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Smethport Wooly Willy Original Toy


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  • Use the magnetic wand to draw fun faces
  • The 7" x 8.75" self-contained board includes a magnetic wand
  • For ages 4 and up
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 8.8 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Origin: USA
  • ASIN: B00BT92SB0
  • Item model number: 30
  • Manufacturer recommended age: 4 - 15 years
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,187 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
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Use the magnetic wand to move the iron powder into position to draw whiskers, sideburns, a mustache or different hairstyles on Wooly Willy. Wooly Willy, the original favorite, is ranked one of the great toy concepts of all time. Dozens of designs are possible. The 7" x 8.75" self-contained package makes it easy to practice your artistic talents anywhere.

Product Description

Magnetic Personalities. Create dozens of difference faces using the magnetic wand! A great activity that provides hours of fun; over and over again. Package includes a face; magnetic powder and magnetic wand. Recommended for ages 4 and up. Warning: Choking Hazard-Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years. Available in a variety of faces; each sold separately.

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Customer Reviews

This is a fun toy to play with for kids and adults.
Melody V. Lalime
I bought this for my grandchild and am so pleased with the purchase.
Christine K. Trease
I couldn't believe when I found one of these in the store!
Steven Traube

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Amy Steele on May 4, 2011
Hands down, one of the most interesting toys ever made. I owned this toy as a wee lass, and my memories of it are so strong that if I was in an extended coma and one whispered the words "Wooly Willy" into my ear, I would instantly come back to consciousness. Whatcha do is use the included magnetic wand to position the fine metal filings onto Willy's mug in order for him to acquire facial air. You just drag the filings to your desired location (e.g.under Willy's nose, his ears) and lift up the wand to release the filings. You can even then place the wand underneath the card to make the metal filings dance around a bit and make Willy's mustache twitch. Just tip the board to start all over again. Examples are presented on the back that one can experiment with...you can bring "Harry the Hermit", "Dick the Dude", and "Pete the Pirate" to life; this is exciting for people who have not had the pleasure of meeting these types in public. Hey, get crazy and recreate your loved ones as cave people and then go into frenzies of laughter. The back of the card has a small slot to contain the wand. Not a knock off, and virtually the same as it was thirty-four years ago (in my case; please do not swoon). Made in the USA. For ages five and up. Willy is on the Toy Industry Association's "Century of Toys" list, and I know why! Come on, join the fun and rejoice in the existence of facial hair!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Doug Archer on May 1, 2012
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This product is just like I remember but has one flaw: the magnetic material inside the plastic is very coarse grained and doesn't work as well as it should. The one that I had when I was a kid had material that was finely ground and easier to pull around. This one has some sand-sized particles in it that are really too big for the intended purpose. But it only costs a few bucks and the kids still like it. I was just disappointed with the quality.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Steven Traube on February 27, 2014
I couldn't believe when I found one of these in the store! I have such great memories of playing with wooly willy (didn't sound as dirty when I was a kid) during the summer (did they not sell them during the winter? I don't know - but I only got them during the summer.). Wooly willy (oh boy, the name doesn't sound any less inappropriate with use) was a source of near-endless fun, using the magnet pen to move the black until the black magnetic dust started sticking to the plastic and Wooly willy was permanently wooly.

Wooly willy kept us quiet during long car rides, before the days of iPads, iPods, car-dvd players and Sirius XM. Wooly willy kept us entertained before ebooks, nooks and kindles, before DS's and PSP's and even (gasp!) gameboys. Wooly willy helped us to play by ourselves without being bored.

I want my kids to play with Wooly Willy but I fear that Wooly Willy woudn't wow as it once wowed us (try saying that ten times fast).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By a j l on February 17, 2013
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Gotten as a gift for a nephew. Remember playing with it as a kid myself. He seems to enjoy it as well.
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By Jack's Mom on June 30, 2014
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Just like the one I used to play with when I was little.
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I wanted this to be a car activity for my five year old, and he really likes it, but it's really just plastic coated cardstock. This is not made to last more than a few uses, much less a kid playing with it. It would be nice if the area where you maneuver the metal shards had some sort of texture to keep the shards from moving so easily. If you tip the board at ALL, they slide around. It's fun, but I'd pass on it knowing how cheaply it is made.
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By Vickie B on June 11, 2014
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It's just old fashion fun for my grandchildren. I told them it's something like what I used to play with.
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By P. Schuhmacher on June 11, 2014
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I bought this for my daughter because I had so many good memories of playing with it myself as a child. They haven't changed it a bit. It's still just as fun and I'd recommend it highly. It's great for keeping a little one quiet at church, in the car, on a plane, just about anywhere you need a quiet distraction without tons of parts or the need for batteries. This fits the bill. Good old fashioned fun.
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