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Inch Worm
by Empire
Inch Worm


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More memories from:    2003-2005   

This memory was added on: April 28, 1010

It's been over 30 years so i don't remember many details about my inchworm, just that I liked it.

girl riding Inchworm toy

Margie


This memory was added on: April 18, 2010

I was a very young wife (age 15) in 1972 with an infant son. I happened to see the Inchworm commercial on tv one day and even though my son was way too young for anything like that, I wanted one for him. Back then I think they were $12.98 and I couldn't afford that much with my husband in the Army making less than $500 a month. Many years later (eons) I found one in a junk shop for $11 and grabbed it. It was in near perfect condition and still making the ratchety sound when moving. My grandson (my son's little boy) finally got to use it when he was old enough.

Deb


This memory was added on: March 11, 2010

My son, who is about to be 37, had one. He loved his inchworm so much and would ride it every day. Each day when it was time for his dad to come from work he and I would go outside, he would get on his inchworm and ride down the driveway and down the street a little way to meet his dad. This went on for a long time and the memories are wonderful. I am trying to find the original inchworm for my grandson, who just turned 1, so he can have the same memories that his dad had with his inchworm.

Sharon


This memory was added on: November 7, 2009

When I was a little kid I was taken to a local store by my parents and as soon as I went inside the store I saw the inchworm. I immediately fell in love with it. I jumped on it and was following my parents through the store and eventually a store employee stopped me and got me off. I asked my parents to buy it and they said "sure later". Later never came. I had forgotten about it until I was taken to a garage sale that had one for sale. I remember it was only 9.00 dollars. I begged my parents for it and they said "sure later". Of course when we were ready to leave I reminded my dad about the inchworm. He told me he would come back and buy it later. I was not going to fall for that trick again and I cried my eyes out and told my dad every cuz word I knew in Spanish. My Dad was surprised that I knew so many bad words that he just laughed at me. To this day he still regrets not buying me one. I keep telling him that at least he didn't spoil me...but I still think about it. It was the coolest thing to a 5 year old.

I saw one on E-bay and it was 45.00 dollars I was tempted to get it just so I could finally be happy in life. ha ha ha I might just buy it and give it to my dad for Christmas. The funny thing is I told my 8&12 year old kids if they wanted one and they laughed at me...saying "we don't want that goofy thing you promised us an I-pod".. What is this world coming to? Many Thanks to the person that created this site and allowing me to vent...


Armando
1967


This memory was added on: March 13, 2009

The Inchworm jingle I remember from the early seventies had these lyrics:

Inchworm, you've gotta know
I want you with me everywhere I go
Inchworm, Inchworm, I'm tellin' you true
Inchworm, I love you
Inchworm, I love you

Followed by a female VO:

Ride up and down and up and down
On the Inchworm!


Ken L


This memory was added on: October 26, 2008

.....The Inch Worm was one toy I always wanted, but never got! I have went on line several times over the past several years to look for one to buy, just for the sake of FINALLY having one! My sons are now 10 yrs and 13 yrs; they surely are beyond the "Inch Worm" days! I'm 40 yrs old.......wait! I should buy one for my future grandchildren! (I can't believe I just typed that word!) Anyway, what a warm, cozy feeling that the Inch Worm brings to me when I look at it~Thanks for the memories!

Diana
1968


This memory was added on: September 19, 2008

I got it for my birthday and rode it up and down my street for hours at a time. I drove the neighbors crazy because it made that noise when you bounced up and down. Kind of like the baseball card in the spokes of the bicycle wheel noise. I wish I could remember what happened to it. I guess I must have given it away when I graduated to my big wheel which is another whole set of memories.

Childhood was soooo much easier back then.


Colleen


This memory was added on: August 23, 2008

I loved my inchworm! It was such a fun toy. My parents always tell me stories about having it whenever Christmas comes around and my mom will sing the theme song. She always says "we had to go without groceries for a week to buy that but you really loved it." haha. I am glad to see so many other inchworm lovers out there, thanks for such a great trip down memory lane!

