Toys of the Seventies, The Incredible Edible Thing Maker

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It was a machine that looked like a goofy head. It came with 10 or 12 plates/molds that you put flavored mix in. You would put the plate/mold filled with mix into the head it would heat up and make a candy sort of like gummy bears. The candy molds were in the shapes of bugs, fish, flowers, snakes, etc.
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Don - July 21, 2007 - Report this comment
I have one in my garage. I joined the Marines and my mom kept my stuff and that was one of them. It still works.
edie - March 27, 2009 - Report this comment
This was way ahead of it's time....It was made by Mattel, the King of toys. Incredible made worms, spiders, moths, all kinds of creepy crawlers. I'll never forget the smell of them cooking into a jellied morsel...mmm
tammy - June 12, 2010 - Report this comment
my cousin and i used to sneek and make them and eat them in his garage it was his toy but we were not allowed to us it,\. fond memories
Roger - December 15, 2010 - Report this comment
This was one of my favorite toys and I will never forget that awesome smell as they cooked. It was sort of a cross between melting plastic and electrical. I think my little sister tried to cook something else in it, maybe a barbie, and then mom and dad took it away as they were afraid we were going to burn the house down with it!
liz & Barb - December 27, 2010 - Report this comment
One of the best Christmas presents along with "Bats in your Belfry" I can still remember the texture of the gel like candy. Loved the snake and crab shapes.
TANYA - August 27, 2011 - Report this comment
I loved the rootbeer flavor! I remember It kind of looked like "H.R. Puffinstuff"....crazy eyelashes..
Mary - May 23, 2012 - Report this comment
My brother had the one that made bugs and i had the one that made flowers. The smell described above made me laugh cuz it is so accurate, and still we ate them!!! I remember getting a little sick to my stomach after eating them! I wonder what was really in that mix...that was a dangerous toy on so many levels!!
Rob Lambert - May 23, 2012 - Report this comment
Responding to Mary's comment: This was Mattel's successor t o Creepy Crawlers and Creeple Peeple. The incredible edible was a syrup (loaded with sugar, I might add) which had to be able to withstand 300 degree heat from the mold. Incredible Edibles lasted a short time, from 1967 to 1970. Despite repeated warnings that parents should supervise, kids were getting burned, and Mattel, under threats of lawsuits, withdrew these toys. They just didn't taste right.
Rob Lambert - May 24, 2012 - Report this comment
Addition to previous remarks: I did find one Incredible Edible Thingmaker commercial, from a kinescope of the "Road Runner" cartoon show (1/27/68, CBS). In this one, eight different color/flavors were included The molds were of Creepy Crawler characters. Had Mattel made this hot toy safer, it could've rivaled Hot Wheels or Barbie for longevity.
Greg Fritzler - May 01, 2015 - Report this comment
I remember the syrup was called something like Gobbely Gook. I loved this toy and no we were never supervised while using it. I never got burned and never burned the house down either. we also used to put all the creepy crawlers in jello which I thought looked so cool. Now,I wish I still had my incredible edibles!

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