Saturday, February 1, 2014

Robax Promotional Puppet

Robax released a small number of promotional Push Puppets to promote their pain-reif product.

I love the hand carved effect!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

'Oskarr' the Educated Horse and Engine Performance Indicator.

I was very excited to find this unusual 'push up' puppet at a local Melbourne Bazaar!
This was produced in the 1950s for Australian Holden cars.
The pamphlet states "Do not regard Oskarr as a toy, he ensures economic driving" ! The push up horse is attached to the dashboard of your car and then into your manifold!
The aim is for Oskarr to stand up and wiggle if the engine is running well. Oskarr will start to wilt if the engine is not running smoothly! Brilliant!


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Kohner Brothers Poster

Original 1949 Kohner Bros Press Action Toy advertising poster.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Doubles ready for a swap!

All the above push ups are ready for new homes! Would anyone like to suggest a swap! Just send me an email or post on here.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Classic Giraffes and mechanism variations!

Giraffes have always been a classic push up puppet!The group shot shows a mixture of Chinese, Italian, English, French and German puppets.

My small collection includes a Jan Staffani wooden giraffe from Germany, a little green TM TOYS giraffe and a plastic 1970s orange favourite.
Mechanisms variations
Most push puppets are controlled by a push up bottom, however there are a few variations.

  • button rocker puppet, press the tiny button on the rocker (fox in picture)

  • paddle action puppet, press the paddle at the sides (tiger in picture)

  • classic hollow base push up action puppet (cow in picture)

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Swap Shop and Running with a Sandwich Cards!

Swap Shop! Here are my remaining swap options ! Hope to find new homes...
I found these fantastic cards in a local toy shop, produced by 'Running With a Sandwich'