I was about 12 years old when I got my first pair. Yeah-they were PINK!
Back then people didn't worry about silly little things like seatbelts, car
seats, secondhand smoke or cholesterol.
So, it should come as
no surprise that little attention was paid to toy safety. Heck, clackers were
compared to some of
the childhood toys I live through. I still have scars from a horrifyingly
traumatic Creepy Crawly
Machine incident. You
remember-metal mold trays filled with hot melted goo. And, boy did that little
light bulb in
my Easy Bake oven get
hot. Well, hot enough to cook brownies as well as fingers.
So, imagine my
excitement when my daughter called me from an auction last weekend.
"Mom, there's a huge
box of Ka nockers here. I am not sure what they are but they look old."
"Huh?" I replied.
That's not what we called them so I had no idea what she was talking about.
"You know. I don't
know. There, like, two balls on a string with a little ring." She said.
That triggered a
flash flood of long repressed memories! "Get'em!...you gotta get'em!"
*must have must have
must have* You know that little voice. Come on, I'm not the only one that hears
the voice. Why are you looking at me like that? Okay, moving on...
short-apparently I wasn't the only one who remembered these and the bidding was
fierce but in the end she brought home the prize. About 100 sets of Ka Nockers!
Yeah we have a few bruises but how could we help ourselves. It only took me
a few tries to recapture the skill level I had at 12. Okay...that's not saying
If you remember Clackers-(otherwise known as Bonkers, Champions,
Clack Clacks, Clackers, Click Clacks, Crackers, K-Nokkers, Kabangers, Ker-
Knockers, Klackers, Klick Klacks, Klik Klaks, Klikies Knicker, Knockers,
Knockers, Krazy Klacker, Kwik Klack, Mini Poppers, Moon Rocks, Nocknocks, Popper
Knockers, Quick Klacks, Quick Clacks, Quick Wacks) you may want to check out my
website. I'll be selling some but not as toys! These are collectables. Times
have changed. We do not arm out children these days. These suckers are