I'm always blowing bubbles . . .

PixOs are an unusual toy to say the least. You arrange the beads various designs on a plastic tray. You can use templates or create your own design. When the beads are sprayed with water, they become sticky and fuse together. Then you just let them dry. Awhile back PixOs had a multi-national recall after it was found that the Chinese factory had used a cheaper chemical that acted as a sedative if kids ate the beads! I say a kids toy that actually calms them down sounds like a brilliant idea but I digress . . .

This particular PixOs set was spotted at Walgreens. Right after I grumbled internally that they never have any scooter toys at Walgreens ; ) It’s $9.99. Sorry to say I couldn’t find an online source for this exact set so keep your eyes open . . .

This Week’s Rare Bit O’Swag:
Children’s Book on Police (Scooters)!

From the delightful blog “Awful Library Books” comes this photo from the 1971 book “Police: Skill and Science Combat Crime” from Colby Publishing. I just have to say that if this guy had been at some of the bank holiday riots, the whole thing might have turned out much differently! Alas, this copper is prolly in New York or Detroit.

Thanks to Becky M. for this find!


A real Roman Holiday might be cheaper?

This sculpture is entitled “Roman Holiday.” Let’s start off with the price. This has to be the single most expensive ScooterSwag item we’ve ever posted. This limited edition figurine is $1,980.00. And it’s on sale from $2,200. But this is definitely a pedigreed collectors piece from artist Giuseppe Armani. She measures an impressive 17″ tall and is handmade of porcelain and hand painted in Florence. And she is part of a limited edition run of 3000 pieces and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

Thanks to Julie G. for this unusual find!