Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Trash-picked Tuesday: Fun 'n Games

This is a little creepy-but-fun item I trash picked from the giant dumpster across the street. It's a game called "Marblehead" made by Ideal, c.1969.

You may remember that post a couple weeks ago where they brought in the dumpster to clean out our former neighbor's house. I finally got over there on Mother's Day (gift to self!) and my brother & I grabbed some goodies which will be featured here in the next couple of weeks.

It was mostly a garage-cleanout, and there were several games and sports items that I looked over. This game was completely intact and apparently never used. That's a minor miracle because the box contained about 50 marbles- how they didn't end up all over the bottom of the dumpster I'll never know.

Anyway, the object of the game is to fill a giant plastic head full of marbles and then to poke them out one-by-one through the holes in the side of the head. (That would be the creepy part.)

The fun part is that by doing so, a lot of other marbles come rolling out all over the place. Fun, that is, if you're 2 and 5 and not mommy who has to get them all off the floor before someone goes flying. It's like a cartoon waiting to happen!


  1. Oh the absolute joy of filling a plastic head full of marbles and then poking your finger in a hole to get them out. Sounds like a game the Addams children would play, except those marbles would be eyeballs instead. Fun!!

  2. I kinda remember this game, but I thought it was called, "Don't lose your marbles"...I like the graphics on the old games! Zootsuitmama