Cassette changer

Does anything strike you as odd about selling a toy like this in 2008?


I went for a walk at lunch and ended up rooting through the ice cream fridge in the local garage, fine day that’s in it. The rack of toys over the fridge caught my eye. This Cassette changer is a tape that transforms into a dinosaur. “4 to collect!”. Was only two quid so I bought it just to see the expression on the little lad’s face.

I’ve got a surprise
Oh what is it!? What is it!?
Eh what is it? what is it?
Well it starts off as a cassette…
A what?
A tape
A what?
Look over there!
Hey look, a T-Rex!
Ooooh A T-rex! Where’s the cat set gone?

Next week I’m getting the floppy disk that turns into pterodactyl.

  • Reply B

    April 21, 2008, 2:36 pm

    was in a 2euro shop by any chance? could you record stuff onto the cassette? I think it looks amazing for 2euro.
    this blog is great by the way!

  • Reply John Braine

    April 21, 2008, 2:48 pm

    Hi B. Nah it was in a garage / petrol station but I imagine they’re in 2euro shops all over the place.

    No doesn’t play. Hard to see from the photo but its just a block of plastic. The young lad got great mileage out of it though! Took it everywhere with him for days.

    Thanks for the compliment!

  • Reply B

    April 21, 2008, 2:49 pm

    any chance of upping a photo of the dinosaur?

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