Katie
1981


This memory was added on: June 20, 2008

I wish I could remember the jingle. I absolutely loved my inch worm. I got it the same Christmas as I got my earth shoes. I remember riding it while wearing my earth shoes, and how incredibly long it took me to chase my brother on his green pedal car—can’t remember the name. As a hyperactive child, I think my parents actually got it to slow me down. They were right on the mark. It was my first introduction to meditation. Inch. Inch. Inch. Inch worm, I love you…..

Gloria Ives


This memory was added on: March 10, 2008

I loved my inch worm. Oh my goodness. I used to live on my inchworm. And then I couldn’t find it. My older brother tied my inch worm up in rope and filled it with water and buried it in the snow. We lived in maine . Then I found it when the snow melted. He was jealous I guess. Brothers can be mean. He also wrote with magic marker all over my Barbie makeup head.

Rhonda


This memory was added on: February 1, 2008

WOW!

Nice to see him all cleaned up and brand new. I still have mine. He is in my garage. He's the one thing I have kept all these years. I think I got mine when I was one year old. It was a gift from my late Uncle Steve. My sister and my cousins used it for years. It was kept at my Grand parents house until I grabbed it to use for my own children.


Dave
1971


This memory was added on: December 1, 2007

I can't believe it. It's a picture of my childhood buddy. We done everything together. We played in the yard, rode up and down the driveway all day long waiting for the older kids to get home from school. I told him all my secrets and he told me his. He would help me eat my PB&J sandwhich everyday. On the days that it rained, I would have my dad to put him under the porch so that he would not get wet. I really loved him so much.

Then one day, we moved away and we left him under the porch by accident. I cried and cried. After about 7 years my mom drove by the old house and there in the back of the old shed was inch worm. I was so happy to see him. Mom stopped the car and I jumped out and took off running, Mom told me that I couldn't get him because he belonged to someone else now. I didn't care, I took him anyway. I put him in the backseat of the car and told mom that I was ready to go home now. I was about 10 or 11 at this time. I hugged him all the way home.

I am 36 now and for the life of me I can't remember what ever happened to him. I read a few posts back that they came out with them again this year. Guess what I am getting ME for Christmas this year?



Catherine
12/1970


This memory was added on: October 23, 2007

Seeing that picture of the Inchworm bought back so many childhood memories. I loved that inchworm. I can still remember looking out the window at him sitting on the lawn and couldn't wait to go out and ride. He was like a best friend. Miss you inchworm!!!!


Carolyn (born 1966)


This memory was added on: October 6, 2007

He's BACK!!! And I just bought one for my nephew, can't wait until he's old enough to ride it (is it sad that I bought this for a kid who's one???). Radio Flyer is now making them.


Floyd
1973


This memory was added on: May 18, 2007

My mom was the elementary school crossing guard when I was young (I'm guessing about 3 years old). She would walk and I would ride my inchworm to the intersection every afternoon. She put a long leash around his neck and then hooked the other end of the leash to the street sign where she would stand. I would ride one way on the sidewalk till I ran out of leash, turn around and repeat the other direction over and over again. She loves to tell the story and I have a picture somewhere of myself on the inchworm. Would love to have one for my son.


Adrion
1979



This memory was added on: April 23, 2007

Oh my! I can't believe I'm seeing this. This was the earliest toy that I can remember. Oh how I miss spending the hours playing in my backyard with inch worm!


jamie naragon
1981


This memory was added on: April 21, 2007

I can't believe I'm looking at an inchworm! I used to ride this thing around inside and outside the house! I wish I had kids so I could have an excuse to buy one!


Mandi
1977


This memory was added on: April 12, 2007

He is so cute. The commercial really suckered me in when I was little. I begged for one and got it for Christmas when I was 3 or 4. But I was scared to death of the creaking it made when you sat on it so I never did! I know my mom and dad were not happy since money was really tight. It was probably my only gift that year! I was a little disappointed that I didn't have a cool song to ride to either. But for some reason it's in the background of a lot of pics so I probably drug it around and talked to it! They are cute! They should bring Inchy back (without that noise or at least play the noise on the commercial)!


