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Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty

So, this is the 3rd and last toy I found at the White Horse Road Flea Market last Sunday. One of the vendors had a stack of these things selling them for a buck each. They were actually produced in 1986. It turned out to be an 80s toy weekend.

It's Humpty Dumpty!
He's not as cute as I remembered. He looks a bit freaky. Maybe even maniacal.

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Humpty Dumpty Puzzle Bank Toy

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Humpty Dumpty Puzzle Bank Toy

So, the Humpty Dumpty was peculiar enough, but it was the unique box that sold it to me. Just look at this thing.

At first glance it looks like any old Playskool toy. Ya know, the blue/red striping, the red logo, etc.

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Humpty Dumpty Puzzle Bank Toy Box

Waitaminit! It's made by Krypton? Isn't that Superman's home planet?
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Humpty Dumpty Puzzle Bank Toy Box - Playskool Ripoff

Wow! You know you're in bad shape if your hoping to score some sales by ripping off Playskool.

Playskool Toy logo

Krypton Toy Logo - Playskool Logo Ripoff

Another great thing about this package are the funny product "callouts."

"Now with 'Had a Great Fall!' Action!"
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Humpty Dumpty Puzzle Bank Toy - Had a Great Fall - Package Detail

You know how much kids love learning to save money.
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Humpty Dumpty Puzzle Bank Toy - Saving Money - Package Detail

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Humpty Dumpty Puzzle Bank Toy - Had a Great Fall - Package Detail

"And You 'CAN' Put Him Back Together Again..." if you feel inclined....
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Humpty Dumpty Puzzle Bank Toy - Put Humpty together again - Package Detail

And I just love this encouraging instruction sheet. At the end, it reads: Remember puzzles are not supposed to be simple. "So if at first you don't succeed, try, try again."
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Humpty Dumpty Puzzle Bank Toy - Instructions

Well, looks simple enough. I hope the kids learn something.

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Humpty Dumpty Puzzle Bank Toy - Broken in Pieces

Just for kicks, here's a unique perspective of Humpty Dumpty by Ricky Gervais:


2 Responses

  1. zehn says:

    Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, and every one glued him back togather, and used him as a bank!

  2. Devil Dan says:

    So you have to glue it together and eliminate the puzzle funcionality to use it as a bank?

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