Toys of the Seventies, Whoosh

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unreal. my brother and I played that game back in the day... we are both early 40s now, and want to try to purchase one. tried to "WHOOSH" in a google search, nothing of that name came up.. its the right description, seems to be wrong name of the game, someone help pleaseeee.
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Bruni - June 13, 2007 - Report this comment
I am also looking for a game called whoosh. I plyed it when I was young. It has a handle on each end a red looking piece in the middle that looks like a football. You try to keep it from hitting your from hitting your hands and you go back and forth. Each time it hits you score a point. If you have any luck let me kow and will do the same. The name is correct.
B - June 28, 2008 - Report this comment
I think it was called Swoosh Ball. Here's a link to modern day version
Jacki - February 26, 2009 - Report this comment
OMG! I have been searching for this very same toy for 2-3 YEARS...this is the first time I have found anyone mention it as I remember it....we played it until our arms were worn out! A few years ago, my mom was in a rehabilitation center, and they actually used one as an excercise!! I have searched under everything from vintage toys, to physical therapy with NO luck!
my2sense - May 01, 2009 - Report this comment
this is exactly what I was searching for...on FB a few friends were remin about fave toys..and one mentioned something that sounded like this..when I explianed and inquired if this is what she was talking about she exclaimed "No! That sounds scary as hell!" so I've been on a quest to find the toy and sho her it was fun (and also a tiny bit scary..that football would really come whizzin @ you @ time!)
soty/p.r. - June 14, 2009 - Report this comment
It's unbelieveable that nobody has that toy game or even a picture.If you want to try and search for it in stores try k-mart first because they used to sell them there.☺☻
Shorty - July 21, 2009 - Report this comment
I also am looking for the game called WOOSH. We recently visited my father in Flordia and he had it. It is made by ILLCO. However no luck in finding it
Jim - August 13, 2009 - Report this comment
It's good to hear other people looking for this toy. I, too, have been searching all over for one.
shalene - November 07, 2009 - Report this comment
i have a woosh in the box
sharlene - November 09, 2009 - Report this comment
ihave a woosh and can not find any info on it
Lois - February 11, 2010 - Report this comment
Me and my sister have been talking about it for ages, couldn't remember what is was called. Then when on holiday in 2009 we found one in a shop in the Algarve...couldn't believe it. Not the quality is was back then but we had to buy one each just for memorys sake! lol
cindy - May 24, 2010 - Report this comment
We have one. My kids broke the handle this morning. I'm searching for a replacement handle, they love it It says woosh made in USA illco toy NY NY PAT #3,643,280
Joe - June 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I just picked up my old Woosh! from my parents' house last weekend. Still in the box!
Dave - June 16, 2010 - Report this comment
would someome please sell me their woosh?
Bob Alberty Jr. - August 03, 2010 - Report this comment
I had one back in grade school, would love to find an origional one, anyone have leads on one? bobalbetyjr at yahoo dot com
Nils - September 14, 2010 - Report this comment
I have an original one in box for sale $30 plus shipping nilsf123 (at) gmail (dot) com Lots of people seem to want this.....
breakfastlover - December 10, 2010 - Report this comment
I just listed this for a 5-day auction on ebay! Woosh Whoosh Zip Swoosh Ball - 70's toy
Todd - March 28, 2011 - Report this comment
I have one no box but works well mabe somone should have this re made hmmmmm sounds like a good idea if the patents cheap
Donnie - April 12, 2011 - Report this comment
@Todd- If you want to sell it, let me know... or if anyone else has one they would like to sell, please let me know. (Please put "Whoosh" in the subject line so I know it isn't spam!)Thanks!
headrest - April 22, 2011 - Report this comment
hello all that game whoosh is called rocket ball set u can buy at five below stores i bought 3 for my kids paid 4.00 each does the same thing whoosh did it brought back alot of good memories omg i loved that game whoosh go buy 1 at five below.
Donnie - May 12, 2011 - Report this comment
@headrest- Great info, thanks!
Smit - December 29, 2011 - Report this comment
Went to look on line at 5 Below and didn't see it on there... :( I really want one!!!
Woz it like - April 02, 2012 - Report this comment
Donna - May 06, 2012 - Report this comment
I just bought one at a yard sale in the packaging. This one was called Playbuoy. I took a video of my kids playing it & also posted a pic of the packaging on Facebook. When I spotted it at the sale I got so giddy! The folks who had it at their sale said I was the first one who knew what that was! I cannot find anything on the Internet about this. It's so cool & works perfectly! I'm wondering if it's worth any money?!
Deb - May 25, 2012 - Report this comment
I have been looking for whoosh for several years also. I would love to share it with some of my younger friends who don't understand how something so simple could entertain for hours! It was a great arm work out.
lun - May 28, 2012 - Report this comment
Found our in the shed yesterday and my 12 year-old and I have played for hours since.
bob alberty jr - October 17, 2012 - Report this comment
would still like to find an origonal one just noticed i miss spelled my email addy above
Robin - May 09, 2013 - Report this comment
I have one on ebay
kt - May 30, 2013 - Report this comment
I grew up playing this game in Israel - it was called Boing... I think it's a German game. Start here:
kt - May 30, 2013 - Report this comment
Or is it British? It seems to be showing up on UK websites. Search under "Boing Ball Game" Now I'm in the market for one of these!!!
bird - July 06, 2013 - Report this comment
I just found a Whoosh game in the trunk of my mother-in-law's car. It is made by Illco toy co. New York,NY. Has 2 blue handles on each end of ropes and red football shaped plastic ball in middle. My daughter was asking about it and I didn't have a clue where it was until my husband inherited his mothers car.
Kathy - August 27, 2013 - Report this comment
Anyone want to sell ma an old version of the swoosh ball?
Dawn - October 04, 2013 - Report this comment
Hey everyone...The Whoosh game you are talking about is called Rocket Ball at the store Five Below. It's exactly the same!
ron - April 04, 2014 - Report this comment
I just played with one. It was at physical therapy. I took a friend to pt and they used it for therapy, so when I got home I looked it up on Ebay. There is one in the box used for $29. I think I will make one.
Rick Pinsch - July 21, 2014 - Report this comment
I have an original in the box! dated 1976 Any interest?
Kim - July 26, 2014 - Report this comment
I'm interested Rick, how much?
Nicky - July 27, 2014 - Report this comment
Yes please Rick
Iris E. - December 19, 2014 - Report this comment
Hey all! I remember the PlayBuoy we had when I was a child. It was about 1974 when my Dad introduced it to our family. Fun for hours. I would love to give him one for Christmas this year. Please, please someone let me know if they have one for sale. Iris
adam t - May 19, 2015 - Report this comment
I have original one in box never used never put together or played with wounder whats it worth
Sarah G. - May 23, 2015 - Report this comment
Adam, I am interested. How can I reach you?
Looch - June 02, 2015 - Report this comment
You can buy them in the TIGER STORE shops !!! €3 each!!! but hurry as they limit their stocks before to move onto their next season's range!! (2nd june 2015)
diane - November 12, 2015 - Report this comment
im looking for a woosh by illco..does anyone have one to sell
Audrey - December 07, 2016 - Report this comment
If you put zoom ball into amazon then you will get this type of product. I thought it was called woosh ball too but nothing comes up - put zoom ball into the search bit and it will find it!!!

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