Toys of the Seventies, Wobble walker

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Orange plastic, bone-shaped, placed on the floor and supported by pegs that created the wobble effect- may have been late 60's
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Dogmom - May 05, 2008 - Report this comment
Wobble Walker was a toy from the 50's - it was a curved board, like a shortened board from a barrel, you put a foot on each end, and "wobbled" away - I was quite good at it! Of course, I was 7 at the time!
Lisa - September 11, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember my wobble walker. I loved it. And, yes, it was orange.
Vicki - May 01, 2009 - Report this comment
I had a Wobble Walker in the early to mid 70's. It was indeed orange plastic and I loved it. Other kids had roller skates and pogo sticks, I had a Wobble Walker. I could go backward, forward, turn around - I was a pro!
Kelly - April 21, 2010 - Report this comment
I was the only one in my neighborhood with a Wobble Walker. I didn't even know what it was when I first saw it, but I mastered it quickly until I wore down the pegs....
Helen - June 01, 2010 - Report this comment
My brothers and I were in the commercial for this toy. We were given the toy and asked to play with it and see what we could do. They loved it and we went to Sacramento to film the commercial. My sister was asked to as well, but she chickened out. We had a lot of fun.
Janet - April 30, 2012 - Report this comment
I adored the Wobble Walker. We had lots of vinyl flooring in my house and I walked and spun and did everything on that Wobble Walker. Because I had asthma I was indoors a lot. This thing kept life fun.
Karol - May 11, 2012 - Report this comment
I found a Wobble Walker at the very bottom of my AZ cousin' toy chest. I brought it home to Philly and frustrated my very athletic sister to death because she could do it but I could. She actually broke it! I got another one, and that one disappeared, too. I loved my Wobble Walker!
Vanessa - June 15, 2012 - Report this comment
Would love to find a picture of hard to explain to the kids what it was like. Loved this...those were the good old days!!!
jjparnell - August 17, 2012 - Report this comment
I too loved my wobble walker. I think I lost it when we moved. I got real good with it , but now I think no I know I would bust my back side. LOL
jjparnell - August 17, 2012 - Report this comment
I know what it looked like. It was like the two wheel skate bord, just not as big and no wheels.
rarnold - December 03, 2012 - Report this comment
I actually sold them when I was 12. Had a roadside stand and sold a number of items. 1962
mattd - May 16, 2013 - Report this comment
I remembered them and actually still have one that my kids are now trying to master, at first they made fun of it until they realized I could still do it and they couldn't.
jrc - July 19, 2013 - Report this comment
The Wooble walker was originally made in the mid 50's.
Mindi - June 21, 2014 - Report this comment
I had one and was very good at it. Because of a back injury, 10 years ago I went to therapy and the doctor had had her husband build one. I hopped on and took to it like I'd been doing it for years ! It was huge, but I said I hadn't seen a wobble walker for many years , and the Dr. Said what's a wobble walker ? She thought she had made something special, but I said these have been around since the sixty's and tried to describe it to her . She used a board with a half moon wood foundation. Simple to make if you can't find a real one !!!
Dianne Salter - January 13, 2015 - Report this comment
My dad made these with wood when we were kids. When we moved to Oregon dad commuted to Winston OR and worked at Snively Plastices. There he invented the Wobbl Walker. Bill Finch was my dad's name. This was in '69. My sister Janet and I were also in the commercial. I remember the sister/ brother but the four of us weren't the only kids in the commercial in Sacrameno. It was quite an adventure. Janet was the shyer of the two of us but she was talked into wearing a bikini and wobbling off of a diving board. Snively Plastics went bankrupt in 73. I think that was the end of the Wobble Walker
Dianne Salter - January 13, 2015 - Report this comment
Rarnold is incorrect with the dates. We didn't even move to OR until '69 so they were not made until then or 1970
Jerry from VA - January 16, 2016 - Report this comment
Dianne, while I won't say you are not correct with your dates, I can assure you they existed at least as early as the early 60's on the East Coast, several of us used them in elementary school recess time play.
Shawn - June 15, 2016 - Report this comment
I am looking for one of these toys I had one as a kid and want my son to enjoy it to my number is 744-1815
Kevin - July 30, 2016 - Report this comment
Here are three of them. In front of me .Fred Anthony invented it in coos bay Oregon
Debbie Willis - December 16, 2017 - Report this comment
Are these available anywhere? Me my sister and brother's loved ours!!!
Rhoda - May 27, 2018 - Report this comment
One of my first jobs in Roseburg, Oregon was running one of the machines and also the assembly line. I didn't own one nor did the company last long in my community.

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