I got lucky and found two for a great price recently! These little guys aren't officially Finger Ding dolls, but they are also made by Remco,like the others I showed you,which are 'Finger Dings',and they share the same principal of using the child's fingers for legs. They have plastic heads,arms and torsos,but their legs are only empty tights until somebody puts their fingers in there.
These guys are from 1970. Like the others I showed you,they are about 5" tall. This one is Adventure Boy with his Snowmobile. He definitely could have used it the day I took his photos. Since then we've had tons of rain,(Including the loudest rain storm I have ever heard: and I'm talking the actual rain, not thunder! There may have been hail mixed with the rain, but it was raining so hard I couldn't tell!),and all the snow is gone.
|Here's how his box looked.(I don't have it.) He originally came with skis too. I really think these Finger Ding dolls over sold themselves: "There's never been anything like him! He's almost alive!"|
The other one is Adventure Boy with his Skymobile.
|Coming in for a landing!|
|Mine is missing the decal from his chest.|
His hands are painted red,but I'm not sure they are supposed to be. We'll just pretend he's wearing gloves!
Snowmobile Adventure Boy has what looks like a baseball helmet,and an apron of some sort.
|Looks like he's ready to play Finger Paint Baseball!|
Not that I want to start some kind of dispute about who's the coolest.
|Ut oh. We have an Adventure Boy down!|
|He gets knocked down, but he gets up again.|
Plus Adventure Boy has something else I love on dolls: teeth!
My Snowmobile Boy has some differences from what is shown on his box, but there were, as far as I know, only two other Adventure Boys,and they were very different from these two. So he has to be Snowmobile boy. The other two were Adventure Boy and his Motorcycle, and Adventure Boy and His Spacecraft. I don't care much for motorcycle Boy's green and black outfit...
...but the astronaut Boy is great.
Of course, I'm a child from the moonwalk era. I wasn't very excited about it back then though. I remember the moon landing, and Mom and Dad making my sister and me watch it. We were bored, and complained and wanted to go upstairs and listen to Paul Revere and the Raiders! I think that must have been my big sister influencing me, because I am pretty sure I would have been awed by such a thing otherwise. It still awes me that anybody managed to do that. I told my kids about it when they were little. I think Fuzz was most impressed that they left a car on the moon. He used to look at the moon and say, "I can see the car."!
So that's it for this post. See you soon.