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Finger Frights

Posted by Big Boo on December 19th, 2008

Finger puppets can be a lot of fun to play with, and these little fellas were particularly groovy.  Made out of that weird stretchy rubber that always looks as if it should be wet to the touch, Finger Frights were strange looking monsters, with gaping toothy mouths and long wibbly arms that you placed on your finger and wiggled about, attempting to scare younger siblings.

They came in a range of colours and designs and were one of those pocket money toys that sat on the newsgents shelf tempting you to collect the complete set.  They were also a popular choice to go into the party favour bags at birthday parties since they were so cheap to buy.

I distinctly remember enjoying pulling at the arms to see how far they would stretch without breaking.  I’d pull and pull watching the rubber gradually lighten in colour until I judged that pulling any further would cause it to split, rendering my little beastie armless.

Did you have a collection of these as a kid?  Whether you did or not you can start a new collection off today as Finger Frights are still available in packs of ten from Stocking Fillers.