Nostalgic toys that are still selling


Today I report on a survey by goo Ranking into what toys and mail order goods people are surprised to learn are still selling.


goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 1st and 3rd of June 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

I’m surprised to learn about ball-bearing guns still being on sale, as I thought they’d be too dangerous!

I was trying to find pictures of Slime, but that only turned up photos of the monster from the Dragon Quest series of games, so instead here is a Whoopie Cushion.

Whoopee Cushion Macro May 09, 20112

Ranking result

Q: What nostalgic toys, mail-order goods are you surprised to learn are still selling? (Sample size=500)

Rank Percentage
2Spool knitting (Lily-yarn)13.8%
3Whoopie cushion13.6%
4Laughing bag13.4%
5Pogo stick12.6%
6Groucho glasses10.8%
7Ball bearing pistol9.0%
8Ghost smoke (smoke from between fingers trick)8.4%
9Snapping gum7.8%
10Sea monkeys7.0%
11Jumping frog toy6.0%
12=Gunjin Shogi (Stratego)5.2%
12=Rubber band airplane5.2%
14Drippy the Raindrop English lessons4.8%
16=Water pinball4.0%
16=Cabbage Patch dolls4.0%
19Drinking bird2.6%
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