Toys of the Seventies, Paddle Talk

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This was a green plastic "paddle" that you held up in the car window to communicate with people in other cars. You held onto the handle and could flip the cards that said things like "HELLO", and "SMILE". I remember having lots of fun on long trips with this one! I can't find anything about them online - do you know about them?
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Barbara Leseberg - January 02, 2008 - Report this comment
My friends and I use to have a BLAST with paddle talk in the 70's. Some of the flip cards said You're Cute, I Love You, Wanna Talk?, etc. I was just telling my teenagers about this tonight. I found a similar item on ebay and bought it just now, but the handles are black instead of green and the sayings are totally different. I told my kids that they could create their own cards for it if they wanted to. Cool memory!!
TLH - August 13, 2008 - Report this comment
My sister and I are the only members of the family who can remember these fun toys. We played with on the highway from Montana to Florida in the late 70's. wish I could find a set for my kids.
megan - June 28, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember this too. Here's something about the paddle we had that might help someone find it now. The very last message page said "Follow me to K-Mart!" As if someone actually would! So ridiculous! But funny at the time... Must have been some sort of K-Mart promotion on that one...
Darcy - August 30, 2009 - Report this comment
I FOUND one on E-bay, a friend reminded me of the one I had years ago, so I got LUCKY and found a used one on ebay...........would LOVE to find more
Andi - September 27, 2009 - Report this comment
Darcy Can you post a photo of it somewhere?
JAY - April 06, 2010 - Report this comment
Melissa Farley - April 26, 2010 - Report this comment
I had the opportunity to meet with Jay and look at the product. It is fantastic. I recommend it to anyone that enjoys humor. Great product Jay!
pamela windom - July 21, 2010 - Report this comment
i had so much fun with the paddle talk, back in the 1960's, i would to fine one right now, cause my cousin ask me about it last night. so if you can tell me where i can fine one let know. thank you pam
Jody Sowders - April 18, 2011 - Report this comment
just threw one away that had been in the backyard shed for 32 years..had fun looking at all the flip cards that kept falling off,,really good memories with that paddle and the chickies i picked up
Pam Vachon - November 13, 2012 - Report this comment
Does anyone have a picture that they can post?
Gina G - July 02, 2013 - Report this comment
I have just learned about paddle talk thing and I am now on a quest to find one or make my own. Why this has not been a bigger thing I won't know. However I will make a few choice cards for maniac drivers along with some cute "hi there"types. OMG the hubs will be so into this. I cna't wait for our next road trip.
cheri - September 24, 2013 - Report this comment
I have one, it is blue - and it says things like "if you can read this your are too close"
Tess - November 09, 2013 - Report this comment
I found one under road rage flip cards but it has cursing on some
Lauren - November 26, 2013 - Report this comment
If anyone finds one for sale online please let me know!
Debbie - April 30, 2014 - Report this comment
Hi! Just searching the web to remember what these were called and now I have it! :) that web address isn't going anywhere now but I'll keep searching! :) YES, what a fun memory! :))))
Barb - October 21, 2015 - Report this comment
I have one of the Paddle Talks - what are they worth? I'd like to sell it!
Cat Cain - July 17, 2016 - Report this comment
I found 1 available posting on etsy for a vintage paddle talk toy on 7/17/16. Also found dry erase paddles, on, which I was thinking would be a great way to talk to others while on the phone, or in cars, etc. Cool!
Barb - July 25, 2018 - Report this comment
My friends and I used these in the late 70s and I start laughing about them every time I think of us using these!

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