Tuesday, February 15, 2011

It's A What!?

The other day I logged into Facebook to see this video posted on my wall (thank you Jamer-Looney!):

So let's be clear on this.  You can play with the Swing Wing at the zoo, perfecting your parallel bar routine, eating a banana (second 34), rowing a boat, or when you're stuck in quicksand (second 42).  Is that right?  I don't understand why we don't see more of these.  They are quite the all-purpose toy, no?

Here's what Wikipedia had to say about it: "The Swing Wing is a toy, similar to the Hula Hoop, worn on the head and twirled by moving the neck and/or body in a back and forth motion. It was developed by Transogram Games and introduced in 1965... It has been speculated that the toy was recalled due to injury suffered in the necks of children caused by the continual jerking motions required to use the toy." 

If you or someone you know has a Swing Wing, I will pay you 8 bajillion Ad Bits dollars for a video of it.  I wouldn't lie.

Is the Swing Wing song caught in your head now?  It is?  I'm sorry.  Here, cleanse your ear pallet with a little Willow Smith, who no doubt, would have owned a Swing Wing if she was around in the '60s.


Luvin My Lil Monkeys said...

Bahahahahaaaaaa! Me and My fiance can't stop laughing and singing BOTH songs!

We decided that the world would be a better place if we all could just wear our "Swing Wings", Dip our Heart shaped hair in paint and "Whip our Hair back and forth."

Thanks for this.. We needed a laugh!

Luvin My Lil Monkeys said...

I also shared this on Facebook!

Avant Garde Parenting said...

Um, awesome. I started coughing I was laughing so hard. This looks like the kind of thing where, when you stop, you still FEEL like you're doing it...or you just puke. How did this toy not stand the test of time?!

Carla said...

I'm glad Willow could finally become part of the Ad Bits family. : )

Jules said...

@Luvin: I'm glad you loved it! Tuesdays are always so blah- I was hoping it would crack a few smiles! :)

@AGP: I sort of want to puke just watching them!

@Carla: Yes, I've been dying for a reason to post that video for months now!

Nicki Woo said...

It's a What?????

Way to give your kids migraines and dizzy spells??? That is totes crazy, but the song is definitely the Jam.

Who am I kidding? I'm off to ebay to find one now.