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45 Years Later: Weebles Wobble but They Don’t Fall Down

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In 1971, Hasbro/Romper Room introduced the world to a classic toy of the disco-decade: The Weebles.

These small egg-shaped figures now, forty-five years later, number well over a hundred in their specifics.


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In their 1971-1982 incarnation, the Weebles also had playsets including a tree house, a haunted house, a fun house, a western set, a circus, a camper, the Magic Kingdom, and beyond.

And the “Weeble World” was often accompanied by a commercial jingle about the figures’ ability to stand upright.

Memorably, it went: Weebles wobble, but they don’t fall down.

Here’s a selection of Weebles commercials from the 1970s:



  • Lacey W

    “One day kids PRETEND they are flying into Weeble airport . . .”

    Remember parents, theses toys do not actually fly and you cannot book your next vacation on them.

    This was the start of the “Honesty in advertising” era that resulted in all consumers being treated like idiots.
    “Professional Drive, closed course, do not attempt to jump over moving trains with your Vespa. “

  • njguy54

    Years from now, when all of us who grew up in the late ’70s are in nursing homes with dementia, the one thing we’ll remember is the “Weebles wobble but they don’t fall down” jingle…