971


This memory was added on: May 16, 2007

I have a Weeble Wobble submarine and diver. I had it when I was a kid and loved. Now my kids play with it in the bath.


Sue
1971


This memory was added on: May 8, 2007

The catch phrase, "Weebles wobble, but they don't fall down" has been a mantra I use when going through hard times. No matter how bad things get and you wobble, but never fall completely down. Remembering this saying has helped many a time.


Betty Ann
1957


This memory was added on: May 6, 2007

I worked on the Weeble products in the toy development department at Hasbro in the early 1970s. One of my assignments was to build the Weeble swimming pool, which was later produced in a blue plastic with a slide built into it. I also remember helping with one of the preproduction copies of the Weeble Airport. At that time there were three size Weebles, with the child being the smallest of the family. Due to safety concerns they eleminated the baby size and bumped it to the Mom size. Then Dad and Mom were both the big size. I'd love to have a production copy of these for nostalga sake. :) I also did work on the GI product line.


Jack.McCabe


This memory was added on: April 24, 2007

I remember being about 13, and realizing that weebles were the perfect ammo for a slingshot. The large end was easy to hold, and in mid air it would "flip" to the heavy end... Left one nice bruise.

It only works with the "egg" weebles. These new ones do not have the aerodynamics, and seem to wobble in air, reducing the distance.


Carl
1969


This memory was added on: April 15, 2007

I had the weeble family. Dad, Mum, son, sis, a dog and I think a cat...or maybe a grandma? What I remember most about them was that they were the only toy I had that my older brothers found interesting. My favourite childhood memory is of my brothers turning the weebles on their heads and spinning them like tops on the linoleum. Of course, it only works with the early edition weebles...the egg shaped ones with the smooth heads. fantastic!


Cupcake
1968


This memory was added on: April 6, 2007

Weebles Wobble but they DONT FALL DOWN>>>>>>I loved them


Rhonda Smith
1962


This memory was added on: March 14, 2007

Does anyone remember the little brown dog weeble? He was my absolute favorite. He actually continued to show up here and there in the bottom of boxes or back of my closet throughout my late childhood, but he's since long gone. I was so disappointed when they came out with the new "safe' weebles! How did we ever survive?


MTK
1976


This memory was added on: February 12, 2007

I used to go into the parlor where we had hardwood floors and spin the weebles on their heads. For a moment there, the weeble would be balancing in a blur upon it's head. The ultimate in falling down.


Andrew
1970


This memory was added on: February 12, 2007

I LOVE THE WEEBLES!!!!! I still have my treehouse set and all the Weebles. I remember playing with that set almost everyday and I now have a daughter and thankfully she will get the enjoyment of playing with my "vintage" set as opposed to the new ones (which are NOT the same). Too bad they don't make them like they used to.


Erika
1975


This memory was added on: February 4, 2007

Hello Everyone, I have fond memories of Weebles, only because I was in the advertisements for them, I still have a part of one of the original boxes with a picture of me on with my mop of curly hair & toothy smile. Those were the days.


Steve
1968


This memory was added on: January 30, 2007

I used to have a treehouse full of these guys when I was little.

One time, I think on purpose, I put my Wonder Woman weeble in the dishwasher without my mom noticing...

I can remember, clear as day, that when Wonder Woman came out, she'd somehow shrunk inside the plastic bubble. She basically shrunk down to a tube, leaving a clear plastic egg-shaped shell around her.

That's the way I remember it anyway... Man, that was a long time ago...


Bill
1974


This memory was added on: January 5, 2007

Weebles.....childhood fun!! I had the Weebles Cops and Robbers island. It was the best toy EVER in my childhood. Until my younger sister snashed it into tiny pieces.......it still breaks my heart now!


Jill
1978


This memory was added on: January 3, 2007

My mom is getting ready to move and asked me what I wanted to do with my old toys in the attic. I have the Weeble haunted house and magic kingdom in the boxes and with the weebles the last time I looked at them. I too enjoyed many hours of fun with my weebles. The ghost still had half his face last time I checked. I will have to dig them up and put them on ebay. I also have the 1977 Barbie Dream House and all the accessories. There are some other vintage toys, but I am not sure which ones. Thanks for sharing your memories...


Jo
1973


This memory was added on: December 26, 2006

Hi...When I was about 4 or 5 ( which would have been the late 60's), I was given, for Christmas, a pink hard plastic doll type "weeble". It stood about 7 to 8" tall, had a face painted on it and I loved it. It is my first memory of a Christmas present. I was totally fascinated that every time I pushed it over it came back. And when it did pop back up, there was a melodic sound that came from the base. I remember holding it down and trying to force it to stay there. I would love nothing more than to get my hands on one of these just for myself :-)...If anyone knows of where I can get one or has one themselves that they would not mind parting with, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank You


Ezmeralda
1964