Friday, September 18, 2009

The toy we all wanted, but never got

Perpetual Kid is selling the original Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine!

Who didn't want this as a kid, at least until you found out how hard it was to actually shave down regular ice cubes?

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I finally got one when I was in my twenties but by then the excitement was gone. I ended up giving it to Goodwill.

Deanna said...

I had one of those. When I would shave the ice it would always wind up with piece of the toy's plastic shaved up in it. Another childhood diappointment like my Evel Knievel action figure and cycle that wouldn't wind up and launch out of its launcher. :(

NGH said...

I had this as a kid. As a matter of fact, my mother still has it in her garage somewhere.

Christina said...

I had this! It wasn't that hard actually. If I recall there was a crank in the back that you turned to shave the ice. I remember being really sick once and my mother made me ginger ale sno cones to rehydrate me.

Laurie said...

I DID always want that, but never got it. My kids want it too. They're not getting it either. :) :)

Dimestore Lipstick said...

Oh, awesome! Had it, and used it. And my mom always made the syrup herself, with a pack of Flavoraid, sugar, and about 2 cups of water. From the picture, it looks like they still do it that way. We had four kids to share the work, but never enough ice cubes in those days before ice makers were ubiquitous. (It takes a LOT of ice cubes to make a decent-sized sno-cone.) Now that I have one, I kinda want this...

cpeep said...

Ha ha, you want one? I have it in my basement.

Carol

Kim said...

Ah, yes. Another item from the good ol' "Mom Said No" list!