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#455 Tailspin Tabby
Years Made:
Fisher-Price Toy Department
Department 8:
Push, Pull, & Floor Toys
1939-1942


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Description: The #400 Tailspin Tabby was one of the 16 very first toys that were made by Fisher-Price in their beginnings in 1931. Tabby is one of the Fisher-Price patented Pop-Up Kritters (Patented October 5, 1926-No. 1,601,983) that are made of bead and string construction allowing the Kritter to spring to life when the strings are pulled tightly, squirm and sway around as the strings are loosened, and laying flat when the strings are loosened all the way. Pop-Up Kritters are mounted on a paddle and the control strings have metal loops on the end to allow easy maneuvering. The Pop-Up Kritters had become so popular that the 1935 Fisher-Price dealer catalogue boasts that one store sold over 1,000 Kritters in one day without any special promotion. Over 500,000 Tailspin Tabbys were sold in 1934! When the #400 Tailspin Tabby was discontinued in 1938, the #455 Tailspin Tabby took it's place in 1939.
Accessories:
  • FPT4208 - Black wooden bead cat with a black face, white "feet", and a white bead on the end of it's tail (made of beads with string through middles). Mounted on a red guitar-shaped wooden paddle.
Variations: None.
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