Kim
1968


This memory was added on: April 12, 2007

INCH WORM.... how I miss you... I have been searching for one for my daughter and was just able to purchase at an on-line toy store... What great memories...


Samantha
1970


This memory was added on: April 6, 2007

Inch Worm Inch Worm I Love you!!!!!


Rhonda Smith
1962


This memory was added on: April 5, 2007

This was my favorite toy as a child. I was heart-broken when I couldn't obtain one for my child. Inch Worm provided me with hours of fun!


Louasia
1971


This memory was added on: March 13, 2007

My children loved this toy and we have been searching for one for their children. Great news...Hasbro is bringing it back Fall of 2007 with a newer look. (Don't buy them all...I will need at least 3 myself ) !!



Robert


This memory was added on: February 6, 2007

I can't believe I found this site. I have been looking for an inchworm for the past three years. Oh Inchworm, why have you forsaken me?


Kate
1969


This memory was added on: January 19, 2007

i had one as a little girl and would like to have one again for my child. do you know where i could purchase one? my 916-955-4993 please call and let me know. thanks sincerely, darla


darla
1969


This memory was added on: January 11, 2007

One of my dubious talents is a freakish memory for commercial jungles.

Inch Worm You gotta know Want you with me Everywhere I go Inch Worm, Inch Worm I'm telling you true Inch Worm, I love you! Inch Worm I love you, Inch Worm!


Sneak
1971



This memory was added on: December 29, 2006

This is something I have wished for every day/Xmas year as a child and appearantly it was not in my parents budget. I am 40 now and still have deep depression for not ever receiveing one. My husband said he had seached everywhere for one this Xmas and was unsuccessful. What a absolute joy that would have been. Anyone know where I can purchase one? P.S. the only part of the jingle I remember is "inch worm; inch worm; me & my inch worm"


Debbie
1966


This memory was added on: December 23, 2006

I just saw one of these the other day! Someone in my neighborhood kept theirs and now their children are enjoying it!! It bought such good memories of my childhood with my sister. My daughter is even asking for one now!!


Tina
1970


This memory was added on: December 18, 2006

Me & my brother both had one, hours of fun with em.


bailey
1967


This memory was added on: December 8, 2006

Ah..when I saw this, it immediately took me back to the 60s...I don't think I had one..but someone did, because I remember how cute it was, and how uncomfortable the seat was.


sherry
1960


This memory was added on: December 2, 2006

It was a near tragedy that I have yet to overcome emotionally. I was riding my inchworm with Fred Flintstone glass in hand. I reached a dangerous speed that no child should attain, even under safer conditions. The front wheels of wormy got caught in the tile and over his head I flew. First the glass hit the floor and shattered, then my face, and the rest of me soon followed, and all turned black and blue. I still have a scar on my nose - not to be confused with a hose. Wormy was ok.


dan
1965


This memory was added on: November 29, 2006

When my brother was still in diapers, I tied his Inchworm to my brand new hot pink banana seat bike with a jumprope. Then I pulled him to the end of the driveway and started down the big hill. My brother soon passed me and we both wiped out! He scraped up his little feet pretty good and I was in BIG trouble!


Lisa
1963


This memory was added on: November 21, 2006

OH how can I find one of these for my daughter!! I have a treasured photo of me on my inchworm, my favorite toy EVER, with my grandpa in the driveway. He died when I was 5. So this is such a sweet memory to have him with my inchworm in a photo.


carolyn
1986


This memory was added on: November 21, 2006

I was so excited to see that so many other people loved the inchworm. I had one when I was about four and I would love to have for my children and nephew. My sister, who was about 6 when I got the inchworm, used to fight over him. We loved him to death, his sweet little face and his hat. Just like Curious George, My Little Pony, glow worms, and other 70s/80s toys, these would be sure to be a big hit if they were to be mass produced today.


