Our Favorite Way to Bruise Our Legs
Kids these days know nothing about shattering their ankles and shins and falling on their faces because they were trying to helicopter a chunk of plastic on a stick between their legs. Skip-It’s were responsible for more self-inflicted booboos than we care to remember, but we still loved it, and it made Time magazine’s list of 100 greatest toys ever.
Skip-It tried to make a comeback with Twister Rave Skip-It and Twister Moves Skip-It after Hasbro acquired Tiger Electronics, but the updated gimmicks may not be enough to land the newer versions on any nostalgia lists. If your Skip-It got tossed out with your old teddy bears, the Twister versions are a good way to introduce your kids to what was, but others prefer busting their ankles the old-fashioned way.