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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Crazy Bones

Crazy Bones


GoGo's Crazy Bones (also referred to as Crazy Bones or GoGo's) are small, collectible figurines that became popular fad during the 1990s.

Crazy Bones was inspired by a children's game played in Ancient Greece and Rome called 'Astragal' (Knucklebones), where children played a similar game using sheep's knucklebones. This ancient pastime is also known as Tabas. Games played are reminiscent of marbles and jacks. Crazy Bones is a modern version of this game, played with characters molded from plastic. There are hundreds of individual characters, each character having a unique face and name. Each series has a number of 'rare' pieces that are sought after by collectors and are sold on numerous websites for many times their original value.

A small company at the time of inception, Crazy Bones became a popular fad in the late 90s. The product was aggressively marketed to children, and promotional events took place in scout meetings, club groups, fairs, and shows, where free sample packs were distributed. Toy demos have also taken place in SkyDome, where children were given free packs and taught how to play Crazy Bones. Nearly four million free packs have been distributed. Crazy Bones secured a number of high-profile partners, including McDonald's, which included the product as Happy Meal toys nationwide. These Crazy Bones were significantly larger than the normal toys, possibly to reduce risk of choking among young children.

15 comments:

  1. I used to have some when I was a kid. Never actually played the game though.

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  2. These look really cool... Although, I have never heard of these things until now. Strange.

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  3. ITS LIKE YOUR WHOLE BLOG IS MY CHILDHOOD. I <3 crazybones lmao.

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  4. Cool story, bro!
    Following your blog

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  5. I remember these, but we didn't have them. We had pogs and beanie babies XD

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  6. I, surprisingly, have never heard of or seen these! No nostalgia for me :(

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  7. Yea, I was to grown up in the late 90's to know about these lol.

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  8. Aww Yea, I still have my whole collection of em. My clear sparkling eggy brings me good luck!

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  9. Her face the book of praises, where is read. Supporting!

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  10. I've never had these. I've always wanted them though, might have to look for some just to say I did, lol.

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  11. Never could get the hang of jacks myself. :/

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  12. Kinda amusing ... add at bottom of page was for coupon for nylabone dog chew toys ... n41 ... google thinks a kids toy about bones = dog chew toy

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