La Bum Bum Gang [1980’s]

As random toy finds go, this tickled all the right spots (a-hem)! Bum Bum Gang was a Russian Roulette balloon game by Giochi Preziosi, made in the late 1980s in Italy.

Each pack contained one character, a valve, ten balloons and a eight-sided die. One end of the valve was inserted into the balloon and the other into the figure. The players then rolled the die and squeezed the figure the given amount of times to inflate the balloon. The first player to burst the balloon lost. A game of high tension indeed!

I make no apologies for finding everything about this game amusing! I love the little fireman best, with his flesh coloured hose…

Images thanks to Tons of Toys and ebay sellers maruzzell2 and LaBottegaDelleScienze.Valentini!

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