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Author Topic: What can I do with old toy squirt rings?  (Read 515 times)
RJBowman
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« on: April 24, 2016, 05:05:12 pm »

Back stock from an old local toy distributor:



Vintage 1980's; in every KayBee's store for fifty cents apiece three decades ago. I suspect that these are not up to current child safety standards, and that might be why they were sitting in a distributors' basement and not on a toy store counter.

The bulb is removable; might be useful to activate some tiny pneumatic device.
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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2016, 06:23:48 pm »

Back stock from an old local toy distributor:



Vintage 1980's; in every KayBee's store for fifty cents apiece three decades ago. I suspect that these are not up to current child safety standards, and that might be why they were sitting in a distributors' basement and not on a toy store counter.

The bulb is removable; might be useful to activate some tiny pneumatic device.


Th bulb looks like a tiny gas bag. Use a few to make microscopic "airships in a bottle"  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2016, 06:27:40 pm »

 Make some sort of "Steampunk Spiderman" glove where the user can squirt water -pretending to be the "silk" ? I don't know, man. Silly things require an equally silly application  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2016, 09:15:02 pm »

The fashion sense of the 80's.  Grin

My first thought was to make them look like small hypodermic syringes with needs and make some assassin gloves. One for each finger. You'd have to rework them a bit. Move the bulb to the back so the needle end would be aimed out away from the wrist.
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« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2016, 10:50:26 pm »

THe bulb part is neat. about how long and wide is the bulb?
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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2016, 05:23:17 am »

I don't have one with me right now to measure,  but the bulb is about as wide as my fingertip and I have fairly average size hands. It is very similar to a perfume atomizer's bulb.
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« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2016, 07:36:25 am »

Assuming the availability of suitable material for tentacles, make a bulk supply of baby krakens with the bulbs.
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