Fancy & Footloose!
OK, so if you're over the age of 35 or below the age of around 25-26 you probably won't have a clue what I'm talking about. Keypers were one of those big toy fads in the 1980's, around the same time as Rainbow Brite and Jem. They were plastic animals with a lockable compartment that came with a key, hairbrush, ring, bracelet and a Finder (a little thing with big eyes that glowed in the dark).
They originally released 3 varieties
Fancy & Footloose, Tango & Twist and Shelldon & Nitelite
My friend had Shelldon (the purple tortoise) and I always really liked him cos he seemed bigger, but I opted for Fancy in the end, probably because she was pink. Made by Tonka between 1985 and 1990, they went on to release more variations and blinged up versions of the originals, I however, only had eyes for Fancy. The other day I just had an urge to do an Ebay search for my old friend, and lo and behold, I found this near complete set. I just wanted to own it, so I bid, and here it is. So there! Cue eye rolls from Mr N. Well loved and played with but just as I remember it. It brought a smile to my face.
Any other 80's kids out there have one of these? Remember the advert?
Next, I need to track down a Big Yellow Teapot
What are your toy memories?