super elastic bubble plastic

So what ever happened to this stuff, anyway? Can you still get it? I want to buy some!

peas on earth

I can’t help with your question, but I can
“Visualize Whirled Peas”. :slight_smile:

Work like you don’t need the money…
Love like you’ve never been hurt…
Dance like nobody’s watching! …(Paraphrased)

Ahh, for the days when you could buy stuff with volatile organic compounds in it…
But to answer your question, it’s been years since I’ve seen it offered for sale. Since the stuff contained more than enough tolulene to render anybody nearby giddy with exposure, it falls afoul of the current air pollution codes which mandate drastic reductions in VOCs. Along those lines… does anybody know of a currently available stain remover that works as well as Shout or Spray’N’Wash did when they were allowed to contain 1,1,1 trichloroethane? The current crop of “stain removers” don’t work anywhere near as well as they did on greasy stains…

“Someday we’ll look back on this, laugh nervously, and change the subject.”

I haven’t seen it for a couple years. I always found it by the kids party favours in small tubes. I havn’t seen a large tube for 20 years.

I can buy it at Big Fun in Coventry, the artsy shopping district of Cleveland Hts., OH. Anyone wants some, e-mail me and I’ll make arrangements.

Cowboy Greg…try Didi-7! I love that stuff!

Sometimes life is so great you just gotta muss up your hair and quack like a duck!

I’ve seen ads for it (or something very, very similar) on TV recently. Of course, they want some ungodly price for a couple of tubes ($29.95 plus S&H).

It’s just ironic. I always wanted to get some when I was a kid. Now, I get the dubious pleasure of denying my kids when they say “Dad, can we get that? I want that. Dad. Dad, let’s get that. We want that stuff. DAD! DAD! Get us that stuff. C’mon Dad…” and on and on until the next toy commercial comes on.

“Owls will deafen us with their incessant hooting!” W. Smithers

I remember playing with that stuff and its strong chemical smell. I haven’t seen it for sale in a long tome, but then again, I haven’t really looked. If it was in fact taken off the market, perhaps it was partly due to opposition to little children playing with such a toxic substance.

What is this stuff. I have never heard of it before. Sounds like fun though. I live in Australia.

I find DiDi 7 to be a waste. The only time it gets rid of a stain is if it hasn’t dried. (and it isn’t even good at that) And if the stain isn’t dry I get similar results with water alone.

Man I remember getting high off of the fumes of that stuff.

The last time I bought any was in 1991. We found some at Hamley’s (sp?) the big toy store in London.


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Blueboy, it came in a squeeze tube, and at first glance might get confused with a brightly-colored (or better yet, mutli-colored) rubber cement. You’d make a small ball of it, put it at the far end of a straw, and blow. It would puff up like a balloon, and then you’d pull it off the straw, squeeze to seal the hole, and it would quickly dry and lose its flexibility, but until then you could play with it like a latex balloon.

And the best part was the bizarre, almost organic sorts of colors. They made really bizarre patterns of colors when you blew them up.

Speaking of dangerous toys, when I was a lad, we had a toy where you made these little soldier figures by pouring molten lead (I shit you not) into a mold.

I wonder how that would go over with today’s hyper-safe seatbelts-in-grocery-shopping-carts culture.

peas on earth

Ahhhh…Super-Elastic-Bubble-Plastic. The memory of the smell is giving me a buzz.

reminds me of my Styrofoam Sculptor set. I doubt that was the real name, but you plugged it in the wall, held it by the handle, and the wire got warm enough to melt styrofoam(TM,R,etc). It came with some pieces of foam, and patterns to cut out, and glue to hold them together afterward. It made some pretty cute things, but the FUMES!!! Even at five years old, I knew there just had to be something wrong with it!!!

A few years ago, there was a toy on the market called “Metal Molder” or something like that. Basically, it was a device where you put some kind of metal into it (probably some kind of solder-like alloy), and the device would melt it, then you would pull a lever to have it pour the metal into a mold. It looked far safer than the toy Bantmof mentioned, yet I don’t think many parents would have been comfortable with their kids playing with molten metal in any way, shape, or form.