No red noses but red smiles.

OMG am I excited about this find! Finally! A scooter yard inflatable! Even better – a scooter yard inflatable with SOCK MONKEYS! And a sidecar! That lights up! Wish I had found this a little earlier in the season. But it’s definitely not too late for the 2012 season. And it’s on sale. I have seen this offered for everything from $80 to $228 on the web but $85 seems to be the going rate.

Here are the details. Dimensions: 2.99″ H x 62.2″ W x 47.24″ D, lights up, weather resistant and includes everything needed for set-up.

These inflatables are more than a little reminiscent of scooter riding sock monkey’s Rocko & Spanky. To read more about them and other sock monkeys, visit our past posts here .


“Horsepower Through the Ages” Shirt

Plasticland throws us another adorable scooter-centric fashion accessory. This shirt features all kinds of wonderful modes of transportation like scooters, microcars, tuk tuks and unicorns(?!) It’s a ladies tee that comes in S – XL and runs $34.

This Week’s Rare Bit O’Swag:
Marie Osmond’s “Scooter Pie”

♫“I’m a little bit country, I’m a little bit scooter”♫

This cute little figurine measures 4″L x 3-1/4″W x 3-1/2″H and is called “Scooter Pie.” It’s a hand numbered Marie Osmond limited edition resin doll from her 2002 collection. Who knew Marie liked Vinos? Oh, and this is one rare bit o’swag you can get your hands on. It’s listed for $29 at this site:

This Week’s Rare Bit O’Swag:
Tom & Jerry Scooter Toy

This Tom & Jerry toy was made by Marx in 1970 and sold for $165 recently on eBay! You can see other Marx scooter toys we’ve featured on Scooter Swag here . A quick look on YouTube didn’t reveal any cartoons with Tom & Jerry on a scooter. But here’s this as a consolation prize:

Yogi Bear on a scooter.

Thanks to Tom C. & Julie G. for this find!

This Week’s Rare Bit O’Swag: Miniature motorcycles and one fenderlight Vespa!


I found this on eBay years ago. I can’t remember what I was looking for – probably “Vespa toy.” It’s charming how detailed the bikes are with their illustrated backgrounds of roads and mailboxes. I remember seeing toys like this in the toy aisles of grocery stores and drug stores growing up. I rather miss the flimsy blister packs and the bits of improperly molded plastic and this ubiquitous statement: “Made in Hong Kong.” (Oops. Showing my age!)