Chris
1980



This memory was added on: November 14, 2006

I always remember my youngest brother riding it in the apartemnt. We lived in railroad rooms and my mother cut the little noise maker off because he would be on it all day.


Doralynn
1964


This memory was added on: October 21, 2006

I love the commerical, never owned one, but have tripped over them from not paying attention to where I was going.


Brenda
1961


This memory was added on: October 21, 2006

Boys I remember this one...I think the neighbor kid owned one. We used to play w/ it all the time, rode it thru an apple orchard we played in all the time. It was great.


Grulg
1966


This memory was added on: September 29, 2006

My inch worm was one of my favorite toy. One of the few that I distinctly remember. The clearest memory I have of my inchworm was when my sister Peggy pushed me down our front steps. That first step was a big one for that "not-all-terrain-inchworm". We did not land gracefully, and I still have the dent in my forehead to prove it!


Jennifer
1969


This memory was added on: September 26, 2006

I had one as a kid.. and loved it.... I am also a big flea marketer.. and guess what I found!! Yes.. an INCH WORM in perfect condition.. that was 2 years ago.. so my daughter got a chance to play with one of my favorite toys as a kid and though its seen better days, my 2 year old son is now playing with it.. he loves it too...


dvalk
1967


This memory was added on: September 19, 2006

I remember having my inchworm, I think I was about 21/2 or 3. We lived in Battlecreek Michigan in an apartment. Our neighbor drove over it on accident, but oh what fond memories.


Jennifer Yoder
1971


This memory was added on: August 5, 2006

I got one of these for Christmas when I was about 4--I remember by Christmas night my Dad was ready to "inch it right out the back door" for having to listen to the "rachety" sound it made during it's journey.


Kit
1969


This memory was added on: July 30, 2006

I was 4 years old when I got my inch worm. My most treasured toy when I was little. I couldn,t find one for my daughter but she knows all the stories. Tragically, my LITTLE SISTER broke it. But I will never forget him, my wonderful green inch worm. I WANT ANOTHER ONE!!!!!


Janet
early 70's


This memory was added on: July 24, 2006

oh my goodness! i just flipped out and had a flash back of my days with me little sister watching the silly commercials. "inch worm inch worm i love you" my little sister had one when i was about 6 and she was about 4ish. we loved it and had fun "inching" around the house.oh memories...


debbie


This memory was added on: July 12, 2006

Wow did this site bring back memories!! I had an inch worm, it was my best friend, I remember being around 4 or 5, and peeing on my inch worm in our basement in Chicago, my mom came in and I told her my inch worm made me do it! Every timeI got in any trouble, I blamed my poor inch worm, he made me do it! I wish I could find one for my kids!!


kari martin
1969


This memory was added on: June 21, 2006

My brother and sister and I loved this guy. One day our babysitter sat on it and broke it :c(


Heather
1968


This memory was added on: May 18, 2006

My inchworm was my best friend, we went everywhere together, including running away from home. Loved the springy noise he made and his little round hat. Tempted to buy one on ebay now and again but have no space! Absolutely my most favoured and missed childhood toy.


Lorraine
1970


This memory was added on: May 15, 2006

I don't remember playing with the toy much; but every now and again I do a search for the inchworm on the web. It just sticks out in my mind for some reason. I wish my son could have one. Jennifer


Jennifer
1971


This memory was added on: May 5, 2006

I use to ride mine in a enclosed wooden floored porch and loved it!!!!


Dawn
1970


This memory was added on: April 28, 2006

How excited i was to see this site and know that so many others shared the same love for inch worm that i did. it was by far my most favorite toy. i use to cruis up and down the upstairs hall of our house for hours. it was all fun and games until my brothers jumped out from behind a door and pushed me down 5 steps...ruining inch worm forever!!! ahhh se la vie!


Hilary Griffith
1982


This memory was added on: April 25, 2006

How quickly memories of my inchworm came flooding back to me after completing an email survey sent by a co worker. I got mine when I was probably 2 or 3 years old, and I rode my inchworm EVERYWHERE... how I wish I could find one now just for display.


