Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Rubber toy figure with valves between limbs
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An air-filled rubber toy body with valves between head, arms, legs, belly. The valves can be opened by squeezing them slightly, allowing the air to be oved from one part to an adjacent one. (A cross between gumby and a balloon animal.) Watch the incredible transformation of muscleman into brainiac!
jutta, Nov 30 1998

(?) Martian Popping Thing http://www.mcphee.c.../classic/09500.html
Not quite valvo, but great fun -- eyes 'n' ears bug out when you squeeze it. Mine sits on top of my mionitor for moments of M$-induced stress. I call it "Bill." [rmutt, Nov 30 1998]

billg doll http://www.halfbake...idea/billgee%20doll
Speaking of "Bill"... [jutta, Nov 30 1998]


       The adult version is obvious, and has almost certainly been done already.
ches, Nov 14 1999

       You know my friend I keep mentioning, the one who's always asking how things are going here but refuses to set foot in the place himself? I mentioned this idea to him a few minutes ago, and he said he's pretty sure a similar thing exists, but filled with sand instead of air, and without valves. But I think the experience of that would be substantially different, so there's probably room for both versions in the market.   

       (Hmm… I think the effect won't quite be the same here, what with three digits differing, but it's still significant for being the first time it's possible.)
notexactly, Nov 14 2019

       nice bit of archalfeology there
hippo, Nov 14 2019

       //Rubber toy figure with valves between limbs// You can actually do the same thing with hamsters.
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 15 2019

       A human-sized rubber doll packed with squirming hamsters is a disquieting image that has the apperance of one of [xenzag]'s art projects ...
8th of 7, Nov 17 2019

       This must be one of the first ideas posted on the hb? ('oved' = 'moved' I presume)
xenzag, Nov 17 2019

       Yes, I remember 'm's were very expensive back then.
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 17 2019

       Question: What was the first idea posted on the halfbakery?
xenzag, Nov 18 2019

       "Grind beans and pour water on them" ...
8th of 7, Nov 18 2019

       That one was posted in the C15th by a Sufi monk in the Yemen. But then a chippy Abyssinian claimed prior art, and the conversation got sidetracked into grumbling about bandwidth, cultural appropriation and something about a dulcimer.
pertinax, Nov 24 2019


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