Thursday, June 29, 2017

Monster Magnet

This Monster Magnet from 1964 was one of Wham-O's lamer toys released during the golden age that brought us the Frisbee, Hula Hoop and Super Ball.



Looking more "Genie" than "Monster", I'm sure it's appeal didn't last long with kids. I mean how many times can you stick a magnet to something before you get bored.



The magnets in each hand of the "Monster" are fairly weak-kneed.  They claim it can lift 20 pounds, but I have my doubts.


5 comments:

Bob Johns said...

I have never seen this before. You have to love the sound effects in the add

top_cat_james said...

I'm hoping the owner of that car sped off when those brats slammed their magnets on it.

Anonymous said...

I own an original 1964 Monster Magnet, in the original packaging, sealed and never played with.

Anonymous said...

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/OTAwWDE2MDA=/z/eYUAAOSwTiRZfo6S/$_57.JPG?set_id=8800005007

Tom said...

Thanks, Anonymous. Do you know if that package dates from 1964? If so, $1.49 was quite a chunk of change for that back then.

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