Susie Cain-Cain
1974


This memory was added on: April 13, 2006

Always loved the handles. They look like snail antennae. I remember them vividly.



1971


This memory was added on: April 11, 2006

I used to have an Inch Worm he was one of the first and few toys i had as a little girl either my mom sold him or my younger siblings broke him what ever happend i have no idea where he went .


Delilah
1981


This memory was added on: April 3, 2006

I never got an Inch Worm, but BOY did I want one... (I think I got the yellow Hipity-Hop with the Horsey Head instead). I was, however, hooked on the jingle as was one of your other memories listed. I don't remember the part they do, but I still remember:

Inch Worm, Inch Worm, *Wow* - What a Wonderful Toy Inch Worm, Inch Worm, It's Fun for a Girl or a Boy (repeat) It's Fun for a Girl or a Boy...


Rockit68
1968


This memory was added on: March 30, 2006

I just saw a picture of this recently and it brought back soem very distant memories of scooting around the kitchen floor on the worm


Shane
1971


This memory was added on: March 28, 2006

when my son was 5, he wanted an inch worm but there was not one to be found in charleston sc, i had a lot of friends in the military, so one of them found one in savannah ga, we drove there to pick it up.


pat
1950


This memory was added on: March 26, 2006

The Inchworm Song. I was a few years too old for the inchworm but I was hooked on the song I'd hear on the commercial. As I recall, it went like this:

Inchworm, you gotta know. Wantcha with me everywhere I go. Inchworm, inchworm, I'm tellin you true. Inchworm, I love you.. oohhh inchworm I love you.

I think that's pretty close. I even remember the entire melody as well (might have to upload a wave file one day). Pretty crazy how some kid would remember that huh?


Greg
1957


This memory was added on: February 17, 2006

My favorite toy ever!! Cannot believe I found a picture of it. I use to ride this everywhere. I finally got too big and it cracked. Wish I could find one for my children. What a great trip down memory lane!


Connie A.
1972


This memory was added on: January 30, 2006

Oh Sweet Inch Worms!!! I was so happy that Christmas in 74' when I got my baby Inch Worm and my older brother got the big Inch Worm. Life couldn't have been better!!! Then one day, I realized I could never win a worm race and the ugly head of jealousy arose. My little fella was half the size of my brothers and it took me twice as long to get anywhere. Luckily, my brother became interested in the chemistry set he got and Big Inchy was mine!! LOL


Jennifer
1972


This memory was added on: January 21, 2006

Oh I remember my Inch-Worm very well. He was one of my favourite toys. I remember really loving the sweet face he had. He always seemed like such a safe and friendly little guy. We would go on trips around the yard/house together. What a great memory! I hope I can still find an inchworm for my kid someday (when I have one). Maybe he/she will call theirs "Inchee" as well! LOL :)


Tiff
1969


This memory was added on: January 19, 2006

When watching the movie "Roll Bounce" recently and seeing the Green Inchworm in the front yard was great! It brought back many good childhood memories riding that inchworm up and down the driveway & a ramp that we had that connected from the side of our front porch and went all the way down to the driveway as well. That was so much fun as a kid! My spouse and 7 yr old did not understand how I was so excited to see that Inchworm again!


Michelle
1971


This memory was added on: January 10, 2006

I loved this toy when I was younger, but unlike most of you it seems I was alot less harder on mine and I still have it now. My 11 year loved it and my now 3 year old is having his turn with it. It still makes that awful creaking noise that we remember loving as kids. Now I know better, our poor parents. Anyhow, ours is still creaking around my house.


Michelle
1977


This memory was added on: December 26, 2005

Inch Worm! How fun was that toy! Even the commercial was cool! Unfortunately, most of my brothers and I were too old by the time Inch Worm came out, so our mother refused to get it for our little brother for fear one of us would try to ride it and break it. Instead, she brought him a Sit n' Spin, and the next year a Big Wheel. Yep...broke 'em both!


Frieda
1962