questionsskip-it: where can i find one?

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITmBUIB5x1k

those were fun - I think they got banned along with "click-clacks".

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They no longer make the one with the counter attached to it. Generally that is what happens to children toy fads, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skip-It, You have to infer it from the article.

This one is the closest to the original, same shape and design, but no counter: http://www.amazon.com/Hasbro-45543-Skip-Ribbon-Streamer/dp/B00005BP5B

@combustiblekitty: They were not banned.

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@catbertthegreat: I haven't seen glass ones for sale in decades. Wish I hadn't pitched mine out, but it had a chunk missing out of it. Guess it was a good thing it didn't end up in my eye!

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Ooh, those were fun! I haven't seen one in years, but I remember playing with something like that when I was a kid. Looks like these were made in the 1980's, I was not a kid then.

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@faughtey: They were still making them in the 1990s too, all plastic with the little counter on them. I remember the commercials on Nickelodeon.

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Never had one and can't say that I wish I did.

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I had one when I was younger, maybe 7 or 8 (so early 90s). It was plastic and I don't remember it consistently working well because the plastic ball was too light.

They used to make those things out of glass!?

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@dcalotta: They used to make them out of iron as well. But those swung around on the hand and was called a flail.

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I remeber having one when I was a kid, I tripped playing with it one day and scraped my knee, and the rod snapped =( I think I cried more about the broken skip-it than my scraped knee. I would love to have one for nostalgia's sake, if anyone find one cheaper than 80 bucks, you're my hero!