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
1 Slime 19.0%
2 Spool knitting (Lily-yarn) 13.8%
3 Whoopie cushion 13.6%
4 Laughing bag 13.4%
5 Pogo stick 12.6%
6 Groucho glasses 10.8%
7 Ball bearing pistol 9.0%
8 Ghost smoke (smoke from between fingers trick) 8.4%
9 Snapping gum 7.8%
10 Sea monkeys 7.0%
11 Jumping frog toy 6.0%
12= Gunjin Shogi (Stratego) 5.2%
12= Rubber band airplane 5.2%
14 Drippy the Raindrop English lessons 4.8%
15 Squirmles 4.4%
16= Water pinball 4.0%
16= Cabbage Patch dolls 4.0%
18 Bullworker 3.4%
19 Drinking bird 2.6%
20 Slinky 2.4%


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