Do you remember Space Fidgits? They were 3-inch disks that were filled with non-toxic fluid. When you touched them from the front or the back, the fluid inside would wiggle and squish around, making different shapes and colors. I used to play with these things for hours. Tell me, why were they so fascinating? I loved these silly things!
Does anyone remember Lemon Twists? You stuck the loop around one foot and swung the thing around while you jumped over the lemon with your other foot. I remember taking this to school and I was an immediate hit of the playground. Everyone loved it. I looked online and found that the other toy Skip-It didn't come out until the late 80s. I could have sworn those came out the same time as the Lemon Twist of the 70s.
We bought our kids a new game the other day for Playstation 2. That thing cost $50! Sure, it's fancy and high-tech, but it got me thinking about the toys I played with when I was a kid. Toys were so simple in the 70s, and even more simple in the 50s and 60s. Perhaps I'll post later about some other bizarre, long-forgotten-about toy you may or may not remember. Until next time -- don't forget to stop and play every once in awhile!