The DYR blog

The blog with general chat about all things from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s plus news about new features and developments on the website.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Weebles wobble but they don't fall down!

One of the benefits of having children is that you can unashamedly play with kids' toys once again. My daughter's have a fine collection of vintage Weebles (the old Airfix ones with the scary hollow faces) which has given me a perfect opportunity to start playing again. They've got all the extras too, like the Weebles bakery which has a little metal bell over the door that jangles when a customer wobbles in, a Weebles playground with slide, roundabout and swings and even a Weeble police van (for taking away bad Weebles).

At the moment, the favourite game involves sending all the Weebles hurtling down the slide into a pile at the bottom, where they instantly spring back up on their 'feet', and then we arrest one of the bad Weebles for being a bit rough on the slide (tough but fair I think).

Did you used to have Weebles or do you still play with them now? Tell us all about it on our Weebles Wobble page.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Latest developments

OK so we're behind schedule with the launch of the new website but we're still beavering away trying to get it finished. We thought we would have launched by now but technical problems combined with very busy day jobs are holding us up now.

Just to keep you on the edge of your seat, I thought you might like to see these screenshots of the website in progress. If anyone here is interested in taking a behind the scenes look at the new site, let me know by posting a comment below and if enough of you are interested I'll arrange a special preview screening.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle

I've just been looking at the figures for DYR last month and we had well over 35,000 visitors to the site reading more than 140,000 pages of 70s, 80s and 90s memories. And that's not including the thousands of visitors to the forum!

The most visited pages of the site are the toys and games and the most popular item on the site, by far, is the Evl Knievel Stunt Cycle !

It sure was a great toy...