Hoppity Hops for 1980

Hoppity Hops for 1980

Sun Products  doesn’t exactly ring a lot of bells for for many but I think everybody remembers the Hoppity Hop. Originally devised in Italy in the late 1960s (where it was known as the “Space Hopper”), Sun dubbed it the Hoppity Hop when it was introduced in 1971 to North Americans and the name really stuck.

Hops were a staple toy store item for the entirety of the decade and saw many incarnations including licensed editions featuring Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse and of course, your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man.

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AKA Brian Heiler author of "Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings" and co-editor of "Toy-Ventures Magazine". Co-Host of the "Pod Stallions" podcast. Host of the Brick Mantooth Youtube channel, painter, designer, writer, mental health advocate, toy collector, Mego, and Mego Knock-Off enthusiast. I have large feet, ADHD and I live in Canada. Talk toys, not others.


  • Jody on March 10, 2012

    We should have had these for gym class. We would have gotten a lot more exercise then dodging a ball.

  • Tex on March 10, 2012

    AND a whole hell of a lot less bruises!

    (wishing they made grownup-sized ones)

  • Anonymous on September 13, 2013

    That's awesome!

    And now you can still buy a hoppity hop , and they even got in adult size:


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