Friday, April 16, 2010

Where Did THAT Come From?

And what is THAT? Above is a JoBo or, as it's now called, the Martian Popping thing. In 1962, Steve Allen played with one on his show and called it a goo-goo doll.

You squeeze it and the blue eyes along with the red ears and mouth pop out.

Bhob Stewart gives us the history of the toy, which has been around in one form or another since the 1930s, and Jay Lynch's participation in early product placement.

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