So, a couple of weeks ago, I was actually in South Africa visiting with my wife and some of her family (they're all Afrikaners). We were all super-busy and touristy out there, but I did have one day dedicated to toy shopping (thanks Monty and Alec). I hit up a bunch of antique shops and toy stores. I didn't find much, but here's a little something I definitely want to show you.
It's Weepy the Wee-Wee!
I've seen this guy here and there at flea markets over the years, but according to the shop owner I bought this from, this one is from the 40s.
I think I believe her. It does look like a vintage/antique Weepy. He has a better color scheme and paint job than the more modern reproductions.
It appears that Weepy just gets re-released with new packaging and new color schemes every once in a while.
I have no clue who makes Weepy or where he comes from. I'm not sure of how long he's been around, and I'm not even sure if Weepy is his original name. (Can anyone help me out with this?)
For those unfamiliar with Weepy, he's basically a cute little kid with an innocent (yet sly) look on his face. Looks like he's hiding something.
He's peeing on everything!!
I never thought I'd own a urinating toy.
Yep. Simply fill Weepy's base/reservoir with water, pull down his shorts, and voila – the cutest, little urine stream you've ever seen in a toy.
Here's Weepy in action.
As you might have noticed, this toy is pretty old and kinda cruddy.
He has stains and aged glue where some previous owner has made lame repair attempts. His pee action still works, but it's a bit weak (I hear that happens with age).
While searching for info for Weepy, I came across a really disturbing version of him.
This Weepy definitely doesn't have the charm of the original Weepy.
He's got his hands in his pockets, and he's wearing shorts over his pants. Weird.