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Barlow

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Wax filled witch stress-scrunchy
« on: June 04, 2019, 11:51:30 PM »
Or whatever this is called, but I had it as a kid and it's been forgotten in conscious memory by me until I came across it recently by sheer accident on Etsy for a song. Love this thing! Can anyone tell me who manufactured it or what the line was called? I remember a skull version too.








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SQUISHIES / Re: Wax filled witch stress-scrunchy
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2019, 12:05:15 AM »
It's a MATTEL thing. I think they were called SQUISHIES. I'd say circa 1972 or so. I remember them at a mall toy store. Don't recall a "Skull" one. But there's at least one other- kind of a flesh colored "ogre" like figure. I wanted one, but they looked cooler than their play value. But this was the golden age of Mattel pop art style stuff.
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Re: Wax filled witch stress-scrunchy
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2019, 01:29:00 AM »
Ah, thanks! Yes, the other one was an ogre, not a skull. They were fin back in the day because, well, squishing things is fun! Luckily as I said I got it for a song on Etsy. Thing is, the original wax hardens so now it barely squishes. I supposed I could extract the wax, use some soft substitute and make it feel like new, but that would feel a bit sacrilegious.  :)

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Re: Wax filled witch stress-scrunchy
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2019, 01:34:26 AM »
Man, thanks for posting that photo -- I got such deja vu upon seeing it! I'm sure we had both of these when I was a kid:

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vintage-1971-mattel-squishies-456795979

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Re: Wax filled witch stress-scrunchy
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2019, 01:42:04 AM »
You're very welcome. Honestly, over the years I'd forgotten all about having it. I probably hadn't even seen it in my mind or remembered it in 30+ years. Suddenly I see this thing on Etsy and I was like...wow! I GOTTA get this! God I love surprise memories/finds like these!

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Re: Wax filled witch stress-scrunchy
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2019, 08:48:04 AM »
God I love surprise memories/finds like these!

Indeed!

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Re: Wax filled witch stress-scrunchy
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2019, 10:12:26 AM »
Thing is, the original wax hardens so now it barely squishes.

Maybe warm it up, somehow? Hair dryer?
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Re: Wax filled witch stress-scrunchy
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2019, 10:17:26 AM »
Or add water or vegetable or mineral oil?

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Re: Wax filled witch stress-scrunchy
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2019, 11:31:04 AM »
Or add water or vegetable or mineral oil?

Or mayonnaise and sour cream!
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Re: Wax filled witch stress-scrunchy
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2019, 08:18:38 AM »

Never mind - I misunderstood the question.


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