Toys of the Seventies, Creepy Crawlers

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This was kinda like the next step from shrinky dinks. There was a couldren type pot that heated up, and the top had a bunch of bug-like forms. You'd pour in the toxic plastic/rubber liquid material...bake it up, and presto "Creepy Crawlers". They were really flexable like custom rubber bugs. Very cool.
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HOLLIS - December 21, 2007 - Report this comment
John - August 10, 2008 - Report this comment
Friend had one, I was denied. Heh I understand why, even understood then. I was always tempted to chew on these, although I never gave in to the temptation. I guess I had a precognition of gummy worms back then :o)
Donna - September 26, 2008 - Report this comment
You can buy these at Wal-mart and ToyRUs, now.
Joe-Cat - May 19, 2009 - Report this comment
BEST CREATIVE TOY EVER MADE. This was such a great product - it kept me busy for hours. Pour goop into molds, drop them in the "Thinkmaker" oven, and a few minutes later, you have fantastic bugs. Additional accessories included, Mini Dragons, Creeple People, Eeeeks, Fright Factory, Fun Flowers, and more. Mattel stopped making them, as stupid kids with stupid parents burnt themselves. Today, that would be a major lawsuit (stupid century). Oh, yeah, they were reintroduced, but this time but various companies (Jakks Pacfic, Flying Colors), but the ovens now use light bulbs which take forever; you get less goop, and less included molds. Just like Mattel's Hotwheels, today's versions are CRAP. I found all the originals on Ebay. Poor kids today...
tom - February 03, 2011 - Report this comment
I still have mine and I have some of the creatures that I made in the 70s there were some pieces that you could put together to make them longer or add bat style wings
Jules - July 22, 2011 - Report this comment
I totally second the 'burning the crap out of your hands' thing. My brother had this and we made lots of cool bugs with it! This was one of our few "cool" toys. I desperately wanted an Easy-Bake Oven (I'm a girl :) ) but never got one until my best friend bought one for my 32nd birthday. And Joe-Cat, I have to agree- today's versions of just about EVERYTHING are crap. Thank the litigious, thank the lawyers for chumming the water...
Nikki L. - February 09, 2012 - Report this comment
Stupid stupid a-hole money grubbing people that rob everyone of everything all our kids can do is sit in front of the idiot box and stare because it's "safe" Yes I burned my freaking had but SO WHAT. I was creating, and playing and doing something imaginative! the reproductions SUCKED and that's why they didn't do well. I loved making the bugs as realistic as I could, and going and putting one on a neighbor's porch(the Scorpion was an instant success....or not depending on which end you happened to be on) Such great memories. Our kids will have nothing like this. It's sad
Potta - March 07, 2012 - Report this comment
Hey when did this come out?
Chomper01 - April 29, 2012 - Report this comment
This came out sometime in the very early 70s (about '70 or '71; maybe earlier, around the late 60s); and the crawlers were made on a big-square oven thing with steel grooves shaped like the crawlers..The toxic rubber goo came in three or four tubes of different colors: red, blue, yellow (I think), and green. You squeeze the different color goo into the grooves and bake it (being very careful not to to overcook and burn). After it's done and is cook-off a little, you peel it off the oven groove and stick it on anything you wish...I know, because my one brother used to have one back then when I was around 5 or 6.
Rob Lambert - April 29, 2012 - Report this comment
Responding to Chomper01's comment: Mattel's CREEPY CRAWLERS goes back to 1965. I have a commercial from TV's "Tom And Jerry" cartoon show (10/16/65, CBS). I found a set, in original box, at an antique store in Wisconsin Dells, WI.

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