Toys of the Seventies, Whee-lo

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This is a magnetic spinning wheel toy. The magnetic wheel spins and rolls up and down two metal guides as you move your arm up and down. Cracker Barrel's Online Store (under toys, and then VIEW ALL) now sells them and they also have them in some of their store locations. Very simple toy but still took some skill. It was very entertaining and captivating when I was a child.
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Marcus - November 27, 2008 - Report this comment
This was great....It did take a bit of skill to keep it moving smoothly. Mine had punch out wheel designs you could add for the visual effect.
Connie - December 02, 2009 - Report this comment
I have a "Whee-lo" and play with it often.A lot of people never knew the name of this toy.I've been looking all over the internet to show these friends of mine.Thank-you for proving me right.I'll try to download a photo.
Jax - January 29, 2011 - Report this comment
My kid got one from Santa last Christmas! I had one as a kid. They use to have these cardboard design circles that you could insert on the wheel and watch them go up and down. It was like watching a psychedelic cartoon... far out, man!
Mrs. Wheelo Barrow - November 05, 2011 - Report this comment
Nowadays a TV ad for a toy like Wheel-lo would draw deafening yawns of boredom from the child home audience. Back then we could be entertained for hours with simple toys that did physically-real things; now kids won't bat an eye unless their toy contains a dozen microchips and does something "virtual."
Ahab - October 10, 2013 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember how the commercial jingle went? It's wheelo wheelo da,da,da,da, of fun it's wheelo and so on!
JC - April 08, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember this from the song. "You can make it go fast you can slow it down, tilt up tilt down, that's the way to play Wheel-o, Wheel-o Gee it's alot of fun!"
Dianna - July 23, 2014 - Report this comment
It's fun for a girl or a boy
Stef - September 20, 2014 - Report this comment
My wife knows the jingle!
Old Guy - August 17, 2015 - Report this comment
Actually, the lyrics go more like this: "You put the little wheel here, get ready to play, Tilt up, tilt down, that's the way to play to play Wheel-O, Wheel-O, Whee! It's a lot of fun!" There's actually more to it, but I'll stop now.
K28 - December 05, 2018 - Report this comment
Whee-lo whee-lo wheeee it’s a lot of fun. Put the little wheel here and it’s ready to play. Tilt up tilt down now that’s the way to play whee-lo whee-lo whee it’s a lot of fun. How many Whee-los can you do? I betcha I can do as many as you. Makes no difference anyway ‘cause it’s so much fun to play. You can make it go fast you can slow it down. Just watch that wheel going ‘round and ‘round and play Whee-lo Whee-lo wheeeee it’s a lot of fun.
Rob Lambert - December 05, 2018 - Report this comment
The first Whee-Lo toy came out in 1954. Original company was Maggie Magnetic out of New York. The 1970 version was by Tarco. Slogans included, "Magnetic Mystery Top." Demand for these fell after 1975, as more sophisticated toys made the market.

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