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Offline zuse

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Hello Color/Colour - Tonka/Matchbox (1980s) Sanrio
« on: Saturday 01 May 2010, 07:07 am »
Hello Color (or Hello Colour) by Sanrio with some of the well known characters and Rainbow Circus characters.

Hello Color was produced by Tonka (US?) Hello Colour was produced by Matchbox (Australia, Germany, UK?)

I don't know much about them other than I have the platypus one. I think they were around in 1985 up until about 1988?

Commercials:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLzqoXVeLmA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDg0uCfBWn0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfjAqX46glI

Smaller (German packaging):

http://www.mlptp.net/pp-classifieds/showproduct.php/product/2858

These next several belong to robozippy on Flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sharann/tags/hellocolor/



Rainbow Bear


Rainbow Elephant


Hello Kitty


Tuxedo Sam


My Melody


Pegacorn


This one is from eBay:
Giraffe (image no longer working)


Here's one on Etsy by Matchbox?
http://www.etsy.com/listing/24344162/vintage-tuxedo-sam-rare-sanrio-hello





(eBay)


superrarevintage on Flickr

Yuk-a-Puk(?)




This one is from eBay


http://www.ebay.com/itm/400238283683


A (1976?) Bath Book:











(Seller puppenzauber0123 on eBay)


Lucychan80 http://www.flickr.com/photos/27349231@N07/4422087785/in/set-72157605645346819/

More Yuk-A-Puks items:

http://pupe.ameba.jp/item/QNqlB6JOXpax/D2uSVA_4vyS0/


(eBay)


http://pupe.ameba.jp/item/8L-SoW09Wmuc/Sk-xNn8Kwbfa/



Sorry it's not very organized. I'm just kind of adding pictures as I find them and will try to make sense of it later. :)
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Re: Hello Color - Sanrio (1980s)
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 01 May 2010, 03:13 pm »
Avon also made at least one bath toy/puppet out of the same color-changing foam material:


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Re: Sanrio Hello Colo(u)r - Tonka/Matchbox (1980s)
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 02 May 2010, 06:28 pm »
That cat looks just like hello kitty and I want that unicorn it is so cute ! ;D

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Re: Hello Color/Colour - Tonka/Matchbox (1980s) Sanrio
« Reply #3 on: Friday 14 May 2010, 08:05 pm »
I had the Hello Kitty one! I loved playing with her in the bath, I can't remember what colors she changed to though! I used to chew on her little bow all the time, I was probably about 4 when I had her! Nice to see her again!  :)

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Re: Hello Color/Colour - Tonka/Matchbox (1980s) Sanrio
« Reply #4 on: Monday 17 May 2010, 11:14 am »
What are they made of? They look plush, but I can't imagine that's much fun if it gets wet.  ???

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Re: Hello Color/Colour - Tonka/Matchbox (1980s) Sanrio
« Reply #5 on: Monday 17 May 2010, 04:34 pm »
I've never really dissected them. I imagine they are foam inside as well. Something that takes up a lot of space but isn't very dense or heavy so it will dry faster. They are literally a sort of foam material on the outside. With improper care they just start to disintegrate... just a bit more durable than a sponge.
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Re: Hello Color/Colour - Tonka/Matchbox (1980s) Sanrio
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 13 June 2010, 07:34 pm »
I was never alowed to put mine in the bath mum said it would get smelly lol

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Re: Hello Color/Colour - Tonka/Matchbox (1980s) Sanrio
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 15 June 2010, 02:24 am »
I have a few of these Rainbow bear, Giraffe, My Melody, Tuxedo Sam.
I thought about putting one in water just to see if it still works but I am scared.  What if it just falls apart..lol. 

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Re: Hello Color/Colour - Tonka/Matchbox (1980s) Sanrio
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 16 June 2010, 02:20 am »
@DarkAngel77

I have My Melody and tried her, she still works just fine.  :)  No problems at all.

-Em
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Re: Hello Color/Colour - Tonka/Matchbox (1980s) Sanrio
« Reply #9 on: Monday 28 June 2010, 04:34 am »
hey does anyone have a color change giraffe that they are willing to sell?

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Re: Hello Color/Colour - Tonka/Matchbox (1980s) Sanrio
« Reply #10 on: Monday 16 August 2010, 09:07 pm »
There's also a my melody puppet.

My Melody Puppet

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Re: Hello Color/Colour - Tonka/Matchbox (1980s) Sanrio
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 18 August 2010, 12:12 am »
I would love a yuk a puk plush if anyone know where I can get one. I searched yuk a puk but it only comes up with this page. I will pay good $$$$ Any help in finding one would be greatly appreciated. Nicole

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Re: Hello Color/Colour - Tonka/Matchbox (1980s) Sanrio
« Reply #12 on: Friday 04 March 2011, 06:53 pm »
Hi.  I don't know if anyone is still looking for a Yuk-a-Puk, but there is one listed on ebay.

item number:  160554725482

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Re: Hello Color/Colour - Tonka/Matchbox (1980s) Sanrio
« Reply #13 on: Thursday 30 June 2011, 06:23 am »
I just found this My Melody online, it's on the Seattle craigslist

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/clt/2470164230.html

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Re: Hello Color/Colour - Tonka/Matchbox (1980s) Sanrio
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 24 July 2011, 11:38 pm »
If anyone could help.. I've been searching the web for the hello kitty hello color.  I would LOOOOOVE to find one for my sister, it was always her favorite toy growing up.  Any help would be great, thank you!!!


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