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Throwback Thursday: “Wooly Willy!”

“Wooly Willy” is takin’ it waaaaay back.  I remember this children’s toy from my early childhood in the 1970’s.  (I was thrilled to receive this damned thing.  The gimmick, if you can’t tell, is that you used a magnetic pen to draw features on Wooly Willy’s face out of those magnetic filaments encased over it.  To a little boy, that seemed like magic.)  I’m curious if anyone else remembers this guy.

These first hit shelves in 1955, according to Wikipedia, for the princely sum of 29 cents.

I keep wanting to correct the spelling of “Wooly” to “Woolly,” because I’m old and I hate fun, I guess.